New York Arise!

Out of our history of 1665

New Yorkers fought against the odds and survived

Out of the clutches of 1884 to the dawn of a new day we come

Strong, resilient and free, yet compassionate we come

We are New Yorkers; as one people we come

Out of this probability, a man with dreams and vision came

For our children’s sake, stop the shame!

New York Arise! Stop living a tale of two Cities.

This City I love must cut the fear

Listen to the call of the drum! Listen to the call of the drum!

Throughout the clash of fate

And the destiny it makes

Through it all, BDB’s message was clear

We are living a tale of two cities; cut the fear

I believe the children are the future

Early childhood education is the key – come change the culture

Education is the key to unlock all doors to the future.

New York Arise! Stop living a tale of two Cities.

This City I love must cut the fear

Listen to the call of the drum! Listen to the call of the drum!

Like the certainty of day

Like sun and like moon, he brightens the way

Ride the pebbles of fate, transcending the vision it makes

Nations awake! Nations awake! New York Arise! New York Arise!

Astride the sky, soar over the lofty heights as you rise, as you rise, as you rise

As we reflect and internalize, In poetry let me sermonize

New York Arise! Stop living a tale of two Cities.

This City I love must cut the fear

Listen to the call of the drum! Listen to the call of the drum!

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