I-76
G. Love & Special Sauce Lyrics


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65 25 Parkline Drive
And like always I'm kicking it live
Wanna call the fellas to see if they is with this
Gonna get down with the sounds of big breakfast
Start off the day with some Bob Marley
Back to the woods for that fresh parlay
Maybe even spark a little Nicki J.
And then it's off to center city in the fastest way
'Cause if you've gotta get downtown real quick
Then the only way to go is I-76
Unless of course you want to take that scenic view
Then East or West River Drive is right for you
But if you ain't got any time to lose
Put the pedal to the metal for that voyage cruise
And get on down to I-76
Because in 1996 there ain't no tricks in the mix

Back in 1982, man it was real cool
And in school if we got good grades and straight up A's
Our parents would take us to a 76ers game
I got my game and there ain't no shame
Big shots for Mo Cheeks and Moses Malone
Julius Erving called Philly his home
Bobby Jones, Daryl Dawkins, Andrew Toney sinking threes
Rocky Balboa comes from south Philly
But if you want to make it on time to the show
There's only one road that you really have to know, so
Get to Fishtown without all that jive
I suggest that you drive on I-95
Wanna get downtown but feeling in a fix
Get on that road they call 676
The most expensive expansive piece of interstate they ever made
The fellas ain't famous but they got good game
Get along 76ers
Charles Barkley dissed Larry Bird
Get along 76ers
Charles Barkley dissed Larry Bird

Shh-Hoops the middle man now disguised as the Joy
Valentine Smiles to the Katman play
Loungin' leather seats 76 gettin' nice
Cadillac D.B.L. Kristopher pulled the heist
Expressway expression Soda Pop is pressin'
Up another piece baby new year painted session
I'm guessin' the answer to the question
All the Philly Fellas livin' life as a profession
Destined to escape a la Spector
Ah Wilderness yea prep jetta boy
Friday night rap Broncos and Pepper Shakers
In the city Ice Dogs Love show I the skyscraper
The route man it's I-76
I'm checkin' Otto Shoup singin' Davey Quickness
Li Li of the Va Li love a ligum everyday
I'm givin' praise from High Hill Juice to Philly

But if you've gotta get downtown real quick
Then the only way to go is I-76
Unless of course you wanna take that scenic view
Then East or West River Drive is right for you
But hope you ain't got any time to lose
Put the pedal to the metal for that voyage cruise
And get on down to I-76
'Cause in 1996 there ain't no tricks in the mix
Get along 76ers
Charles Barkley dissed Larry Bird
Get along 76ers
Dr. J! Moses Malone




Get along 76ers
Jerry Stackhouse and Iverson

Overall Meaning

The song "I-76" by G. Love & Special Sauce is a tribute to the Interstate 76 highway that runs through Philadelphia, the hometown of the band. The lyrics describe the different ways to get around the city, focusing primarily on the highway as the main mode of transportation. The song opens with the singer stating his address on Parkline Drive and his plans to call his friends to hang out and listen to music. He mentions smoking weed ("spark a little Nicki J"), and then talks about getting downtown quickly, which requires taking I-76. The second verse includes a reference to the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team, with the singer reminiscing about going to games with his parents as a child. The singer then offers advice on the best way to get downtown, highlighting I-95 and 676 as alternates to I-76.


The song touches on different elements of Philly culture, from the local music scene ("the Katman play") to the city's food ("big breakfast"). Overall, the song is a love letter to Philadelphia and the ways its inhabitants navigate it.


Line by Line Meaning

65 25 Parkline Drive
The artist is starting his day at his home address, possibly in Philadelphia.


And like always I'm kicking it live
The artist is preparing to have a fun and exciting day.


Wanna call the fellas to see if they is with this
The artist wants to contact his friends to see if they want to join him.


Gonna get down with the sounds of big breakfast
The artist is going to enjoy listening to some music while having breakfast.


Start off the day with some Bob Marley
The artist will be listening to Bob Marley's music to start his day off right.


Back to the woods for that fresh parlay
The artist is planning to return to nature to enjoy a fresh perspective on life.


Maybe even spark a little Nicki J.
The artist might smoke some cannabis.


And then it's off to center city in the fastest way
The artist is traveling to the center of Philadelphia as quickly as possible.


'Cause if you've gotta get downtown real quick
The artist believes that it is important to travel to Philadelphia's downtown area quickly.


Then the only way to go is I-76
The artist recommends taking Interstate 76 to reach downtown Philadelphia quickly.


Unless of course you want to take that scenic view
The artist recognizes that some people might prefer a scenic route to downtown Philadelphia.


Then East or West River Drive is right for you
The artist suggests taking either East or West River Drive for those who want to enjoy the scenic view.


But if you ain't got any time to lose
The artist implies that time is of the essence and recommends the fastest route for those in a hurry.


Put the pedal to the metal for that voyage cruise
The artist advises driving as fast as possible to reach the destination quickly.


And get on down to I-76
The artist believes that taking Interstate 76 is the quickest and easiest way to reach the destination.


Because in 1996 there ain't no tricks in the mix
The artist suggests that it is easy to navigate through the city and reach downtown with no tricks in 1996.


