Madison Attitude

by Bennett Neuhauser

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A heartfelt rocker devoted to Madison, Wisconsin, one of my favorite places on Earth, performed with one of the bands I once roamed the nightclubs and bars and festivals of Madtown with — Apples Oranges.

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Madison Attitude
©1993 Bennett Neuhauser. All rights reserved. BMI®
Bennett Neuhauser is a.k.a Ben Sage

If asked to describe this place I call home
I could start with the beauty of the capitol dome
I could explain that it’s named for the fourth president
Or that Frank Lloyd Wright was once resident
I could say it’s the capital of the Dairy State
But none of that would tell you what makes it so great …

‘Cause Madison’s not a town, it’s an attitude, whoa-oh oh-oh-oh-oh
Madison’s not a town, it’s an attitude

It’s the ghost of the Sixties that you just can’t shake
It’s the Statue of Liberty sunk in the lake
It’s a graduate’s laughter and tear-gas tears
It’s a Rose Bowl win after thirty years

Oh, Madison’s not a town, it’s an attitude, whoa-oh oh-oh-oh-oh
Madison’s not a town, it’s an attitude

Well, it’s a coffeehouse ballad that makes’ the winter warm
It’s your very first lover at the Lake Shore Dorms
It’s an evening with friends on the Union Terrace
There’s just nothing cooler this side of Paris

Oh, Madison’s not a town, it’s an attitude, whoa-oh oh-oh-oh-oh
Madison’s not a town, it’s an attitude

[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

Oh, Madison’s not a town, it’s an attitude, whoa-oh oh-oh-oh-oh
Madison’s not a town, it’s an attitude

Where Robert La Follette once strode down State
The next generation now roller skates
I only hope the more times change
That this place stays just a little strange

‘Cause, Madison’s not a town, it’s an attitude, whoa-oh oh-oh-oh-oh
Madison’s not a town, it’s an attitude, la-la la-la-la-la
Madison’s not a town, it’s an attitude

Madison Attitude, Madison Attitude (3x)
MADISON…

credits

released June 28, 2021
Bennett Neuhauser — Lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Greg Parker — Lead guitar
Marco White — Drums
Dave Trowbridge —Bass guitar, backing vocals
Miriam Neuberger — Backing vocals

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Bennett Neuhauser Chicago, Illinois

Bennett Neuhauser (aka Ben Sage) carries on the pure lo-fi essence of the pioneers of rock'n'roll, folk and country and blends it with pop and blues influences, and lyrics that reflect his unique insights, humor and passion. Bennett Neuhauser is a BMI songwriter who has written more than 150 songs and released three CDs to date: In Word and In Deed, Troubadour, and Plenty of Gold. ... more

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