Name a song that has an obscure reference to a real place. Here’s the catch, you have to have physically been there yourself. The more obscure the better.
I was thinking about this today while I was in Belmar NJ driving down 10th Avenue of “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” fame. In fact I drove through the intersection of 10th Avenue and E Street.
When Carole King and Gerry Goffin were married and writing together they lived in a house in West Orange New Jersey. They wrote a song commenting on suburban life and used their neighborhood as inspiration. The main road next to their house in Pleasant Valley Way. The song was “Pleasant Valley Sunday” which was a big hit for the Monkees. I’ve been on that street many times.