Amanda Rose Riley - The Only Disliked State

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"The Only Disliked State" is a theme song for New Jersey. According to real polls, New Jersey is the only state in the country that's disliked on average.
Amanda Rose Riley is an acoustic singer-songwriter who loves to perform primarily in New Jersey, New York City, and England, her second home. She released her first studio album, "Secrets I Told to a Sound Hole," in March of 2018. Comforting and calming while embodying a lighthearted spirit that shines through in her lyrics and melodies, it is an insightful collection that draws on the experiences she has lived on her musical journey so far, a journey that has taken her on the seas three years in a row aboard the Flogging Molly Cruise, to the stage at Asbury Park’s famed Stone Pony, and that has allowed her to perform with one of her biggest artistic inspirations, Frank Turner. The album is available at Amanda’s website and all major digital stores and streaming apps. She is currently working on her second album.

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What if I told you that there was only one disliked state?
I think you'd know which one I mean
But it's self-reliant, and pretty safe with great education
And the minds are free

I work while you wait, I control my fate
I love while you hate, give thanks every day
I'll never conform to the picture you paint
And I got no time for the insults you sling
You gotta work hard when you grow up in the only disliked state

What if I told you that being bullied only makes you go harder
Until there's nothing left to give
You channel Springsteen, and you know that he won't be far
Because it's the greatest place to live

It's a hack joke that everyone laughs at
It's always told in the exact same way
It's a place that a winner wants to run from
It's not a place that you would choose to stay
Well, you can keep telling yourself that
If it makes you feel better that your state is such a bore
But if you're only gonna learn one thing from this song
Then just remember that the people on Jersey Shore are really from New York
You gotta work hard when you grow up in the only disliked state

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from Rock Against Hate Vol. 3 (benefiting KIND), released May 11, 2019

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Founded by Angelina Jolie and Microsoft, KIND helps protect the basic human rights of refugee and immigrant children in the United States, many of whom come to escape violence and persecution.
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