I Like Jersey Best

By J. Cosgriff and T. Bernardi

Traveling down the Turnpike, heading for the Shore
A though just then occurred to me I never thought before
I've been alot of places, seen pictures of the rest
But of all the places I can think of I like Jersey best

Betting halls and shopping malls, good old Rutgers U.
Forty-seven shoestores line Route 22
The Meadowlands, the rootbeer stands, mainstreet Hackensack
I may leave for a week or two, but I'm always coming back

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The Pinelands and the Vinelands, Seaside Heights, Margate
You can have Miami, I love the Garden State
I've been alot of places, seen pictures of the rest
But of all the places I can think of I like Jersey best

We have horses, Princeton courses, gas stations we have scores
Trenton, Hopewell, Lake Hopatcong, Mantalokan Shores
Some states have their rockstars, but Springsteen beats them all
And our beautiful arena has Brendan Byrne carved on the wall

Lots of dineries, oil refineries, our highways make you cough
But Spring Lake Heights and Belmar are places to get off
Drinking spots and used car lots make the place just grand
If you want to pay a visit, Newark Airport's where you land

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Philly dogs like chili dogs they eat in Cherry Hill
In Woodbridge they make Haagen Daz, I can't get my fill
The Forked River ain't chopped liver, nor is Lavalette
There are no Jersey strangers, just friends we haven't met

The Jersey Nets went that-a-way, Piscataway no more
Had another winning season, and next year they'll win more
Our Giants could go all the way if they could win just one
But the parties in the lots before the game a really fun

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Well, our famous Parkway is the darkway home from Manasquan
You'd think for all those quarters they'd turn the roadlights on
And have no pity, Jersey City once again will shine
With Holmdel, Cape May, Phillipsburg, I like our state just fine

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