Empire State of Mind Parody – Minnesota Spoof (Empire Minnesota)

I don’t know what to say . . . .

You decide.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we6R3GGkTW8[/youtube]

A TheAfternoonDLight spoof of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys song Empire State of Mind. Minnesota version… The glasses are suppose to look like the glasses Jay-Z wears (I don’t actually wear glasses), and the hand symbol is the icon of roc-a-fella

Here are the lyrics so you can sing along champ.

Yeah, yeah Im up in MN, city of St. Cloud
We border Canada, for that I am proud

East of the Dakotas, dont hate the north state
Thank us for Scotch tape, home of ten thousand lakes

The capital is St. Paul, hangin at the state fair
(feet are cold!)

The worlds largest twine ball, breathing in the cold air Fishin for that eel pout, huntin for that deer meat
You can catch the farmers when they harvest that whole grain wheat

Down W. Germain Street, all black grand prix
Turnin up the heat, and slide in the fresh CD

Neat, got it at Best Buy, Minnesota loves prince
Why do you steal CDs?, I only had four cents

Snows fallin from the sky, sky, normal snow flurry
See you slide by, you hit a patch of black ice

May we, give a shout out, yeah you know who we be
You can tell from our lyrics that we are TheAfternoonDLight

In Minnesota, frozen tundra that we are fond of
Theres nothing you cant do, in Minnesota

These lakes will make you feel brand new
Big trees will inspire you, life in Minnesota
-Sota, -sota
(I love the cold weather)

See me with a hat and jersey at the Vikings game
Man, Favre made the vikes more famous than the Yankees man

You should know the team who, has colors red and blue
Cause I got a box of crackers rootin for the Twins, dude

Welcome to the hottest spot, MOA where we shop
In the winter we can get, a DQ banana split
Jumping jack, Jumping jack, Jumping jack, now Im tired
Minnesota niceness, up here we know how to act

You’ve heard the stories, miracle on ice
Herb Brooks glory, for the gold theres no price
Yeah we represent, Minnesota raised
The illest rhymes we spittin you know are grade A

Three degrees below, snowboard and ski
Santas at the mall, on his knee, patiently

I hope he will give me, a brand new handmade
Real colorful, and accurate to scale, map of

In Minnesota, frozen tundra that we are fond of
Theres nothing you cant do, in Minnesota
These lakes will make you feel brand new
Big trees will inspire you, life in Minnesota
-Sota, -sota

Good luck finding, real good finders
So they can find a way to kick

Our behind-as, just try if you please
Now go hide cowardly, we killed it on the last verse

To be on Christmas Eve, with the fam in St. Cloud
Will make you smile and it will never get old
Its too cold to be about, the city cause the sun is hardly shining in
Minnies gone mad, its that time of year again

Come and take a field trip, see the Mississippi
Enjoying the nature, just like a hippie
Or watch a concert down at the First Ave.
Havin more fun than you ever really should have

Too cool for school, Minnies high in education
Our states the best, dont need investigation
Joe Mauer hits rocket homers to the moon
Look pretty in Minnie, yeah the state of the common loon

In Minnesota, frozen tundra that we are fond of
Theres nothing you cant do, in Minnesota
These lakes will make you feel brand new
Big trees will inspire you, life in Minnesota
-Sota, -sota

One hand in the air for the twin cities
These lights on trees are lookin pretty

No state on the map can compare
Puttin your mittens in the air, everybody say, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

In Minnesota, frozen tundra that we are fond of
Theres nothing you cant do, in Minnesota
These lakes will make you feel brand new
Big trees will inspire you, life in

via Big ups @g_rote

7 Comments so far

  1. moe (emoeby) on December 17th, 2009 @ 11:55 am

    Wow.


  2. Becky (unregistered) on December 17th, 2009 @ 1:56 pm

    This is great! must pass along…


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  5. David (jacc) on December 18th, 2009 @ 12:25 pm

    “Jumping jack, Jumping jack, Jumping jack, now Im tired”


  6. amy (unregistered) on January 9th, 2010 @ 6:01 pm

    just want to say i love the song. it makes me smile! if you live in mn you gotta laugh at this!! :]


  7. Shelley Bunkholt (unregistered) on January 12th, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

    That was so good! You guys have inspired me to get out an enjoy the winter! Thanks for a good laugh!!



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