Wilde Times a Brewin'

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Meet for brunch at Wilde Roast Cafe


Wilde Times a Brewin’



1. alyssa_ob – Alyssa, St. Paul, Minnesota.



2. fancynancy – Nancy, Las Vegas, Nevada.



3. festerwretch – Jeremy, Krokow, Poland.

Bill does his "Joker" impression



4. geerbox – Shawn, Holdrege, Nebraska.


5. moon_over_michael – Michael (Lord Mike), Minneapolis, Minnesota.


6. NinjaFer – Jennifer, Springfield, Missouri.


7. pinchora – Julie, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Lord Michael flushes out system



8. the_bill – Bill, Chaska, Minnesota.



9. travelman727 – Mark, Overland Park, Kansas.




My favorite Minnesota song has to be Shhh by the Replacements.  First, the lyrics are clever and comprehensive. Second, they mention many magnificent Midwestern cities, including my Kansas City.

Jennifer hits the juice



Recorded by the Replacements


Such a pleasure to come home
Cuz I...I have a very special love for this city.

Well all right, well okay
Well all right.

I wanted to make a song about where I'm from
You know? Big up my home town, my territory, my state
But, I couldn't figure out much to brag about
Prince lives here, we got 10,000 lakes.

But wait, the women are beautiful, to me they are
And we're not infested with pretentious movie stars
And it hit me,
Minnesota is dope
If only simply for not what we have but what we don't.

It's all fair, it ain't out there, it's in there
It's in the mirror, behind the breast under the hair
Follow the dream doesn't mean leave the love
Roam if you must, but come home when you've seen enough.

I love New York and Cali, but I ain't movin'
Too overpopulated saturated with humans
And I'm not big on rappers, actors, or models
If I had to dip, I'd probably skip to Chicago.

None of this is to diss no one, nowhere
Like I'm from
Minnesota, land of the cold air
Too many mosquitoes and our fair share of egos
But like my man Sabe says, that's where my mommy stays.

Shawn downs java strong & black

So if the people laugh and giggle when you tell em where you live
Say shhh, say shhh.
And if you know this is where you wanna raise your kids
Say shhh, say shhh.
If you're from the
Midwest and it doesn't matter where
Say shhh, say shhh.
If you can drink tap water and breathe the air
Say shhh, say shhh.

Got trees and vegetation in the city I stay
The rent's in the mail and I can always find a parking space
The women outnumber the men two to one
Got parks and zoos and things to do with my son.

The nightlife ain't all that, but that's okay
I don't need to be distracted by the devil every day
And the jobs ain't really too hard to find
In fact, you could have mine if you knew how to rhyme.

This is for everyone around the planet
That wishes they were from somewhere other than where they standin'
Don't take it for granted, instead take a look around
Quit complaining and build something on that ground.

Plant something on that ground, dance and sleep on that ground
Get on your hands and knees and watch the ants walk around
That ground Make a family, make magic, make a mess
Take the stress, feel your motivation and build your nest.

It sucks that you think where I'm from is wack
But as long as that's enough to keep your ass from coming back
And with a smile and a hint of sarcasm, he said
"I beg your pardon but this is my secret garden.”

All right (In the land of ice and snow)
Well okay (In the land of ice and snow)
Well all right (In the land of ice and snow)
Well okay (
Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minneapolis).

If the playground is clear of stems and syringes
Say shhh, say shhh.
If there's only one store in your town that sells 12-inches
Say shhh, say shhh.
If no one in your crew walks around with a gun
Say shhh, say shhh.
And if you ain't gonna leave cause this is where you're from
Say shhh, say shhh.

Well alright, well okay [repeated in background]
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Mankato, Minnesota
Duluth, Minnesnowta
Kansas City
St Louis, Missouri
Columbia, Missouri
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Cincinnati, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Boulder, Colorado
Lawrence, Kansas
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Say shhh.


alyssa_ob says:
Great song! Never heard of it though.
Posted on: Aug 27, 2008
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Meet for brunch at Wilde Roast Cafe
Meet for brunch at Wilde Roast Cafe
Bill does his Joker impression
Bill does his "Joker" impression
Lord Michael flushes out system
Lord Michael flushes out system
Jennifer hits the juice
Jennifer hits the juice
Shawn downs java strong & black
Shawn downs java strong & black
Alyssa goes for the grub
Alyssa goes for the grub
Jeremy, Jennifer & Nancy kick back
Jeremy, Jennifer & Nancy kick back
Gang shoots pics while I play piano
Gang shoots pics while I play piano