"Pennsylvania" as written by and James M. Franks....
We are "Cop Rock" we are screech
We are Z. Cavaricci
We are laser removed
Tasmanian devil tattoos

We are third string we are puck
We are special people's club
We are the half shirts with
Irreverent spring break top ten lists

We are munsoned we are squat
We are flashing twelve o'clock
We are spread out butt cheeks
Pulled apart so just the air leaks

We are "Ishtar" we are tab
We are no right turn on red
We are the moustaches
The Beatles grew when they dropped acid

You are the heart dotting "i"
In the word "apologize"
Scribbled drunk on a postcard
Sent from somewhere volcanoes are
I am the heart with no name
Airbrushed on the license plate
Of a Subaru that was
Registered in Pennsylvania

We are Zima we are Barf
We are cinderblock yard art
We are Baldwin Brothers
Not the good one but the others

We are Amway we are Shemp
We are Sir David of Brent
We are the queef after
A porn star breaks the gang bang record

You are the heart dotting "i"
In the word "apologize"
Scribbled drunk on a postcard
Sent from somewhere volcanoes are
I am the heart with no name
Airbrushed on the license plate
Of a Subaru that was
Registered in Pennsylvania

Do you even know what a wawa is, girl?
Do you even know what a wawa is?
Do you even know what a wawa is, girl?
Do you even know what a wawa is?

I'm in a state of P fuckin' A


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"Pennsylvania" as written by James M. Franks

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  • +2
    General CommentI think it's "You are the heart dotting I in the word apologize"
    That's how i've always thought of it...
    and I would agree it's "I am the heart with no name
    airbrushed on the license plate"
    cutie_carnivoreon March 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthe actually sings "we are the queef after a pornstar BREAKES THE gangbang record"
    Atfehon April 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentz. cavaricci was a popular line of pants worn by guidos in the 80's.
    JeffKaos71on January 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti really like the lyrics in the chorus of this song. i think the narrator is comparing himself to his ex-girlfriend in a beautifully metaphorical way. he's saying that she is the hear dotting "i" in the word "apologize," while contrastingly he is the "heart with no name airbrushed on the license plate of a subaru that was registered in pennsylvania." the girl seems quiet and honest, someone who went somewhere like hawaii (sent from somewhere volcanoes are) and got drunk and sent her old boyfriend a postcard saying apologize because she wants him to see he has done wrong, but also still loves him. the narrator is so different from his old girlfriend, because he is a rebel who airbrushed a heart onto the license plate of a car. but maybe the fact that they're so different is why they worked as a couple in the first place.
    i know i probably read into it but i like telling myself there's an actual meaning to this song.
    PaperThinWalls5on June 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis songs is clearly a tribute to Pennsylvania as many have already mentioned. Anyone who disagrees should try living here for a year or so.

    Most relevant lines:

    we are laser removed,
    tasmanian devil tattoos

    we are the mustaches the beatles,
    grew when they dropped acid

    . . . ^^^ I've known so many people that fit into these categories

    Do you even know what a wawa is?


    lowrider2072005on January 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song FactThis song is a regretful breakup song. Everything he says "we are" is something that doesn't work.
    CapnSensibleon June 04, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "we are istar" not ishcar. Ishtar is perhaps one of the worst movies ever made in case you were wondering.

    It's "we are the queef after a pornstar makes her gangbang record".

    Other than that, points for being awesome and posting this.

    you are the heart-dotted i
    in the word apologize
    scribbled drunk on a postcard
    sent from somewhere volcanos are

    i am the heart with no name
    airbrushed on the license plate
    of a suburu that was
    registered in pennsylvania

    do you even know what a wawa is?
    no
    do you even know what a wawa is?
    (repeat)

    i'm in a state of p fucking a
    Empiricalproofon July 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFUCK YEAH!!!

    Wawa is the greatest thing ever. And no, I'm not gonna tell you what a Wawa is. But this song is fuckin hilarious. The BHG have done it again just simply by bringing Wawa into a song. And I about died laughing from hearing that line. Awesome. This made my week better.
    jc6mdon July 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWawa is a chain convience store like Royal Farms. It's awesome.
    Empiricalproofon July 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"we are served david obrent(?)" should be "we are sir david of brent", who is the annoying boss on the BBC show "The Office".

    "we are z camry g (?)" should be "we are z. cavaricci", which is a cheezy clothes lines for mid-teen girls.


    I can't wait for the full album to come out. I love BHG.
    MediumDaveon September 15, 2005   Link

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