James Fugot

He walks in the streets of New York
Oh God that man is lost
He has fifth avenue tattooed on his feet
Oh God that man is free
He is a traitor
He is a thief
but he knows how to keep his heart in peace
He is the eye of the storm
He calls himself James Fugot.
 
[Chorus A]
 
Oh run away, get away
before they all forget your name
James Fugot like Mida’s touch
he turns his sins into gold
like the Statue of Liberty
He will stand still for eternity
even if soon he will be gone gone
He’ll be the cause of your burns
 
He writes songs in Greenwich Valley
he is always alone, need nobody
He looks like a star, he’s sad, he’s happy
He is everything you want if you get lucky
He is a lover
but he murders love
the moment he erased the name he forgot
try and get him undercover
then he’ll kiss you until your lips get sober.
 
[Chorus A]
 
Oh run away, get away
before they all forget your name
James Fugot like Mida’s touch
he turns his sins into gold
like the Statue of Liberty
He will stand still for eternity
even if soon he will be gone gone
He’ll be the cause of your burns.
 
[Bridge]
 
Like and old piano and a forgotten song
he can only be heard at the edge of the world
he gets mysterious if you ask too much
he’ll drink a scotch for the man he loved
Please think of him as you hear these words
then you just can call me… James Fugot
 
[Chorus B]
 
Oh run away, get away
before they all forget my name
James Fugot like Mida’s touch
I turn your sins into gold
like the Statue of Liberty
I will stand still for eternity
even if soon I will be gone gone
Let me be the cause of your burns.
man

“The man is lost” self-portrait. 

Goodbye New York

I’ll pack a bit later
let me enjoy leaves as they fall
as Norah cries on the radio
while she sings a sad song
Manhattan will be waiting for me, I know
and this letters will remain on the floor
autumn will be here again, I know
but you… you won’t.
 
[Chorus A]
 
So goodbye New York
bye bye my love
old streets and new hopes
maybe one day you will know
that I miss you so
specially in the nights of snow
when you’re laying next to someone.
 
My tea’s getting colder
maybe I left a window open
so the wind will be my company
since the cat ran away last week
stories will be written, I know
and my name will be in some corridor
I’ll think of you in each airport
but you… you won’t think of me anymore.
 
[Chorus A]
 
So goodbye New York
bye bye my love
old streets and new hopes
maybe one day you will know
that I miss you so
specially in the nights of snow
when you’re laying next to someone.
 
[Chorus B]
 
So goodbye New York
bye bye to the ones I know
save a hug for my return
maybe we will laugh at this song
so everyone can actually know
that I still miss you so
specially in the nights of snow
even when I’m laying next to someone.
unknown

“Lights in Staten Island where I wrote this song”. Fotografía propia.