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Song Parodies -> "The Stranger"

Original Song Title:

"The Gambler"

Original Performer:

Kenny Rogers

Parody Song Title:

"The Stranger"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

On a slot stool in Vegas, with a mind set for bankrupt
I met up with a stranger, I was gamblin' - he was not
My side glance caught him starin' at the way that I was playin'
He moved a little closer and leaned against my slot

He said, "Son, you've got the fever, I'm familiar with your habit
I dropped a lotta' dollars, could 'a filled an armored truck
Hope you don't mind my nosey, watchin' you hop like a rabbit
One machine to another, to try and change your luck"

I just nodded, kept on playin', he went on with what he's sayin'
I flipped out a cigarette. my old Bic dead sparked twice
He offered his silver Zippo,.and our eyes met for a moment
Said, "If you don't mind more words, son, I'd like to offer some advice

You'll never learn how to roll 'em, stop, and control 'em,
Master these spinnin' reels and make combos fall
I'm gonna' share a secret, if you wanna' hit the jackpot
And you'd like to be a winner, never play at all

This former gambler knew that nobody beats the system
Our lives we're gonna throw away - We're just casino sheep
We're trapped, and they're the skinners, we'll always be the loser
And the only way we're winners - is with money we keep

So when he'd finished speakin' I stood up from that slot stool
Trayed out my cigarette and thanked the stranger twice
Though I no longer gamble, I still go to casinos
And try to save more poor slot fools - giving his advice

You'll never know how to roll 'em, stop, or control 'em,
Master the spinnin' reels to make combos fall
I'm gonna' share a secret, if you wanna' hit the jackpot
And you wanna be a winner, never play at all

One way to be a winner, never play at all

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Old Man Ribber - March 04, 2013 - Report this comment
AFW - The new casino opens in downtown Cincinnati tonight. My mom is a "passionate" gambler while the only way my dad will get hurt in a casino is if a machine falls on him. This has the ring of authenticity and is therefore a winner. ;D
Lifeliver - March 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Nice one, Airfarce. Five apples, five cherries, five plums. True story: I spent three days in Vegas. Only machines I put coins in were the coffee machines. Gambling's not one of my vices (but the others make up for it!).
Dave W. - March 04, 2013 - Report this comment
The OS is one of my faves and is one of the most singable songs ...Your story line takes us on the road further down with the slots, and that really reminds us how foolish gambling can be....Are we lucky or what?
AFW - March 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Thanks to OMR, LL, and Dave W

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