Clutch: Pulaski Skyway Meaning
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Pulaski Skyway Lyrics
By the fires of Elizabeth, never cease to amaze.
So hats off to the industry's casualties
Tra loo tray lay.
Oh that swamp full of grabbing hands.
Pull you under New Amsterdam.
anonymous Aug 14th 2012 report
The planes going to Newark airport fly over the skyway. I go bythere all the time. You can see all the Chinese boxes in the ports there are thousand of them. Elizabeth is south of the skyway you can see the smoke stacks and fires from the power plants in Elizabeth. The jets football has nothing to do with it.
anonymous Mar 6th 2011 report
The Meadowlands are also were the New York Jets football team plays. I'm pretty sure the line "how the jets do roar" is referring to the team and not the airport as mentioned above.
Earlier in the same part of the song, he makes refrence to the rumour that Jimmy Hoffa is buried on the field in the meadowlands.
anonymous Jul 12th 2010 report
This is a song about a series of bridges in New Jersey named Pulaski Skyway. It is part of a highway and passes near many large cities, the city of Elizabeth for example "The fires of Elizabeth never cease to amaze." It runs south New York (once called New Amsterdam)"Pull you under New Amsterdam."
The Skyway also goes to Newark Airport "Oh how those jets do roar."
They also mention the Meadowlands, a sports arena in New Jersey (I believe its close to the Skyway.)
And the last reference I'll point out is "Chinese boxes hold their screts well, how many are there? You can never tell" Elizabeth has a harbor. There's a lot of goods shipped to the US that arrive there, stored in the large boxes that make huge stacks outside of the harbor, making them countless. The whole song is reference after reference.
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