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Song Parodies -> "Mourning The Token"

Original Song Title:

"Morning Has Broken"

Original Performer:

Cat Stevens

Parody Song Title:

"Mourning The Token"

Parody Written by:

Leo Jay

The Lyrics

Over the last year or so, New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority has completely phased out the much-beloved subway token, and transitioned to the electronic transit pass -- the 'MetroCard'...
Mourning the token,
Obsolete coinage,
Transit has spoken:
"Use MetroCard --
Fits in your wallet,
Charge to your Visa..."
What do they call it
"Swipe as you go..."

"Speed up your travel!
Ease your commuting!"
They strike the gavel,
"Thus shall it be!"
Thirty-day passes
Come at a discount --
Transit for masses
Comes on the cheap...

Hail to the plastic,
Light as a feather!
Light and fantastic,
Less than an ounce...
Thin as a wafer,
No tinkling metal --
Slender as paper,
Nary a sound...

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Johnny D - May 15, 2004 - Report this comment
I can relate - I worked in downtown Boston for years, riding the oldest subway system in the nation!
Michael Pacholek - May 16, 2004 - Report this comment
I think Boston and Philly are the only cities left that still use tokens. (In fact, I was in Chicago on Memorial Day weekend '99 when they made the changeover. I had three tokens left over from my last visit, and used 'em, having left one back home as a souvenir.) And while the MetroCard does have its advantages, if it gets even slightly bent, you can't use it, and there goes whatever money was left on it. Much better to use the cardboard version like in Washington, Baltimore, Chicago and Montreal.
Ashkicksass - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment

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