Originally Posted by aybojs
For me, the unbearable, almost suicide-inducing disappointment that I, and most everyone else cursed to live in the dregs of the "flyover country" that comprises the other 49.5 states that make up this thing called the U.S., which we all know only exists as lip service to the awe-inspiring grandeur of New York City, is slightly ameloriated by the fact that it's great not having to put up with the stereotypical myopic, "the world revolves around me" New York attitude. Oh, and New York's Mexican, Cajun, and Southern food selections suck, too.
A quote from one of my favorite songs by Atmosphere:
So if the people laugh and giggle when you tell em where you live Say shhh, say shhh And if you know this is where you wanna raise your kids Say shhh, say shhh If you're from the Midwest and it doesn't matter where Say shhh, say shhh If you can drink tap water and breathe the air Say shhh, say shhh Got trees and vegetation in the city I stay The rent's in the mail and I can always find a parking space The women outnumber the men two to one Got parks and zoos and things to do with my son The nightlife ain't all that, but that's okay I don't need to be distracted by the devil every day And the jobs ain't really too hard to find In fact, you could have mine if you knew how to rhyme This is for everyone around the planet That wishes they were from somewhere other than where they standin' Don't take it for granted, instead take a look around Quit complaining and build something on that ground Plant something on that ground, dance and sleep on that ground Get on your hands and knees and watch the ants walk around that ground Make a family, make magic, make a mess Take the stress, feel your motivation and build your nest It sucks that you think where I'm from is wack But as long as that's enough to keep your ass from coming back And with a smile and a hint of sarcasm, he said “I beg your pardon but this is my secret garden” If the playground is clear of stems and syringes Say shhh, say shhh If there's only one store in your town that sells 12-inches Say shhh, say shhh If no one in your crew walks around with a gun Say shhh, say shhh And if you ain't gonna leave cause this is where you're from Say shhh, say shhh