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Song Parodies -> "New Fork State of Mind"

Original Song Title:

"New York State of Mind"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"New Fork State of Mind"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Unfortunately, this is a true story, less than an hour old as I write it. Not to be confused with my earlier BJ parody "Only the Egg Foo Young."
(long instrumental opening)

Some folks like to get some chow.
Gotta get it now 'round the neighborhood.
Hop on down to the Chinese place.
Yeah, that seems real good.
Not poodle or greyhound.
They serve me some pig this time.
I'm in a roast pork state of mind.
Mmmm, mmmm!

I take it back to my desk.
But there's a risk without anticipate.
The food is looking pretty good.
That's not what I hate.
But she didn't give me
no silverware for this food of mine.
I'm in a new fork state of mind
Hmmmm, hmmmm!

It was so easy eating yesterday.
Steak and baked at the new House of Blues.
But now I need something to feed my face.
There's no fork here... that's real bad news.

It's no-fun reality.
It's not fine with me, I can't let it slide.
You can't use a spoon to get
Chinese food inside.
Got spoons and some knives here.
But the boss left forks behind.
I'm in a new fork state of mind!
Hmmmm, hmmmm!
Whoa, whoa, yeah!

(instrumental break)

So I go next door to that fast-food place!
Spoke English, they don't understand well!
You should have seen the shock upon my face!
The last place left... was Taco Bell!
Oh, no, no, no!

It comes down to the groc'ry store!
And they had some more, it was really cheap!
I'd like to go back to that Chinese
place and say, "Hey, creep!
You gotta help your customers
or they will leave you behind!
They're in a new fork state of mind!"
Hmmmm, hmmmm!

Now, I'm having a good lunch
and I'm typing you these lines!

'Cause I'm in...

I'm in a new fork

state of

Yeah, yeah!

(instrumental close)
Yes, Bernard, I know: Mom taught us never to talk with our mouths full. She never said anything about typing with our mouths full!

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Voting Results

Pacing: 3.6
How Funny: 2.1
Overall Rating: 2.1

Total Votes: 24

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 1   8
 2   0
 3   0
 4   1
 5   15

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Egg Foo Mom - March 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Fork You!!
Jason - March 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Hey Michael, im sorry to see that you have been 1ed twice by some unknown moron. I DKTOS but I'll give you 444 to ease those 1s a bit. Also for your information TSB is very close to overtaking you on the leaderboard for the largest number of parodies written. Just something I feel I should bring to your attention.
Michael Pacholek - March 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, Jason, but he's living proof that BJ was wrong: Not only the good die young. He's young but his parodies die every day! What I can't figure out is why somebody would smack this one of mine, since it takes no shots at either Republican politicians or certain sports teams. Did I offend an Amirighter who works at a Chinese restaurant? Or at Taco Bell?
alvin rhodes - March 05, 2007 - Report this comment
state of laughter
Stuart McArthur - March 05, 2007 - Report this comment
well you just get 2 pencils and use them as chopsticks, don't you - improvisation! - lateral thinking! - that's what made America GREAT! - and Chinese takeaway is what brought it back down a notch - very funny MP - wu wu wu
Michael Pacholek - March 06, 2007 - Report this comment
I went back to that restaurant a few minutes ago. This time, they gave me a fork. Everybody wins.

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