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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 09:04 AM
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Songs with State Names in Lyrics or Title
California Dreaming by the Mamas and the Papas

Massachusetts by the BeeGees

Yellow Rose of Texas (oldie)

Kentucky Rain by Elvis


Name some more!
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DrDebug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 09:06 AM
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1. New York, New York
Start spreading the news
I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it, New York, New York
These vagabond shoes
Are longing to stray
And make a brand new start of it
New York, New York
I want to wake up in the city that never sleeps
To find I'm king of the hill, top of the heap
These little town blues
Are melting away
I'll make a brand new start of it
In old New York
If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you, New York, New York.

I want to wake up in the city that never sleeps
To find I'm king of the hill, top of the heap
These little town blues
Are melting away
I'll make a brand new start of it
In old New York
If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you, New York, New York.

(Sorry couldn't resist that...)
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 10:24 AM
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11. To nit pick
That's really the city New York in the title, not the state.
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DrDebug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 10:28 AM
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15. That's why I wrote the last line. It was a joke ;)
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 09:09 AM
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2. Indiana Wants Me
R. Dean Taylor Cheese-fest!

Tennessee Stud - J. Cash

and of course, Tallahassee Lassie has Florida in the lyrics.
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flakey_foont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 09:09 AM
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3. Arizona by Mark Lindsey
Indiana Wants Me by Some Guy

Sweet Virginia by the Rolling Stones

Ohio by CSN&Y

Tennesee Waltz by Patti Page

Carolina in my mind by James Taylor

Georgia on my mind by Ray Charles
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flakey_foont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 09:13 AM
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4. Nebrasja by Bruce Springsteen
Mississippi on my mind by Jesse Winchester

Arkansas Traveler ...old standard

Sweet Home, Alabama by Lynrd Skynrd

Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man by Cornway and Loretti

Oklahoma Hills by Woodie Guthrie
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flakey_foont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 09:17 AM
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5. Nebraska!!
sorry can't spell today
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tedoll78 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 09:18 AM
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6. 'Mississippi Goddamn' by Nina Simone.
My all-time favorite song with the state's name in the title.
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youngdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 09:21 AM
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7. Only could think of three
" MIdnight Train to Georgia" Glady's Knight and the Pips

" Louisiana" Randy Newman

" Oklahoma" Rogers-Hammerstein

"
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 09:23 AM
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8. Deep in the Heart of Texas
Edited on Sun May-29-05 09:31 AM by VelmaD
Texas Our Texas (State song)

Luckenbach, Texas

All My Exes Live in Texas

The Eyes of Texas (one of my school songs)

Texsa Flood (SRV in GOD!)

Waltz Across Texas

Are you sensing a theme? ;)

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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 10:53 AM
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20. How could you forget: "The Yellow Rose Of Texas"????
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 10:57 AM
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22. Uh...it was already mentioned in the OP
But I did leave out "T for Texas"
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 11:31 AM
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25. Oh... right - didn't see it.
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 09:53 AM
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9. California......Tom Petty...
....California's been good to me.
Hope it don't fall into the sea.
Sometimes you got to trust yourself.
It ain't like anywhere else.
It ain't like anywhere else.

Sometimes you got to save yourself.
It ain't like anywhere else.
It ain't like anywhere else.



The Tikkis

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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 10:22 AM
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10. "Sweet Home Alabama"
"Mississippi You're on my mind"

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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 10:26 AM
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12. Maryland, My Maryland
Edited on Sun May-29-05 10:29 AM by NoPasaran
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 10:35 AM
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18. My Old Kentucky Home (keeping with the horse racing theme).
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 10:26 AM
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13. "Tennessee" by Arrested Development

nt.
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 10:27 AM
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14. "Georgia On My Mind" by Ray Charles

nt.
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JohnnyBoots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 10:29 AM
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16. Country Roads by John Denver, Ocean Front Property by
George Strait, Everywhere by Tim McGraw, Kentucky Woman by Neil Diamond, California Love by Dr. Dre & Tupac, Call me the Breeze by Skynard, Deep in the Heart of Texas by ?,
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 10:35 AM
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17. Outshine by Soundgarden
Hey Chris Cornell!

