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Song Parodies -> "Philatelical Boredom"

Original Song Title:

"Philadelphia Freedom"

Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"Philatelical Boredom"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

I used to hole up all alone,
Wait for my pen pals to write
To me from far-flung places like Gabon.
Letters would come, and I'd get some steaming done,
But my mind's been changed.
To spend my days this way is no more fun.

So I'm gonna leave this philatelical boredom.
Made me snore, lookin' for stamps with national flags.
Philatelic ennui prompts me to be a new man.
Now I'm pleased to find I have a new plan.

Oh, Philadelphia cuisine, kine and cheese, that's my food,
It's not light, but in Philly that is how we dine.
It's not light, it's not light,
It's not light, but it's a tasty bite.
Philadelphia cuisine--I love it, yes I do!

For loot to use, I took usury-like loan--
Pawned all my stamps so pretty,
Opened a restaurant in a really bad zone.
Now I'm feeding families I call supersized,
And they foot the bill now by handin' me
Food stamps, and I cry:

"Irony, irony,
Irony, 'cause how they buy from me--
Philatelical cuisine! I hate it, yes I do!"

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.0
Overall Rating: 4.0

Total Votes: 3

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alvin rhodes - June 17, 2005 - Report this comment
philled with phun
Paul Robinson - June 17, 2005 - Report this comment
I'd give this one my stamp of approval but I don't use stamps anymore...have some 5's instead ~ ~ ~
Michael Pacholek - June 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Somebody once told Yogi Berra, "You're a fatalist." And he said, "No I'm not. I don't collect stamps."
John Barry - June 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Alvin, Paul; LOL, Michael.

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