RIDING ON THE BUS - The Mamas






“Riding On The Bus’ is based on personal experience. Every woman I know has a story about being harassed, intimidated, inappropriately touched, or being made to feel uncomfortable on public transport. I remember being eighteen, and not even being able to wait at the bus stop near my house without it devolving into an absolute sh*tshow. The song is a warning. It’s also a shout out to anyone who’s ever experienced the same thing.” - Saucy Mama



Chorus Riding on the bus, riding on the bus, riding on the bus, riding on the bus, riding on the bus Riding on the bus, riding on the bus, riding on the bus, riding on the bus Zoom zoom Verse 1 Hey what’s up, we’re hot, nice to meet ya Don’t ask me to wrestle cos you know I will defeat ya Catch me on the train or the bus, going places Myki balance looking like a bank account statement Dead of the night, and we ride, under darkness Stone cold, undertakers, all my bitches heartless Don’t distract the driver (driver) and don’t distract me either (either) Listen to your mums and you’ll get a little wiser. Chorus Riding on the bus, riding on the bus, riding on the bus, riding on the bus, riding on the bus Riding on the bus, riding on the bus, riding on the bus, riding on the bus Zoom zoom Verse 2 If you see an empty seat please don’t sit next to me I need an extra seat for my big dick energy But give your spot up, for the vulnerable and elderly, And if there’s a crowd, move around very carefully If the bus is empty, and there’s free seats a plenty, keep the Following in mind, or you’ll be denied entry, and I’ll Tell you this for free the first time, complimentary Start from the start, break it down, elementary... Lesson one (one): Don’t be a dog cunt (don’t) Lesson two: Don’t stare, cos it’s very rude (rude) Lesson three (three): Don’t fuckin touch me (fuck) That’s it, please commit this to memory. Bridge Riding, on the bus Riding, on the bus Riding, on the bus Riding, on the bus, zoom zoom Verse 3 Don’t touch me with your leg, cos I’ll break it off Super human strength, comes out when I’m pissed off Don’t come for us, we’re just minding our business Fuck around, get your name and address on my hitlist You’re creepy, and your small talk is uninspired (yuck) Don’t talk to me, I’m busy and I’m very tired (tired) Your vibe is rancid and it leaves a lot to be desired (Can I please check your myki?) And your concession card is expired. Chorus Riding on the bus, riding on the bus, riding on the bus, riding on the bus, riding on the bus Riding on the bus, riding on the bus, riding on the bus, riding on the bus Zoom zoom Outtro (Overlap) Riding on the bus, riding on the bus, riding on the bus, riding on the bus, riding on the bus Zoom zoom Touch on, and touch off, but don’t touch me, please fuck off. All: Touch on, and touch off, but don’t touch me, please fuck off. Touch on, and touch off, but don’t touch me, please fuck off

Abbey Bradhurst - Vocals Kaitlyn Secker - Vocals Isobel Caldwell - Vocals Emily Schnall - Vocals Jake Amy - Keyboards Conor Anderson-Vague - Drum Track Hayden Mitt - Guitar Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Jake Amy at Loose Llama Studios Mastered by Nick Herrera Productions