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Song Parodies -> "The Night The Lights Went Out In New York"

Original Song Title:

"The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Vicki Lawrence

Parody Song Title:

"The Night The Lights Went Out In New York"

Parody Written by:

Bubba

The Lyrics

In memory of the great Northeast blackout of August, 2003.
He was on his way home from Wall Street
He'd cut out early, and he thought he'd meet
Some friends and have him a drink, but he wasn't quite sure
Andy Wolloe said "Yo"
And he said "Hey, wassup there, Wo?"
"Seth, sit down, you're on my foot, it really hurts!"
And as they sat, it became a fright
Someone done turned out the lights
"That better not be your hand on my knee, there, Seth "
Well, he got mad 'n' said, "Why not?", and Andy said "You're overwrought"
"but to tell ya the truth, I been wonderin' myself"

That's the night that the lights went out in New York
That's the night that they burned the candles instead
Well, don't trust your ride to no urban transit system
'cause tonight you've got a sidewalk for a bed

Well, Andy got scared and left the bar
Walkin' on home 'cause he didn't have a car
And even if he did have one, the streets were all jammed
Andy thought, "Hey, how can this be?"
"Feels like someone's followin' me!"
And as he walked in the dark, his friend took his hand

And they went off towards Andy's place
A'sneakin' through the alleys, pickin' up the pace
And both could see that between them, there was a spark
They kept on walkin' down the street
Hoping they were being quite discreet
But they had to admit to themselves, they were lost in the dark

Well, the NYPD was a'makin' their rounds
So he yelled, "Hey, pig!", just to flag 'em down
And a big-bellied sergeant got his gun and said "why'dya do it?"
Andy told him, "We can't find our way in the dark"
The sergeant said, "You're in Central Park!"
So Andy said, "We're not going to find my place, so just screw it!"

That's the night that the lights went out in New York
That's the night that they burned the candles instead
Well, don't trust your ride to no urban transit system
'cause tonight you've got a sidewalk for a bed

Well, Andy and my brother walked down Broadway
And on the sidewalk they did stay
And they shared many things that night, there's no doubt
But there's on thing they didn't count on
The Times photographer and his Nikon
And so, it seems that my brother will be coming out

That's the night that the lights went out in New York, oh-oh-aah
That's the night that they burned the candles instead, ah-huh-unh
Well, don't trust your ride to no urban transit system

FADE
'cause tonight you've got a sidewalk for a bed

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Guy DiRito - August 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Bubba - You're amazing. Well done. I almost did this one but opted for Sun Down instead. Glad to see someone else did the grid. Trip fives for you friend.
NYbadAzz - August 18, 2003 - Report this comment
I loved it, but it was a little rocky in the beginning so i wish i could of given ya a 4.5 but there is no 4.5 so i had to go for the 4. I was thinking by the end that you would do what you did, having them being gay...ROFLMAO
Michael Pacholek - August 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Let's see, New York gets blacked out, somebody makes a gay parody of it, and it's NOT Guy? And it's good anyway? Weird, man...
Meriadoc - August 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Very strange take on the blackout, but a very very good job with a difficult song to parody. 5-5-5
Robert J. Pagliaro - August 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Interesting and well done. Agree with Meriadoc - a difficult song to write to - I've got to admit, I also started on this one - had the chorus "That's the night that the lights went out in New York That's the night that I walked a marathon, man I put trust in my soles for the backhome Brooklyn voyage 'cause the dog in my home's got food pains in her glands" But I couldn't get past the "Andy Wolloe" part.
Wild Man - August 21, 2003 - Report this comment
I was checking out your parodies today, and Man the scores do you no justice . I got in a many good chuckle ! 5 Chalupas for the most part. Keep it up Bubba!

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