Long Island City

A morning full of promise in L.I.C.
Got chores to do
A load of laundry
But I’ll see you later
If you’ll come and see me
Can’t hear you call me in the Laundromat
Where the hip-hop proprietors preside
And courtly clients say ‘Excuse me my brother’
As they open the dryers

Long Island City, oh L.I.C.
Where the yellow cabs go to sleep
One stop from midtown
I’ve missed you lately
Jump on the subway
And come
Come see me

I’ll see you later in the Court Square Diner
I love the pink Formica
Its neon lights will shine on our ice-cold beer
I will eat the fries you order

Long Island City, oh L.I.C.
Where the yellow cabs go to sleep
One stop from midtown
I’ve missed you lately
Jump on the subway
And come
Come see me

I’m up late waiting in Long Island City
Waiting for you to come see me
I’m being lulled to sleep by the distant sound of the subway
I’ll keep waiting for you here in Queens
23rd Street and Ely
I need you here with me
Cause I’m lonely in Long Island City

Long Island City, oh L.I.C.
Where the yellow cabs go to sleep
One stop from midtown
I’ve missed you lately
Jump on the subway
And come
Come see me
Oh
Come see me