NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

Opinion

July 29, 2013

Sing a song of the waterfront blues

To the editor:

Well, it’s that time of year again, summer in full swing, and Yankee Homecoming nearly upon us. I thought this might be a good time to dust off my guitar from my protesting-paid-parking-days and head on down to the waterfront with a retooled version of a summertime classic. My apologies to Eddie Cochran for taking liberties with the cadence, lyrics and length of his song “Summertime Blues.”

It’s time to make a noise,

It’s time to be con-cerned,

About the NRA’s plans

So far what we have learned

Well, they think off the sale we’ll make out like kings

Well, I wonder who they think they’re really fooling.

Try to stop this plan, from ever going through

Or there won’t be a cure for the waterfront blues

Well, the buildings might have parking underground

They’re gonna test the soil to see if it is sound

My honest opinion, I think that is in-ane

To have that type of parking in a FEMA flood-plain

But the NRA tells us the city needs the money,

I think it’s ironic, I think it’s rather funny,

When tourists can’t find a de-cent parking spot

That’s a loss of revenue, and it could be alot

(repeat stanza)

When the mayor ran, she said there’d be no buil-dings

She led us to believe that this was a happ-y en-ding

Well, she did a flip-flop, and that got my goat

Needless to say, she won’t be gett-ing my vote

To the NRA, we gave our pre-senta-tion,

Which only crea-ted an air of agita-tion

Although we re-instated we don’t like the dirt lots

Text Only | Photo Reprints

NDN Video
Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Don't Be A Tattletale: Bad Bullying Tips For Students Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday The trillest thoughts on marijuana "RHOA" Star Charged With Battery Grizzly Bears Get Snowy Birthday Party Weatherman draws forecast when another technical glitch strikes WGN Elizabeth Olsen's Sexy Shoot Bay Area Teen Gets Prom Date With Help From 'Breaking Bad' Star Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Behind The Tanlines Jersey Strong Part 1 WATCH: Women Fight To Marry Prince Harry! Jenny McCarthy Engaged to "New Kid" Kate and Will Land in Oz O’Reilly Launches Preemptive Strike Against CBS Pixar Unveils Easter Eggs From its Biggest Movies Baby Sloths Squeak for Their Cuddle Partners in Adorable Video
Special Features
NRA Waterfront Plans