Chris Scanlon

Jersey Boy

05:09
Chris Scanlon
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Lyrics

Jersey boy, this is my life
Ain’t too sharp, I ain’t too bright
But I know who I am
Even though I ain’t got a plan
Can’t think of nothing better, baby
Than being a Jersey Boy

Jersey Boy, built to last
I don’t think about the future
While I stumble through the past
I got nightmare clothes, polyester dreams
The sound of the highway is so serene
I can’t think of nothing better, baby
Than being a Jersey Boy

I’m trying to make some sense of this
But I don’t know how
Trying to tell you how I feel
But the words evade me now
Don’t make me think for myself
I won’t know what to do
Girl - that’s why I go out with you

Ma’s in a trailer park
She’s breaking her backbone
She hooked up with this redneck dude
After Papa left home
She murders her hopes and lives off her fears
She’s got a piece of despair on the suburban frontier
But it hurts too much to think about that
So pass me that carburetor
So I can put in in
Start her up
We gotta get out of here

I’m trying to make some sense of this
But I don’t know how
Trying to make things right this time
But I can’t be bothered now
Don’t make me think for myself
I won’t know what to do

I’m a Jersey Boy
And I’m on my own
I won’t try to change
This is all I know

They say there’s lead in the ground, but I don’t think it’s true
But I got a glass of tap water I can’t see through
Can’t find a name for this twisted pleasure/pain
Cause you see, I left that trailer park in flames
Gotta leave Jersey, boy