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I Love Transit Week 2010: Rachel Albang with a song about transit!

It’s I Love Transit Week [1] from July 12-16 — because even though there’s things we don’t like about transit, there’s much we do like! All week I’ll be sharing essays, stories, and more to celebrate transit. Come to I Love Transit Night on Thursday July 15 too – full details here [2]!

I’m pleased to present a song about transit by Rachel Albang! Here’s a bit more about the song and its lyrics, plus you can hear more of her music at her Myspace account [3].

 

To listen to the song press play on the player above, or download the mp3 here [4].

Rachel!

I was reading about your upcoming celebration and was inspired (while riding the bus!) to write you a little song. It’s kinda cheeky but the overall tone is to celebrate/appreciate the offerings of TransLink.

My transit use has really varied over the years – e.g. I’ve done my share of the three hour daily commute North Van to downtown, but currently I am working at home writing a book so my transit use is e.g. for shopping and research in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, photo shoots in New West, visiting family in Delta, or friends in North Van. So I utilize the SeaBus, SkyTrain, buses and I love the new Canada line – so spacious and light! (My husband actually worked on the lighting for the Richmond portion of the new line!). My book (almost done!) is actually about stretching the dollar so I have a section where I recommend using transit even if just one day a week to cut costs of parking and to help the environment…

As a singer/songwriter I am recording a CD with more general music but I love writing little songs like the one for TransLink with a touch of cheeky humour and sentiment.

Thank you so much! And I really enjoy reading the Buzzer so keep up your good work!

Way to Go by Rachel Alexandra Albang

Way to go, way to go, way to go, way to go, way to go, way to go

Verse 1 and 2:
Don’t like waiting for a bus in the rain, don’t like sitting next to Joe insane
Can’t see through foggy window panes, but I’d be lost without my transit
Don’t like when folk step on my feet, or loudly talk beside my seat
Or sweaty guys who try to meet, but I’d be lost without my transit

Chorus:
I like it when the drivers smile and I sit back and relax for a while
I talk to people I don’t know, go anywhere I wanna go o o
Do you want to take a ride with me, east to west, mountains to sea
Downtown in minutes from New West, Translink is the best

Verse 3:
But I don’t like it when the fares go up, or when the skytrain gets all stuck
Spatial challenges sure can suck, but I’d be lost without my transit

Chorus:
I like it when the drivers smile and I sit back and relax for a while
I talk to people I don’t know, go anywhere I wanna go o o
Do you wanna take a ride with me, let’s try the 99B
Or to the airport in ten or less, Translink is the best…
Way to go, way to go, way to go
Way to go, way to go, way to go
Way to go, way to go, way to go
Best way to go, way to go, way to go

Thanks so much for the song, Rachel!