Difference between revisions of "Charlie and the MTA"

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Bechtel and the MBTA
 
Bechtel and the MBTA
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Let me tell you the story
 
Let me tell you the story
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Of a man named Charlie
 
Of a man named Charlie
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On a tragic and fateful day
 
On a tragic and fateful day
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He put his card in his pocket,
 
He put his card in his pocket,
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Kissed his wife and family
 
Kissed his wife and family
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        G           D G
 
Went to ride on the MTA
 
Went to ride on the MTA
  
 
Chorus1:
 
Chorus1:
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     Did he ever return,
 
     Did he ever return,
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     No he never returned
 
     No he never returned
 
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             G                    D
 
     And his fate is still unlearn'd
 
     And his fate is still unlearn'd
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     He may ride forever
 
     He may ride forever
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     'neath the streets of Boston
 
     'neath the streets of Boston
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     He's the man who never returned.
 
     He's the man who never returned.
  

Revision as of 09:39, 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
       G
Let me tell you the story
     C 
Of a man named Charlie
     G  		D
On a tragic and fateful day
           G
He put his card in his pocket,
           C
Kissed his wife and family
        G           D G
Went to ride on the MTA

Chorus1:
           G
    Did he ever return,
          C
    No he never returned
            G                     D
    And his fate is still unlearn'd
           G
    He may ride forever
               C
    'neath the streets of Boston
             G       D           G
    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:


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

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