Album: Anywhere But Here (1997)
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  • Kris Roe, The Ataris' singer and songwriter, lived in Anderson, Indiana, hence the title. He absolutely despised it there, and would do anything to leave. He wrote this song to get his aggression out. He eventually got out of there and moved to Santa Barbara, California. >>
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    Matt - Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • This was not included on the original version of Anywhere But Here, but was part of an expanded version of the album released in 2002. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Jerro - New Alexandria, PA
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