Brooklyn

He was nice
And he winked at me with a trench coat
High above the skyline
With a hat

Here's the deed
He was also a notary public
He stamped it on the
Front and back

Here's his business card
He lives right near the Tappan Zee
And he knew that you'd be surprised
How wise

Now it's yours
You can charge a toll if you want to
(Not Verazzano Narrows)
No proceeds go to
Charity

Let's go up
And spit down into the East River
(Not the Tri-Bourough Bridge)
The boats'll look up and see
You and me

Follow anyone
They'll all cross it eventually
Now it's yours, you know, yeah you own it
Because

I bought the Brooklyn Bridge for you
It's time you thanked me with a
I bought the Brooklyn Bridge for you
And me

It was cheap
And available just like you were
(Not the Holland Tunnel)
When first we met in
Times Square

It is great
Architecture and engineering
(Not George Washington)
And now a symbol of
How I care

You must be real surprised
That I'd do such a thing for you
You haven't said a word since I mentioned
My gift

I bought the Brooklyn Bridge for you
It's time you thanked me with a
I bought the Brooklyn Bridge for you
And me

I bought the Brooklyn Bridge for you
It's time you thanked me with a
I bought the Brooklyn Bridge for you
And me

©2002 Paul Solecki