My adopted home, Tucson, Arizona, has a rich history of lyrical name checking in popular music. Here’s the first part of a continuing saga of songs that reference “The Old Pueblo”.
Tracy Bird – Tucson Too Soon (1996)
“For leavin’ Tucson too soon
At the time it was something that I just had to do
But tonight face to face with that old desert moon
It seems I left Tucson too soon”
Davendra Banhart – How’s About Tellin’ A Story?
“Mansonite and the Wolfman, Katmandu, and Honest Abe,
Something happens up in Tucson and then it happens again in Maine.
San Francisco, sweet thing, ladeedada da… na na!”
Falco – Vienna Calling (1986)
“Womit spielen kleine Mädchen heute, hier und dort und da
Ob in Tucson, Arizona; Toronto, Canada.”
Melissa Etheridge – You Can Sleep While I Drive (1989)
“We’ll go thorough Tucson up to Santa Fe
And Barbara in Nashville says we’re welcome to stay
I’ll buy you glasses in Texas a hat from New Orleans
And in the morning you can tell me your dreams.”