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Song Parodies -> "Who Stopped the Lane"

Original Song Title:

"Who'll Stop the Rain"

Original Performer:

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Parody Song Title:

"Who Stopped the Lane"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

So I'm going down to Virginia for the Jamestown 400 celebrations. Circumstances forced me to hit Washington, D.C.'s Capital Beltway just as Friday-night rush-hour traffic is at its peak. I feared the worst. Incredibly, the traffic moved pretty well. But what should have been an hour and a half, at most, on Interstate 95 from Washington to Richmond turned into twice that -- and that's not counting leaving the freeway for 45 minutes to have dinner at McDonald's. It was as bad as it should have been between Baltimore and D.C., or between downtown D.C. and the southern edge of the Beltway. I'm still not sure what caused it. There was no accident, no construction either, and radio traffic reports were sketchy. It may have been due to a NASCAR event near Richmond. Yes, I'm aware of the irony of thousands of people going too slow because of a bunch of dumb rednecks going too fast.
(instrumental opening)

Long as I remember
the lane's been crowded down.
Clouds of exhaust forming.
Too many on the ground.
Good men through the ages
trying to get to home.
And I wonder
still I wonder
who stopped the lane?

I went down Virginia
seeking nice vacation glow.
Caught in traffic southbound
I watched the volume grow.
Ninety-five, what's your deal?
Trapped in traffic chains.
And I wonder
still I wonder
who stopped the lane?

(instrumental break)

Heard the traffic chopper.
Wish he'd told me more.
Cars were bunched together.
Tying in a swarm.
Still the lane kept clogging.
Feel I'm here for years.
And I wonder
still I wonder
who stopped the lane?

(instrumental fadeout)

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GANGSTA JOE - May 15, 2007 - Report this comment
TJC - May 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Funny and true... given my druthers, I'd rather be strolling down mammary lane..
AFW - May 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Moves smoothly down the parody road
John Barry - May 15, 2007 - Report this comment
I lived in Alexandria in the 70s, and it was bad then. Good tune.
alvin - May 15, 2007 - Report this comment
i live near LA, nuff said
Michael Pacholek - May 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Thank you, everyone. Joe: I am open to your suggestions as to how to achieve the goal you mentioned. TJC: The same thing I said to Joe.
stuart mcarthur - May 15, 2007 - Report this comment
one of life's ironies is people complaining about the traffic whilst simultaneously contributing to it - not you of course MP - from the confines of your computer it's a whinge well made - 555
Kristof Robertson - May 15, 2007 - Report this comment
You want traffic? Come visit the United Carpark of Great Britain...just don't hire a car while you're here. This was fun stuff, to a great OS, Mike. 555
GANGSTA JOE - May 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Ann Hammond - May 15, 2007 - Report this comment
what AFW said
Max Power - May 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Michael Pacholek - May 16, 2007 - Report this comment
Well, I did pass by the Marine base at Quantico. Maybe they could help.

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