When I die they're gonna bury me in Jersey,
I just know it man.
I'll be a cold-cocked bag of bones
weighed down with stones
and sunk in the swamps of Jersey.
There aon't know way I'm moving back there now.
"Never trust a man who don't drink," my papa told me
he said he was talking about me at the time
"The easy way out ain't no damn way out." My pop would scold me, he said
"Hey, Get back in the-"
The sun was shining the day I drove out of Jersey
And the girls all flashed me a smile
Sometimes I miss those days
That's right you heard me
Other times I could not give a damn
"Never trust a man who don't drink," papa told me
He said "Pick up the tab when you can.
Don't be saving for no rainy days."
my pop would scold me, he said,
"Get back in the -" Do the kids still sing and dance in?
Are the kids still drinking and fucking?
Do the kids still smash shit up in?
Do the kids still sing and dance, drink and fuck
smash it up in the homeland?

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My Ancestral Homeland, New Jersey song meanings
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    General Comment"Do the kids still sing and dance in? Are the kids still drinking and fucking? Do the Kids still smash shit up in?" Not in my part of Jersey... i hate my town
    inferno_midsummeron April 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWell, actually thats almost exactly what happens in my town, and i actually hate it...and im all for the great party scene too...Westfield sucks, full of spoiled hypocrites...but hey songs great, and i too am leaving jersey too....so this is MY song
    WIFStuon June 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthey i'm from scotch plains. westfield does suck, full of guidos driving around in escalades yelling "fuck you kids!" but me and my friends do drink and dance and sing with guitars in the streets.
    mackson May 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much...

    i'm from linden by the way, and fuck yeah kids are still singing and dancing and drinking and fucking. and most of all, smashing shit up.

    i will never love any place more than jersey.
    hoagieon December 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think people dance, drink, fuck, and smash shit up everywhere.
    Anyway I'm from Moorestown but my dad lives in Fanwood. I hate going there because I'm always bored. BUT you people live near...Sctochplains and westfield...Hmm....
    Platinum81on February 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLoves it.

    Jersey City.

    Enough said.
    ilikedyouforthaton June 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHere's the thing,
    it's not just jersey
    Kids who aren't at the heart of things exist EVERYTHING, and dance and sing and fuck and vadalise to their heart's content.
    I'm from Quebec and it's still true here,
    maybe not exactly but the spirit's the same.
    There's nothing more beautiful than a misspent youth.
    Signeon October 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm from the town Mr. Terricloth grew up in, and the kids most certainly drink, but they do not sing, dance, or smash shit up any longer. 'Tis a shame.
    NeonFlame126on March 23, 2012   Link

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