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​Trans-Island Skyway

This song is by Donald Fagen and appears on the album Kamakiriad (1993) and on the box set Nightfly Trilogy (2007).

Original video
I was born yesterday
When they brought my Kamakiri
When they handed me the keys
It's a steam-power 10
The frame is out of Glasgow
The tech is Balinese

It's not a freeway bullet
Or a bug with monster wheels
It's a total biosphere
The farm in the back
Is hydroponic
Good fresh things
Every day of the year
Good fresh things
Every day of the year

With all screens and functions
In sync lock with Tripstar
This cool rolling bubble
Is all set to samba
This route could be trouble
This route could be trouble

Steamin' up
That Trans-Island Skyway
Tryin' to make that final deadline
And if the lanes are clear
I'm gonna drive a little harder
We'll be deep in the Zone by cryin' time

Say, there's a wreck
On the side of the road
Lots of blood and broken glass
The kid who was driving
I know from somewhere
Some kids just drive too fast

Wait just a minute
There's a beautiful survivor
With dancer's legs and laughing eyes
Come on, snake hips, it's all over now
Strap in tight 'cause it's a long sweet ride

Relax, put some sounds on
I'll brew up some decaf
Come on, kick off those heels ma'am
Now breathe in and sigh out
Let's get with the program
Let's talk about the good times

Steamin' up
That Trans-Island Skyway
Tryin' to make that final deadline
And if the lanes are clear
We're gonna drive a little harder
We'll be deep in the Zone by cryin' time

We reach the sprangle just at dawn
These little streets I used to know
Is that my father mowin' the lawn?
Come on, daddy, get in let's go

Come on, daddy, get in let's go
Come on, daddy, get in let's go
Come on, daddy, get in let's go
Come on, daddy, get in let's go
Come on, daddy, get in let's go
Come on, daddy, get in let's go
Come on, daddy, get in let's go

We pull into Five Zoos
Past motels and drive-thrus
That noon sun is blinding
The tidepools are boiling
Below plates are grinding
Let's talk about the good times, honey

Steamin' up
That Trans-Island Skyway
Tryin' to make that final deadline
And if the lanes are clear
We're gonna drive a little harder
We'll be deep in the Zone by cryin' time

Steamin' up
That Trans-Island Skyway
Tryin' to make that final deadline
And if the lanes are clear
We're gonna drive a little harder
We'll be deep in the Zone by cryin' time

Cryin' time

Written by:

Donald Fagen