"Subway Surfing" by R&F Newman (BMI)

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Chorus:
Subway, subway surfin' no fair to hold on
Subway, subway surfin'  no fair to hold on
Some talk of sun & sand  & surf that pounds
Now meet the Kid Kahuna  of the underground


Lyrics:
Subway Surfing © 1995 Rich & Flo Newman (BMI)

Can't make it to Malibu
Honolulu is too far to go.
But the Green Line waves are calling me
Though Copley is covered in snow

Subway, subway surfin' no fair to hold on
Subway, subway surfin' no fair to hold on
Some talk of sun and sand and surf that pounds
Now meet the Kid Kahuna of the underground

Just toss in the token
Take my place in the trough
Wait 'til the brakes screech hard to a stop
The perfect wave without getting wet
Eat your hearts out Frankie and Annette.

Subway ...

It's rush hour now
We're packed like cans of sardines
Just trying to make it to Park Street
Curve makes me lean - into some guy
Dropped his groceries right on my feet
Screwed up my surfing for a week

I saw you hanging onto some lady's coat
Gonna have to expose you as a surfin' hoax
It's a question of balance on the way to school
Did you ever think commuting could be this cool

Subway ...

I am kahuna surveying my turf
Me mighty surfer, train is the mighty surf
Can't make it to .... Subway ..


Genre: rock, pop, easy listening, kids/family, alternative, ac (adult contemporary)

About the Song
description:   About balancing inside the subway cars without using straps for support. Written before teens dangerously started doing this atop the rail cars.
Hip-hop producer Charlemagne sampled Subway Surfing to create MTV Award winning song "the Getting Up Anthem" for the 2006 release of the video game "Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure" with Talib Kweli & Rakim.
Title: Subway Surfing
Author(s):Richard & FloraLee Newman
Year:©1995
Pro:BMI
Licensing: contact authors


About the Recording:
Title: Subway Surfing
Author(s):Richard & FloraLee Newman
Year:©1995
Pro: BMI
Published: on TagYerit's CD "Heavy Construction"
Artist: TagYerit with Flo (guitars, vocals) Rich (bass) Patrick Lavery (drums)
Producer: Ed Vadas
Recorded: Greg Steele (engineer) at Derek Studios - Dalton, MA
Mastered: Northeastern Digital Southborough, MA

Review quotes:
"What a sound! I absolutely LOVE "Subway Surfing"
Northeast Performer 5/96 "Subway Surfing' ... is the coolest 'T' song since the Kingston Trio lamented poor Charlie forty years ago. ...."
Barney Quick (Indie-Music.com) "Subway Surfing" puts a slightly wacky, but not overdone, metaphorical sheen on urban travel."
Music Street Journal 2/26/99 "quirky music seeming to be a cross between very early Blondie and the Waitresses, this is a grin inducing number."
GoGirlsMusic.com Cool Band Spotlight April 1998

Licensing: contact authors
publisher: contact authors


Ways to purchase - A few of the places you can buy the tracks digitally :

Buy the entire Heavy Construction CD at CDBaby

For all other inquiries, contact Rich Newman


Keywords: about riding the subway without holding the handles, straps a strange description of an urban surfer doing his thing in the underground, the ell, elevator train, MBTA The T Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority

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