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Song Parodies -> "A Cone I Am (Traffic-ly)"

Original Song Title:

"Alone Again (Naturally)"

Original Performer:

Gilbert O'Sullivan

Parody Song Title:

"A Cone I Am (Traffic-ly)"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

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Pointy little isle of orange
From a slow-wheeling truck they disgorge
And calmly engulf the pavement’s wealth
A visit from plastic hoardes
Inclining cars to stop
Or slow themselves up
In an effort to make a road-work crew
Safer on the job and un-splattered
Attending on the berm - standing firm
Cones keep arraying
So proudly tough, we’re good enough
Commuters for delaying !
You may as well slow down
We’ll guide you thru the town...
A cone I am, traffic-ly

You think of me at roadworks, hey
I’m to show drivers the way
Or they’re likely to (and still sometimes do)
Hit holes that loom right in their way
But they oft still knock me down
Then ass-up in hole they flound’
Then they curse their luck, call a towing truck
But for those really capricious:
Swerving, some reroute
Just to clout cones without mercy
Still we highway-ly must subsist
Why does traffic hurt me ?
In their power of speed
Unruly they proceed
To cone flat-ten, traffic-ly

It seems to me that
There are cone parts
Strewn around the boul-
evard upended
Cleft, bunged and bended
What can we do? What can we do?

A cone I am, traffic-ly

When loonies grab steering wheels
I start to uneasy, feels
It’s a trend I de-cry, getting sideswiped by
Near-sighted dudes plied with beers
Though I’m colored bright and bold
I’d rather not have been told
That my best-est mate, Cone 3-068
By some lollygag, had been taken
Hid him in his trunk, did a drunk
From South Hoboken
Sunlight, again, I doubt he’ll see
His spirit will be broken
For cones, this life is rough
And no-one gives a stuff...
For cones that are traffic-ly
Alone, are cones, traffic-ly

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 15

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Rex - August 08, 2007 - Report this comment
You had me at the title. LOL'd at "my best-est mate, Cone 3-068".
alvin - August 08, 2007 - Report this comment
the mark of great writers is the ability to create a brilliant parody about the most mundane subjects...easily may favorite of the day... extra credit for rhyming "orange".....and my security code ?
MasonR - August 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Brilliant job--and I also give you extra credit for sort of rhyming "orange"! My favorite line? "In an effort to make a road-work crew Safer on the job and un-splattered." LOL!
John Barry - August 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Pure pylon poetry.
mandamoo - August 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Good job!
Kristof Robertson - August 08, 2007 - Report this comment
This idea is so offbeat, only you two could come up with it. I also didn't know traffic cones conversed in Yoda-speak: "I start to uneasy, feels"...;-) Extra kudos for "flound"! This was cool. 555
MrMacphisto - August 08, 2007 - Report this comment
15 points for the coneheads... :)
stuart mcarthur - August 09, 2007 - Report this comment
absolutely hilarious title sub - one of the best ever - and one of your best ever M and P - very cheeky wordplay throughout "Still we highway-ly must subsist" - and I loved the little bridge bit - 555
Meriadoc - August 10, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks everyone! :)

Stu, you must go check out "We've Flattened a Cone Now". ;-)
TJC - August 11, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm with alvin, kristof and stuart's analysis on this one... deliciously demented!
Peregrin - August 11, 2007 - Report this comment
Like Merry, I would also like to pass on my thanks for the kind comments. We agree between ourselves (sometimes that is no mean feat in itself!) that this is one of our faves.
Finance Misadventure - August 19, 2007 - Report this comment
Wow I got high on this one. I am sure Gilbert is busy translating this into his next concert.

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