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Song Parodies -> "I Built The Cars"

Original Song Title:

"I Write The Songs"

Original Performer:

Barry Manilow

Parody Song Title:

"I Built The Cars"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

I worked for General Motors
And made my salt from Cobalt
That was my job, until laid off in September
Worked assembly..
And I built the cars

I built the cars that give the world a ride
I built the cars with expertise and pride
I built the cars and done it very well
All shiny stuff..a brand new smell

Then hard times came upon us
And GM bellied up in the hole
They came around, those buy-out guys
I knew right then, my head would be one to roll

I built the cars that people love to drive
I built the cars that made folks feel alive
I built the cars and stamped 'em sharp and clean
I built the cars..each sleek machine

The economy plunged down
My hefty paycheck just crashed and burned
Lost my dream home to the bank when they foreclosed
Started drinking then,
My self respect went tumblin'
Bottomed out, had no hope
Gave some thoughts to a rope
Wife and kids deserted me..

I built the cars in high prosperity
But now I have no car to drive you see
I greet the morning from my cardboard box..
I built the cars, I built the cars

Worked assembly, and I built the cars..

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Timmy1000 - November 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Sad lament for GM. I wonder what happens to Ford - big profit reported today, but union rejected contract.
LittleSassyChasis - November 02, 2009 - Report this comment
L'AIR de Farce, ~Le Duque au Chasis~ very appropriate for the ~ BIG 3 ~
AFW - November 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Timmy..yeah..I guess we all have car trouble..even the big companies...and thanks, Little're classy
Old Man Ribber - November 02, 2009 - Report this comment
In addition to your skills, you've now added pathos! BTW, I'm still waiting to be recalled to Studebaker! ;D
Christie Marie M - November 02, 2009 - Report this comment
The job market is very hard today....well, you know that! Very interesting parody, AFW!!! Building and driving you 3 sets of 5's!
Andria - November 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Great job, AFW, and I agree with the parody subject on all counts. The 1990 Pontiac Bonneville I'm driving now seems to have been built "with expertise and pride" and "done very well" on every count except for the paint and the air-conditioning compressor. Speed limit for this parody is 555 miles per hour.
alvin - November 03, 2009 - Report this comment
well built parody
AFW - November 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, OMR..Studebaker, good one...and thanks, Christie...yes, it is...and thanks, seem to run the gamut on those Pontiacs..had a 64 Bonne..ragtop..big and powerful..but then, gas was cheap in those days..thanks, alvin..glad to see you around, again..
Andria - November 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Run the gamut I have... I tend to buy the cheapest vehicle that fits my needs (large trunk, wagon, hatchback or pickup) from the St. Vincent DePaul society's car lots, run it into the ground, junk it or sell it to someone dumb and gullible, and repeat again. Your Bonneville sounds nice, mine is faded and looks nondescript.
blackjack21 - November 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Nice car, 555 thousand mile warranty.

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