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Song Parodies -> "Gin Beneath My Slings"

Original Song Title:

"Wind Beneath My Wings"

Original Performer:

Bette Midler

Parody Song Title:

"Gin Beneath My Slings"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

I used to hide you in the shadows,
Stash you in the cupboards, here at home
Then sneak and steal your swallows, now and then,
Night and day..
Your taste was always on my mind

Someone would catch me, was my big worry,
Weak resistance, had no inner strength
An unending thirst that ruled my tongue for so long
Staggered through tunnels without light..

Then one day I saw you as a zero
A liquid devil in my sight
Giving you up made me a hero
You were the gin beneath my slings..

A glorious vic'try..though unheralded,
Was filed and recorded in my soul
A fork in the road, a quick U-turn,
The pain was ended..
Thanks to one simple word, Control..

Now each day I see you as a zero,
A liquid devil from the past
Letting you go made me a hero..
You were the gin beneath my slings..

No gin..beneath my slings..

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 9

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Mark Scotti - July 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Cheers, 555 proof....
Tommy Turtle - July 16, 2010 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but a nice positive story, a little deeper than the usual fare here. DK whether autobiographical -- you don't have to say -- but congrats on completing the 15-step program, in three sets of Five steps each.
AFW - July 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, MS and TT...not totally ab..but maybe, partially..
Madame de Rum - July 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Hey there, ~ El Diablo de TeQuila ~ ! The Mighty Duke oEdge ! Do have a great weekend, Sir !
LilCashCakes - July 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Hey Rum Slinger ,. . . spend a little cash on me . . . .
LadyB-cakes - July 16, 2010 - Report this comment
PS: Sir, I am well aware about what this write is 'really ' all about , Sir: a Sling for those Double Dee's . . . . Oh fiddle Dee Dee, ohhh woe is me !
AFW - July 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Arriba! My little Rum know me too well...Senorita, With your fiddle dee dee, you carbon like Scarletta in the grand old flick, "Bye Bye With The Breeze", no?....and a great week end to you, also...but, frankly, My Dear.. you know what they's a great life..if we don't week end...
WarrenB - July 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Well done, sir. It's one of those parodies that could have easily gone astray, but you handled the subject matter with a nice straightforward manner. Very cleanly writ.
AFW - July 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks to you, Warren..
Old Man Ribber - July 18, 2010 - Report this comment
(ala Homer Simpson) MMMM....gin slings! ;D
AFW - July 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, OMR
Andria - July 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Very good, AFW... love the OS, and your parody was refreshing. That reminds me, there's a 2-liter of tonic water in the fridge and a 5th of Beefeater in the freezer, both left over from New Year's... better have at least one gin-and-tonic. :-) 5s.

Security code was "LVR", as in a LoVeR of alcoholic libations or one's LiVeR, which takes a beating when one drinks alcohol.
AFW - July 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, Andria
Andy Primus - July 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Here's $555 for you to donate to AA on your next meeting

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