Ridin’ on the Metro (lyrics)

By Michael Ryther

I used be one of them clowns stuck in traffic
Shoutin’ out words that would make my mom and dad sick
A fight for every inch just to make it to school
Even Mother Theresa would have lost her cool
I’m usually a nice guy, very well behaved
But the way people drive makes me rant and rave
Steam from my ears, red in the face
And my hair poppin’ out all over the place

But look it me now Mr. Peace of Mind
I’ve left all those jokers in their cars behind
I made the switch to travel by track
And once I got on I never went back
To the rat race or bumper to bumper
And I liked it so much that now I’m a stumper
For alternative ways of transportation
And I’m spreadin’ the word all across the nation

Ridin’ on the metro, savin’ all that petrol
Lettin’ all that stress go of ridin’ in that mess so
I’m lettin’ all my friends know I’m ridin’ on the metro
Ridin’ on the metro
Ridin’ on the metro, savin’ all that petrol
Lettin’ all that stress go of ridin’ in that mess so
I’m lettin’ all my friends know I’m ridin’ on the metro
Ridin’ on the metro

I used to get mad at the price of gas
Always goin’ up every time I ask
But now I sit back and I just laugh
Cause I don’t have to pump and I’m savin’ my cash
But more than that I’m enjoyin’ the ride
Lookin’ out the window so I see a new side
To the beautiful city in which I live
Goin’ through tunnels or over a bridge

I can kick back and just look at the water
Or I can finally read the latest Harry Potter
Or look at all the people gettin’ on from each station
Some of them smilin’, startin’ conversation
Many people talkin’ like the best of friends
As the train navigates its turns and bends
And I get to where I’m goin’ with a smile on my face
And I don’t even have to find a parking space

Ridin’ on the metro, savin’ all that petrol
Lettin’ all that stress go of ridin’ in that mess so
I’m lettin’ all my friends know I’m ridin’ on the metro
Ridin’ on the metro
Ridin’ on the metro, savin’ all that petrol
Lettin’ all that stress go of ridin’ in that mess so
I’m lettin’ all my friends know I’m ridin’ on the metro
Ridin’ on the metro

As if those reasons weren’t reason enough
It’s a cleaner way to go and its time we got tough
On reducin’ the traffic and smog
We don’t want live where our lungs to get clogged
So let’s put an end to all the smog days
Cause who wants a recess where we can’t play
Outside, where we’re supposed be
Gettin’ exercise and staying healthy

Not me, I’d rather be the hero
Takin’ my emissions right down to zero
Makin’ sure the people in this city can breathe
So come on everybody and take my lead
Ride it with a friend, bring anyone you like on
Take it to the beach you can even bring your bike on
Don’t miss the party, don’t miss the train
Just hop on the metro and sing the refrain…

Ridin’ on the metro, savin’ all that petrol
Lettin’ all that stress go of ridin’ in that mess so
I’m lettin’ all my friends know I’m ridin’ on the metro
Ridin’ on the metro
Ridin’ on the metro, savin’ all that petrol
Lettin’ all that stress go of ridin’ in that mess so
I’m lettin’ all my friends know I’m ridin’ on the metro
Ridin’ on the metro

You’ll find us on the metro! You’ll find us on the metro!
You’ll find us on the metro! You’ll find us on the metro!

C’mon everybody just hop on board
The tracks all clear as we all move toward
A brighter day for our community
Glidin’ down the rails in unity
Makin’ our way to our destination
Hey, wake up! Don’t miss your station!