People hate Long Islanders.While I have personal objections to the LI lifestyle and attitude, it is where I am from. When I moved to upstate NY and later to VA. I found that people are very vocal about their disdain for the inhabitants of the island of my birth. Although I love Long Island so much I moved and never came back, when people talk shit about it I found myself getting very defensive. Almost in the same way it’s cool that you complain about your mom, but it’s not cool for anyone else to. It didn’t bother me so much in upstate NY, where people are generally laid back and polite( as well as fellow New Yorkers), but in Virginia it made me livid. The lines “They say wow you’re such a nice young man…” are direct quotes of what some woman had the gaul to say to me while I was serving her a burger. Which was very ironic, since I consider it the rudest thing anyone has ever said to me.

Watch a man bash his head against a steering wheel
Shocked and offended but there’s traffic all day, everyday
A man in line squirms like a toddler trying to “hold it in”
But there’s a line in every store, everyday
Stabbed in the throat, I can’t cope, so I’m leaving

But I promise to make enemies wherever I go

The boardwalk’s a Berlin wall between God and man
Importing desert sand so we can win the war
Think to myself my town gets more ghetto everyday
As I drive passed the mansions of the north shore
I’ll lose the accent carry on the tradition

Cause I promise to make enemies wherever I go
They say “ Wow you’re such a nice young man, I cant believe you’re from
You people are usually so rude and vulgar, and only care about themselves”

But so are you and so do you, just in a different way

Lyrics submitted by Sashaquehanna

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