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Thursday, November 19, 2015

With apologies to the Beatles

Let it be


When I find myself late for the subway
Train conductor turns to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my run to catch it
It is standing right in front of me
Doors are closing quickly, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, oh let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

And when the broken hearted people
Swiping in two seconds late
There will be a next one, let it be.
For though the train has left by now there is
Still a chance that they will see
Next one's in five minutes, let it be.
Let it be, let it be, let it be, oh let it be
Next one's in five minutes, let it be.


Yellow line


In the town where I was born
Lived a man who took the trains
And he told us of his life
In the land of subway rides

So we went up to the tracks
Till we found the yellow line
And we stood there in our wait
Right there on the platform edge

We're all standing on the yellow line
On the yellow line, on the yellow line
We're all standing on the yellow line
On the yellow line, on the yellow line

And our friends are all abreast
Many more of them stand in front
And the train begins to come

We're all standing on the yellow line
On the yellow line, on the yellow line
We're all standing on the yellow line
On the yellow line, on the yellow line

(Stand well away, Mr. Parker, stand well away!
Standing away over here sir!
Back from the edge! Back from the edge!
Aye, aye, sir, we're clear!
Subway! Subway!)

As we live a life of ease
Everyone of us now stands behind
Away from the platform edge
Well behind the yellow line.

We all stand now way back from the edge
Way back from the edge, way back from the edge
We all stand now way back from the edge
Way back from the edge, way back from the edge.


The L line


Hey Jude, don't make it bad
Take the next train, and make it better
Remember to not lean onto the doors
Then you can start to make it better

Hey Jude, don't be afraid
If you dropped it, don't go and get it
The minute you drop down onto the tracks
For any reason, not worth the danger

And anytime you need to wait, hey Jude, refrain,
Don't leave your belongings unattended
For well you know that there are thieves who take your things
By making this world a little colder
Na na na na na na na na na

Hey Jude, don't let me down
You have seen it, it looks suspicious
Remember to let the MTA know
When there's a package left unattended

So let it out and let it in, hey Jude, begin
You're waiting for someone on the platform
And don't go on the yellow line, hey Jude, it's fine
The movement of trains is at a distance
Na na na na na na na na na, yeah.


I lost my metrocard


Oh yeah, I'll tell you something
I think you'll understand
When I left to meet you
I lost my metrocard
I lost my metrocard
I lost my metrocard

Oh please, say to me,
You have your metrocard
And please, say to me
You'll swipe me in again
You'll swipe me in again
I want a swipe again

And when you swipe me I feel happy
Inside
It's such a feeling that my train
I will catch
I will catch
I will catch

Oh yeah, you've still got value
I think you'll understand
And when you have no money
I'll swipe you in as well
I'll swipe you in as well
I'll swipe you in as well.