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Song Parodies -> "Breaking Stuff In Vegas"

Original Song Title:

"Waking Up In Vegas"

Original Performer:

Katy Perry

Parody Song Title:

"Breaking Stuff In Vegas"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

You'd think I would have learned my lesson after the whole debacle at the Zoo...
Sin City trip with pals
I kinda tripped that night
I hit the Pit Boss
And then a slot mach-ine that broke

Accidents don’t come free
Re-PLAC-ing it’s all on me
I had no money
“Look! My wallet’s so emp-ty!

Can’t even cash out
‘Cause I lost too many rounds!”
They said, “Well, Baby…
We’ll find a way,” they told me:

“Shut up and shake your booty in this outfit!
That’s what you get for breaking stuff in Vegas!”
Dancin’ for free in feather duster clothes now
That’s what I get for breaking stuff in Vegas

I danced for eight straight nights
Then paid my debt alright
I shook my pelvis
One last time before leav-ing

But then another
Tumble, but bigger this time
Tripped on my laces
And then they had to scold me

Cut up inside this box here on the South Strip
That’s what I get for breaking stuff in Vegas
Put back together, Magic! Strike a pose now
That’s what I get for breaking stuff in Vegas

How did it come to this?
Workin’ at Wayne Newton’s show
As the slutty drink patrol
So lame, I must confess

Why did I lash out
And freakin’ tear up the town?
Can Grissom save me?
They’ve got enough to hold me
They will until I’m old, see?
On corners, there’s a gold me
Gold me, gold me

(Ohhh yeah!)

And NOW my head is where the tiger’s mouth is
That’s what I get for breaking stuff in Vegas
I’m just a klutz and Siegfried even knows now
That’s what I get for breaking stuff in Vegas

That’s what I get, baby
I’m a skidder
Slip, trip, I’m a skidder
Just wanna cash out, baby
Wish I could cash out, baby

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Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 18

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divaLasVegas - August 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Lady Arwen, this is fine! On my 1st trip to the ~Big V~ where my cousin, after the 4 of us jumping on Beds @Holiday Inn, flew up & hit the paper-thin wall, with both feet punched thru to the next room . . Seconds later a knock at our Motel door, a man said, "I think something of Your's, is in my room ! " ~JJ~ laughed for hours about this one, even as he paid the "Repair Bill".
DJ Blaze - August 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Very good, and if I ever go to Vegas, I hope I don't get into anything like that. 555, though I DKTOS.
Arwen - August 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Diva...great story! =) And thanks for the comment!

DJ Blaze...I can't believe you don't know the OS! Isn't everyone cringing their way through Katy Perry songs these days? ; ) Thanks for stopping by anyway!
DJ Blaze - August 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Arwen, I heard a tiny bit of the OS this morning on Headline News for some reason... don't even know why that channel was on! Pretty much the only Katy Perry song I can stand is the censored version of Hot and Cold (without the "B" word.)
Ash - August 27, 2009 - Report this comment
This is a much more realistic Vegas story than anything in the original song. So funny and so you! I love it!
Mark Scotti - September 18, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) You've been hanging out with blackjack21 too long! LOL $555 in fines
Max Power - September 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Bulldogma - September 26, 2009 - Report this comment
"Feather-duster clothes?" Great imagery!! Oooo - watch out for that... never mind. Love it!
Peter Andersson - September 27, 2009 - Report this comment
First monkey business at the Zoo, now this, please don't ever take a tour at an army base (especially not one with nukes)...
blackjack21 - September 27, 2009 - Report this comment

Finally cringed my way through this OS, very entertaining story here. What can I say, guess I'm just a sucker for hard-luck Vegas parodies, 555.

