Dancing On Top of the World

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This song is about the neo-swing scene in NYC of the late 90s. The "top of the world" referred to is the top of the World Trade Center where my band and many others used to perform at The Greatest Bar on Earth on the 108th floor.

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It’s another night downtown and the joint is swinging hard
I can can hear Wynonie Harris on the jukebox at the bar

There’s old Sam in his zoo suit sporting his new wingtips
He’s tossing up girls in the air and catching them on his hips

I’m dancing on top of the world (3x)
Yes I am

Over there it’s Candy sporting her new tattoo
She’s looking good like you knew she would, she’s a viper through and through

It’s 3 am at Lee’s Supper Club and nothing’s going down
I’ll head on over to the Greatest Bar and see who’s still around.

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from It's All Real Good (album), released September 13, 2019

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Phil Gammage New York, New York

NYC based singer-songwriter and sometimes guitar slinger whose new album is "It's All Real Good".

“Under wrought darkish Americana echoing Nick Cave’s fascinations minus the melodrama… might well make Phil this generation’s Hank Williams.”
~ Trouser Press

“He has the brooding intensity of a Johnny Cash circa Rick Rubin added to post-punk circa 1980 smarts.
~ Rock NYC Live & Recorded
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