Difference between revisions of "Charlie and the MTA"

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Kissed his wife and family
 
Kissed his wife and family
 
Went to ride on the MTA
 
Went to ride on the MTA
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Chorus1:
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    Did he ever return,
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    No he never returned
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    And his fate is still unlearn'd
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    He may ride forever
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    'neath the streets of Boston
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    He's the man who never returned.
  
 
Charlie swiped his card
 
Charlie swiped his card
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and he could not get off that train.
 
and he could not get off that train.
  
Chorus1:
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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
 
Now all night long
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Or my cousin in Roxbury?"  
 
Or my cousin in Roxbury?"  
  
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    G        D      G
 
    G        D      G
 
And make the people pay
 
And make the people pay
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Chorus2:
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We will never be burned
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We will never be turned
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To a world without the T
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We will ride forever
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'neath the streets of Boston
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Public trains they oughta be free.
  
  
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Since they billed the MBTA
 
Since they billed the MBTA
  
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Enough is enough
 
Enough is enough
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No more cuts to the MBTA
 
No more cuts to the MBTA
  
Chorus3:
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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
 
Now you citizens of Boston
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No more cuts to the MBTA
 
No more cuts to the MBTA
  
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Revision as of 09:22, 29 January 2012

A couple of people are playing with a remix of Charlie and the MTA. Tim would bring instruments but not unless he had actually practiced with some fellow occupiers.

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

Chorus1:
    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.

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

    Chorus1:

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?" 

    Chorus1:


       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




	G
	The people got burned 
	          C      
	While the bankers they learned
	         G               D
	how to get rich and have their way
	       G
	Just restructure the debt
	       C 
	Charge big fees for your bets
	    G        D      G
	And make the people pay

Chorus2:
	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.


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

    Chorus2:

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

    Chorus2:

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

    Chorus2:

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