Keep the Change

Song: Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?
Album: Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ
Year: 1973

Bruce does a great job of capturing the essence of the rambling crazy people who often take the bus with me. It starts off totally innocuously, just like any conversation with anyone on public transit, and rapidly dissolves into nonsense. It also spends some time touching on a character who blows her nose—also something that happens on the bus on a regular, disgusting basis. So though this song is filled with whimsical imagery and incongruous phrases, it's actually rooted quite deeply in realism. Oh Bruce: you're a poet for the people.

Rating: 7 bus transfers out of 10.

This song makes me feel: like I've really been out of luck with my own personal bus weirdo experiences.

Fun fact about Bruce: He's won an Oscar and a Golden Globe. WHAT A CHAMP!