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Song Parodies -> "Everybody is in Jail"

Original Song Title:

"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"Everybody is in Jail"

Parody Written by:

Ethan Mawyer

The Lyrics

Well they jail you when you're flying and can't jump out
They jail you when ushers say don't shout
They jail you when your pie can't have trans-fats
They jail you when teachers say no hats
Did you get the mem
-o in the mail?
Everybody is in jail

Well they jail you when you must park far away
They jail you when you can't make children pray
They jail you when you stalk and get restrained
They jail you when they favor the quick-brained
Well we tried to be
Free but we failed
Everybody is in jail

They jail you when they tell you not to gamble
They jail you when cars don't let you amble
They jail you when gas prices will not go down
They jail you and tell you not to frown
From the big city
To hills and dales
Everybody is in jail

Well they jail you each day and every night
They jail you when they say you must sleep tight
They jail you when they cut you off from drinks
They jail you when you can't bazooka minks
In this land to which Columbus sailed
Everybody is in jail

Well they jail you when you can't use a song
They jail you when your thoughts are called wrong
They jail you when they demean your friends
They jail you when they say your jokes offend
I will repeat this until it's stale
Everybody is in jail

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Overall Rating: 4.6

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Paul Robinson - October 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Well, I can't find a solitary reason why you shouldn't be out on bail. I'm contributing three 5's here towards that. Clever piece ~ ~ ~
Ethan - October 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks, fellow prisoner
John Barry - October 09, 2008 - Report this comment
But they won't jail you if you're a Wall Street criminal such as Dick Fuld.
Ethan - October 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Nope, he's jailed too...kept in the prison of the world outside the lehman bros. gym and if he tries to break out he gets punched in the face
alvin - October 09, 2008 - Report this comment
especially liked the "bazooka minks" line
Andy Primus - October 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Same thoughts, different country
wow - October 09, 2008 - Report this comment
i'm sober
Tim Hall - October 09, 2008 - Report this comment
A lock for 5's
Ethan Mawyer - October 09, 2008 - Report this comment
And now for the 64k Amiright dollars question: What very recent event inspired this parody? I can't tell from the comments if anyone made the connection, although it is nice to get some of those.

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