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Song Parodies -> "The 'Wait'"

Original Song Title:

"The Weight"

Original Performer:

The Band

Parody Song Title:

"The 'Wait'"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

Since I'm still in Comcast Hell, I had to do this from memory, so if the scan is off, oh well. Based on a song I have called "I'm P.O.'d at the P.O."
Went down to Postal hell
Had a package I must send
Didn't trust my wrapping skill
I always mutilate and bend
Didn't know how much the thing weighed
Or what the rates might be
Thought I'd ask the professionals
Thought they'd work efficiently


It's the Post Office, now
They don't "wait" on me
It's the Post Office, now
You'd think they work
You'd think they work
You'd think they work for free

Got to the parking lot
What a lot of loons out there
Almost got rear-ended
Just like rush hour, I swear
Finally parked and fed the meter
Guessed an hour'd be enough
Opened up my car trunk
And went in with all my stuff


I stood with all the people
Must have been 'bout twenty strong
Had three windows open
Said I guess this won't take long
Then two of them said "closed" now
As the dudes went off to smoke
I stood there disbelieving
This must be some kind of joke


I stood for what seemed forever
Then remembered 'bout my 'Vette
I'd only used two quarters
And my time was up, I bet
Turned to someone right behind me
And asked if he'd save my spot
Said he'd do me that small favor
So I told him "Thanks a lot"


Put seven dollars in
Then went right back inside
Looked for my place-saver
But I saw not hair nor hide
Went back into the long line
Which was nearly thirty deep
Caught a glimpse of window clerks
Who seemed to be asleep


By the time I left the place
I had almost wet my jeans
There is one thing I have learned
What "going postal" means
Next time I send out something
I'm not going through that stress
Gonna get my cell phone
And call up FedEx/UPS
I want my internet back!

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Johnny D - March 18, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS Rick ... got a link to a sample or a midi ?
Royce Miller - March 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Rick--I was looking at this song the other day and was going to write a parody to it, but I think the huge number of verses made me back did very well.
Billy Florio - March 18, 2004 - Report this comment
WOW! Incredable! Great job Rick! Im hitting myself for not thinking of it
Meriadoc - March 18, 2004 - Report this comment
I never go to the PO unless I am feeling very very mellow... ;-)
Katie - March 18, 2004 - Report this comment
I love it. Very funny! i had a song i wanted you to accompany me on! i'll see you tonight!
Paul Robinson - March 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Rick D - Fine job, Rick. Interestingly enough, I was ALSO considering doing something with this song last night. Went so far as to copy & paste the lyrics over to a word doc., but like Royce I also backed away because of the length. I went ahead and tackled a Sheryl Crow number for the first time. Looks like I should "Weight" a while before using this particular tune for a parody now.
Rick D - March 19, 2004 - Report this comment
These last five days have been very hard for me to keep track, we had no home internet. So we both were sneaking peeks from work, and I was was writing and posting from the discomfort of that. We'll try to catch up over the weekend.
Paul Robinson - March 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Rick D - I know EXACTLY where you are coming from with that! After I got back from my vacation I was without home Internet access for almost a month (about 70% of that time was my own damn fault - couldn't decide what brand of computer to buy). I was still writing parodies by hand. Then I would go to the Public Library and try to transpose and edit, and perhaps post (if the PC didn't crash first. VERY slow units). On a few occasions I got desperate enough to go to the local Kinko's and PAY to get online. You gotta be real strung out on this stuff to do that more than a couple times. Yeah, I didn't keep up too well on other writer's entries during that period. Sounds like you're up and running again - must be a great relief.
Guy - March 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Rick - Great song - great parody. I just knew you were going to lose that spot in kine when I was reading this. Great' LOL. ANd I loved that ending.
Rick D - March 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks all. I steal from my own originals for some of these parodies. This one is borrowed from one called "Beat the Meter". I used the suggestive title to tell a similar story about a guy who misjudges the parking conditions.
Robert J. Pagliaro - March 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Dude, I loved this.
Bob Gomez - March 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Great story line in this one, Rick. Are we still on for Sunday? I need directions. d;:^)
Rick D - March 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Yes, Bob. Call Mari today or me tonight.
martha - March 21, 2004 - Report this comment
I love this one..
Johnny D - November 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Ah! Yes, I do know the original song after all .... masterpiece here, Rick, 5's.

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