"country roads / take me home…" - strong start, pretty much everyone can relate to this feeling.
"west virginia…" - bam!, you've just lost 99% of your audience. most people don't live there.
@alex Ive sung that bit as 'tidenham parish' forever lmao
@alex easy to fix, most population on earth does live East to the state of Virginia
@alex Toots and the Maytals covered it and changed it to ‘west Jamaica’, so just sing about wherever you’re in the west of instead and you’re sound
@dreadpirateyarr but i'm in East Dundee! on the East Coast!
@alex then you’re only allowed to enjoy these songs https://m.ranker.com/list/the-best-songs-with-east-in-the-title/ranker-music
@dreadpirateyarr ah nice one
@alex At one point the lyric was going to be "Massachusetts". The location literally doesn't matter beyond keeping the meter of the song. I wrote my own version with "San d'Oria," as a matter of fact.
@alex I sing “East Virginia” because the Yanks didn’t rename Virginia when they had the chance
@alex exact same stunt in “Rocky Mountain High”, no way it’s not deliberate
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