Songs Of The City, Or Talkin ' New York

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Songs of the City, or Talkin’ New York Many New York songs refer to an artist’s first time in New York City. Many come for an opportunity to become a star or just to see the many sites that New York City has to offer. A New York song reminds people how great this city is and everything it has to offer. Despite a stereotype of crime and how dirty the city is, many still dream of calling this city their home. The “city that never sleeps” always seems to have its arms open to anyone who is willing to work hard to achieve their dreams, and this seems to be the main attraction of the city. When discussing New York City and the significance of her song “Welcome to New York,” Taylor Swift said “I started the album with 'Welcome To New York ' because New York has been an important landscape and location for the story of my life in the last couple of years… It’s like an electric city, and I approached moving there with such wide-eyed optimism. I saw New York as a place of endless potential and possibilities and you can hear that reflected in this music and in this song” (Strecker). She came here to get inspired and become a star, so New York City has great importance to her. Usually people come to New York because they see it as a great opportunity to be able to achieve what they want to achieve and follow their dreams. The lines “Everybody here wanted somethin ' more/ Searchin ' for a sound we hadn 't heard before” (Swift) show that New York City is a destination for those who

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