Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally grew up in Long Island and now lives in Mississippi, but she spoke for all those who love the Jersey shore — or anyone, really, who feels a strong connection to any particular place — on her song, “Bury My Heart on the Jersey Shore,” which she included on her 2002 album, Jukebox Sparrows.
In the song, which she co-wrote with Joshua Grange and Richard Felman, she sings:
“As soon as I could walk I ran
Stayed about as still as sand
And when I stopped and turned around
Said, ‘Man, oh man, how far I’ve come
Look at all these things I’ve done
Yeah,you know I just want to go home’ “
Check it out below.
New Jersey celebratedits 350th birthday in 2014. And in the 350 Jersey Songs series, we markedthe occasion by posting 350 songs — one a day, from September 2014 to September 2015 — that have something to do with the state, its musical history, or both.To see the entire list, clickhere.