Trains Underneath Tokyo


Reprinted from Songworm 2

Parody of “Cranes Over Hiroshima”, words and music by Fred Small

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Parody lyrics ©7/8/88 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.

The C
bab
y fouls her diaper, and Dm
promp
tly starts to wail.
She Em
fills 
the air with her noxious fumes as the F
peo
ple around turn G
pale
.
Some C
try 
hard not to notice; some F
move 
to a C
dif
ferent Dm
car
.
But the G
oth
ers are even more crowded, so none can get C
far
.

Chorus:
C
Trains 
underneath Tokyo:
Am
White 
and red and Dm
green
,
G
Packed 
with sweaty people,
Like a F
mill
ion small sarC
dines
.
I must take the subway homeward,
And I F
choose 
my C
seat 
with Dm
care
.
But I m Am
soak
ing G
wet 
when I get C
there
.

The C
en
gineers know the method:  If you Dm
make 
things small and dense
Like Em
cameras
, chips, and subways, they will F
run 
at less exG
pense
.
The C
car 
is filled with people   six F
hund
red C
for
ty-Dm
four 
Til the G
ai
sles, the seats, and the doorways can t hold anyC
more
.

(Chorus)