"god I'd never thought I'd feel so good to be alive . . . in Youngstown"
sitting in a chair area codes away, it brought a small smile to my face.
even when your van breaks down in Camelsburg, Kentucky,
shared music can tie a place together.
Like 60,000 in a football stadium singing "Country Roads". Or at an Ohio wedding singing "Hang on Sloopy". Or the folks in Tennessee singing "Rocky Top" at the the top of their lungs.
it circles the globe:
here's another great example, with the Pittsburgh Diaspora singing "Won't You Be My Neighbor": (remember to wear your sweaters on March 20th)
so what's an anthem for Youngstown?
when one does a search in YouTube for "Youngstown", most of first links are to Bruce Springsteen performances.
Or consider how another local band feels in their song,
F**k you, Bruce Springsteen
"Here in Youngstown, here in Youngstown.so as more bands from Youngstown go on to do things like win the best show award at SXSW, what was only a local music scene now extends and radiates outward, due to the talents of the performers.
Well f**k you, Bruce Springsteen, we ain't sinking down,
we're just living here in Youngstown.
We will make it ourselves,
we will make this town great,
yeah yeah, Youngstown is
btw, if you are interested in leaving Chattanooga, Valdosta, Athens [ga], or Tampa, the Zou might have space in their van since they'll be there in a few days.