City Of Ghosts

Love and youth are sisters
And both were ending soon
As we held on to each other
Beneath a flagless moon
Our hearts were making promises
We knew we could not keep
Memories don’t die
They just fall asleep

One more glass of wine
In the city of ghosts
One more glass of wine
In the city of ghosts
I’m trying to forget
Who I remember the most
One more glass of wine
In the city of ghosts

Somewhere in my mind
I’m still going through
Those long hot summer nights
On 8th Avenue
Second childhood fires
Burning in our veins
But after any fire
Nothing much remains

On the west side of Manhattan
Looking at New Jersey lights
Somewhere between the future
And those distant fights
Somewhere between my true love
And those dark erotic nights
On the west side of Manhattan
Looking at New Jersey lights

Give me a break of day
Give me a shot of gin
Rewind all of this
To where I came in
Can you do that for me honey
Can your love do that
Or am I like everybody
Stuck exactly where I’m at