My mother came to America
Sailed through the harbor of hopes and of dreams
Back in the Thirties
With the streets paved in gold
And the sky laced with moonbeams
Mothers and daughters, fathers and sons
Here in the free world, we're the lucky ones

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All of my yearning
All of my hunger
Maybe I'm learning
Sometimes I wonder
Good night, New York
Before the Kennedy's
Before the Beatles
Before the Vietnam War
Back to a time when anything was possible
Having less meant knowing more
Brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts
Here in the free world, for that second chance

[Chorus]

My mother came to America
Sailed through the harbor of hopes and of dreams
And here in the future
I hope I've not failed her
Cause nothings the way that it seems

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Good Night, New York Lyrics

Nanci Griffith – Good Night, New York Lyrics

Songwriters: GOLD, JULIE
Good Night, New York lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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