Sara Bareilles Manhattan Lyrics

You can have Manhattan

I know it’s for the best

I’ll gather up the avenues

And leave them on your doorstep

And I’ll tip toe away

So you won’t have to say

You heard me leave

You can have Manhattan

I know it’s what you want

The bustle and the buildings

The weather in the fall

And I’ll bow out of place

To save you some space

For somebody new

You can have Manhattan

Cause I can’t have you

Ahhhhh

You can have Manhattan

The one we used to share

The one where we were laughing

And drunk on just being there

Hang on to the reverie

Could you do that for me?

Cause I’m just too sad to

You can have Manhattan

Cause I can’t have you

And so it goes

One foot after the other

Til black and white begin to color in

And I know

That holding us in place

Is simply fear of what’s already changed

Ahhhhh

You can have Manhattan

I’ll settle for the beach

And sunsets facing westward

With sand beneath my feet

I’ll wish this away

Dismissing the days

When I was one half of two

You can have Manhattan

Cause I can’t have you