Friday 13 July 2012

Don Henley: New York Minute

Harry got up
Dressed all in black
Went down to the station
And he never came back
They found his clothing
Scattered somewhere down the track
And he won't be down on Wall Street
in the morning

He had a home
The love of a girl
But men get lost sometimes
As years unfurl
One day he crossed some line
And he was too much in this world
But I guess it doesn't matter anymore

In a New York Minute
Everything can change
In a New York Minute
It can get pretty strange
In a New York Minute
Everything can change
In a New York Minute

Lying here in the darkness
I hear the sirens wail
Somebody's going to emergency
Somebody's going to jail
If you find somebody to love in this world
You better hang on tooth and nail
The wolf is always at the door

In a New York Minute
Everything can change
In a New York Minute
Things can get a little strange
In a New York Minute
Everything can change
In a New York Minute

In these days
When darkness falls early
And people rush home
To the ones they love
You better take a fool's advice
And take care of your own
Cuz one day they're here
Next day they're gone

Throwed my coat around my shoulders
And took a walk down through the park
The leaves were falling around me
The groaning city in the gathering dark
On some solitary rock
A desperate lover left his mark,
"Baby, I've changed. Please come back."

What the head makes cloudy
The heart makes very clear
Those days were so much brighter
In the time when she was here
But I know there's somebody somewhere
Can make these dark clouds disappear
Until that day, I have to believe
I believe, I believe

In a New York Minute
Everything can change
In a New York Minute
You can get out of the rain
In a New York Minute
Everything can change
In a New York Minute


Uploaded by xEricTheGothx on May 18, 2010

Wiktionary: New York Minute
An instant; a very short time: supposedly from the time between a traffic light turning green and the driver behind you sounding his or her horn.

Wikipedia: New York Minute (song)
"New York Minute" is a song written by Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, and Jai Winding. Henley originally recorded it for his 1989 album The End of the Innocence. The single was a #5 hit on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart the following year, although it reached only #48 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Wikipedia: The End of the Innocence (album)
Released in 1989, The End of the Innocence is the third album by Don Henley. It is his best selling album, selling over 6 million copies in the United States, peaking at #8. The album released three Top 40 singles "The End of the Innocence", "The Heart of the Matter", and "The Last Worthless Evening". Those singles reached #8, #21, and #21 respectively. The album also featured "New York Minute" which reached #48 on the charts and was recorded by Henley and the Eagles for the live album Hell Freezes Over in 1994. Henley won another Grammy and an MTV Video Music Award for the title track. In 2003, the album was ranked number 389 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Wikipedia: Don Henley
Donald Hugh "Don" Henley (born July 22, 1947, in Gilmer, Texas) is an American singer, songwriter and drummer, best known as a founding member of the Eagles before launching a successful solo career. Henley was the drummer and lead vocalist for the Eagles from 1971–1980, when the band broke up. Henley sings lead vocals on Eagles hits such as "Witchy Woman", "Desperado", "Best of My Love", "One of These Nights", "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane", and "The Long Run". He and Glenn Frey formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships in music history.

Some personal notes
I was re-watching clips from The West Wing and ran across this song featured in one of the episodes. Good song; it fit the storyline and the tone perfectly.

Wikipedia: Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail
"Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail" is the 38th episode of The West Wing. The title is a lyric from the Don Henley song "New York Minute," from the album The End of the Innocence. The song is featured in the episode. (Original air date: February 28, 2001; Written by Paul Redford and Aaron Sorkin)


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