I Know a Guy
There’s no place like Rhode Island, It is quite u-nique.
Our politics, our roots, e-ven the way we speak.
Rhode Island is a bowl of fruit, from which we all can pick.
But it takes a certain knack; it takes a certain trick.
I know a guy, I know a guy. It’s how they get things done here; it’s how they all get by.
I know a guy, I know a guy, with someone in your corner, it’s easy as apple pie.
Now if you want that parking ticket, to simply go away,
or a front row seat at the Dunk, to see your favorite rock star play.
Or beat the wait for a table, at a restaurant on the hill
here's a home-town remedy, a cure for all your ills
How about a nice state job, with a pension big and fat
Or maybe a low number license plate, we can deal with that
Is your driveway getting shabby, need a black top that looks great?
we’ll send a truck to sneak you in, those potholes can wait
Chorus - Bridge(slow)
Roger Williams walked from Salem, to the Narragansett Bay
Chief Sachem Canonicus helped him, gave him a place to stay
The settlement of Providence, was born that very day
So, thanks to that Chief Sachem, Roger was the first Rhode Islander to say
I know a guy, I know a guy, “It’s how we get things done here, it’s how we all get by.
I know a guy, I know a guy, c’mon and sing along, make this the new state song
I know a guy, I know a guy, scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours, just give it a try
I know a guy, I know a guy, with someone in your corner, it’s easy as apple pie. 3X