Stephen Colbert: I love New York, King of all the Cities, Lived up by the Guggenheim till I got some kiddies, Moved to Connecticut, Bye George Pataki, To the dry cleaners, Picking up my Khaki, Shopping mall is close, My community is gated, My shorties are all private-school educated, Home theater system, 60” plasma, Urban air much better for my asthma, Still hit the city, Time Square keeps it real, Hard Rock Café for the appetizer deal, M&M, Disney Store, I’m in heaven, I own this town from 41st to 47th, Take It to the Line that show is fantastic, I have to leave half an hour early so I can beat the traffic, I can get home really fast, Drive around with an Easy Pass, Land of cheaper gas and the upper middle class, Alicia Keys: 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

Stephen Colbert raps a verse in the middle of Alicia Keys' Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down.