Song Name: Our Home Towns (Western Pennsylvania)

Songwriter: Seth Ginsburg

Copyright: 2008

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Lyrics:

Our roots are as deep
As the seams of coal
That fired the dreams of our town
In our hometowns
Our hometowns

Tempered like steel
And pounded like iron
We stand with our feet on the ground
In our hometowns
Our hometowns

We're from Johnstown, Monroeville and Butler and Greensburg
McKeesport, Latrobe, Carnegie and Pittsburgh
We're Hungarians and Africans, Jews and Poles
But our blood flows black and gold - in our hometowns


The blast furnace fires
That ignited the river
Have died and the mines have shut down
In our hometowns
Our hometowns

A generation of jobs
And family wages
Wavered, but the spirit shines on
In our hometowns
Our hometowns

We still have our hopes and we still have our dreams
And the friendliest people that you've ever seen
Our community's strong among the young and the old
All our blood flows black and gold - in our hometowns


The small houses still seem to
Hang on the hills
But so many people are gone
From our hometowns
Our hometowns

We're in Texas and Kansas
And probably Brazil
But in our hearts we will always hang on
To our hometowns
Our hometowns

We're still proud of the Steelers and all of our teams
And the hardest working players that you've ever seen
For the Bucs in the summer and the Pens in the cold
We all bleed black and gold - for our hometowns



Our roots are as deep
As the seams of coal
That fueled the dreams of our towns
Our hometowns
Our hometowns

Our hometowns - Western Pennsylvania
Our hometowns