The overwhelming support and praise for this video/ song’s got me baffled. Am I that much of a snarling grinch, or is this song in fact as awesome as everyone else on the internet seems to think it is? Check out the praise on this page for example:
Here’s the lyrics:Let’s start from the very beginning
Though there’s plenty of places to start
If you want to get around
You can get all over town
Just by stepping underground onto the M-T-R (M-T-R)
Just follow me: .
Tsuen Wan, Tai Wo Hau, Kwai Hing, Kwai Fong,
Lai King, and Mei Foo, Lai Chi Kok,
Cheung Sha Wan, Sham Shui Po, and Tai Chi Doh
(change trains) Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon Tong,
Lok Fu, Wong Tai Sin, Diamond Hill,
Choi Hung, and onto Kowloon Bay,
Ngau Tau Kok, Kwun Tong and Lam Tin,
and then Yau Tong change for Quarry Bay .
North Point, Fortress Hill, and Tin Hau,
Tung Lo Wan, in English Causeway Bay,
Wan Chai, next for me – Admiralty,
Central and then you have a choice
Sheung Wan but I like Tsim Sha Tsui
Jordan we’re off to Yau Ma Tei
Mong Kok and here we are again
we’ve returned to Prince Edward Road
so if you want to get around just get yourself down to the M-T-R
And here’s the song:
Note the positive comments.
From some site:
The MTR Song is written by Steve James (sometime in about 2005 I think), RTHK Radio 3 presenter. The melody is adapted from “Do-Re-Mi” from the Sound of Music.“A ride on the underground Mass Transit Railway taking in a set of stations in order, kind of going around in a circle (closer to a sort of number ’9′ shape, actually). What? I was bored. Turned out to be a well Google hit!” – Steve James
Jesus fucking Christ.
Er, Steve…riding around on the MTR has absolutely nothing in common with prancing merrily over rolling, green Austrian hills or anything else as seen in The Sound of Music, numbnuts. So just why you took inspiration for an MTR song (an…MTR song??) from that movie is anyone’s guess. It doesn’t even rhyme, the singing is forced and halting and the intonation (e.g. ‘you can get all over town’) sucks. The whole thing is one huge square peg being ka-bashed into a round hole. It’s not a google hit Steve, it’s google shit.
If you wanna listen to something good, listen to this: