Evidently, this was bound to happen. You’re about to hear Charlie’s T Song!
As we enter the eve of the Orange Line shutdown, accordingly a local band jumps in with a parody song. They successfully point the attention to Charlie Baker and his now infamous shutdown. From Boston.com:
Last week, local musicians Jacob Deck, Ben Rechel, and Anna Seda set themselves up in Back Bay Station and performed a parody of “Charlie on the MTA.”
The original song tells the story of a man named Charlie trapped on Boston’s subway system. The parody, titled “Charlie (Baker) on the MBTA” — takes listeners through the woes the closure is expected to bring. It pokes fun at the ever growing list of issues facing the MBTA.
If you’re in Back Bay and you gotta get to Malden, or from Cambridge to Jamaica Plain, hope you’ve got four wheels or a couple extra hours ‘cause you won’t get there on the train,” the group sings.
The Orange Line shut down will begin Aug. 19 at 9 p.m. and service is scheduled to resume at 5 a.m. Sept. 19.
The song, written by a friend of the musicians who wishes to remain anonymous, according to the Boston Globe, takes a snarky approach to Gov. Charlie
Lastly, let’s all hear Charlie’s “T” Song! Additionally, below I found more famous Boston anthem songs. Add to that, we found the original MBTA song to compare.
We were on our way home from a jam in Boston and had a message for Governor Baker and the Orange Line shut down: "Charlie (Baker) on the MBTA"#boston #orangeline #mbta #publictransit #orangelinefire #30dayshutdown #charlieonthemta pic.twitter.com/UqDcN4TPNZ— Anna Seda (@viracochalvsbac) August 15, 2022