No, I did not spend the evening making up songs about the MBTA or anything

Alewife, Alewife
The newest red line staaaa-tion
Un-der-ground
In Cam-bridge-town
Near Fresh Pond Reservaaaa-tion!
Cree-py red neon lights sway and glow
To and fro
Abooooovvve meeee
Alewife, Alewife
The destination of this train!

This train is bound for Braintree, this train
This train is bound for Braintree, this train
If you wanna go to Dot then well
You're probably SOL
Cuz this train is bound for Braintree, this train!

This train is bound for Heath Street, this train
This train is bound for Heath Street, this train
If you wanna go to Kenmore Square
Take the B, C or D, I don't care
Cuz this train is bound for Heath Street, this train!

This train is expressin' to Ruggles, this train
This train is expressin' to Ruggles, this train
I'll say it five or six times more
But at Mass Ave you'll a-pound on the door
This train is expressin' to Ruggles, this train!

This train won't be stoppin' at Bowdoin, this train
This train won't be stoppin' at Bowdoin, this train
You'll hafta get out at State Street
And walk a couple feet
Cuz this train won't be stoppin' at Bowdoin, this train!

This train is actually a bus
This train is actually a bus
...da da dada da da daa...
... ... uh ... da da da da da...
This train is actually a bus.

Of course the YouTube links I previously had to the original tunes have been removed. The first one is to the tune of "Edelweiss" from "The Sound of Music" and the rest are to the tune of "This Train is Bound for Glory" (traditional African-American spiritual).


5 comments:

nancypearlwannabe said...

I do love how the T announcer always says "BRAINtree". His robotic voice is somehow soothing.

Rachel said...

These are awesome! :) I'm still giggling. (Found you via Universal Hub - hello from Jamaica Plain)

jenne said...

i'll be singing these for weeks now! YAY! thank you eeka!

ecdysiasm said...

Ha! That last verse made me snarf hot coffee. In other news, it stings to snarf hot coffee. :P

(Oh, and as to how I found you, I wandered in from Universal Hub too! Hullo!)

coordinatezero said...

Check out the song "MBTA" on http://www.myspace.com/thehazardousperhaps

Your trains don't run all night
Your buses show up late
Sometimes they don't show at all
The 86 should be replaced
What's the point of Inbound/Outbound?
It doesn't make sense
And lose the Green Line B train
all those B.U. students
F*** MBTA!!

Have you ever tried to catch a
Bus from Sullivan?
They're all lined up on two levels
No one knows where to stand
And why are there departure times
If they won't follow through?
And why can't you get information
From the Info Booth?
F*** MBTA!!

Boylston's superfluous
Park Street's steps away
It looks under construction, not done
Will we see that day?
Why is there a fifteen minute wait between trains
On the Blue and Orange Lines so nobody gains?
F*** MBTA!!

No Bus/Subway transfers
No more tokens for the T
Now you have to pay for a card that they call Charlie
And why do you have to go to Downtown Boston
To get from Cambridge to Cambridge?
F*** MBTA!!