The Character Singing "New York, New York"

And did you ever notice that the character singing "New York, New York" isn't actually in New York? "These little town blues are bringing me down" and "I'm leaving today."

It's all big-city fantasizing by some hick. Just wait 'til he gets there. Mugged in the subway the first night. Living on the streets by the 2nd week. Make it there? Sure, bud, sure.