Dan Gribbin

Dan Gribbin

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Folk - Contemporary | Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Total Song Plays: 2,847   
Member Since: 2005
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Song Description

The speaker in the song seems to be firmly entrenched in Florida, to the point of poking a bit of fun at some other places. He's aware of what some people might call disadvantages to living in Florida, but those are the things that he relishes.

Story Behind the Song

Sometimes its fun to celebrate your state for what some people might regard as its disadvantages--like alligators and snakes.

Lyrics

There's a state I'm in I know you'll recognize if you have ever
Driven south and just kept rollin' all day long.
No one on earth could qualify to love this state as much as I,
But you could cast yourself adrift and come along.

Cypress trees dot these swamps that I love.
Ocean breeze, I spot pelicans above.
Take your mountains, take your plains, take your craggy coast of Maine. Brrrr.
You'll find me dodging hurricanes in Florida.

Now, if an alligator panics you, you'd best remain up north,
And don't forget that sharks patrol most every beach.
But if your tendency's to be a little crazy just like me,
With luck, then, Florida's the state, my friend, you'll reach.

Cypress trees dot these swamps that I love.
Ocean breeze, I spot pelicans above.
Take your mountains, take your plains, take your amber waves of grain.
That's right, Todo, you and Dorothy have landed back in Kansas again.
Me? I'm down here dodging hurricanes in Florida.

Bridge: Now you might think I'm speaking totally in jest
'Bout the dangers rampant in my Sunshine State.
But I must caution you to take this simple test:
Red and yellow, friend to fellow. Red and black, foe to Jack?
Or is it the other way around?
These poisonous snakes can be so very confusing, Mack.
You say you're gonna make tracks to hightail it back to Hackensack?
Hackensack, New Jersey? Was it something I said?

Cypress trees dot these swamps that I love.
Ocean breeze, I spot pelicans above.
Take your mountains, take your plains, take your New York subway trains.
God bless you Bob Dylan, with your Tambourineman-blue subterranean brain.
I'm happy dodging hurricanes in Florida.
We feature storms with catchy names in Florida.
Check out our Reptile Hall of Fame in Florida.
The poster state for climate change . . . is Florida.

Song Length
3:48
Genres
Folk - Americana, Country - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Joyful, Affable

Subject Matter
Happiness, State

Similar Artist
James Taylor
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Daniel V. Gribbin
Music Credits Daniel V. Gribbin
Producer Credits Alex Budzilek
Publisher Credits Daniel V. Gribbin
Label Credits Anhinga Harmonics