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Song Parodies -> "Gas Price War"

Original Song Title:

"Civil War"

Original Performer:

Guns N' Roses

Parody Song Title:

"Gas Price War"

Parody Written by:

Below Average Dave

The Lyrics

This one is a very serious topic, please don't take it offensively. I realize it lacks the normal comedic edge my parodies consist of, but now and then I do have serious write (see the originals I've done like "My Storm" or "Technological Life", and even a few of my parodies such as "Everybody's Rude" or "Rainbow", I stay out of most things--but this had to be written) Check me out as always at Despite it's serious nature, I hope to find a backing track as I feel this one is a powerful message that needs to be recorded as well.
"What's goin' on here is failure to mass transit.
The gas price is out of reach
So, you forfeit stuff to fill up your tank,
Which is the way oil wants it
Well, you give it
Hey I don't think it's any fairer than you."

Look at the gas price rising
Look at the Jeep you're driving
Our resources are sliding
And yet you still will drive some more

Price of food's hit the ceiling
They'll rob you, I'm not teasing
Now our bank account's bleeding
And still most people drive much more

Just ditch your pride
Take a bus, you can ride worldwide
And the gas goes up don't open wide
Don't let those vultures hit you from behind
It's not that hard, what's to decide
I'd rather eat than fuel a ride
And if we do prices may subside
but until then I'm tired of these Gas Price Wars

Hummers are in demand
One person in a van
I guess we really aren't too clever
You could walk down the street
It won't kill your feet
Instead of sitting down in those seats
So you turn the key and drive again
You'll let it get down to'E praying prices fall
Now we can't have freedom
'Cause we won't drill in our lands
We'll conserve our oceans
but screw foreign lands

I don't always need a car
I'll save my cash, this you can be assured
I'll use my Nikes walking down the corner
My feet aren't too sore
They're still flesh
I won't play this Gas Price War

No no no no no

Riding a bike is thrilling
Subways aren't overfilling
Car pools for those whose willing
Other ways you can explore

We can not be so shallow
Look at your wallet you've hollowed
Don't want to hear you wallow
I don't want to be broke no more

Our hands aren't tied
For ev'ry choice affects mankind
But yet Gas Wars go on, prices get so high
Yes, ev'ry day, pockets getting tight
Reality cannot be denied
Priorities in which you must decide
It's getting hard for ya to provide
Let's admit it's bizarre and step out the car

"We decide to get rid of basic necessities
and cut down on our groceries
and continue to give cash to oil companies
Then those very companies
Use the money to advance
Their own agenda"

We can stop this Gas Price War
Reduce the mileage, it's not a hard chore
Just roller blade it to the bus stop and don't
Buy Hummers no more
Not impressed
And we don't want your Gas Price War

No no no no no no no no no no

I think I'll step from my car
We must stop, it's bizarre
They're making money of our stupid @$$es
but not me no more
Free at last
I won't feed your Gas Price War

No no no no no no no no no no

Too much use of my car

Too much use of my car
No No No No No No oh No

Save some money, just take a bus today
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Matthias - April 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Like you said not funny, but a good point on an important issue.
littleCupCakes - April 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir, I like it when you 'get serious' . . . I reduce my speed, and that alone reduces a well-tuned auto's usage by 15%; but not many folks here in NorCAL do this . . .
MrMacphisto - April 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Awesome... great job... 5-5-5
Below Average Dave - April 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Thank You Matthias, LCC, and Macphisto!

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