The MTR Song

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:

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14 Responses to The MTR Song

  1. Iago says:

    ‘Jesus fucking Christ’.

    My thoughts precisely. I didn’t even click on the first link – after reading the lyrics there was no way in hell I would even consider it.

    Hat tip for the second link though!

  2. Cletus says:

    It would be nice to be able to walk up to the douche who created that, give him a serious leg kick, and then walk away without explaining why I did it. I vomited in my mouth a little bit when I clicked the link for the song. The last minute where there nothing but those fucking horrendous MTR announcements and beeping gates almost made me throw my computer off of my balcony, and I love my computer…

  3. Right…what was that guy thinking? And what’s more…there seems to be people who actually like it! Don’t people have any fucking sense of…anything? The guy who wrote this trash ought to be ashamed of his effort.

  4. K-man says:

    3:14 minutes of my life are gone…. and the rest will be tarnished forever after watching that shite… My ass could produce a better song about the MTR than that twat.

  5. For those who haven’t clicked the recommendations, here’s a link to the updated version:

  6. James says:

    Oh fucking hell… why oh why did I have to open that link? That made me want to kill myself. Better kill the fuck wit who wrote that fucking ridiculous song. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star turned into liquefied shit.

  7. Nick says:

    I met Steve James a while back at a dinner party, and he truly came across as a total wanker.

  8. James says:

    Well, you have to be an utter moron, and complete wanker, to come up with something as vacuous as that shit (MTR song). He surely is one of those fuck wit gweilos, who wholeheartedly fits into the “spirit of the Turd of the Orient”. *puke*

  9. Dim Sum tastes horrible Island says:

    On the bright side, still no Chinamen flying planes. I think it will happen, then it really is time to leave.

  10. Dystopian Chan says:

    No Chinamen flying places, true.
    But Chinamen running the MTR.
    Like Cathay, I hope MTR would bring back a gweiloo to run things.
    “Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong” is suicidal.

  11. Pepto Bismol says:

    And this chirpy little ditty from Steve too! Sing along now,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.

    (Warning: may cause nausea, diarrhea and death, viewer discretion advised)

  12. Buck says:

    what the hell

  13. Dim Sum tastes horrible Island says:

    Steve James needs to be put down. Weird, washed up loser. Needs to fuck off. Letting his race down. Submissive pervert.

  14. Anonymous says:

    What an absolute fucking idiot. He’s just another opportunistic loser who seeks validation by the motherfucking chinamen. He’ll get fucked up in the ass sooner or later, then he can have his own fucking “gweilo moment” all for himself.

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