Subway Blues
(A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Urban Mass Transit Systems)

I'm going home on the subway today
I'm all alone on the subway today
Going home all alone
I'm going home on the subway today
I'm all alone on the subway today

Rattled windows are my neighborhood
Dirty streets and the water's no good
I went to work on the subway today
Drinking my coffee on the subway today
I'm going home on the subway today
I'm all alone on the subway today
Going home all alone
I'm going home on the subway today

Smell of stale sweat is worse every day
Screaming brakes on an old steel rail
I'm eating lunch on the subway today
Homework and dreams on the subway today
I'm going home on the subway today
I'm all alone on the subway today
Going home all alone
I'm going home on the subway today

I'm all alone on the subway today

The freeway sliced our city in half
Subway tracks are gonna sew it back
I woke up on the subway today
My life will sing on the subway today
I'm going home on the subway today
I'm all alone on the subway today
Going home all alone
I'm going home on the subway today

I'm all alone on the subway today

Clitter clatter clitter clatter click and chug and chitter chatter

I'm going home on the subway today
I'm all alone on the subway today

I'm going home today
I'm going home

1/25/22

Demo - 2022 02 14

The roots of this song are to be found at its working title: Subway
filename = subway_blues.htm
printed 26 November 2022
© Huw Powell