"Statue of Liberty" by XTC (VIDEO)
Watch the video for "Statue of Liberty" by XTC, No. 100 on our list of the 100 best NYC songs.
Wed Mar 7 2012
100. XTC, "Statue of Liberty" (1978)
Lady Liberty might seem like the unlikeliest of sex symbols, but XTC's Andy Partridge begged to differ on this banned-from-the-BBC power-pop classic, in which he reveals his desire to "sail beneath [her] skirt." Look beyond the prurience, and you'll find a tender regard for our torchbearing gatekeeper: "Your love was so big," quips Partridge, "it made New York look small."