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Song Parodies -> "City Roads"

Original Song Title:

"Country Roads"

Original Performer:

John Denver

Parody Song Title:

"City Roads"

Parody Written by:

Below Average Dave

The Lyrics

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Lost on 7th in Virginia
Passing fountains Hobos smell like liver
Can't get out here, damn these one way streets
Construction dirt mountains causing a dust sheet

City Roads-- Ooh I moan
A disgrace-- can't get home
Lots of towers-- No more flowers
So I groan-- City roads

Taking cent'ries to get out here
Feeling hazy--Won't get out is my fear
Day is busted, people walk on by
What a waste- This downtown visit- makes me cry

City Roads can't get home
Stuck in place as I foam
City Center was a venture
Now I roam City Roads

I had no choice after eighteen hours I felt dizzy
The hotels are so pricey but I paid then I laid
Try again at dawn-- The streets I'm beatin'
I want to go home please today--please today

City Roads take a toll
On our race- that I know
The Carolinas, to Alaska
We all hate City Roads

City roads, traffic blows
dem highways-- head goes woah
So from Tampa to Tacoma
Let's avoid City Roads

Can't get home-- City Roads
So I'll sit--b*tch and moan
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Timmy1000 - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Yeah, I just slowly made my way across an expressway? yesterday that has been in a stste of repair for the last five years. I hate to think about what will happen when stimulus money is spent - another 10 years of repair?
TJC - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Fives to the Roads Sculler!
Mark Scotti - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Been there, lost that, before the days of the TomTom!!! Good one...
Fiddlegirl - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Echoing Mark S... can relate- I'd STILL be driving in circles if it weren't for the GPS!
John Barry - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Nice twist on the OS.
AFW - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Highlights the anguish and anxiety of this gridlocked society we live in...very well done
Matthias - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
So let's say on my way home from work today not only did I get stuck in traffic (at 9:30 at night, mind you) for a good 15 minutes, but I also had to pass through three spots on the road where they were doing construction, AND there was a car crash that I had to bypass as well!!! I can totally relate to that crap!
Below Average Dave - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Thank you everyone, glad you guys enjoyed it:)
Rex - July 19, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) A parody millions of commuters can relate to. Drive on!
Medemia - July 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Growing up in Southern California, is there anything else but city roads? Good job on the opposite substitution.
Matthias - July 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Finally a song of yours that we all can relate to. Not like Ghosts cows or sprouting wings from drinking Red Bull. It's refreshing to see something like this from you Dave.
Agrimorfee - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
This wasn't a "bust out laughing" parody in terms of the individual lines, but the overall feel so much in tune with Denver's OS and the great ryhme subs throughout really impressed me.
bobpiecheese - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) NOTICE: Have you seen this man *pic of Dave* Said to be an amazing song parodist, with great skills in pacing and humour. Last seen wandering across the street. If you see him please call 555-67S-555

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