#02862
Metrobus (Great Big Sea) video
#2000: YouTube video by BetweenTheRock
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

When the rain is comin' down,
and life's a mighty drag,
Bum two bucks and head outside,
take a lunch in a Sobeys bag;
And they're right on time, yeah every day,
and they'll never let you down,
Get a splee' and a coke and a bag o' chips,
and head out 'round the town.

And we ride all day
to the driver's dismay,
he's givin' black looks to us,
It's Billy and Skinny and Freddie and me,
we're the kings of the Metrobus.

Take the bus when you run the Tip,
there's nothin' else you need to know,
No one cares what you're doin' there
or where you want to go,
Let's stop at the Tim's on Parade Street
for a dry and a cup of tea,
Out to the mall and back again,
there's nobody waiting for me.

And we ride all day
to the driver's dismay,
he's givin' black looks to us,
It's Billy and Skinny and Freddie and me,
we're the kings of the Metrobus.

La la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la,
La la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la.

Route sixteen's the best of all,
MUN right out to the Pearl,
Then throw your cup at Buddy's head
and piss off a Bishop's girl;
So when the rain is comin' down,
and life's a mighty drag,
Bum two bucks and head outside,
take your stuff in a Sobey's bag.

And ride all day
to the driver's dismay,
he's givin' black looks to us,
There's Billy and Skinny and Freddie and me,
(We're the kings!)
We drive all day
to the driver's dismay,
he's givin' black looks to us,
And there's Billy and Skinny and Freddie and me,
we're the kings of the Metrobus.

La la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la,
La la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la,
FADING:
La la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la,
La la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la.

####.... Bob Hallett of Great Big Sea ....####
Recorded by Great Big Sea of St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador (Fortune's Favour Metrobus Edition, trk#9, 2008, Warner Music Canada, Scarborough, Ontario).

The video above features a live performance of Metrobus during Great Big Sea's Songs Unsung Fan Show aboard the Norwegian Dawn Ships & Dip 4.


See more songs by Great Big Sea.

Notes:
1) Metrobus - (Metrobus Transit) St John's Transit Company located at 245 Freshwater Road in St John's, NL.
2) The Pearl - Mount Pearl, located approximately 11.5km southwest of downtown St John's or 55 minutes by Metrobus.
3) Tim's - Tim Horton's, Inc, quick service restaurant chain founded in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1964, and went public in 2006, the same year it opened its 3,000th store.
4) MUN - Memorial University of Newfoundland.
5) Parade Street - short, commercial and residential street connecting Merrymeeting Road and Freshwater Road in St John's. The Tim Horton's store has closed.

From Wikipedia:
Bishops College - Bishops College had French immersion and English stream programs and was well into its fifth decade as an educational institution. It offered grades 10-12 to a total student population of about 600 and operated under the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education curriculum. Bishops College was under the trusteeship of the Eastern School District. It closed on June 25, 2015.
Sobeys - Sobeys Inc is the second largest food retailer in Canada with over 260 supermarkets operating in Canada and around 1500 under a variety of banners. Headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, it operates stores in all ten provinces and accumulated sales of more than $16 billion CAD in 2012. It is part of the conglomerate Empire Company.



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