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Song Parodies -> "Don't Think Y2K, It's Alright"

Original Song Title:

"Don't Think Twice, It's Alright"

Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"Don't Think Y2K, It's Alright"

Parody Written by:

Steve Bergen

The Lyrics

I wrote this in 1999 and actually went out and bought over 100 dollars of batteries, toilet paper and other "essentials" ... like many computer people, we thought Y2K was going to happen ... I also thought that I could make this song popular and get it played on radio stations in 1999, so I was naive and wrong in multiple ways ;-) Steve
It ain't no use to sit and wonder Y2K
If you haven't heard by now
An' it ain't no use to sit and wonder Y2K
Nothing you can do about it anyhow
If you're the first one awake on the first of the year
Look for me out your window cause your e-mail won't be there
I'm throwing away this computer and moving out of here
Don't think Y2K, it's all right

It ain't no use in calling me on the phone, gal
Like you used to do before
It ain't no use in calling me on the phone, gal
No technology's working any more
I'm a-thinkin' and a-wond'rin' as I walk down the road
I should have more batteries before they all got sold
I did buy lots of bread, but now it's growing lots of mold
Don't think Y2K, it's all right

It ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
We got no power in our abode
An' it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
We're all on the dark side of the road
Still I wish there was somethin' you would do or say
To help get the electricity back on today
They promised just a few weeks, but now it's the 24th of May
So don't think Y2K, it's all right

I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road, babe
No stores are open, as far I can tell
Y2K compliance was such a good phrase, gal
Now those PR firms can just go to hell
I can't believe the programmers were that blind
They could have done much better if they had half a mind
They just postponed the problem till the inevitable time
But don't think Y2K, it's all right
Click here for more of my music ... you can also hear a version of this song performed by my guitar teacher and friend, Bob Lasher who added a wonderful harmonica section ... Steve Bergen ... p.s. I even had one of my students take a picture of me with moldy bread and batteries ... click here to see it!

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Grim Pickins - April 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Humor is good, pacing not so good. Many extra syllables in several lines

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