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Song Parodies -> "Drinking In The Street"

Original Song Title:

"Dancing In The Street"

Original Performer:

David Bowie and Mick Jagger

Parody Song Title:

"Drinking In The Street"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

This was inspired by this news story. The most ironic thing in a campaign to stop under-age drinking was the suggestion that raising the drinking age to 21 would help... I mean, surely if you did that, you'd be hugely increasing the amount of illegal drinking.
Crawlin' louts around the world
Are you drinkin' in the city heat?
Summer's here and the pressure's on:
Stop drinking in the street
They're lapping up Bacardi
Drinkin' WKD
An' beer and whisky

Next they're gonna vomit.. hurrgh! vomit
There'll be vomit everywhere
They'll be pukin', pissin', so it's our mission
Stop drinkin' in the street

Oh, it doesn't matter what you wear
Just as long as you ain't bare
So come on, every guy, drop the beer
Take it home - no drinkin' here
No more drinkin'
No drinkin' in the street

'Cause it's our new position
Is prohibition
Not drunk and indiscreet
Stopping swigging and sighting of drunken fighting
And drinkin' in the street

Smirnoff Ice - throw away
Budweiser has to go now
Yeah don't forget the Irish Whiskey

And they play their music, loud music
Playing music everywhere
But the pressure's growin' to just say "no one"
No drinkin' in the street

Oh, it doesn't matter, rich or poor
'Cause we're gonna change the law
So come on, put that bloody bottle down
Everywhere around the town
Stop that drinkin'
That drinkin' in the street

Hooper's Reef - not today
Archers Aqua Peach, no
Yeah don't forget the Vodka Red Bull
No drinkin' down in Vladivar Veba
Not to mention Tennants or Stella Artois
Blah, blah
Yada yada yada
(repeat to intoxication)

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Jack Wilson - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
That was freakin hilarious. Wish I thought of it, Is this Paris,Britney and Lindsay's version of it? LOL;
alvin - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
my fave of the day
2Eagle - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
This is too tragic to be funny. Many middle age people go to parties to get drunk and make fools of themselves, too.
Matthias - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Drunkenly funny
Kristof Robertson - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
A wonderfully wry commentary on Booze Britain. Sharp bit of writing here, Phil. 555
John Jenkins - August 31, 2007 - Report this comment
Well done, Phil. It is obvious that you were not enjoying all of the above while writing this. On our side of the pond, the minimum drinking age is 21; and, you're right, there is a lot of illegal drinking.
MarthaDTox - August 31, 2007 - Report this comment
Brilliant as usual Phil!!
Phil Alexander - August 31, 2007 - Report this comment
What happened to my comment? Guess I must have not hit the button :-(
Anyway, thanks everyone...
Jack - for some reason I didn't think of the "celebrity" connection. It might have been better with famously drunk celebs as the city subs rather than drinks. Hmm... don't be surprised if this gets resubmitted - thanks for the idea
2Eagle - true, but they don't get photographed by the tabloids and have "why, oh why" column inches written about them (probably 'cause the journalists are too busy getting falling down drunk themselves)
JJ - I've never been one to get falling down drunk, in the street or otherwise; also, I'm not completely sure where I stand on this, policy-wise - does the freedom to get plastered in the street outweigh the freedom to not be hassled by others who have?
Kristof - so sharp, I just cut myself on it ;-)
Martha - Welcome back, long time no see
Peter Andersson - August 31, 2007 - Report this comment
The polar ice is melting, all of Britain is surrounded by water and under heavy threat of taking a severe punch if sea levels are raising from it, and they wanna stop people from drinking alcoholised water and fight the problem??? :-)

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