The Chainsmokers, “Closer” (2016)

So baby pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover
That I know you can’t afford
Bite that tattoo on your shoulder
Pull the sheets right off the corner
Of the mattress that you stole
From your roommate back in Boulder
We ain’t ever getting older

Shawn Mullins, “Santa Fe” (2000)

He was living with some hippies in school bus
They had puttered here from Boulder covered in dust
He said I know a little lady living 30 miles up the road

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, “Colorado Christmas” (1997)

But all along the Rockies you can feel it in the air
From Telluride to Boulder down below
The closest thing to heaven on this planet anywhere
Is a quiet Christmas morning in the Colorado snow

Cowboy Junkies, “Towne’s Blues” (1992)

Time to take a little spin
Boulder looks like the type of town
That I could spend some time

Garth Brooks, “What She’s Doing Now” (1991)

Last time I saw her it was turnin’ colder
But that was years ago
Last I heard she had moved to Boulder
But where she’s now I don’t know

Kathy Mattea, “She Came From Fort Worth” (1989)

She came from Fort Worth, Fort Worth couldn’t hold her
Her dreams were bigger than the Texas sky
She’s got a one-way ticket on the next bus for Boulder
And it won’t take long to say goodbye

Emmylou Harris, “Boulder to Birmingham” (1975)

I would rock my soul in the bosom of Abraham

I would hold my life in his saving grace
I would walk all the way from Boulder to Birmingham
If i thought I could see, I could see your face

Todd Rundgren, “Zen Archer” (1973)

A man in parts forgotten
With an outlook that is rotten
And an attitude to match it
Finds relief inside a hatchet
And he halved someone in Boulder

John Denver, “I Guess He’d Rather Be in Colorado” (1971)

I guess he’d rather be in Colorado
He’d rather play his banjo in the morning when the moon is scarcely gone
In the dawn the subways comin in the dawn I hear him hummin’
Some old song he wrote of love in Boulder Canyon

Gordon Lightfoot, “10 Degrees and Getting Colder” (1971)

He was just a road musician
To the taverns he would go
Singin’ songs about the ramblin’
The lovin’ girls and gamblin’
How the world fell on his shoulders
Back in Boulder I don’t know

Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee is the managing editor for AboutBoulder, OnDenver, and a key member of the OnMetro team, launching this platform in cities across the United States.