Back in 1982, man it was real cool
The artist is reminiscing about the past and how things used to be cool.


And in school if we got good grades and straight up A's
The artist remembers when he was in school, and how good grades were rewarded with trips to see the Philadelphia 76ers play.


Our parents would take us to a 76ers game
The artist's parents would take him and his friends to watch the Philadelphia 76ers play basketball.


I got my game and there ain't no shame
The artist feels confident and proud of his skills.


Big shots for Mo Cheeks and Moses Malone
The artist enjoys watching the Philadelphia 76ers players, Mo Cheeks and Moses Malone, make big shots in basketball games.


Julius Erving called Philly his home
The artist knows that Julius Erving, a famous basketball player known as Dr. J, played for the Philadelphia 76ers and considered Philadelphia his home.


Bobby Jones, Daryl Dawkins, Andrew Toney sinking threes
The artist remembers other great Philadelphia 76ers players who had a talent for shooting three-point shots.


Rocky Balboa comes from south Philly
The artist is referencing the Rocky movie and how the main character, Rocky Balboa, is from the south area of Philadelphia.


But if you want to make it on time to the show
The artist acknowledges that time is important and wants to get to the show on time.


There's only one road that you really have to know, so
The artist knows one road will be the fastest way to reach the desired destination.


Get to Fishtown without all that jive
The artist wants to reach the Fishtown area quickly, without any unnecessary delay.


I suggest that you drive on I-95
The artist recommends taking Interstate 95 to get to Fishtown quickly.


Get downtown but feeling in a fix
The artist recognizes that some people might not know the best way to reach downtown Philadelphia.


Get on that road they call 676
The artist suggests taking the 676 Expressway to reach downtown Philadelphia if feeling uncertain.


The most expensive expansive piece of interstate they ever made
The artist recognizes that the 676 Expressway was costly and extensive.


The fellas ain't famous but they got good game
The artist is praising the unknown or lesser-known people who worked on the construction of the 676 Expressway for their good workmanship.


Get along 76ers
The artist is signifying his support of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team.


Charles Barkley dissed Larry Bird
The artist is commenting on Charles Barkley, a former Philadelphia 76ers player, having insulted Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics.


Shh-Hoops the middle man now disguised as the Joy
The artist is possibly referring to a person, nickname or organization that has now taken on a new or different persona.


Valentine Smiles to the Katman play
The artist is playing with words and making use of slang terms and nicknames to describe a scenario that isn't entirely clear.


Loungin' leather seats 76 gettin' nice
The artist is describing a pleasurable experience of relaxing in a comfortable car while driving on Interstate 76.


Cadillac D.B.L. Kristopher pulled the heist
The artist is possibly telling a story about a person named Cadillac D.B.L. Kristopher who pulled a heist, a theft of some kind.


Expressway expression Soda Pop is pressin'
The artist may be referencing a person or business using unique expressions and possibly advertising on the expressway.


Up another piece baby new year painted session
The artist is possibly describing a party to celebrate the new year or creating artwork.


I'm guessin' the answer to the question
The artist is making a guess or assumption about what someone will do or say in response to a question.


All the Philly Fellas livin' life as a profession
The artist may be commenting on the career-focused and driven men living in Philadelphia.


Destined to escape a la Spector
The artist makes a reference to Phil Spector, a famous record producer and/or his imprisonment.


Ah Wilderness yea prep jetta boy
The artist may be talking to a person referred to as prep jetta boy and making a reference to nature or living carefree.


Friday night rap Broncos and Pepper Shakers
The artist is possibly commenting on a Friday night event and the party atmosphere that ensues.


In the city Ice Dogs Love show I the skyscraper
The artist is referring to a show called Ice Dogs Love and possibly making a reference to the skyline of Philadelphia.


The route man it's I-76
The artist believes that the best and quickest route is to take Interstate 76.


I'm checkin' Otto Shoup singin' Davey Quickness
The artist may be referencing a person named Otto Shoup and singing along to a song or music.


Li Li of the Va Li love a ligum everyday
The artist is possibly telling a story or tale using unknown names and concepts.


I'm givin' praise from High Hill Juice to Philly
The artist is giving a shout-out to the High Hill Juice brand and the city of Philadelphia.




Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing
Written by: DAVID KATOWITZ, GARRETT DUTTON, JONATHAN LONG, ROBERT LAMB

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Comments from YouTube:

M. Renkas

I sang this at my 8th grade talent show in 1999

Thomas D. Pearce

😆❤

Phil DiMarco

I’m sorry

Annie M

M. Renkas I bet you looked sooo weird

donato sammartino

I remember these guys playing in LBI at the Ketch Club & The Tide back in the 90's. These guys were lots of fun to see. Such a great time. I miss those days.

WHITEY THA BOSS

Me too brother....I member

Shane Fell

How did it take me this long to discover these dudes?

Lisbeth Bird

The best. G has new stuff ahead of new record. I LOVE his music forever.

tp3videos

Welcome to the party Dude 😎

Mary Brace

When you consider, this song was kind of a FU to a famous Boston programmer ...

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