Monday, March 15, 2010

I'm from Seattle

Went to a concert last night with two of my favorite artists, John Gorka and Patty Larkin. Here's a filk:

Inspired by John Gorka's "I'm from New Jersey" on his album "Jack's Crows"

I'm from Seattle
I probably expect too much
If the world ended today
I would reboot

I'm from Seattle
Yes I know I talk that way
I didn't own a TV
When I was young

I'm from Seattle
My mom's American
I've read those cowboy books
We don't belong

There are girls from Seattle
They have G.P.S.
They're found on 405
Or the Mercer Mess

I'm from Seattle
It's not like Florida
There is no mystery
I can't ignore

I'm from Seattle
It's like Silicon Valley
But even more so
Imagine that

I know which exit
And where I'm bound
The tolls on the Light Rail
Won't slow you down

Seattle people
They might suprise you
Cause they're expected
To do so much

They might try harder
They may go further
Cause they always have
Their coffee cups

I'm from Seattle
I probably expect too much
If the world ended today
I would reboot
I would reboot
I would reboot

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And here's the original so you can get the tune:

1 comment:

Marc said...

Thanks for sharing that - I love that song, Chad. It might be because I actually am from New Jersey and, this, don't expect too much.