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Fun on a Friday – From a Commuter – “NJ Transit’s Gonna be the Death of me”

February 14th, 2014  |  Published in humor

Credit to NJT commuter Rachel Goldstein. Clever Commute does not own the rights to the original or the parody below.

Sung to the tune of John Henry Here is the Pete Seegar version

When I started working in the city
Riding on that NJT
I get delays for getting in
I get delays for getting home –
NJ Transit’s gonna be the death of me, lord, lord,
NJ Transit’s gonna be the death of me

The trains are old and decrepit
And when that train breaks down
The train behind it stops
And the train behind that stops
And no-one’s getting to their town, lord, lord
No-one’s getting to their town.

Amtrak owns all the signals
And Amtrak owns all the tracks
So when there is a problem
And you’re waiting at the station
You know the next train’s gonna be Amtrak, lord, lord
You know the next train’s gonna be Amtrak

They got their list of excuses
By this point I’ve heard them all
We got bridge strikes, signal problems, single tracking, cantenary
We even got ice patrol, lord lord,
We even got ice patrol

When you’re standing in the polar vortex
Waiting, waiting for your train
You can go and raise your voice
But they know you have no choice
They don’t hear you when you complain, no, no
They don’t hear you when you complain