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Song Parodies -> "Stuck Outside of Memphis in a Mobile Home with Sli"

Original Song Title:

"Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Agai"

Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"Stuck Outside of Memphis in a Mobile Home with Sli"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

Although I was not formally challenged, I did this for the Amiright Request Hour just to prove it could be done. This one is not for the faint-hearted, though. I combine several real-life terrorists and serial killers and one fictional hoodlum into a single character.
Oh, this black man draws applauses
Up and down the block.
They ask him about the election,
Yes, he can really talk!
His recruiters treat me kindly,
I signed up for his campaign,
They sent me to a trailer park
But it started pouring rain.
Obama, could this really be the end,
to be stuck outside of Memphis
In a mobile home with Slim?

There are cadavers in the alley,
And his closet really smells,
But at least he let me in,
While the Mississippi swells.
And I tried send a message
To Obama's campaign HQ,
But the telephone wasn't working,
Hope my email made it through!
Obama, could this really be a sin,
to be stuck outside of Memphis
In a mobile home with Slim?

Momma tried to warn me
To stay 'way from the trailer park.
She said that's where all the strange men
Keep their evil in the dark.
And I said "Obama, come and help me!"
Can I depend on rural DSL?
And he just fried some liver,
Don't know from what animal!
Obama, could this really be a sin,
to be stuck outside of Memphis
In a mobile home with Slim?

A young man died last week,
His bones are buried 'neath the blocks,
And everybody still talks about
How badly they were shocked.
And now, in Milwaukee this did happen,
Yes, Dahmer lost control,
But now it's come right here to Memphis.
Slim's brain is full of holes!
Obama, this could really be a sin,
to be stuck outside of Memphis
In a mobile home with Slim!

Now the senator came down here,
Said, "Help is arrivin', son.
Now, I recognize this address,
Is the man who mailed the bomb?"
And me, I coulda get busted,
And wouldn't it be my luck,
To be marooned with such a madman
Who had explosives in his truck!
Obama, this could really be a sin,
to be stuck outside of Memphis
In a mobile home with Slim!

Now to partial birth abortion
His counsin Tiller is so sworn,
But Slim, now, it don't stop him
Just because the baby's born.
And he cursed me when I opened the door
To the closet he had tried to hide,
And saw all the skeletons,
And now I'm mortified!
Osama, how I wish you'd meet your end,
In a trailer park near Memphis
In a mobile home with Slim!

Now the rainstorm gave in to sun
Then he said, "Come right in"
One guest was a tax assessor
The other just a railroad bum
And like a fool he vexed them
And he rambled on and on
About dancing with the devil
Just before he pulled his gun
Obama, this could be a mortal sin,
to be stuck outside of Memphis
In a mobile home with Slim!

When Slim saw their father
At a local Marathon,
He drove by in his big white van,
And unloaded with his gun.
And he says, "Aw, come on, now,
I know you know about the fridge out back,
Where I keep the arms of the dead men,
That I'll sell to the rebels in Iraq!"
Obama, this is such a mortal sin,
to be stuck outside of Memphis
In a mobile home with Slim!

Now the water it's receded,
We now can say farewell.
Slim let us leave so patiently,
Looks like we've escaped from Hell.
And here I stand so nervously,
Thinking about what might have been.
We have to pray to Mother Mary,
No need to tell us again!
Obama, we must confess our sin,
We were stuck outside of Memphis
In a mobile home with Slim!
©2007 Michael W. McVey

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Michael Pacholek - March 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Not sure about the politics, but this was a terrific rewrite of a very tough (and long, nine verses) song. Keep in mind that Slim -- who, as I understand it, is actually Willie McCoy, a pool hustler from south Alabama -- is not somebody to mess around with. Even if you do got a two-piece custom-made pool cue. Or even a FIVE-piece cue.
John Barry - March 15, 2007 - Report this comment
As you noted, not one for the faint of heart, which you obviously are not. Prodigious effort, fine results.
Phil Alexander - March 16, 2007 - Report this comment
Utterly brilliant - lots of beautifully-worked couplets throughout. You've given me an idea for a parody, too: just have to work out a tune to set it to.
Meriadoc - March 16, 2007 - Report this comment
I think you just out-Dylaned Dylan, because, just as in a Dylan song, I picked out bits and pieces of possible themes and didn't understand any of them! ;-D
Yoidy - April 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Amazing take on a tough song. Furious 5s.
The Charnstar - April 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Wow that was confusing. 5's all round, but whoa
Agrimorfee - April 17, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I'm with Meriadoc, you out-Dylaned Dylan...which is kind of a good thing, sort of. Well constructed.
Peter Andersson - April 22, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Mixing Barack Obama with terrorist and mass serial killers... Sorry, I just don't get it.
Max Power - April 22, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Psycho 5s.
bobpiecheese - April 25, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS, but it looks quite the doozy. Well done!
wannabemustangjockey - April 26, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Like Peter said, I don't quite get how Obama fits in with psychopaths, but for the most part this parody makes sense (which is more than can be said about a lot of Dylan songs -- learn to enunciate, Bob!)
Matthias - April 26, 2007 - Report this comment
I was also pretty lost during this parody.... Sorry
Jason - April 27, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Also psychotic 5s
Michael McVey - April 27, 2007 - Report this comment
What is interesting is that in this song Obama is actually the straight guy. What happens is one of his campaign workers is assigned to work a trailer park and winds up stranded at the mobile home of a real psycho. He feels he has sinned just by being in the dude's presence. Hope this helps.
stuart mcarthur - April 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) yes that does help, Mike - I was a little confused, but felt I was missing out after its big applause from Phil and MP - and what about the Jeff Dahmer line? - anyway, technically brilliant effort on this rambling OS - 555
Kristof Robertson - April 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) This was a great piece of writing, Mike...suffering only from a surplus of mismatched ideas that didn't quite gel to make a cohesive parody. Still, huge snaps for taking on this juggernaut. 555
Mikey Squirrel - April 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I have to agree that it was a little confusing but still a good parody on a tough (and long) Dylan song. Good job, Michael.
Johnny D - April 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Whew ... wow ... what John Barry said, indeed.
Below Average Dave - April 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I will sleep with nightmares. . .very scary. . .very painful. . .very well written parody. . .I can't say I got lost. . .but wow.
Wolverine - April 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Ditto with some of the others that were confused. Creeeepy. Well written, but sheesh.
Let's hope no campaign workers knock on Michael's door. :-)
Jack Wilson - April 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Pretty good for a tough song
Tim Mayfield - April 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Yep, definitely got lost. I feel like I am the last person at the end of the line of the telephone game. The one who has to tell everyone what the original statement was but I heard such strange ramblings I have no clue.
Chris Frederick - April 30, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - I got somewhat lost too, but the same is true of TOS. Dylan has that effect on people. Good effort for a strange and difficult song, in any case.

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