New York Minute (Don Henley)

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New York Minute (Don Henley)
1990
There are various New York touchstones mentioned in this song – Wall Street, walking in the (Central) park but especially the idea that in the Big Apple, known for its limitless possibility, anything can happen.

If you find somebody to love in this world
You better hang on tooth and nail
The wolf is always at the door

Despite its melancholy tone the song is ultimately about keeping your hope alive – “I know there’s somebody somewhere, make those dark clouds disappear” – as a New York minute can change things for the worse, and for the better.
Fun fact: The evocative trumpet on the track is courtesy of legendary musician Steve Madaio.

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