Chautauqua County

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  • Chautauqua County is located in Upstate New York. It was where Lemuria's drummer/songwriter Alex Kerns was born. Kerns told us that many fans are baffled by the song, as it's not a location that shows up in many works of art. "If you look at Chautauqua County on a map, you won't recognize any of the cities," Kerns said. "It's New York, but Buffalo's not there. My hometown where I was born is there, but it's just like a random town. There are counties in Utah that don't have Salt Lake City in it. There are a handful of people who are from that county who are, like, 'Why did you write about Chautauqua County?' That's the county where I was born in and the song's kind of about my early childhood during that time period. It's not all that weird, but it's unique from all the other songs I've written."

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