To the tune of "MacArthur Park" with apologies to Jimmy Webb.
BART was never waiting for us, dearWe ran to catch the trainBut we missed it, our last chance
MacArthur BART is frightening in the darkAll the lights they flicker on and offSomeone left their backpack on the trainI don't think that I should take itMight be full or drugs or makeupBetter leave it for someone else to findOh, no
I can still remember better daysThe trains ran on timeNever missed a connectionThe tracks, like gleaming rails to better landsOur destinations only a few short stops away
MacArthur BART is frightening in the darkHey I think that guy just flipped me offHe looks like he's lived through better daysAnd he might be a little dangerousMight try to take our stuff and hang usBetter leave him and look the other wayOh, no
MacArthur's BART is melting in the darkI think my acid finally hitCan you see that time is stopping too?Hey its really not so scaryIt's actually ordinaryIt's just a matter of your point of viewOh, no, oh
This is not my best work, but I've been wanting to write this for a long time as an homage to BART and many days hanging out at MacArthur station waiting to make a transfer.
I struggled with this one a lot, and decided to use the shortened version of the lyrics based on the way Donna Summer covered it, but I definitely had the original Richard Harris version playing in my head.
I tried to get GPT to help me; it wasn't able to and instead just kept giving me generic song lyrics about riding BART rather than something that was a parody of "MacArthur Park". Guess that's a feature we'll have to wait for GPT4+.