Hey again, gang! Sorry about missing last week's entry; I have no excuse other than just plain forgetting. It's been crazy busy around the office. But I'm here to make it up to you with the latest entry in The United States of Songs, and it's an ode to my new adopted home. Let's check out Washington!
The state: Washington
The song: "Washington, My Home" as performed by Sicko
(sorry for the terrible audio quality)
It was a tough task, finding a perfect song for Washington State. Not a lot of them exist; well, plenty of songs about Washington exist, but few of them actually mention the name of the state in the song title. And "Washington, My Home" is a proven winner since it's the official state song. But this version has a little more bounce to it than the original choral version. Lyrically, though, it's a great tribute to the state.
It's always there. Always watching. Always judging.
I'm a recent transplant, but I love Washington. Especially Western Washington. It feels like the kind of place I was built to live in. The summer's not too hot, the winter's not too cold, and depending on which window I look out of I can see mountains, ocean (okay, it's Puget Sound, but it's still ocean water), or forest. I definitely appreciate all the stuff Washington has to offer, so I understand if some might say this isn't quite the best song to do it justice. But it's still a catchy tune, and pickings were kind of slim.
Washington, I love ya. I hope you like your song, but if you don't, feel free to suggest some better options below!