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Song Parodies -> "Packing Up The House"

Original Song Title:

"Burning Down The House"

Original Performer:

Talking Heads

Parody Song Title:

"Packing Up The House"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

After 16 years living in the same house, my family and I will be moving soon. Here's
what I have to look forward to.
Watch out, you might find what you're missing
Old playthings, these clothes don't fit, donate them
The dust is flying in my lungs
Packing up the house

Flash light--look well in all the corners
All right--but tell me, what's that odor?
These boxes are all in my way!
Packing up the house

Here's old clothes to give away: out of time, do it today
Salvation Army's here
Have no mercy, throw it out, white-glove treatment when we're done
So our buyer desires

Through yet? Hey look--I found my raincoat!
I'll get the junk out of the basement
And box up all of my degrees!
Packing up the house

Attic's hot, just toss it all, mysteries in space we crawl
Gonna move to a new place
How did we accumulate so much stuff that we never use?
We should rent a dumpster!

Our house is small and ordinary
That's right! It's time to move up, baby
Let's not forget to bring the kids
Packing up the house

Say goodbye but don't linger we haven't started loading yet
But we'll all be together
Please don't cry now no regrets, mover's here and we're all set
Last one? Turn out the lights.

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Kristof Robertson - June 02, 2004 - Report this comment
This is very poignant as I have just moved....well done 555
Johnny D - June 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Three 5's for you, qu'est ce que c'est? Buh-buh-buh-bah, Buh-buh Buh-buh Bah-bah!
Agrimorfee - June 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Cute. I've moved 3 times in the past decade (don't ask) and it is never pretty. 555, although line 2 pace is off.
MrMacphisto - June 02, 2004 - Report this comment
*hums the tune* you just got three 5's...
MasonR - June 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Kristof--thanks! I don't look forward to that last part when we leave the place empty...Johny D--ahh, psycho chicken, eh?...Agrimorfee--Yeah, line 2 would fit the pacing better if it were "Old stuff--these clothes donít fit, donate them"...MrMac-- yeah, the tune's real important here. Thanks for all the 5's!
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