This song has been making the rounds on local CBC radio in the past day. The song itself has been out for a little over a month, but the video for it is new.
I don’t know about their “it’s a free ride” line, though, considering the number of dollar signs I see on this page. In an interview Wednesday with CBC radio’s Jeanette Kelly, two members of the band – called Da Gryptions – say that’s actually a “metaphor” for something. Like, free as in freedom, or like … uhh … something like that.
Still, considering the success of the system, it certainly seems worthy of a song or two.
The band tells CBC they’re planning other Montreal-themed songs, including one about the Expos.
The Bixi Anthem is available on iTunes, in case you want to listen to it more than once.