Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Five Best...Songs Mentioning Brooklyn

#5. "King of New York" by the Newsies

In nothing flat,
He'll be covering
Brooklyn to Trenton
Our man Denton

#4. "I Palindrome I" by They Might Be Giants

She king of Brooklyn she
Master of all she surveys
Lives a life unencumbered by me
She king of Brooklyn she

#3. "Downtown Train" by Tom Waits

The downtown trains are full
With all those Brooklyn girls
They try so hard to break out of their little worlds

#2. "Joey" by Bob Dylan

Born in Red Hook, Brooklyn
In the year of who-knows-when
Opened up his eyes
To the tune of an accordion

#1. "No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn" by Beastie Boys

Ain't seen the light since we started this band
M.C.A., get on the mic my man
Born and bred Brooklyn, U.S.A


Nadia Chaudhury said...

that dylan lyric is pretty.

ken kurp said...

try louis prima's "Brooklyn Boogie"a lot of place names and shenannigans