Charlie and the MTA
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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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