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"New York", also recognized by its alternate titles "I Don't Wanna Go To New York" and "I Just Wanna Go To New York", is an unreleased song by Poppy. The song is an outtake from the "Bubblebath" EP and one of the last songs Poppy recorded in 2015. A 7-second snippet of the studio version was leaked on the Poppy Wiki by the user Wormadam.

Background

On October 28th, 2015, Poppy posted a picture on Facebook of Chris Greatti and Titanic Sinclair recording the song, revealing its title and mentioning that it had been recorded a month prior.[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 viewed here. The studio instrumental was used in a now-deleted video of Poppy in New York, which can be viewed here. She also performed a stripped-down version during a Periscope livestream on March 12th, 2016, which can be listened to here.

Two versions of the song exist: a "positive" version, in which Poppy sings "I just wanna go to New York" and a "negative" version, which was performed live and contains the lyrics "I don't wanna go to New York".

Theme

The song is likely about the relationship between Titanic Sinclair and Mars Argo, due to the conflicts between the two and Mars 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
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 just wanna go to New York
I don't wanna see your face
I just wanna go to New York

[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 need to be away from you for good
Just breathe
I hope I'm not misunderstood about your love
I'll find the world I'm dreaming of

[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 just wanna go to New York
I don't wanna see your face
I just wanna go to New York

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

[Chorus]
'Cause 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 just wanna go to New York
I don't wanna see your face
I just wanna go to New York
I just wanna go to New York
It's time for me to go to New York today

[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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References

  1. https://vk.com/thatpoppy?w=wall-104701632_64
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