Song of the Day #58 – John Gorka

Today’s song is dedicated to all my family and friends in New Jersey. It’s John Gorka’s I’m From New Jersey and it pretty well sums up the Garden State in one song (see lyrics below). Sadly, I live far away from many of the people I love most in this world. I think about them often and miss them a lot but I’m from New Jersey, so I adjust…

I’m from New Jersey
I don’t expect too much
If the world ended today
I would adjust

I’m from New Jersey
No I don’t talk that way
I watched too much TV
When I was young

I’m from New Jersey
My mom’s Italian
I’ve read those mafia books
We don’t belong

There are girls from New Jersey
Who have that great big hair
They’re found in shopping malls
I will take you there

I’m from New Jersey
It’s not like Texas
There is no mystery
I can’t pretend

I’m from New Jersey
It’s like Ohio
But even more so
Imagine that

I know which exit
And where I’m bound
The tolls on the parkway
They will slow you down

New Jersey people
They will suprise you
Cause they’re not expected
To do too much

They will try harder
They may go further
Cause they never think
That they are good enough

I’m from New Jersey
I don’t expect too much
If the world ended today
I would adjust
I would adjust
I would adjust

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