I was rolling into Cleveland yesterday on the Turnpike for a meeting on this when the local classic rock DJ took a request. To paraphrase the caller, he wanted to hear “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide” by ZZ Top because Johnny Manziel topped the NFL jersey sales list, is from Texas and is a sensation. The DJ thought that was a great idea and ZZ tore into Nationwide that goes a little something like this.
Well I was rollin’ down the road in some cold blue steel,
I had a bluesman in the back, and a beautician at the wheel.
We’re going downtown in the middle of the night
We was laughing and I’m jokin’ and we feelin’ alright.
Oh I’m bad, I’m nationwide.
Yes I’m bad, I’m nationwide.
Easin’ down the highway in a new Cadillac,
I had a fine fox in front, I had three more in the back.
They sportin’ short dresses, wearin’ spike-heeled shoes,
They smokin’ Lucky Strikes, wearing nylon too.
Welcome back, we’re nationwide.
Yeah we bad, we’re nationwide.
Nothing screams Johnny Manziel like those lyrics. Never stop being you, Cleveland.