Popular Artists Who Put Spokane in Their Lyrics
It's fun to hear your hometown mentioned in a song, isn't it? But let's face it, New York, San Francisco, Detroit and other large cities have that market cornered. So when a well-known artist puts your seemingly obscure community in their lyrics, it's kind of a big deal.
She Got Arrested - The Interrupters
She got arrested for shooting down her man
U.S. Marshals caught her outside of Spokane
Said "I'd do it again."
Spokane? In an alt/punk song? The first time I heard "She Got Arrested" on the radio, I almost drove off the road.
Jolene - Zac Brown Band
Cocaine flame in my bloodstream
Sold my coat when I hit Spokane
Summer-camp counselors will NOT be selecting this Zac Brown Band song for fire-pit singalongs, but it does mention Spokane.
Spokane (parody of Eric Clapton's "Cocaine") - Bob Rivers Twisted Tunes
When your drivin' all day
Ain't seen nothing but hay
When you're down on your luck
And they repo your truck
Like "Weird Al", Bob Rivers Twisted Tunes are made from scratch (no karaoke bed here) with the best musicians around. Their parodies have been played on radio stations on both coasts, as well as Mtv.
Co-host Spike O' Neill provides additional comic relief here as a disgruntled Spokanite.
Still a G Thang - Snoop Dogg
D-town [Detroit] Eastside St. Louie [St Louie]
Spokane get ya money man tic-tock
Little Rock right next to Houston, Texas
Home of Rap-A-Lot we like to jack a lot
Snoop Dogg has been to Spokane a lot, and his shows always sell out fast. So a quick shout-out in his lyrics is sick.
Spokane Song - Jewel
What city can offer the great outdoors, and access to 33 golf courses, of course?
Spokane can, Spokane can...
When other city's can't, can't, can't...
During her 2010 tour Jewel would write songs about the towns she was playing, and perform them on-stage. As you can hear, Spokane loved it.
Children of the Sun - Billy Thorpe
The people of the Earth stood waiting
Watching as the ships came one by one
Setting fire to the sky as they landed
Carrying to the world Children Of The Sun
Children of the sun
This song gets from Australia's Billy Thorpe gets an honorary mention because the name Spokane means "children of the sun" in Salish. And once upon a time there was a radio station in Spokane called "Rock 106" that played the hell out of it.