"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.

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."

Statue of Liberty - Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles Collection (1977-1992)


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