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Lyrics by: Neil Diamond
# Debut Chart
2 Mar '71 Adult Contemp
4 Mar '71 Hot 100

Lyrics

L.A.'s fine. The sun shines most the time, and the feeling is lay-back. Palm trees grow and rents are low. But you know I keep thinking 'bout makin' my way back. Well, I'm New York City born and raised, But nowadays I'm lost between two shores. L.A.'s fine, but it ain't home. New York's home, but it ain't mine no more.


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"I am." I said, to no one there. And no one heard at all, not even the chair. "I am!" I cried! "I am!" said I. And I am lost, and I can't even say why. Leaving me lonely, still. Did you ever read about a frog who dreamed of being a king, And then became one? Well, except for the names and a few other changes, If you talk about me, the story's the same one. But I've got an emptiness deep inside, and I've tried, But it won't let me go. And I'm not a man who likes to swear. But I never cared for the sound of being alone. "I am." I said, to no one there. And no one heard at all, not even the chair. "I am!" I cried! "I am!" said I. And I am lost, and I can't even say why. "I am, " I said. "I am!" I cried! "I am!" ... "I am, " I said...

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