Not too long ago, The Sassy Curmudgeon who is brilliantly funny on a regular basis, was extra brilliant when she posted this gem (I'm not being ironic.) - an answer to Katy Perry's song California Gurls. I love her parody! Especially the Ed Kochy-Koch part. I laughed so hard I almost hyperventilated.
I have a love/hate relationships with songs that are specific to states. I kind of love them because I get a bit of a geography/pop culture lesson while listening to the radio. I hate them because more often than not, these songs are not about Michigan-and just so you don't think I am a complete narcissist-though you would be correct-I also feel bad for Delaware because there are no songs (that I am aware of) for them either.
Does everyone feel like this when they hear these types of songs? Is there someone sitting in Utah getting pissy because because no one has written "Sweet Home Utah" yet?
Maybe someone in Vermont is feeling a bit stabby because "Vermont iz where itz at" has not become a top 40 hit?
And yes, Kid Rock did come up with a song called "All Summer Long" which is even better than a plain Michigan song because he is specifically talking about Northern Michigan which is EXACTLY where I live and he sings about places I have actually been to, but that is neither here nor there. Not enough. I WANT MORE.
Anyway, the point is that I felt that Michigan also needed a version of
To the tune of California Gurls by Katy Perry (der) but with some Motown flair, mkay?
I know a place
Where the snow is really deeper
Cold, warm then cold (again)
There must be something in the Great Lakes
Sippin' on some Faygo
Layin' underneath the pine trees
Break their banks
Try'na make their engines louder
You can travel the Midwest
but we are by far
the best builder of ca-ars
We're the only state that has that
We are a wholesome bunch
dressed in layers
windbreaker on top
fake baked skin
we constantly have goosebumps
brrr brrr oh brr brrr
we are reliable
help you change the tire on your truck
Great Lakes State is rad
so put your mittens on
Sit on the beach (go quick)
we only get two months to do that
white tail deer
Aretha Franklin on the stereo...
(and repeat, cuz you know you want to...)
Now before you all unfollow me enmasse, remember that I am not a songwriter. Hell, I am barely a writer writer. But I AM true to my state. You gotta respect that, right? Right?
Ok Delaware. You're up.