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Song Parodies -> "I Got Caught Speedin'"

Original Song Title:

"How You Remind Me"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"I Got Caught Speedin'"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

I have no idea how this idea came into me head, seriously. Being in a contest sure does strange things to one's imagination. Of course, being generally weird doesn't help things much...*
I was running late for work, man
I put the pedal to the metal, drivin'
Eighty-somethin' down the road, man
I see the coppers in the mirror, thinkin'
"It looks like I got caught speedin'"

I know that I was speedin'
On Highway Sixty-Five
I don't care if I'm speedin'
I don't wanna get fired

I don't want to get in trouble
I don't wanna face a cop with stubble
Makes them look a hardass
It makes you wanna shit in your pants
I've been spotted and caught
I quickly hide my ten-somethingth bottle
I am drink-driving, yes
But I haven't been caught yet

Yeah, yeah, yeah, oh no
Yeah, yeah, yeah, oh no

I'll bet that you didn't know that
I've never driven sober, never will do
And I sometimes am on crack
I do it in my sleep, I don't know how, dude

The first time I've been caught speeding
And I'm drunk and on drugs
Caught for drink-or-speed driving
I can't make my mind up

My time is up, I pull over
I'm not movin' so the cop gets closer
I know that's obvious
But when you're stoned, you're oblivious
To the facts, when on crack
It don't help when you've drunk many bottles
Of Heineken, I guess
It's too blurry to be read

Yeah, yeah, yeah, oh no
Yeah, yeah, yeah, oh no

Cop is tapping on the glass now
I better wind the window down, it's time to
Explain just why I was speedin'
"The reason why I'm speedin': late for work, might get fired"
And the cop started smilin' "Well, that's perfectly fine!"

That's not the end of my story
When I showed up at the Box Factory
My boss asked "Why so late, Gene?"
"A copper let me off for speedin'"
And he laughs, slaps my back
"You're getting closer to a promotion!"
All these rules that I break
And I still ain't been caught yet

Yet, yet, I haven't been caught yet
Yet, yet, no I ain't been caught yet
Yet, yet, still haven't been caught yet
Yet, yet, hells no...
*'Weird' meaning 'Asperger's Syndrome' in my case, but I'm still pretty weird.

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 12

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 2   0
 3   0
 4   1
 5   11

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UnKnownVotress - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Lord Conq, sloooow down sir !
tomario - March 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Was the cop a friend of yours COP? lol good parody and some nice lines (pardon the pun!) "But when you're stoned, you're oblivious"
Matthias - March 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I liked the "Obvious"/ "Oblivious" rhyme, the parody was pretty good. Not your best and not your worst just somewhere in the middle for me a few of the lines like, "Makes them look a hardass" threw me off because it paced but you got rid of the world "Like" as in "Like a hardass" to make it fit when you could have replaced it with a different instead to make it fit like, "Makes them look like a prick" and have the same syllable count. Don't worry I used to make that mistake a lot, hope it doesn't seem like I'm lecturing but that has happened to me too many times before.
Melanie Lee - March 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Good stuff! Some of the pacing may have been a tad rough...I'm not sure. 5-5-5!
Arwen - March 11, 2009 - Report this comment
AGES...I'm a Nickelback fan...and I like the OS...but this parody didn't do much for me. There were some good lines, and pacing was pretty good...but there have been many others of yours that I've liked a lot more. It's not that I don't like it...I'm just kind of indifferent to it...
Below Average Dave - March 11, 2009 - Report this comment
(Ages) I disagree with Matt, which I rarely do, I laughed out a few times, much different to your normal work. A pacing burp now and then, but great parody, great song choice, loved the rhymes, and just overall very impressive job dude.
Invisible Boy - March 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I liked it. But, please don't drink and drive.
Is "drink-driving" an Aussie term ?
Glen S - March 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Sorry for late, but I liked your story and I one of those who appreciate using words from the original if they fit, like bottle in this case.
Glen S - March 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Also, the autobots from norway thing is another parody I wrote to the same song that nobody really noticed. It was epic, I thought. Anyhow, I'm sorry about the lateness of this. Won't happen again
Silver Power - May 31, 2009 - Report this comment
[ABC] Great parody, 5s. It was really funny, for the most part, and pacing was pretty darn good, if I remember the original song correctly.
Guy - June 07, 2009 - Report this comment

I was stopped once for speeding and the officer said that he clocked me at 80 MPH. I told him that was impossible. The cop said, how so? I replied that I hadn't yet been driving for an entire hour. If that officer would have busted you, then you may have had to cop a plea in the amount of $555.00 including court costs. I think I'd have liked this one better if the storyline had been a police chase but I have to give you credit for the expert rhyming in this parody.
Timmy1000 - June 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Good story line with the song and it went well with the OS.
Max Power - June 15, 2009 - Report this comment
555 mph
Abbott Skelding - June 15, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC): Not bad, good idea, but the pacing seemed really off for me
Agrimorfee - June 15, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) I'm unable to use audio in my judging today...I will take the commentary from the above at their word as guidance. This was a pretty good read as it stands.
Stuart McArthur - June 24, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Nice and random, bobpie, with Heinekin and Box factory. Deserves 555 from the use of the word tensomethingth alone - 555
Leo Keough - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Fun story song!...Reminded me of the times I used to drive while under the influence, which fortunately I quit doing before I ever got stopped or hurt someone...555!!!
Leo Keough - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
BTW, the above comment was for ABC comp.
Red Ant - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Very well done pieman. I can't get to an audio track right now but this paces pretty well to my memory. Doin' crack in your sleep: :0
Below Average Dave - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
My opinion on this really hasn't changed, I loved the idea, the first stanza was particularly good. I still feel that the pacing had significant blips in the choruses though, and I'll admit on second read the crack/beer jokes didn't mesh as well as the rest of the idea, but I still really like this one.
Matthias - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
See Above... (The Speed Limit)
Invisible Boy - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I still like it. See above.
Jeff Reuben - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Not bad...I didn't mind your expanding the idea.

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