Westfield 350th Birthday
May 19, 2019
Birthday weekend
May 17th-19th

Official Westfield 350 Song and Music Video

This is the official Westfield 350 song!   Written and performed by Jon Berman, this song celebrates the City of Westfield and our upcoming 350th birthday celebration.  Take a listen and see how many places you hear named.  Photos in the music video are courtesy of the Westfield Athenaeum.  Many more historical photos can be found on our website under the Media tab.

 

Lyrics:

There’s always something about coming back home
And the city lights approaching

Over the bridge and into this town
Traffic stalled but moving
Here people tend to stay around
Familiar faces the same old crowd
Where people still know your name
And who is who and who’s to blame
For silly pranks before high school games
Of hockey, football, baseball’s still the same
Generations go on past
And mornings go by way too fast

We don’t need another time
We don’t need another vision

 Because

We’re here and now in Westfield Mass
Still moving forward- built to last
Held on values we hold true
Still raise high red white and blue
We’re proud and strong to get the job done
But make some time for a little fun
Come see – what we’ve done – today
Westfield is here to stay

From Stanley Park to Little River Road
So many opportunities arose
Manufacture whips, and arms and gear
The supply chain of the world starts here
And heroes rise when called upon
Police and fire and national guard
Community will rise above to
Protect and serve in our backyard

We don’t need another time

We don’t need another vision
 
We’re here and now in Westfield Mass
Still moving forward- built to last
Held on values we hold true
Still raise high red, white and blue
We’re proud and strong to get the job done
But make some time for a little fun
Come see- what we’ve done – today

Westfield is here to stay

Small city life with Dicken’s Days -sprinkles
Holiday cheer among winter’s greys
Street lights glow with gaslight warmth
To bring us back to charm
We hold tight to tradition here
And celebrate – 350 years
Of rebuilds, wars fought and kids coming home from
Victories, losses and parts unknown

They don’t need another time

They don’t need another vision

They’re…

Coming home to Westfield Mass
Still moving forward- built to last
Held on values we hold true
Still raise high red white and blue
They’re proud and strong to get the job done
But make some time for a little fun
Come see – what they’ve done – today

Westfield is here to stay