Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind Part 2 Lyrics and Video

Empire State Of Mind Part 2 Broken Down by Alicia Keys, Music Lyrics and Video

Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down is a song performed by Alicia Keys, from her fourth studio album “The Element of Freedom“. The song is an answer song to the Billboard Hot 100 number-one “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z, on which Keys featured.

Here you can listen to Alicia Keys performing Empire State of Mind part 2, the new single from “The Element of Freedom”. This is a live performance for iHeartRadio.

Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind Part 2 Lyrics

Oooh oooh, New York (2x)

Grew up in a town,
That is famous as a place of movie scenes
Noise is always loud
There are sirenes all around
And the streets are mean
If I could make it here
I could make it anywhere
That’s what they say
Seeing my face in lights
Or my name in marquees found down Broadway

Even if it ain’t all it seems
I got a pocketful of dreams
Baby, I’m from

New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There’s nothing you can’t do
Now you’re in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it for New York, New York, New York

On the avenue, there ain’t never a curfew
Ladies work so hard
Such a melting pot on the corner selling rock
Preachers pray to God
Hail a gypsy cab
Takes me down from Harlem to the Brooklyn Bridge
Someone sleeps tonight with a hunger
For more than from an empty fridge

I’m going to make it by any means
I got a pocketful of dreams
Baby, I’m from

New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There’s nothing you can’t do
Now you’re in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it for New York, New York, New York

One hand in the air for the big city
Street lights, big dreams, all looking pretty
No place in the world that can compared
Put your lighters in the air
Everybody say yeah, yeah yeah

New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There’s nothing you can’t do
Now you’re in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it for New York

Song Information

Before the song’s official release date, the song has so far reached #7 on the UK Singles Chart on downloads alone, leading to the song being announced as the second single from The Element of Freedom in the UK.

Released February 22, 2010 (UK)
Recorded 2009
Genre R&B, soul, jazz
Length 3:36
Label J
Writers Alicia Keys, Al Shuckburgh, Shawn Carter, Jane’t Sewell-Ulepic, Angela Hunte, Bert Keyes, Sylvia Robinson
Producer Al Shux, Alicia Keys

83 Responses to “Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind Part 2 Lyrics and Video”

  1. mike Says:

    I wont to marry you

  2. gaga Says:

    you are a awsome singer i love this song in my music class we are singing it for our concert i’m a really good singer but honestly this song is hard to sing

  3. chris Says:

    hello i realy like this song but can i buy the single?

  4. diana Says:

    this is a great performance , i love u Alicia <3

  5. big stu Says:

    this absolutely fantastic!!!! brought tears, must have listened to it 25 times over non stop. fab x

  6. Nicholas Says:

    Nice song and lyrics love you alicia <3

  7. annie Says:

    I so love this song can’t stop playing (or singing it badly!)

  8. Julia sweet Says:

    I’m so proud for you girl! I wish to be that talent as u! Love ur songs, lyrics, music!! U r the BEST! Rgds from Riga , EU

  9. Rick Says:

    You can download on Itunes now

  10. Aiden Says:

    I think this song is simply amazing :}

  11. MIGUEL - SPAIN Says:

    Absolutamente brutal, sonora, perfecta! Gracias por esta canción. Transmite la misma vitalidad fuerza y optimismo que NY. En este momento me parece hasta tan buena como la interpretación de Sinatra.

  12. morgan Says:

    u r so talented girl u r wicked and totally fabulous i wish i could be you. i think u r simply amazing and this song is amzing

  13. Precious Says:

    This is too good to be true am pretty jelouse of her

  14. Rob Says:

    First truly great song of the new decade. It’s gonna take something special to beat this. Alicia you are up there with the best now.

  15. solange Says:

    idola total!!!!! hermosa cancion!! no puedo parar de escucharla una y otra vez!!! divino :)

  16. Dafydd of Devon Says:

    You are the best! You just get better and better!
    Loadsa Love & Blessings to you and yours

  17. alisha Says:

    you are amazing i am going to sing your son for the talent show…..write more songs rock on girls!!!!!!!!!

  18. derek coventry Says:

    wow what a beautiful song sung by a beautiful lady. Your voice is amazing and i have the song in my head 24-7 I play it every day at least 5 times, The live version is awesome as well. xxx

  19. cindy Says:

    Amazing song! I am delighted you changed some of the words from the original song with Jay-Z. Good for you .

  20. mircea Says:

    I’m from romania, and one of my dreams is to visit NY…but, I don’t know when :( Everytime I listen this awsome song…I dream …:D

  21. Murph Says:

    Oh My God How good is that………..

