Bradley Jay: Modern Lover’s “Roadrunner” over “Dream On” For Official Rock Song Of Massachusetts.’

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My name is Bradley Jay and I host the Jay Talking radio show which airs mornings from midnight to five every weekday on WBZ NewsRadio 1030. Consider this:

It’s on! Dueling bills compete to name the Massachusetts official rock song and it would be a cryin’shame if Aerosmith’s “Dream On” should win out over the Modern Lover’s “Roadrunner”

I could list reasons why “Roadrunner” should be the choice, but I don’t need to. All I have to do is point to the lyrics.

Here are some Roadrunner lyrics.

One two three four five six
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop ‘n’ Shop
With the radio on

I’m in love with Massachusetts
And the neon when it’s cold outside
And the highway when it’s late at night
Got the radio on
I’m like the roadrunner

Alright
I’m in love with modern moonlight
128 when it’s dark outside
I’m in love with Massachusetts
I’m in love with the radio on
It helps me from being alone late at night
It helps me from being lonely late at night
I don’t feel so bad now in the car
Don’t feel so alone, got the radio on
Like the roadrunner
That’s right

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the car, got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the AM sound, got the
(Radio On!)
Got the rockin’ modern neon sound
(Radio On!)
I got the car from Massachusetts, got the
(Radio On!)
I got the power of Massachusetts when it’s late at night
(Radio On!)
I got the modern sounds of modern Massachusetts
I’ve got the world, got the turnpike, got the
I’ve got the, got the power of the AM
Got the, late at night, (?), rock & roll late at night
The factories and the auto signs got the power of modern sounds
Alright

Notice that this song IS ABOUT MASSACHUSETTS AND THE MASSACHUSETTS EXPERIENCE. “Dream On” by Aerosmith has NOTHING TO DO WITH MASSACHUSETTS.

This is a no brainer. Push for Roadrunner to become the Massachusetts official rock song.

Frankly, the Bad Boys Of Boston would be well served to themselves concede the title. What a public relations win that would be!

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