N.Y.C is sung by Annie, Oliver Warbucks and Grace Farrell. On their tour for Annie to New York City. This is only sung on the musical and 1999 adaptation.
NYC What is it about you You're big You're loud You're tough NYC
I go years without you Then I can't get enough Enough of the cab drivers answering back In the language far from pure
Enough of frankfurters answering back Brother, you know you're in NYC Too busy, too crazy Too hot, too cold, too late I'm sold again on NYC
[spoken] Come on you slowpokes We gotta get to the Roxy before the prices change
The shadows at sundown The roofs, that scrape, the sky
The rich and the rundown The big parade goes by
What other town has the Empire State And a mayor, five foot two No other town in the whole forty eight Can half compare to you
You make 'em all postcards
You crowd, you cramp You're still the champ Amen For NYC, NYC The shimmer of Times Square
The pulse, the beat The drive, NYC
The city's bright As a penny arcade It blinks, it tilts, it rings
To think that I've lived here all of my life And never seen these things
Oh, NYC The whole world keeps coming
By bus, by train
You can't explain Their yen for
Star to be NYC Just got here this morning Three bucks, two bags One me, NYC
I give you fair warning Up there in lights I'll be Go ask the Gershwins or Kaufman and Hart The place they love the best Though California pays big for their art
Their fan mail comes addressed to NYC Tomorrow a penthouse That's way up high Tonight the "Y" Why not? It's NYC
You're standing room only You crowd, you cramp You're still the champ Amen For NY
Keep it quiet down there
Immediate seating, there is immediate seating
Popcorn, what do you say to some popcorn? I haven't had popcorn since
Give in, don't fight Good girl, good night Sleep tight in NYC
- NYC stands for New York City.
- Since the title is NYC.It talks about New York City.
- This song was heard in the 2014 film as instrumental during the tv commercial of Harold Gray running for mayor.