The Transportation Blues (#1 Rock-Amer. Folk-Rock)

Story Behind The Song

Ahhhh, the modern age.....so many changes and so many walls......

Song Description

Top Ten-Rock Top Ten-Folk Top Ten-Blues/Rural #1 Rock - Americana #1 Rock #1 Folk - American #1 Folk - Rock #1 Blues - Rural

Song Length 4:52 Genre Rock - Americana, Rock - Americana
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Mood Pleasant
Subject Machines, Evolution Similar Artists Joe Walsh, Leon Russell
Language English Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

"The Transportation Blues"
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Lyrics and Music by Chet Nichols
Copyright 1969/2016 by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) /Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
Chet Nichols Creative Ser.-Magic Garage Music Division (ASCAP)
Prev:"The Train Plane Car Blues"
MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com :: http://www.chetnichols.net
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED TUNING: ECGCGC

VERSE 1
I tried to ride a train today
And buy a ticket at the gate
They put me through a "pirate check"
It was a highly paranoid state
They put me through a microscope
Checked me for guns and drugs
They did a thorough check on me
To see if I was smuggling snakes or bugs

CHORUS
The trains have stopped running
And the bums have stopped bumming
The clicking wheels gave way to better deals
The clicking wheels roll on by

VERSE 2
Then I tried to fly a plane today
Check my suitcase at the door
They put me through a 3-D screen
I was naked from my head down to the floor
Ran their hands up & down my legs
Frisked me for bombs & knives
They did a thorough cavity check
As if I had something dangerous to hide

REPEAT CHORUS

VERSE 3
I tried to buy a car today
Picked one off the showroom floor
Told the man I was paying with cash
So, gas it up and I'll drive it right out the door
Salesman said, "Oh, no, you I can't do that.
You're going to need a government loan.
With all the fancy federal regulations
He said, "A car is something you can never own."

REPEAT CHORUS

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Copyright © 2016 ® by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
(Chet Nichols Creative Services, Inc-Magic Garage Music Division)

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Here's a niche folksong about getting checked before you get on a plane or train. It's pretty funny. Rhymes Drugs with Bugs. Vocal is clear. Nice instrumentation. Great, humorous energy in this tune.

I like this song. It has an interesting story to tell and the singer's voice is captivating. The instrumentation is solid and well recorded so that you can hear each instrument. I think this song must be popular with live audiences who can relate to the theme.

Interesting cross between Joe Cocker and Dave Mason on vocals, definitely current.

Really cool song. Lots of fun.

Lyrics Chet Nichols Music Chet Nichols
Producer Chet Nichols Publisher Chet Nichols Creative Ser.-Magic Garage Music Division (ASCAP)
Performance Chet Nichols Label Magic Garage Records
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