Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by CRBMoA, Apr 8, 2019.
If it is such a great place, why do Bruce and John want to get out of there so bad?
everyone wants to get out of their town when they're young
both of them can live wherever they want
still in jersey
it's just harder to write songs about being hungry now
New Jersey has a wide variety of terrain despite what you see on the Sopranos. I’ve talked to people who were shocked that there were more than two trees together in one spot. If you’re born to run, there are plenty of nice places to do so.
Yet they're both still there.
Heh. I'd say 90% of my work is in central NJ (Princeton, Hopewell, Lambertville, etc.).
Looks like more of Bucks Co., PA to me.
Which isn't a bad thing, at all.
It's because they rarely see anything south of I-195.
you're clearly having some fun, but being a native of the Garden State, I will say that NJ is massively misunderstood and misrepresented in pop culture.
For such a small state, it's got a tremendous amount going for it. And I've been around the block a few times.
Most places in NJ are inside an hour to beautiful beaches, New York City, mountains, and Philly (although that could be seen as a negative...lol).
If you stretch it to 3 hours, you've got Boston, Baltimore, DC, Cape Cod, etc, etc.
And the weather is pretty moderate, all things considered.
Like anyplace else, it's got its issues and D-bags, but on balance it really does have a lot going for it.
They don't want to get out of Jersey. They wanted to get out of Freehold and Sayerville, and move to Colts Neck / Red Bank, respectively.
I’m native NJ...I like it here and have no intention of leaving, but if people don’t want to come here and overpopulate this beautiful place, I’m ok with that.
Or Bedminster / Peapack Gladstone, like so many who have the scratch.
I enjoyed my 7 years there. I had moved there in ‘76 for my first escape from the deep south. I also enjoyed my best success there playing and I also quit playing full time at the end of my time there.
I moved back to the Gulf Coast to take advantage of job networking which outside of music I did not have in Joisey.
A great state IMO.
No one ever says that...that came from the gangster movies in the 40s. There’s lots of offball way to say Jersey but that isn’t one of them.
FYI, it’s also the onlyist “new” state where you can drop the “new” and it doesn’t change anything. Can’t do that with New Mexico.
I imagine Curley Howard saying it like that. Many of my friends from there said it like that but only as an exaggerated parody. Kinda like I did.
For some reason it seems the closer you get to the ocean, the oranger people get.
I enjoyed my 4 hour drive from Philly to Cape May [my sum total experiance of the state, one weekend in a tourist town]. Lotsa farming going on. Definitely could use 3 or 4 Wegman's down there though.
I would wage a guess that Bruce positioned the song as getting out of the small town, making the big time, and being a big wheel in a big city, as oppose to reasonable property taxes and a good school district. New Jersey doesn't have any good cities, the closest approximations are really just outskirts of NYC or Philadelphia.
Is it really jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive?
only the highways
Another thing people don't know about Jersey is that North Jersey and South Jersey can be two totally different places, even though they are in the same state.
For example, they couldn't have casted Jersey Shore with people from South Jersey, that's totally a North Jersey thing.
What about the Turnpike?