To my friends in New York, I say helloand so on. Well, to my surprise, some of the lyrics were changed. Instead, it goes like this:
My friends in L.A., they don't know
Where I've been for the past few years or so....
To my friends in New York, I say helloand so on. I don't know if you noticed the subtle difference.
My friends in UTAH, they don't know
Where I've been for the past few years or so...
It's like, all us folks listening in Utah are supposed to look at each other with super excited grins, saying "Hey, hheeeeeeyyyyy, HEY! Yeah, yeah yeah!! YEAH!" to each other while nodding our heads like this is the greatest thing that ever happened.
Look, I know Utah is not really going to be so inspiring to the likes of Onerepublic that it will get a melodic shout out. Maybe by the Beach Boys, sure. But not Onerepublic. There are LOTS of places that don't get shoutouts. New York, Los Angeles, Paris, etc., sure, they get mentioned. Those of us in other towns don't really take offense to not being mentioned by mainstream musicians. But are we gullible enough and narcissistic enough to really be excited when bands change the lyrics to songs to make us feel like they really love us?
Welcome to the hotel, Arizona!Come on. Those aren't the lyrics and we know it, and I find the changes annoying. Just leave it as is. Onerepublic (or maybe the DJs that changed the lyrics), I know you don't have any friends in Utah. But we'll listen to your music. It's still good without mention of salty lakes, snow, or canyon lands. You don't have to fake it.
Just a city boy, born and raised in South Houston
I left my heart in Springfield