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Song Parodies -> "Train's Stopped, It's Stalling, Now It's Dead"

Original Song Title:

"Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"

Original Performer:

B. J. Thomas

Parody Song Title:

"Train's Stopped, It's Stalling, Now It's Dead"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

A low-bitrate mp3 of the song can be found here.
Train’s stopped, it’s stalling, now it’s dead
Init-ially I had thinked the signal’s simply red
Shutting down commute
This train’s stopped it’s hauling and the thought ain’t enthralling

In dis-gust, the Fat Controller, he was rung
And I gave that bureaucrat the sharp end of my tongue
Bleeping words, he copped
This pit stop is galling and complaint I’ll be scrawling

But when one’s steam won’t blow
You’re screwed my friend, believe me, so replete-ly
It’s oh so wrong still, that my trip ends incompletely

(Choo-choo, choo-choo’s done
Choo-choo, choo-choo’s done)

Train’s stopped, it’s stalling, now it’s dead
Hope thump doesn’t mean on ties that there’s a bovine dead
C’llidin’ I don’t need
There’s no locomotion on this train, I’m profanin’
Conductor - see
Put a murraine on thee!

If I sit long then caboose-stress creeps up and peeves me

Train’s stopped, it’s stalling, now it’s dead
Does poor little Thomas need to rest back in the shed?
Might need coal, does he?
That little tank engine’s got the brains for obtainin’
Work absence, see
He is cunning, trust me...
On Merry & Pippin's mega-midnight-mix of the song, the alternate last verse otherwise infers the reason for Thomas' tiredness was borne from his activities the night before, endlessly shunting Annie and Clarabelle in the shed...

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 16

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TJC - May 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Five BJ's for this 'right on track' , AmTrak theme song redux... and the Thomas/Thomas 'coincidence' is downright spooky...
pickle - May 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Dom Joly's 'Complainers' series did an item on how rubbish First Trains in the West Country was. The campaigners were forbidden to sing anti-First songs at the platform - this could have been one!
MasonR - May 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Well-done description of a typical commute on New Jersey Transit. 555
alvin - May 05, 2008 - Report this comment
loved it...especially the dead bovine and thomas references
AFW - May 05, 2008 - Report this comment
This paro-de-rail-ly good
Sir Topham Hat - May 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Dear Sir, Your complaints will be ignored. We shouldn't wish to be seen to be treating you more favorably than other suckers, err, passengers.
Ann Hammond - May 05, 2008 - Report this comment
he he he
adagio - May 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Cute! 5's
MrMacphisto - May 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Some very clever phrases here... 5-5-5
stuart mcarthur - May 06, 2008 - Report this comment
ha!! grabbed me with the amazing title sub, and it was a delight throughout - great work M and P - 555 - (and gee, I hope that poor bovine pulls through)
mandamoo - May 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Heh yeah - what about Ringo ? :) 5's alone for mentioning the Fat Controller ! Brilliant !
The Thought Police - May 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Introducing the new PATH slogan! 5 stops-er,I means stars!TNR
Peregrin - May 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Than you everybody. Stuart, nice to see you, long time :)

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