Dumb Ways to Die in Hong Kong

If you haven't already seen Dumb Ways to Die, it's a fantastic song and video created for Melbourne Metro, to remind people to be safe around trains.

Mind you in Hong Kong the lyrics could be quite different (they're a little unpolished in spots, but I was imagining the animations; if only I knew graphic design):

Hike for hours in the heat
Wave a knife at the beat police
Tease buffalo at Pui O beach
Soak your facial skin in a toxic bleach

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die
Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die

Try to fish with dynamite
Race your car at high speed at night
Mean mug a triad goon
Surf at Big Wave Bay in the heart of a typhoon

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die
Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die

Inspect an unexploded device
Try to climb down the drainage pipes
Run to beat the tram across the road
Fail to pay a loan shark the money owed

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die
Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die

Flee a thunderstorm in a skiff
Give a wet market chicken's butt a sniff
Cross a truck backing up
Stroll in front of a red minibus?

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die
Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die

Try to cross a stream in the rainy season
Disturb a king cobra for no good reason
Stand on the edge of a train station platform
Get a blood transfusion at a beauty salon
Cut across the tracks between the platforms
They may not rhyme but they're quite possibly

The dumbest ways to die
The dumbest ways to die
The dumbest ways to die
So many dumb
So many dumb ways to die

One thing is certain: the MTR would not have the guts to create something like this.

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