Our Fifty States Project – Alaska State Fair
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LYRIC
Alaska State Fair

Feat. Pat Avery

Chorus

Alas Alaska here we go
State of extremes
The biggest, the furthest north
But that's not what I mean
I'm talking about the one with the biggest veggies you've ever seen
660,000 square miles is plenty of space
For a bunch of six feet cabbages
And produce of enormous weight
Zucchinis bigger than a child, the sweetest carrots you ever ate
The 20 hours of sunlight in summer that's hardly
In Alaska they grow the vegetables
That many folks would call freaks

Verse 1

under their own weight
A single tomato to feed your whole family
Yeah it's the sunlight, but also a bunch of strategy
It's decades of careful crossbreeding
Isolating the monster sized DNA
Staring seeds early in greenhouses
Fertilizing and hoarding away
Living from large but to large and getting ready to be
And farmers with rifles protecting them from the hungry moose around

Chorus

Alas Alaska here we go
State of extremes
The biggest, the furthest north
But that's not what I mean
I'm talking about the one with the biggest veggies you've ever seen
660,000 square miles is plenty of space
For a bunch of six feet cabbages
And produce of enormous weight
Zucchinis bigger than a child, the sweetest carrots you ever ate
The 20 hours of sunlight in summer that's hardly
In Alaska they grow the vegetables
That many folks would call freaks

Verse 2

But under nights
There's plenty of time to muse
On giant veggies as an allegory
And how people are like produce
It looks like some grow bigger, they're actually given an edge
Greenhouse nurseries, premium fertilizers
Being their privilege
Standing on the shoulders of generations of gourds that claimed before
They're the ones who take the prizes
They're the ones on the showcase floor

Chorus

Alas Alaska here we go
State of extremes
The biggest, the furthest north
But that's not what I mean
I'm talking about the one with the biggest veggies you've ever seen
660,000 square miles is plenty of space
For a bunch of six feet cabbages
And produce of enormous weight
Zucchinis bigger than a child, the sweetest carrots you ever ate
The 20 hours of sunlight in summer that's hardly
In Alaska they grow the vegetables
That many folks would call freaks

Verse 3

Now to banish these dark knife thoughts to raise a toast
To the veggies that freed us, we enjoy the most
Size doesn't matter once I put them in my tummy
Big and small, they're equally as yummy
And when I need a chuckle when my heart is hurt
I type Alaska big veggies into an online image search

Chorus

Alas Alaska here we go
State of extremes
The biggest, the furthest north
But that's not what I mean
I'm talking about the one with the biggest veggies you've ever seen
660,000 square miles is plenty of space

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