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Song Parodies -> "Driftin' Away"

Original Song Title:

"Dock of the Bay"

Original Performer:

Otis Redding

Parody Song Title:

"Driftin' Away"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

I love merged parodies. This is not a "mashup," it's a juxtaposition.
(instrumental opening)

Sittin' and feelin' confused.
This game is one I hate to lose.
Ain't seein' no light through the rain.
It's shame that I'm feelin' all this pain.

I'm sittin' and I'm driftin' away.
Gettin' no beat, soul's not free, no way.
Just sittin' and I'm driftin' away.
Gettin' lost.

Begun to think I'm wastin' time.
I don't understand the things I do.
The world outside looks so unkind.
And I'm needin' you to carry me through.

So I sit and I'm driftin' away.
Gettin' no beat, soul's not free, no way.
Just sittin' and I'm driftin' away.
Gettin' lost.

Looks like I can't free my soul.
Won't get lost in no rock and roll.
I can't do what ten people tell me to do.
Can you get me off this fishin' pole?

Just thank you for the joy you gave me.
All the rhythm and rhyme and harmony.
Please know that I believe in your song.
'Cause it's helpin' me and makin' me strong.

Now, I'm gonna sit and I'm driftin' away.
Gettin' the beat, and my soul's free today.
Just sittin' and I'm driftin' away.
Gettin' found.

(whistling fadeout)

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Overall Rating: 4.6

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Michael Pacholek - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I tried to do it the other way, doing "Drift Away" with "Dock of the Bay"'s lyrics, but I couldn't make it work. If anyone wants to try it, be my guest.
Rick C - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Nicely meshed mash, Michael. I did get lost in your rock and roll and drifted away. 555
Old Man Ribber - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
What's up, dock! I get your drift. (Good job here) ;D
LadyHelpMate - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Sir, Lord Pacholek, you are not the only soul 'drifting' as you say, Sir ! ! the entire USA is drifting . . . . who's at the helm, sir ?
Patrick - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Interesting merger. Did you carefully work out the lyrics or "just go with the flow"?
2Eagle - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Drift away to your own island. Now what would you do with Leavin' on a Jet Plane?
Lee - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Great job on two classics. 5's.

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