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The Game Is Over

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"New York" is a song by Poppy. The song was only performed live and was never officially released.

Background

On July 11th, 2015, Poppy posted a picture on social media of Chris Greatti and Titanic Sinclair recording the song and revealed its title.[1]

Poppy first performed the song live in November of 2015 at the Corona Capital Festival and several times later in December during the Dumblonde Tour. One of Poppy's performances of the song during the Dumblonde Tour, specifically at Holocene in Portland, can be watched here. The studio instrumental was used in a now-deleted video of Poppy in New York, which can be watched here. She also performed a stripped-down version during a Periscope livestream on March 12th, 2016, which can be listened to here.

Theme

The song is likely about the relationship between Titanic Sinclair and Mars Argo, due to the conflicts between the two and Argo being in New York during the time the song was recorded.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I don't mean to sound satirical but I wish you believed in miracles
You always think I'm wrong
But I'd give it up to get along
With you again

[Verse 2]
I'd be a fool to stay with you
'Cause I need to breathe, I said
I don't know what to do without your love
I can't believe that you're so far away now

[Chorus]
I don't understand a single thing about you, don't you wanna dance with me?
It's time to take a stand and stop playing pretend that everything's okay with me
I don't wanna go to New York
I don't wanna see your face
I don't wanna go to New York today

[Verse 3]
I don't want to sound predictable
But I think you've acted despicable
The way you broke my heart
I don't know how I'd ever start with you again

[Verse 4]
I'd be a fool to stay with you
'Cause I need to breathe, I said
I don't know what to do about your love
I can't believe that you're so far away now

[Chorus]
I don't understand a single thing about you, don't you wanna dance with me?
It's time to take a stand and stop playing pretend that everything's okay with me
I don't wanna go to New York
I don't wanna see your face
I don't wanna go to New York today

[Bridge]
A perfect boy, a perfect girl together in a perfect world
A fantasy, another dream we couldn't make reality

[Chorus]
I don't understand a single thing about you, don't you wanna dance with me?
It's time to take a stand and stop playing pretend that everything's okay with me
I don't wanna go to New York
I don't wanna see your face
I don't wanna go to New York
I don't wanna go to New York
I don't wanna go to New York today

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