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Song Parodies -> "Eve of Construction"

Original Song Title:

"Eve of Destruction"

Original Performer:

Barry McGuire

Parody Song Title:

"Eve of Construction"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

The Eastbound lane
It isn't movin'

Horns are blarin'
Road-rage brewin'

I'm rollin' down a hill
Those cops are hopin'

I'll go by speedin' more -- they'll use those guns they're totin'

And e-ven them am-bu-lances are in slow-motion


And signs
Tell me,
'mor-row, to-mor-row, to-mor-row,
De-lays will then,
Prove now that we've
Been on the eve
Of construction!


Don't they understand
Why I'm drivin' today?

Can't they smell the beer that I'm belchin' away?

If the pedal is pushed,
I can't ac-cel-er-ate!

There's no exit to take!
There's no way to escape!

Take a look around my car -- I'm stuck in hot new tar!


And I'm
Crawl-ing,
Slow-er, and slow-er, and slow-er,
And then,
My friend,
(Now) My S.U.V.
Is stopped indeed
By construction!


Yeah, my blood's so mad
Feels like coagulatin'

I'm sittin' here
Just highway-hatin'

Truck-cans twistin' goo, they flow their asphalt-ation

(And) Hands full o'semaphore "Don't Pass" flag-u-lations

(I'm) Watching alone, with sick fascination,
Some jack-hammer dude smiling with elation,
From pneumatic tube pogo-masturbation!


And they
Tell me
"Hold it, now hold it, now hold it --- "
I'm at wit's end!
('Cause) For miles I see
Insanity
Of construction!


Think of all the slate,
There is in red granite ---

--- then take a look around ---
They're blasting half the planet!

(Ah) You may leave home,
To highway drag-race,

But here on this road,
It's a snail-slow pace!

The soundin' o'the horns!
The rage in each face!

You can't hurry ahead,
You won't leave your place!

Flip the birdie free-ly,
At ev'ry hard-hat-head-case!


And blue
Lights scream,
"Over! Pull over! Pull over! PULL OVER!"
And then,
My friend,
They'll ticket me -- for wrongful speed near construction!

Oh yeah, they'll ticket me,
Here on the scene,
Of construction!

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AFW - May 29, 2006 - Report this comment
This is Fantastic and Funny Freeway Frustration with four capitol "F"s...
Adagio - May 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Yea...funny. I wonder if they also work on Mem. Days? hehe 's
Paul Robinson - May 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Sounds like you live on the same block I do, JD...3,000 miles away...5's ~ ~ ~ Nice job with this one, haven't seen it used too much here.
Royce Miller - May 30, 2006 - Report this comment
So those orange cones aren't just in my head?
Michael Pacholek - May 30, 2006 - Report this comment
I thought Boston finally finished the Big Dig. Oh well. Royce: I've never seen an orange Conehead.
Meriadoc - May 30, 2006 - Report this comment
This was wonderful Johnny! (but I didn't see any orange cones..?)
Johnny D - May 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Heh heh thanks AFW, Adagio, Paul (great to hear from you again, sir!), Royce, Edmund, and Merry! Merry: take off those ORANGE SUNGLASSES and maybe you will ! ;-)
D0NNLE - May 11, 2008 - Report this comment
A radio station in Indianapolis, Indiana was playing this song back in 1999-2000, about construction on 465 outerbelt. I'd like to find this song.
Wolf - March 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I have no idea when this was written, but the first time I heard of an "Eve of Construction" parody was in the early '80s, being played on a radio station in Tucson, AZ. For the record, the situation hasn't changed any, unless to get worse!

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