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Song Parodies -> "Road Trip"

Original Song Title:

"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"

Original Performer:

The Proclaimers

Parody Song Title:

"Road Trip"

Parody Written by:

Abbott Skelding

The Lyrics

Original Song:
Come on wake up! Man, let’s go, we gotta leave
We gotta leave if you want to get there by two
We’ll beat traffic, so get in the car with me
No, we don’t have a van, but our small car will do
Bags in the trunk, come on son- let’s pick up speed
I know it’s three AM, want to have fun, don’t you?
Don’t wake your sister, everyone still wants to sleep
We’re gonna have some fun on this road trip, WOO HOO!

We have to drive 500 miles
And we’ll have fun, we won’t be bored
We will be that fam who drives for miles and miles
See things have not before

Now we’re driving, just drove into Kentucky
We’ve gone through tons of snacks, made a pit stop or two
Now my honey, can tell she is restless too
Everybody’s getting ancy, what to do?
We could go home (“Dad, let’s go home”), but I want them all to see
Want them to see the things I saw when I was two
My kids think I’m old, but I know they will thank me
They’re gonna say, “Thanks dad for taking us with you!”

Well we have drove 100 miles
And only have 400 more
I will be that dad who brings his children smiles
They won’t think I’m a bore

Are we there yet!? (Are we there yet!?)
Are we there yet!? (Are we there yet!?)
If you ask one more time, I’ll turn this car around!

Are we there yet!? (Are we there yet!?)
Are we there yet!? (Are we there yet!?)
Why don’t you take a nap, I’ll wake you when in town!

Eyes are sleepy, everybody fell asleep
I’m gonna drive some more before I pass out too
Kids were screaming, wrestling ‘round and hit my seat
And I’ve been driving for some time, we’re almost through
The sun goes down (“Dad, where are we?”), in the distance I can see
Can finally see the place, the place we’re driving to
And when we left home(“Can we go home?”), didn’t say where we would be
I told my kids, “Enjoy this singing cockatoo…
I said you’d have a blast, and isn’t that the truth!”

Well we just drove 500 miles
Now have to drive 500 more
We could take a plane and fly those miles and miles
But that would be a bore!

“That was so dumb! (That was so dumb!)
That was so dumb! (That was so dumb!)
We spent three days on the road, heard a bird sing “la, la, la”

Take us home now! (Now more trips now!)
Take us home now! (We won’t go out!)
We drove five hundred miles to see a bird!? That’s dumb!

Cancelled plans now! (Just to go out!)
Friends won’t find out! (Won’t see slide show!)
Would have rather seen that giant ball of twine!

This is one trip (It was so dumb!)
We won’t forget (You had our trust!)
Won’t happen again, there won’t be a next time!

Well, we just drove 500 miles
And I would jump out the car door
And you should do the same if your dad doesn’t say
Where you go, it’s a bore!”

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Patrick - October 06, 2011 - Report this comment
Great travel song. Makes me want to stay right here in Kansas City and look at all the sights I've never seen. I did see the biggest ball of twine in Cawker City, Kansas years ago, and once in a while I'll drop in and look at the twine ball in St Joseph, Missouri.
Matthias - October 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I love that you included a reference to Weird Al's vacation song with your line: "Would have rather seen that giant ball of twine!" Bravo! Well done!
Porfle Popnecker - October 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I'd love to have seen that singing bird! Kids today...5's!
Matthias - October 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Every time I hear this song I recall that episode of "How I Met Your Mother" where Marshall has a tape of this playing on repeat stuck in his broken radio so when he and Ted try to go on a road trip they're stuck listening to this song for hours. Not sure if that inspired you to write this but that would be cool.
Blaydeman - October 23, 2011 - Report this comment
(AofA) The fun-ness of the OS definitely aided in how much fun your parody was. I thought is was great!
Christie Marie M - October 31, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages) 5's even before I got to reading this parody. This is a perfect trucking song, as well as a traveling song. Let me tell you,you picked a perfect OS for this topic. And yes, road trips are a real pain in the a**es! I remembered that I saw this YT vid of this and I made a comment that the lyrics to OS sounded like someone they say in their wedding vows and this funny commentator tells me "Don't gay up the best trucking songs in the history". LOL!! This is the 3rd road trip based parody and loving it even more. Another reminder of Florida for me. You just drove 555 miles with this one!
Arwen - November 03, 2011 - Report this comment
AGES...road trips were THE way to go when I was growing up...I never even got on a plane until I was 18. This was lots of fun...brought back lots of memories...and made me smile. :)
bobpiecheese - November 03, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages) The only road trips I ever went on were to see my great-grandparents. Great parody here, I love the kids' part at the end, that was brilliant. 555 kilometres (they're a bit longer than a mile)!
D-Mon - November 04, 2011 - Report this comment
(AofA) Your song selection was genius! Awesome job!
Matthias - July 25, 2012 - Report this comment
See above and Above again.
Agrimorfee - July 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Been to Arkansas, St. Louis and Milwaukee in my childhood car trips. I have zero desire to be the driver in my adult years. Nicely written parody.
bobpiecheese - August 05, 2012 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above!
Blaydeman - August 09, 2012 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above! Still so much fun! One of my favorites from your catalog.
Meriadoc - November 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Our road trips when I was a child were always accompanied by me singing endless off-key Partridge Family songs in the back seat for 500 miles... I like road trips. I like this parody!
brightCAP - November 07, 2012 - Report this comment
My favorite line is "Would have rather seen that giant ball of twine!"

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