Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sweet Home Alabama...?

I struggle daily to understand the appeal of this song outside the state of Alabama. I currently reside in California, which, to my understanding is on the other side of the damned country from Alabama, which doesnt stop the locals from whooping and hollering in a drunken daze whenever this song plays on the jukebox or if the DJ spins it.
I feel like grabbing them all by the ears and screaming in their face that we are in California, and you most likely are not from Alabama! At least they can change the words to say 'Sweet Home California', it would fit, and make sense. But, alas, no, they insist on sounding like a bunch of idiots who are not, have ever been, and likely will not ever be near Alabama. And it's not just the Californians, it seems to be much more widespread, actually people from Alabama are the least likely to absolutely love this song more-so than anyone else in the country...
If anyone reads this, please explain why this is allowed to continue...

3 comments:

Mella said...

Maybe it's allowing them to tap into their inner redneck?

TheBigOzbowski said...

I wonder if all the songs that mention California have such mass-appeal outside of the state?

Mella said...

California Girls does.

But it's mostly wishful thinking...