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Our recent story on Verizon users being able to talk in the subway, and our list of travel songs (see previous entry) inspired reader Claude Walker to write this song parody. Thanks, Claude!


"2nd-hand yak on the Purple Line"

by Claude Walker

Sung to the tune of "Jumpin' Jack Flash", (apologies to Jagger/Richards, Weird Al Yankovic & Ron Huberman). Lyrics inspired by one-way conversations overheard on the CTA Purple Line.


I was born
With a cellphone to my ear.
El riders
It's me you have to hear.

CHORUS:
Purple Liiiiiine Ride...now,
Cellphones grow like grass.
Shameless mopes...gab,
2nd-hand yak shows no class, class, class.

Well, my boss
Is a smelly, balding jerk.
I resent
That I even have to work!

(CHORUS)

My boyfriend
Cheats right beneath my nose.
I'm like, dude,
I think I need new clothes.

(CHORUS)

So you need
My Social Security?
Here it is
As loud as I can be.

(CHORUS)

I've got zits
All across my pretty face.
My rent's up
Gotta find another place.

(CHORUS)

Have you seen
The latest "Bachelorette"?
I don't need
No stinkin' etiquette.

(CHORUS)

CTA
Says "Be Considerate".
I don't care
Not even a little bit.

(CHORUS)

The Red Eye
Is the only thing I read.
Am I rude?
Talking loud will help me to succeed.

(CHORUS)

2nd-hand yak shows no class, class, class.
2nd-hand yak shows no class, class, class.
2nd-hand yak shows no class, class, class.

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