Rep. Marty Walsh To Propose Bill To Make ‘Roadrunner’ Official Rock Song Of Mass.
BOSTON (CBS) – A plan to make “Roadrunner” the official rock song of the state, hatched over social media, may gain some backing from state lawmakers.
Former Lemonheads Manager and President of Ashmont Media Joyce Linehan came up with the idea.
“I am putting together language to submit to petition the state legislature via Rep. Marty Walsh to make ‘Roadrunner’ the official rock song of the Commonwealth,” Linehan wrote on Facebook.
A new Facebook page dedicated to the cause has also been set up. On Tuesday, the page had 373 “likes.”
Walsh is set to propose the bill shortly, according to an article in the Boston Phoenix.
Roadrunner was written by Natick native Jonathan Richman and first released by The Modern Lovers in 1972. The song has been widely covered since then.
If the bill passes, Roadrunner would join the list of other Massachusetts’ official designations such as cranberry juice, Boston Terriers and cod.
The lyrics of Roadrunner allude to Mass. locations such as Route 128 and in one line say “I’m in love with Massachusetts.”