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Pittsburgh version of "Royals"

Written by Heather Schmelzlen on .

As far as Pittsburgh parodies of popular songs go, this version of Lorde's "Royals" is pretty great. Give it a listen. Lyrics are below the video, which was uploaded to YouTube yesterday by Drew Praskovich.

 

I have smelt a corpse flower in the flesh 

I cut my teeth on super bowl rings
In the burgh
And I am proud of my address
In the 412, in the steel city.

But every songs like:
Gumbands
Chipped Ham
Slippy in the bathroom
Incline
PAT bus
Traffic goin' downtown

We don't care, we're singin' black n' yellow in our dreams

But everybody's like:
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pirates
And the Steelers
Kennywood
Warhol
Wiggins on my TV

We don't care, we got Troy Polamalu's hair

And we'll always be yinzers
Ketchup runs in our blood
That kind of Hunt's just ain't for us
We crave Potato Patch for lunch
Let me be a ruler
You can call me Carnegie
And baby I'll rule (x3)
Let me eat Primanti's please

My friends and I, we hit Southside
We count the bars we hop all night on Carson
And everyone who knows us knows
That we're fine with this, we didn't come from Philly

But every songs like:
Gumbands
Chipped Ham
Slippy in the bathroom
Incline
PAT bus
Traffic goin' downtown

We don't care, we're runnin' pierogi races in our dreams

But everybody's like:
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pirates
And the Steelers
Kennywood
Warhol
Wiggins on my TV

We don't care, we got Troy Polamalu's hair

And we'll always be yinzers
Ketchup runs in our blood
That kind of Hunt's just ain't for us
We crave Potato Patch for lunch
Let me be a ruler
You can call me Carnegie
And baby I'll rule (x3)
Let me eat Primanti's please

Ohh,ohh, ohh
We're prouder than we ever dreamed
Meet me at the Clemente


Ohh,ohh,ohh
Life is great with pickle flair
we got Troy Polamalu's hair

And we'll always be yinzers
Ketchup runs in our blood
That kind of Hunt's just ain't for us
We crave Potato Patch for lunch
Let me be a ruler
You can call me UPMC
And baby I'll rule (x3)
Let me eat Primanti's please

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BONUS VIDEO: Here's another for your Pittsburgh playlist — "Batter Up" by Emanuel feat. Lay Lanskey. It should get you sufficiently pumped up for tonight's NLDS Game 5 between the Pirates and the Cardinals.

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