How 'bout a nice tall glass of of F$^k you from Minnesota? ;)
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 10:51 AM
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19. "California, Here I Come"
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KeepItReal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 10:56 AM
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21. "California Dreaming" & "I'll Never Go Back to Georgia"
California Dreaming ~ The Mamas and The Papas.

Pito (I'll Never Go Back to Georgia) ~ Joe Cuba (on the Crooklyn soundtrack)
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 10:59 AM
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23. Virginia by Prism
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 11:12 AM
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24. The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia...more...
Tennesee Flattop Box - Johnny Cash
Georgia On A Fast Train - Billy Joe Shaver
Private Idaho - B52s
The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota - Weird Al
Jordan Minnesota - Big Black
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loudestchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 11:44 AM
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26. Kansas in Steve Walsh's "Every Step of the Way"
Well they called the flat plains Kansas a long, long time ago
When they'd seen the gates of glory and the fire down below
The many great decisions of the people in this place
You could tell the strength within them, you could see it their face

Well it's been 9 or 10 years since I started my ramblin' round
And from hand to mouth I was livin' playing every bar in town
Though a dollar a day didn't go too far I could never deny my pride
I couldn't lay back and be taken care of while the world went by outside

So I went to school to learn but I didn't like what they'd teach
And I went to church to pray but I didn't like what they'd preach
I was hard-headed, young and angry, and I felt I could take the heat
And I had to find out my own way how to live out on the street

So I packed my bags and I left here to peruse the streets alone
And I saw that side of midnight where the beggars howl and groan
Places filled with desperation where the future ain't so bright
But I remember back in Kansas when we sang a song at night

We sang every step of the way
Though your dreams can be real don't let them slip slide away
Doesn't matter at all, let them do as they will
Someday you'll hear them call for you

Goin' around and round from town to town I tried to make my way
I believed that all my searching and struggling would payoff bug some day
As a teenager I was rowdy and I played for good and bad
Though I knew my songs had meaning at times it made me mad

And I'd fight the wars of nations if it brought somebody peace
Yes I'd fight the wars of madmen if I knew the fight would cease
But this ol' world never stopped turning when my mind was full of doubt
So I went on and played for a dollar a day and I sang this song straight out

Hey hey, every step of the way
Though your dreams can be real, don't let them slip slide away
Doesn't matter at all, let them do as they will
Someday you'll hear them call for you
Oh yeah , for you
When they call out your name say it loud and clear
Come on, come on

You must have seen me traveling' around you must have seen me there
Tryin' to find out where I was heading you could have tossed to care
Well, I had all the questions, I wanted the answers
I knew in my heart it was all part of the game
But every step was so much harder, every step of the way
I knew that time would beat me someday

Hey hey, every step of the way
Though your dreams can be real, don't let them slip slide away
Doesn't matter at all, let them do as they will
Someday you'll hear them call for you
Oh yeah, for you
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LincolnMcGrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 11:57 AM
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27. Tupac and Dre California Love
RHCP Californication

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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 12:39 PM
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28. But there are a few that I don't recall any songs about
Utah?
Rhode Island?
New Hampshire?
Idaho?
etc.
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NeoTraitors Donating Member (351 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 12:46 PM
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30. Here are a couple:
The Day Electricity Came to Arkansas by Black Oak Arkansas
Stranded In Iowa by Manfred Man Band
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cestpaspossible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 12:43 PM
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29. Blue Moon of Kentucky
Tennessee Stud
Georgia on My Mind
Sweet Georgia Brown


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Comicstripper Donating Member (876 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-05 12:55 PM
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31. The Devil Went Down to Georgia- Charlie Daniels....And others
"Road to Rhode Island"- Family Guy
"The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol"- Bob Dylan
William Zantzinger who, at twenty-four years
Owns a tobacco farm, six-hundred acres
With rich wealthy parents who provide and protect him
And high office relations in the politics of Maryland..


One of Dylan's most underrated songs (And I'm not just saying that because I live in Maryland!)
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