Monday, April 28, 2008

City Songs: New York's Not My Home

Jim Croce: New York's Not My Home


It’s easy to pick songs about New York when the theme is “city songs,” so after this I’ll head west. Actually, this is a fitting song for just such a move. Toward the end of our time living in New York, my wife and I had begun to really hate the place—too crowded, too noisy, nothing is easy. We knew we were planning to move to California and in anticipation of the move I made a “California Mix” – this being the leadoff track. Months later, when the day finally came to make the move, I put the mix on as we drove out of the city. We listened to this song as we passed through the Holland Tunnel.