Glue – Hometown Anthem Lyrics


[Verse 1]
Five nineteen seventy eight, time of birth 11:10pm
They named me Adam, 2 weeks late starting the trend
Of being 5 minutes late everywhere that I go
I swear it’s in my blood; honestly it’s all I know
Born in Keene, NH population next to nothing
Full of small town people waiting for something, Big
To finally happen to make the days pass a easier
Going over the border to find dope movie theaters
Culture passed by my sleeping suburb
Until the early 80’s when music changed the world
Urban stories forced corny ballads out of the spotlight
Wind pants on cardboard every night
Little New York, 4 hours north of all the traffic
1986 stuck in a third grade panic
Inside when it rained, outside when there was sun
In a place like this everybody knows everyone

[Hook 1]
City to town we connect and then build
From Keene to Cincinnati to Aurora we filled
(?) area code, gave you somewhere to be
We’re the G to the L to the U you never forgetting the E
(turntablism)

[Verse 2]
In 1987 we moved down south charlotte
Culture shock is the only thing you could call it
The white backdrop was gone, mixed into color schemes
The mixture was the best thing for me to have seen
I saw my first beat box on the playground
After three fights got respect as the new kid in town
Didn’t last long, In 89 we moved back north
Back to Keene for the financial and emotional support
Needed help back on our feet, dad quit his job
He couldn’t handle the dead economy or his racist boss
Keene stayed the same and mom found a career
We lived in the same apartment until my freshmen year
Here the winters suck you in and the radio just sucks

Junior high passed by with bad grades and good luck
Tough days came and went, parents split ways
But it’s all just life at the end of day

[Hook 1]
City to town we connect and then build
From Keene to Cincinnati to Aurora we filled
(?) area code, gave you somewhere to be
We’re the G to the L to the U you never forgetting the E
(turntablism)

[Verse 3]
I had to Hustle my way through high school, but I got my diploma
Made my parents proud, I was 2 years sober
College kids kept me sane, bringing life to the town
Every weekend me and Shalem were holding it down
Rocking house parties, selling the crowd
Cops always broke it up when we got to loud
Keene got smaller as our reach extended
Started traveling to shows and making connections
But we always came back, for family and relationships
I loved driving into town from a long road trip
To see the streets you’ve ruled since you knew how to run
To see the steps of your goals you’ve had since you were young
Keene will always be there as my heaven in the trees
I’ll always be back in autumn to see the changing of the leaves
Born and raised to walk the world, looking for the unknown
I figure everywhere I go, is on my way back home

[Hook 2]
City to town we connect and then build
From Keene to Cincinnati to Aurora we filled
(?) area code, gave you somewhere to be
We’re the G to the L to the U to the E
City to town we connect and then build
From Keene to Cincinnati to Aurora we filled
(?) area code, gave you somewhere to be
We’re the G to the L to the U to the E