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Song Parodies -> "Tony The Hood Died Young"

Original Song Title:

"Only The Good Die Young"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Tony The Hood Died Young"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Tony the hood was a small-time gambler and street hustler, aka a punk. He came into a little money from a scam job and thought he would parlay that into a fortune by betting on football games. Tony the hood, aka dumb punk. Now the boys who run book are serious about their work and when you lose, you better have their money. And Tony the hood, he came up a little short.....

Come on young Tony, making me wait
You freakin' big dirtball, you ain't paid
Oh, but sooner or later I'll set your ass straight
Incite and then you'll be done
Well I told you 'bout Fat Lou, told you the way
But then you got simple and mocked Lou, no pay
Oh, but I'm here to tell you it's judgement day
You sh!t, you can't hide for long.....

Tony the hood hides, stung
'Fraid he'll be dead
Tony the hood, tied tongue
Tony the hood buys guns

His fright was stirred by some wise-guy, came with his crowd
He played them sh!tty, they'll lay him down
He don't be laughing a bit right now
Oh, and they came to hurt someone
So look out, young Tony, Joe kicks your spine
Cough up the money or thrown in the brine
Your slain ass, certain that we'll never find
Guido throws in a pun.....

Snarling, "Tony the hood flied, flung"
No dough; slow, so throw
I tell you Tony the hood cried, clung
Tony the hood, guy's done

You made a nice fat bet and a parlay on a combination
Ooo, with the cash you stole
Hmm, but the missed field goal
So young Tony, you couldn't give 'em quite enough compensation
You had to count on three
But kicker missed it and no penalty
Oh, no, no
They say there's a hitman for those who are late
Non-paying bettors get turned into bait
He's gonna swim with the fishes and die in restraints
The fishes will have some fun....

You know with Tony the hood, guy's dumb
Whoa, whoa, crazy
I tell you, Tony the hood died young
Tony the hood, guy's dumb

(Saxophone solo)

Let's say four others hold you while the big guy hits you with a combination
Ah, you're lucky, spared, you see
Somebody must've said a prayer for thee
Pay out, pay out, don't be like Tony, don't end up bait
You cross a slick firm makes 'em irate
Sooner or later they won't let you skate
Then might as well say you're done.....

Just like that Tony the hood: die young
I tell you, crazy
You know that Tony the hood lied, hung
Tony the hood tied, strung
Tony the hood
Tony the hood tried, swung

(fade out)

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Andria - November 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Great parody. Are you sure you're not Guy DiRito in disguise as blackjack21? It sure seems like it, with this parody's content and nature (j/k). 5s.
Mark Scotti - November 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Another great "hit"!!!!!!
FiddleMoll - November 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Is this the sort of crowd you're running with now? (Go ahead... break your poor mother's heart...) ;)

Excellent matching on "You made a nice fat bet and a parlay on a combination" ... actually, on the whole bridge section!

Sec Code: RVN... which, as we know, is ancient Italian for "RUN"! ;)
Christie Marie M - November 03, 2009 - Report this comment
You sure put up a good fight there, blackjack21! LOL, I almost called you Guy a few minutes ago, but it's a good thing I corrected it just now! I echo all comments above! I've enjoyed parodies based upon mobsters, bookies, and gamblers. There's someone I knew who's dad left him and his mom because he was a in a group that resembled mafias, except that they were bookies. But, great write, really enjoyed your satire. 5's!!!
blackjack21 - November 04, 2009 - Report this comment

Andria: No, I’m not the Guy. His are a lot better. Thanks for v/c. :-)

Mark: Hittin’ you with my thanks!

FiddleMoll: Times are tough, doll. You gotta run where de action is. Thanks for the nice fat comments, and tell ma I'm sorry. ;-)

Christie: Guy is the master of mob parodies, I’m just a punk playin’ around. Thanks for v/c. :-)

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