Monthly Archives: December 2005

Strike Christmas

NYC subway closed

The sun is shining
The taxis gleam
The frozen bridge-walkers sway
I’ve never seen such a day
No rides from the MTA
But it’s clear Christmas is coming
Hire me Bloomie I’ll get those trains running

I’m dreaming of a strike Christmas
Walking to work thru wind and snow
Where the traintracks glisten,
and lawyers listen
To commuters crying in the snow

I’m dreaming of a strike Christmas
With every transit card I light
May you freeze your ass while unions fight
And may all your Christmases be strikes

Irving Berlin, 1942.