A catchy, fun rock song about being from the state of Pennsylvania. This song is about as feel-good as it gets, and contains many interesting facts about Pennsylvania. Chock full of great guitar licks and slamming drums, this song is sure to lift the spirits. Also available as an instrumental version.
|Track ID number:||16974|
|Genres:||Vocal Rock music - Royalty free vocal rock music -- Vocal Pop / Contemporary -- Rock: General Rock / Guitar music -- Rock: Indie-Rock / Alternative Rock / Post-Rock / Ambient Rock|
|Moods/Emotions:||Excited / Enthusiastic / Energetic -- Happy / Joyful / Positive|
|Suggested Production Types:||Men / Motors / Guys stuff -- Sports / Motorsports -- Teen / Youth / After-School|
|Prominent Instruments:||Bass (Electric) -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Guitar (Electric) -- Tuba -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics|
|Tempo feel:||Medium -- Fast|
|Tempo Beats Per Minute:||117|
|Composer:||Soboslai Steven M (ASCAP)|
|Publisher:||Steven Soboslai Music (ASCAP)|
|PRO / Non-PRO Track?||PRO (What's this?)|
|WAV file bit depth:||HD / 24-Bit and CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)|
|Lyrics:||the shape was rectangular |
the color was purple, and i was a kid
spinning a globe around,
picking out places that i'd want to live.
you grew up in a fairy tale world
you can't spin the earth
and you can't figure it out
you're at home
you can tell
when you see the bridges and bell
pennsylvania's the home that you know that you can always come back to
Belle Vernon allentown and nanty glo
red lion, edinboro
we have a california and a jersey shore
is bethlehem is the place where jesus was born?
oh man and nature at each others necks
birds in the east and steel in the west
the lion on the mountain and the panthers pitt
but it's friendly competition and that's just it.
we have sixty seven counties
no dominant political party
the declaration of indie was signed out in philly
and pittsburgh has more bridges than any other city
(not counting Venice)
Come back home - you've got a friend in Pennsylvania.
|CD-collection containing this track:||(None)|
Founding their themes upon an effervescent punk-pop formula, combining catchy rhythms and sharp melodies, and revealing influences coming from bands like Green Day and Weezer, Punchline bring forward distinctive tunes to the alternative rock scene. Established in Pittsburgh, PA, in July of 1997, Punchline began with the lineup of Paul Menotiades (guitar/vocals), Steve Soboslai (guitar/vocals), Chris Fafalios (bass/vocals), and P.J. Caruso (drums). From the beginning, the band built a loyal fan base, mostly due to its rousing live performances and unending show schedule.
Following years of nonstop shows across the U.S., the band recorded the eight-song Major Motion Picture, with production credits divided with Billy Rossi. Fueled by Ramen took notice of the guys, signed them, and February 2003 saw Punchline's first release on the label, The Rewind EP. Exactly one year later, Sean O'Keefe (Fall Out Boy, Plain White T's) recorded their debut FBR full-length, Action, which contained hook-filled melodies, sing-along choruses, and three-part vocal harmonies. January 2005 saw the departure of guitarist Menotiades and Greg Wood joining the band in his place. Later, Punchline toured with Bayside and released a split 7" with Over It. Their next album, 37 Everywhere, appeared in April 2006 -- titled such for the band's love for and ability to spot the number 37, well, everywhere -- and a subsequent headlining tour in support of the record ran through the spring. Wood amicably exited Punchline in late summer to pursue other interests, replaced on guitar by Jon Belan (ex-the Berlin Project).
After leaving Fueled By Ramen, the band returned to it's DIY roots, releasing "Just Say Yes" in 2009. Their singles "Ghostie" and "The Hit" garnered much attention on Youtube, affirming the bands decision to go the indie route. Guitarist Paul Menotiades returned to the band for the bands following LP "Delightfully Pleased".