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Song Parodies -> "Runnin' Out of Things"

Original Song Title:

"Runnin' Down a Dream"

Original Performer:

Tom Petty

Parody Song Title:

"Runnin' Out of Things"

Parody Written by:

Warren Baker

The Lyrics

Always seem to want something that's not available.
NOTE: Blessranger did a slightly similar take on this with Running Out of Greens. If you read both of them, you'll find them both quite different in approach and construction.
It was the top of my day,
The coffee ground
I had DiMaggio on
I was smilin’
Dark brew complete
And smells were creeping
Then the trouble came
No denyin’

Was runnin’ out of cream
An additive I would need
Counteract the sleepy me
Fixin’ my critical need
Runnin’ out of cream

When lunchtime came
I looked for something edible
Maybe something cold
Or something fried
With crackers lain,
The cheese was unspreadable
It was like this morn
Short supply

Was runnin’ out of brie
The softer form of a cheese
Savorin’ a cheese esprit
Tastin’ full flavor and glee
Runnin’ out of brie

I got home
And the moon came out
I cranked the speakers loud
To wake my mind
Fresh salad’s good
Crunchy, light, and mild
What I forgot
That head of mine

Was runnin out of leeks
The greener goods et by me
Fresher stalk of celery
Maybe cucumbers and greens
Runnin’ out of leeks

I’m runnin’ out of things
The items I love to eat
Goin’ to the grocery
Payin’ by credit or lien
Runnin’ out of things.
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Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 5

Voting Breakdown

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   5

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Tommy Turtle - August 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Loved the play on "head" -- yours, and the lettuce. 555, and just out of curiosity, did you mean, "... goods get by me", or was that (perfectly acceptable) poetic license/solecism for "eaten"? :)
Wild Child JIN - August 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I can relate to this song well, since lately I have been "running out" of comments and votes from the people here I counted 8 now 9 parodies in my list that don't have so much as one comment and/or vote. But as for your song, very, very well done! We all seem to run out of things, and in my case, interest in my parodies from the people at this site. But yours still gets my vote of 5-5-5! ;-)
John Barry - August 10, 2010 - Report this comment
One thing you're not running out of is 5s.
WarrenB - August 11, 2010 - Report this comment
TT- Glad you got the 'head' reference. Didn't know if many would get that! And the 'et' is the correct form...part of my southern roots is hearing my relatives talking about how much they 'et' at the table. Thanks for the v/c! Always a pleasure to hear your comments.
WCJ- Sorry to hear about your luck with the comments, but I do appreciate your time to take and vote on this one. Sometimes I'm just happy to have my stuff published.
JB- Thank you kindly for the v/c. Something you're never running out of is parodies! All I want is to hit 100...
Tommy Turtle - August 11, 2010 - Report this comment
TT always gets "head"! ... (ponders whether to rephrase that.... )
          Join the club of those who wonder how many puns, etc. go unnoticed, leading to the footnote-habit, which has been condemned by a few as "insulting the reader". But if you get the joke, you don't need to read the f/n, and if you didn't , then it helps....

Usually "get" most things here, unless to refs I DK, like pop culture. And my long e-conversations and collabs with Fiddlegirl (from TX and OK), have me accustomed to y'all's thang. Lettuce all turn over a new leaf, and understand each other better.....
Jonathan S. - August 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Great choice of OS, exceptional parody lyrics, and bonus points for adding "esprit" to my vocabulary! 555

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