‘Bury My Heart on the Jersey Shore,’ Shannon McNally



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 celebrated its 350th birthday in 2014. And in the 350 Jersey Songs series, we marked the 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, click here.

1 comment

Monique Grimme March 2, 2015 - 6:16 pm

“Ole Toms River” by Gar Francis or “Down at The Ocean Gate”


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