  22. karma Says:

    hi alicia…i just wanted to say that im a fan of yours and i love this song so much…when i first heard it i got really inspired…gudluck and make more great yah!!!

  23. Bob Says:

    All I can say is WOW! I heard this song this morning for the first time.. I don’t listen to radio much since I rock the IPOD often. I love this song, the voice, the lyrics, the music.. Simply awesome.

  24. Julia Says:

    This song sends shivers down my spine every time I hear it. It reminds me of the buzz you only get when you are in New York. I’m lucky enough to have visited twice, once in my 20s and once in my 30s - now I can’t wait to visit again in my 40s. Thank you Alicia.

  25. Jakson Says:

    I LOVE you Alicia…..

  26. Pavlina Says:

    Beautiful song! I always dreamed about visiting New York, but now, when I hear that song, I feel like my dreams are comming true and it gives me an assuarance that once I´ll stand in the streets of NY and hear this song somewhere in my head…

  27. Paul UK EX in NY!!..NY!!! Says:

    Empire State of Mind is quite simply the best song (ballad) since
    Sting wrote Fields of Gold.If there is a better current female
    R&B singer anywhere then I haven’t heard her!! It also perfectly
    epitomises New York as the greatest city on Earth, pre and post

  28. akeilla Says:

    i love you Alicia keys. you are my inspiration, one day i hope to meet you or see you!!!!!!!!

  29. Amy Says:

    I ran the streets of the city when I was a kid, I am 49 now. This song should be an anthem and it is mine. I remember my childhood very well when I hear this and I smile. Thank You Alicia for this heartfelt song. You are fantastic, beautiful and very talented. Please keep these meaningful songs coming.

  30. kiki Says:

    any related with movie new york i love you??

  31. Jessica Says:

    This song is so great I really like it I listen to it nearly everyday.

  32. Kwame Says:

    can’t stop myself from listening to this! is very awesome! I love you and I want to marry you Alicia!

  33. ruan Says:

    this song is going to go down as legandry xx love you alicia keys ur so hot

  34. Blanche from DRC Says:

    Ur so good at doing what YOU do.U don’t need a boost from JZ and the person behind him(with two corns). Your fans will always love you and don’t deceive us. Please

  35. Camerron Says:

    i love it :) and she sings it so well

  36. divos Says:

    it’s a pity i hvn’t he’rd ‘e song yet but readin from this lyrics sends me shivers, its great. and the fact that i really admire you sincely Mrs. Keys, i trust your voice hv made miracles on it since it has made wonders on that J-Z version. keep rockin and may GOD showers you abundantly. you hv my lov on ur work lady…IT’S A MUST I LESSON TO IT

  37. Jake Keys Says:

    You are better than any of the hoolywood singers.. more power to you alicia keys!!! im from Philippines and we are really proud of you!! our number idol!!! More great songs to come!! love yah!!! :))

  38. Mick Says:

    What a song!!!! Not very often a song ticks all the right boxes but this is awesome!! I cant get it out of my head, and what a voice she has. x

  39. lydia Says:

    the more you listen to the song the more you love it.absolutely great.

  40. mark Says:

    Gives me the goosebumps… what a powerful song! Alicia Keys never fails to surprise me.

  41. krish Says:

    what a voice. awesome. thank you for letting us sharing ur voice and music

  42. Ma. Celia Says:

    I love the song. nice music! …nice voice.

  43. Alexandra Says:

    <3 alicia! is the best

  44. RAD from UK Says:

    I adore alicia’s songs and her voice!!!!! im a girl and i wanna be like her but so do boys!! xxx =D

  45. titus harry - indonesia Says:

    great voice, great song, you are the best…!

  46. zam Says:

    Wow! This is better than the first Empire State Of Mind.. It was really awesome! I <3 Alicia Keys! I really adore her. I’m hoping there will be Empire State Of Mind Part 3!! :))

  47. irina Says:

    awesome, u r blessed Alicia and we too to listen to your voice

  48. nguettia Says:

    je voudrais tout simplement te dire alicia t es la meilleure tout en vous demandant quelquefois de penser à ces milliers de fans du coté de l’afrique qui vous adorent.

  49. Starman64 Says:

    Best song this year, absolutely amazing. I can’t stop listening to it.

  50. looby Says:

    wow. That was amazing !!! You are a fabby singer alicia. luv ya x

  51. tonyboyphil. Says:

    big thanks for this song of alicia, made me pick up broken pieces of me… in a year tym, il be there in that concrete jungle.. maybe i can make my dream…, big lights will surely inspire me… i can make it there!!!!

