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Empire State of Mind
ESOM
Album: Glee: The Music, Volume 4
Glee: The Music, The Complete Season Two
Released: September 21, 2010
By: Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys
Sung by: New Directions
Solos: Artie, Finn, Mercedes, Puck, Rachel, and Santana
Place: William McKinley High School Courtyard
Episode: Audition
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Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys is featured in Audition, the first episode of Season Two. It is sung by the New Directions in an attempt to recruit new members, after Matt transferred, as well as learning that Nationals will be held in New York.

Their intent is to tell the school that they can sing popular songs, and not just older songs and show tunes. However, only future New Directions member Sam, and Sunshine seem to acknowledge them – by singing along in Sunshine's case, and by gazing curiously and tapping his foot in Sam's case.

Lyrics

Artie:
Yeah
Yeah, I'm up at Brooklyn
Now I'm down in Tribeca
Right next to DeNiro
But I'll be hood forever
I'm the new Sinatra
And since I made it here
I can make it anywhere
Yeah, they love me everywhere

Finn:
I used to cop in Harlem
All of my Dominicanos
Right there up on Broadway
Brought me back to that McDonald's
Took it to my stash box
Five-Sixty state-street
Catch me in the kitchen
Like a Simmons with them pastries

Puck:
Cruising down 8th street
Off white Lexus
Driving so slow but BK is from Texas
Me, I'm up at Bed-Stuy
Home of that boy Biggie
Now I live on Billboard
And I brought my boys with me

Say what up to TyTy
Still sipping Mai Tai's
Sitting courtside
Knicks and Nets give me high fives
Jigga, I be spiked out (New Directions Girls: Come on)
I can trip a referee (New Directions Girls: Come on)
Tell by my attitude (New Directions Girls: Come on)
That I most definitely from

Santana with New Directions (Puck):
In New York (From, hey, aha)
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of (Yeah)
There's nothing you can't do (Yeah)

Now you're in New York (Rachel: You're in New York) (Aha, aha, aha)
These streets will make (with Rachel: you feel brand new) (New)
Big lights will (with Rachel: inspire you) (Come on)

Let's hear it for New York (You're welcome, old G)
New York
New York (I made you high, jigga)

Finn (Mercedes):
Catch me at the X with OG at a Yankee game (Oh, ooh-wooh)
Dude I made a Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can
You should know I bleed Blue, but I ain't a crip, tho (Oh-ooh-woah)
But I got a gang of brothers walking with my clique though

Welcome to the Melting Pot (Whoa-ooh)
Corners where we selling rocks
Africa bambaataa, home of the hip hop
Yellow cap, gypsy cap, dollar cab, holla back for foreigners
It ain't for they act like they forgot how to act

Puck (Mercedes):
Eight million stories out there in it naked (Oh-wooh, woah)
The city is a pity, half o' y'all won't make it
Me, I got a plug Special Ed, "I Got It Made" (Woah-ooh-ooh)
If Jesus payin' LeBron I'm payin' Dwayne Wade

Three-dice Cee-Lo (Whoa, ooh-ooh)
Three-card Marley
Labor Day Parade
Rest in peace, Bob Marley
Statue of Liberty (Whoa) (New Directions: Come on)
Long live the World trade (New Directions: Come on, yeah-eah)
Long live the kingdom (New Directions: Come on, yeah-eah)
I'm from the empire state from

Santana with New Directions (Puck):
New York (Rachel: New york) (Hey)
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothing you can't do (That won't do) (Mercedes: You can't do, oh)

Now you're in New York (Rachel: You're in New York) (Welcome to the bright lights, baby)
These streets will make (with Rachel: you feel brand new) (Mercedes: Brand new, baby)
Big lights will (with Rachel: inspire you)

Let's hear it for New York (Mercedes: Oh)
New York
New York (Rachel: Yeah, hey)

Artie (Mercedes):
Lights is blinding (Oh-ooh, wooh)
Girls need blinders
So they can step out of bounds quick
The side lines is (Oh-ooh, woah)
Lined with casualties
Who sipping life casually
Then gradually become worse
Don't bite the apple Eve (Uuh, ooh)

Caught up in the in crowd
Now your in-style
End in the winter gets cold
En Vogue with your skin out (Whoa, hoo)
The city of sin is a pity on a whim
Good girls gone bad
The city's filled with them (Ooh, woah)

Finn (Mercedes):
Mommy took a bus trip
Now she got her bust out
Everybody ride her
Just like a bus route (Ooh-oh, oh)
Hail Mary to the city, you're a virgin
And Jesus can't save you
Life starts when the church end (Yeah, yeah, yeah)

Came here for school
Graduated to the high life
Ball players, rap stars
Addicted to the limelight (Oh, whoa)
Dub MHS got you feeling like a champion (New Directions: Come on, yeah-eah) (Oh, woah)
The city never sleeps (New Directions: Come on)
Better slip you an Ambien (New Directions: Yeah-eah)

Santana with New Directions (New Directions):
In (with Rachel: New York) (Finn: In, uh-huh)
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of (Rachel: Hey, yeah)
There's nothing (with Mercedes: you can't do) (You can't do)

Now you're in New York (Rachel: You're in New York) (Mercedes: Yeah, yeah, eh)
These streets will make (with Rachel: you feel brand new) (Mercedes: New) (You feel brand new)
Big lights will (with Mercedes and Rachel: inspire you) (Inspire you)

Let's hear it for New York
New York (Mercedes: New York)
New York (Rachel: Yeah, hey)

Mercedes with New Directions Girls:
One hand in the air for the big city
Street lights, big dreams all looking pretty
No place in the world that could compare
Put your lighters in the air

Finn and Mercedes with New Directions:
Everybody say yeah, yeah (New Directions Girls: Come on, come on)
Yeah, yeah (New Directions Girls: Come on)

Santana with New Directions (New Directions):
In (with Mercedes: New York) (New York)
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of (Mercedes: Jungle, yeah, yeah)
There's nothing you can't do (You can't do)

Now you're in New York (Mercedes: New York, New York) (New York)
These streets will make you feel brand new (Mercedes: Brand new) (Brand new)
Big lights will (with Mercedes: inspire you) (Inspire you)

Let's hear it for New York (Mercedes: New York)
New York (Mercedes: New York)
New York (Mercedes: New York)

Trivia

Gallery

Videos

Empire State Of Mind - Jay Z & Alicia Keys04:42

Empire State Of Mind - Jay Z & Alicia Keys

GLEE 2 - Empire state of mind (Jay-Z e Alicia Keys)02:19

GLEE 2 - Empire state of mind (Jay-Z e Alicia Keys)

Glee - Empire State Of Mind (LYRICS)04:31

Glee - Empire State Of Mind (LYRICS)

Glee - Empire State of Mind (Acapella)02:04

Glee - Empire State of Mind (Acapella)

Empire State of Mind - Glee Live02:10

Empire State of Mind - Glee Live

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