"Pennsylvania Is..." as written by Art Alexakis, Ralph Scott Cuthbert and Craig Montoya....
Jackson met a girl in a valley town
They fell into a teenage love she'd grow to hate
He's in prison now since he beat her down
He got her pregnant and she made it go away
Hey hey hey hey Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania

I got a card today from a girl I know
She used to live alone in Philadelphia
She had to leave the state for a choice she made
She says she feels just like a hostage in her home
Hey hey hey hey Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania

You can close your eyes you can fall and die
You can make your laws and make it go away
You can close your eyes but you can't make it go away
Can't make it go away

I just got a call from my uncle Mike
He said he left his wife and he's not going back
Said she changed her mind about a desire child
I asked him if he wants a place mat or a wife
Hey hey hey hey Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is wrong


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"Pennsylvania Is..." as written by Craig Montoya Art Alexakis

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    General CommentI believe this song is about the issue of abortion and, well, Pennsylvania and it's laws against it.
    dollersparkon July 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt cant be about that... Abortion is unfortunatly legal in PA
    itlstallion422on May 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's most definitely about abortion.
    Tillmanon December 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitely about Pennsylvania and I love the song.
    twistinsidejon January 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think in 1994, when this song was written PA had anti abortion laws. Thats defently the impression the song gives anyway.
    silverseven749on April 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt could be FOR (or AGAINST)... It all depends on how you look at it.

    Jackson met a girl in a valley town
    (someone met a small town girl)
    They fell into a teenage love she'd grow to hate
    (she falls hard for him - maybe because he's from a bigger city - and then begins to hate the relationship)
    He's in prison now since he beat her down
    (he started abusing her, so she called the police)
    He got her pregnant and she made it go away
    (she didn't want to have his baby, so she got an abortion)
    Hey hey hey hey Pennsylvania
    I got a card today from a girl I know
    She used to live alone in Philadelphia
    She had to leave the state for a choice she made
    She says she feels just like a hostage in her home
    (a lady had to leave because she made a terrible choice. was the choice to HAVE a baby or to get an ABORTION?)
    Hey hey hey hey Pennsylvania
    You can close your eyes, you can fall and die
    (you can close your eyes, and look away from the problem)
    You can hope your laws will make it go away
    (hiding from the problem by making up a stupid law)
    You can close your eyes but you can't make it go away
    (you can hide, but the problem will never leave)
    I just got a call from my uncle Mike
    He said he left his wife and he's not going back
    Said she changed her mind about a desire child
    I asked him if he wants a placemat or a wife
    (he left his girlfriend because he didn't want to have the child)
    Hey hey hey hey Pennsylvania is wrong
    (PA is stupid - AND HERE I MUST SAY I FULLY AGREE, but it has a lot to do with an ex and nothing to do with this song).
    The_Drummers_Angelon August 08, 2006   Link

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