4 Best Songs That Namedrop Tri-Cities In Their Lyrics
You see a lot of American cities get referenced in movies and music. Sleepless in Seattle is a movie that comes to mind and Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" is a classic. I get it, there's something romantic about big cities and they can inspire all sorts of artistic output.
I was curious to see if Tri-Cities showed up in any consequential lyrics and was pleasantly surprised to find several quality songs. Check them out!
If I had to guess, considering Lynyrd Skynyrd being very proudly from the south, that in a song called "Mississippi Kid" the Tri-Cities in question is probably Tri-Cities, Tennesee. Still cool, nonetheless.
Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Mississippi Kid"
Well I'm going to fetch my woman, people
Tri-Cities here I come
Oh well I'm going to fetch my woman, people
Tri-Cities here I come
This next song seems to be entirely about eastern Washington, with Yakima also getting a mention at the beginning of the song. From their 2001 record Pure Rock Fury, this one is a good groovy alt-rock banger from a bygone era from the turn of the millennium. Instant nostalgia. For the record, Clutch is from Maryland.
Clutch - "Sink Em Low"
Run son, get on in
We must get to Kennewick
Sodom and Gomorrah
Followed up by;
The ash turned to confetti, Alleluia!
In the great Tri-Cities, Alleluia!
Oh God gave his great mercy, Alleluia!
Vine, Viche, Veti, Alleluia!
This next band is a hardcore punk outfit from San Francisco, California. In an already loud and rowdy song, Kennewick is the word shouted the loudest on the whole track. They seem to be a newer band, but they're signed to a legendary punk record label, Fat Wreck.
Western Addiction - "Laurette"
Get loose among the prey
Sun-drenched, slaked and grazed
Kennewick, drift and drift
Laurette let them in
I don't know much about this next artist, but I did like this song. David Prince sings an emotional diddy, describing a depressed haze while eating at a popular Tri-Cities restaurant.
David Prince - At the Three-Eyed Fish
It's just a little joint inside the Pasco airport
Don't ask me if the food there's good or bad
While we aren't New York or southside Chicago, Tri-Cities has been namedropped a surprising amount in music. Are these songs good enough for your playlist?