Elton John - "Mona Lisa And Mad Hatters Part Two" lyrics

I used to think that New York City
And innocence abroad
Fell from grace with God
And Central Park looks like a Christmas card
When the snow falls
Waged a war for the underdog
I just looked beyond the bagman

And the madness that makes this city hard
I heard a basketball
Somewhere out beyond a chain link fence
Inner city prisoners
Argue for the right of self-defense
And the bouquets that the dancers hold
And every work of art wakes something in the soul
But there's a fast break
Just focus on the brush strokes
Yeah Mona Lisa's getting older

Spanish Harlem still sounds good to me
Standing in the shadow of Miss Liberty
Down through Little Italy
While I walk along the west side
Searching for the city that
That took away the kid in me