Escape from Ohio
Couldn’t quite make out all the words (and would love to see lyric print-out), but generally resonated with your Ohio rock (as opposed to ‘Ohio rocks’ — which isn’t true; the rocks themsleves aren’t much either). The band sounded great … is that you and your mates or another OH-perceptive group? Much enjoyed our chat the other eve … thanks for that!
No this is Electric Six. Here are the lyrics:
There were twenty, maybe, twenty-five of us
Drivin’ out to California in a bus
We were looking for a good time
And a radio station we could trust.
Suddenly we heard an angry thud
And our mighty chariot turned into a dud
We were stopped there in our tracks, man
Adjacent to some cows chewing their cud.
Lord, please send some mercy down to me.
50 miles south of Bowling Green…
This will clearly never be my scene.
Why does every city start with ‘C’?
There’s only one sure thing that I know:
I’ve got to get out of Ohio!
‘Til then I’ll never feel love.
They say that what you give is what you’re gonna get
It’s no wonder everything’s gone to shit.
Because they’ve given us John Boehner,
You better believe they’ve given us Jean Schmidt!
And the floodgates of hell have opened wide
It’s better to get all politics aside.
They’re gonna roll out Joe the Plumber
Just to make sure our minds get properly fried.
Lord, be merciful and let me die.
50 miles south of Lodi.
Round on both ends and the middle’s high.
What’s so great about a buckeye?
Whose might is riptide and undertow
There’s no escaping from Ohio.
I’ll never get to feel love.
The walls they are closing in,
But I’m just inside of Michigan.
The only way that I’ll obtain ya,
Is if I get over to Pennsylvania.
Except for GBV and DEVO
Nothing seems to redeem Ohio.
It is the state that killed my love.
Don’t you want to come with me
And make a break for Kentucky
I still got something to put in ya
But we’ll have to go to West Virginia.
And I’ve heard great things about Indiana, too.
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