  52. david Says:

    Wau!!! huge song I want to dedicate it to the woman that change my live Jacky



  54. Joanna Says:

    Your voice in amaizing, I love listening to this song, and you are very beautiful! Bless you! Geetings from Poland :)

  55. abi Says:

    your voice is amaizing i love this song so much i play it over and over again you ae truly blessed i like your version better than jzs version i love you alicia.

  56. Tash Says:

    this is a great song and meaningful, love it so much, can’t stop singing and listening…ur voice is amazing…love u

  57. austos Says:

    great piece…more reason why i won’t die without living the American life.

  58. Lidya Says:

    hi sista…
    i love this song so much much much :)
    n it make me wanna go to New York before i’ll meet my God…

  59. palesa lefatsa (eastern cape-matatiele/mthatha) Says:

    Dis song made my year.I always listen to it continuously,I wish God could give me enough nerves to listen to million times a day

  60. Samson Hlophe Says:

    Alicia i watched you perfoming that song in my country SA ,i almost cried. I love much

  61. Altansukh Says:

    It’s very nice, she is beautiful, we are the world, i wish very happy, i never forget

  62. Cat Says:

    ang galing galing..ang ganda ganda!

    Love it! Love the lyrics, Love the Face and the voice …i love it!

  63. stan lee Says:

    Everynite b4 i sleep never mis a moment tinking of my Ms Alicia…come visit my country….Borneo…realy Jungle…

  64. abi Says:

    when u hear it it is so touching way to go alicia keys

  65. Laura from Spain Says:

    Esta canción es tan buena que se convertirá en el himno del siglo XXI para la ciudad de Nueva York. Se aprecia en el sentimiento volcado en estas notas, que Alicia es de la ciudad que nunca duerme, “si puedes hacerlo aquí puedes hacerlo en cualquier parte” recoge del temazo de Sinatra logrando lo casi imposible; superar al mito.

  66. María José Says:


    Cada vez que la escucho mi mente vuela a New York, es imposible no soñar despierta cada vez que suena su melodía.

    Gracias por esta canción, es auténtica, gracias, THANKS YOU!!!!

    The best song!!!!!

  67. shocka shawn from arkansas Says:

    Never liked Alicia Keys, till now; can’t get enough of this song; true theme song for New York; or should i say, “The New new york”; rising from the old, to become the best again. This song gives soul, back into the Big Apple, very powerful song of all time!!!

    Helps heal the wounds of 9/11, breathes life back into the city, thank you so much Alicia, we all can believe again; anything is possible.

  68. adarsh Says:

    love u alicia… beautiful song.

  69. Paula Duarte Says:

    Stunning! Indescribable! Thank you!

  70. ngheta fanai Says:

    wow, not a big fan of u till now, lyrics, vocals, music is just perfect…… it made me wanna go to New York, and this song made me as if i am already there.. U rock……

  71. honey Says:

    absolutely lovely and flowless song made and sung.

  72. lakaya Says:

    dis song is 1 of doz 1s wat stay in ur head!!

    alica is 2nd favourite singa!

    rihanna is my 1st

  73. vada Says:

    This song will make you feel brand new, Alicia Keys will inspire you!

  74. Tomasz Says:

    Who can tell me, where I can buy this “Iheart” version in particular…??please, please, please….

  75. Sunnaze Says:

    Dammmmnn… electrifying, uplifting, gut-wrenchingly great song! Rips a maelstrom of emotions right out of their comfort zones…

  76. kirsty west midds Says:

    mint song + Your Beautiful I Hope Baby Eqypt Is Doinggg Welll <3 xxx

  77. mary grace astillero Says:

    your number one alisha because your the one who know this song.can you be my idol in this song?i request can you be?thanks for your support.

  78. Sue from England Says:

    I took my daughter to New York for her 21st birthday, she loved it . This song brings back so many wonderful memories it makes me cry when i listen to you … thank you Alicia

  79. Anna Says:

    OMG!!!! i am tryin to sing this song it is soooo hard i take my hat off to you alica!!!!

  80. gina Says:

    I love this song, it reminds me of when I lived and worked in Queens, N.Y. It brings tears to my eyes everytime I hear this song. You have to have the NYC experience to know what I’m talking about.

  81. Jon Says:

    As the lyrics say: big lights will inspire you and theres nothing you can’t do.

    Everything in the song is a fact of life and many, many people identify themselves with this, be in New York , London, Tokyo or were ever. Alicia sings this ever so well !!!

  82. on the dry Says:

    was a little drunk when i heard this song in bangkok this song gets into your head .[jon you a bang on about this song ] this song is forever WELL DONE ALICIA

  83. No my name is not required Says:

    it’s nice, I love it.

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