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Song Parodies -> "Don't Ride on the Subway"

Original Song Title:

"Don't Sleep in the Subway"

Original Performer:

Petula Clark

Parody Song Title:

"Don't Ride on the Subway"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

The Merry & Pippin philosophy: If you know absolutely nothing about your subject matter, just throw in every conceivable stereotype.... ;-)
You head underground - with the same morning crowd
Got to make work on time and so therefore
You wait by the track - take a care - watch your back
'Cause pickpockets are sure to make you poor

Now juggle your briefcase, laptop and more
The bell it rings - run 'fore they close the door

Stuck riding the subway, darling
Shrink back in the crowded train
Sit here and I feel like hurling
The underground
It smells like urine now
And boombox songs
Assault my ears once again

I wish we would start 'cos we're late to depart
Smelly bums they just have me so frustrated
The gangbangers stare - I sink back in my chair
Public transport is so overrated

Hope I can make it to my work safely
Not run afoul of some vigilante

Stuck here in the subway, darling
No peace on the crowded train
Listen to some couple quarreling
The underground
Can't read the paper now
My head it throbs
I'm needin' asp'rin again

Don't ride on the subway, darling
Don't stand in the crowded train
Is it better than traffic snarling?
The underground
Or is it safer now?
With Metro throngs
'Cos Bernie Goetz rides again?

(And fade)

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Pacing: 4.6
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Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 12

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Billy Florio - May 12, 2003 - Report this comment
The gangbanger stare...hahaHAHAHA
mandamoo - May 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Well it seems to work.......well done, again !
The Bono - May 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Hillarious, freat flow... Are you guys Two females ???
Meriadoc - May 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Ah! Someone else gets into the controversy!

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