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Song Parodies -> "Runaway Brain"

Original Song Title:

"Runaway Train"

Original Performer:

Soul Asylum

Parody Song Title:

"Runaway Brain"

Parody Written by:

Jan Unwin

The Lyrics

Call you up in the middle of the night
No one's home but I've left on the light
What's that smell? It's my brain cells burning
It does seem my mind has lost what it's been learning
So confused that I couldn't find my bed
So many synapses misfirin' in my head
I promised myself I'd try to remember
But I don't know if it's June or September

Dementia has got me now,
I've lost my mind, it's gone somehow
This time I'll let them just take me away

Runaway brain, never coming back
I may as well be an amnesiac
Seems like I am forgetting my share
My mind is neither here nor there

Can you help me remember how to smile?
Make it seem like I'm not so infantile
How on earth do I get around unaided?
My memory seems so faded
I can go where no one else can go
But I get lost, end up in Idaho
Don't know enough to come out of the rain
With a thick-headed runaway brain

And everything seems cut and dried,
Day and earth, night and sky,
Somehow I just can't achieve it
Runaway brain, never coming back
I may as well be an amnesiac
Seems like I am forgetting my share
My mind is neither here nor there
Got a thick-headed runaway brain
Like a madman laughing at the rain
A little out of touch, a little insane
It's just easier than dealing with the pain

Runaway brain, never coming back
Runaway brain, just can't stay on track
Runaway brain, no flicker in my flame
It's run away and will never been reclaimed

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Pacing: 3.0
How Funny: 3.2
Overall Rating: 3.2

Total Votes: 6

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Peregrin - December 30, 2003 - Report this comment
Gret work Jan, you've taken my theme song and made it even more relevant to me!
oops - December 30, 2003 - Report this comment
Oh no I screwed up! I meant 90s oh well..
Michael Pacholek - December 30, 2003 - Report this comment
I love this song... but I can't remember why!
Steaver370 - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
This parody RULES... I actually got a midi version of the instrumental(couldn't find an MP3 version) and recorded this one! I made one change... I changed "Somehow I just can't acheive it" to "Somehow I just can't reach it", don't ask me why!

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