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Song Parodies -> "Balladtown"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Warren Baker

The Lyrics

This is about a songwriter who's in a ballad writing rut.
Well I'm pining here in Balladtown
And I'm writing all my torn feelings down
See the tortured artist in me rhyme
What is the norm?
Three quarter time.

Well the ladies, they are slamming their doors
Hear me singing, and their ears get sore
And they often tell me where to go
Very hot place
Place full of woe
But I’d rather writhe in Balladtown

But my sad finesse won’t get me down
And I’m trying not to write cliché-éééééééééééééééééés

Well it’s lonely here in Balladtown
Though the music takes me off the rebound
And the Air Supply the DJ plays
I hum along
Yes, I’m ashamed.

My infatuations hang like a pall
And I write about them, yes one and all
Hear my voice it's oozing how I feel
People will ask
“What is your deal?”
As I'm singing here in Balladtown.

And those people tend to run from the sound
As my crooning vocals flaunt dismaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

Every song has the time honored plot
The lonely longing for the love that is not
I’m looking for some different songs to embrace
I have desires to move out of this place, oh oh oh

I’ve misgivings here in Balladtown
It’s not hard to keep a sad man down
But I will be writing more todaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy


And I’m hoping this will pay one daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.
Then I’m leaving this old Balladtown.
Haven't had enough? Yep there are more musings at The Blogging Baker. Copyright 2010 Warren Baker

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Phil Nelson - March 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Excellently written. That's probably how Billy Joel feels sometimes. And I'm writing here in commenttown. 5's
Fiddlegirl - March 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Love your subtle humor... e.g. "very hot place" lines. TMGLTM, but the bridge was especially well done. :)

LOL @ Phil's "commenttown"
Warren Baker - March 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Phil- Thanks Phil. I'm glad you got the 'writer' joke. And here's a thank you from 'graciastown.'
FG-For a moment there, I thought it was too subtle. Thanks for catching it, and to be honest, I'm actually very fond of that bridge. Thanks for the v/c!

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