To the Tune of Surfin’ USA by the Beach Boys
or Sweet Little Sixteen by Chuck Berry

Well if you work in the city, you’d wanna live up here.
Westchester County NY, instead of LA gear.
In all the forests and the meadows, we sit there drinkin beer.
The future is meaningless, we might as well be deer.

Mt Kisco and Bedford
Chappaqua and Rye
Lewisboro and Pound Ridge
Pleasantville School High
Hartsdale and Scarsdale
White Plains New York
Take the train to midtown
Every day to work.

Then you go to college – upstate New York
Oneonta and Cortland, and all the Great Lake ports
Albany and Binghamton – Saratoga Springs
Then its back to the county from which it all begins.

Irvington and Ardsley
Yonkers and Tarrytown
Tuckahoe and Bronxville
from Peekskill on down
Pocantico and Briarcliff
Larchmont and New Rochelle
Beats livin in the city
Some kind of living hell.

So you live with your parents, hang out with high school friends
Get a job in the city and follow all the trends
Move into a studio on the upper east side
You commute by subway and never go outside

But you dream of Croton
Shrub Oak and Yorktown Heights
Somers and Verplank
and quiet starry nights
Golden’s Bridge and Purdy’s
Connecticut state line
Go out to visit
Get a DUI …

Mt. Kisco and Bedford (etc)

(Oklahoma City, July 1991)

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