I like your "Classic Vegas" imagery with the old standbys Wayne Newton, Siegfried & Roy, feather duster clothes, lol. You even got Grissom in on the act. A word of advice though: Never, ever hit the Pit Boss! Hit the dealer instead. ;-)
Guy - September 27, 2009 - Report this comment

I like how you slipped Grissom into the parody - I'm assuming this is the character from CSI? Nice touch, Arwen. But as Peter said in his comments, I think we are safe from nukes with you touring an Army base since the USAF for the most part has control of those things at least the strategic kind. I liked the klutzy theme of this parody - reminded me of some old "Laurel and Hardy" flicks from the 1930's that can still be seen on the TCM network from time to time. Seems that you not only broke property you as well broke your bank account. Here's a few 5's to get you through for a bit.
bobpiecheese - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS, but this was a very solid write. Haven't read a klutz themed parody from you in a while, but it seems you're still the master. 555 for you!
Arwen - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment't you like metal music? Or am I wrong? It's just surprising to me that you prefer the non-b*tch version of HnC. I don't know why. Not a bad thing, though. Thanks for stopping by!

Ash...thanks, sweetie!

Mark...I don't think I'm cool enough to hang out with blackjack21...especially in Vegas. I think he takes that stuff pretty seriously, and he'd probably want to kill my slot machine playing butt after about 10 minutes. ; ) Thanks though!

Max...I hope that indeed was in response to something good. So that this thank you is in response to a compliment. ; )

Bulldogma...thanks very much! I really appreciate it! K1...hahaha...thanks a ton!

Blackjack...I made a point NOT to hear the song for months, after it was released. My radio has song ID, so I can see song titles before they play...and I honestly refused to listen to it. I was THAT sure that it would drive me nuts. Over the course of a couple days last month, though, I was forced to hear it like 4 times in one day. In the tanning bed...getting my hair done...situations when I wasn't in control of the radio. And grew on me enough to inspire the parody. I can't hate it TOO much, therefore...inspiration is always appreciated. And thanks!

Guy...indeed...Grissom = CSI. As for the klutzy theme...I inevitably revisit it from time to time. We write what we know, after all. =) Thanks!

BPC...never get tired of being called the master. Even if this was the first time anyone has done it...which it might be. ; ) Thanks very much!
DJ Blaze - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes, I love metal, but cursing is against my rules. Most of the metal I like is obscure stuff from England, Japan, and Finland and doesn't have much cursing. I'm Christian, and I don't like to swear. Thanks for the concern, though.
Medemia - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Very funny. Very enjoyable. I laughed the whole way though. Thank you :) Here's a tip to try to help you out -- $5.55. You have change for a $10?
Phil Alexander - September 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Good, but to be brutally honest, not as good as I've come to expect (hey.. it's your fault for setting expectations that high). What I mean is it's an amusing enough story, but without much else to raise a smile (with the possible exception of the mental image of Arwen dancing in feather dusters ;-).. so when's the video released? )
Matthias - September 30, 2009 - Report this comment
An amazing work as usual Arwen. I love the original song and the original artist (Katy Perry FTW!) This was also a great idea about paying off everything you broke while on your trip to Vegas (which most likely is autobiographical lol)
Agrimorfee - March 03, 2010 - Report this comment
(SOTY) Have to admit it, I'm with Phil here. It was a bit clunky in the early verses and just didnt grab me. Non-CSI viewers would be at a disadvantage, clever as the reference is.
Jeff Reuben - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
So that was you last October at rio? Funny stuff :)
Silver Power - March 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I laughed out loud at this one. What can you do when you're in Vegas and have no money? Perform menial [in the Las Vegas sense of the word] jobs. Good job on this one.
Invisible Boy - March 31, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved it, Arwen.
I once wrote a parody about a trip to Vegas that eventually found me in a strip club. Was that you ?
Don't worry...what happens in Vegas...
EmiLoca - April 08, 2010 - Report this comment
You have frickin' uncanny talent for timing out your comedic pacing within a song so it stays fresh and funny throughout. Hilarious concept, appropriately trashy teenybop song. Thanks for this one. :D
Below Average Dave - April 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I wasn't in this particular month. This was a pretty good parody of the worst Katy Perry song I can remember. The idea of you having to dance in feathers and such is hilarious. . .good job
CRTC - February 28, 2011 - Report this comment
"I said to one of the construction guys, 'this doesn't look too smart, the wall looks pretty flimsy to me'. "And he said, 'nah, nah we know what we're doing'.

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