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Revision as of 16:44, 25 January 2012

Charlie and the MTA

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Bechtel and the MBTA

Let me tell you the story
Of a man named Charlie
On a tragic and fateful day
He put his card in his pocket,
Kissed his wife and family
Went to ride on the MTA

Charlie swiped his card
At the Kendall Square Station
And he changed for Jamaica Plain
When he got there the conductor told him,
"There's been a fare hike."
Charlie could not get off that train.

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    Did he ever return,
    No he never returned
    And his fate is still unlearn'd
    He may ride forever
    'neath the streets of Boston
    He's the man who never returned. 

Now all night long
Charlie rides through the tunnels
Saying, "What will become of me?
Crying
How can I afford to see
My sister in Chelsea
Or my cousin in Roxbury?" 

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       G 
Now I'll tell you a story
          C
about the Big Dig Tunnel
        G                  D
And the tragic and fateful way
      G  
How a crooked highway project
         C 
Came to rob every family
    G           D   G
Who rides on the MBTA



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	G
	The people got burned 
	          C      
	While the bankers they learned
	         G               D
	'bout an easy way to get rich
	       G
	Just restructure the debt
	       C 
	Charge big fees for your bets
	    G        D      G
	And make the people pay


Bechtel did the job
While the poor working slob
Paid for all their mistakes
The highway its leaking
The people be freakin
Since they billed the MBTA

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Enough is enough
The people are saying
Don't you take the busses away
Your games aint a-working
And we aint a-takin
No more cuts to the MBTA

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	We will never be burned
	We will never be turned
	To a world without the T
	We will ride forever 
	'neath the streets of Boston
	Public trains they oughta be free.

Now you citizens of Boston
Don't you think its a scandal
That people have to pay and pay
While the banks get bailed out 
The riders get sold out
No more cuts to the MBTA

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