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Song Parodies -> "Still Standin' On the Corner..."

Original Song Title:

"Standin' On the Corner"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Four Lads

Parody Song Title:

"Still Standin' On the Corner..."

Parody Written by:

hec

The Lyrics

A: The parody has one more verse than the Four Lads' original;B: The original was recorded in 1956, with the parody being written about 1996 or so.
Standin' on the corner, watchin' all the girls go by:
Standin' on the corner, my how forty years can fly:
Brother, you must get adjusted to the '90's
Shake out the dust
Open your eyes to
Standin' on the corner,
Watchin' all the girls
Watchin' all the girls...
Go by.

1] I'm a bloke who's so confused;
If this is a joke, I'm not amused.
Haven't got a clue, and that's for sure:
I just took me down to Main St.
And saw a long-haired readhead
I wound up calling..."sir"[?!?]

Standin' on the corner, watchin' all [*AHEM!*] go by:
Standin' on the corner sure can make the brain cells fry:
Brother, you can't tell the score without a program:
Is it a girl--
Is it a guy who's
Standin' on the corner,
Watchin' all the girls
Watchin' all the girls...
Go by?

2] Saturday, and I'm so bugged:
Haven't got a dime, 'cause I was mugged!
It's the darnedest thing I've ever seen:
I just took me down to Main St.
And even as I stood there
They picked my pockets clean...

Standin' on the corner, watchin' all the girls go by:
Standin' on the corner's risky for an unarmed guy:
Brother, you must tote your trusty sub-machine gun
Even at noon [rat-a-tat-tat!]
Twelve-o-clock high, while
Standin' on the corner,
Watchin' all the girls
Watchin' all the girls...
Go by...

3] Me again, and I'm in jail--
Woncha help me out, and raise my bail?
Don't know how it hit, and that's the truth!
I just took me down to Main St.
And right then I got hit with
A sex-harassment suit!

[key change!]

Standin' on the corner, cringing as the girls go by:
Marchin' past the corner just to spit me in the eye
Tell ya "ya can't go to jail for whatcha thinkin'":
Buddy is THAT ever a lie:
So much for
Standin' on the corner,
Watchin' all the girls
Watchin' all the girls...
Go byyyyyyyyyyyyyy!



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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 3

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 3   0
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2Eagle - May 03, 2006 - Report this comment
No comments so far?? This is really good - 555 - and I loved the original song.
2Eagle - May 03, 2006 - Report this comment
I also gave you 5's for Marianne. That old gem was sung by Harry Belafonte (I think) during the Calypso fad of 1957. You didn't happen to eat lunch at the Burbank High school cafeteria, did you?
Larry Hensley - May 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Good parody
Michael Pacholek - May 04, 2006 - Report this comment
If you're standing on the corner, you'll be watchin' all the fives go by... and hopefully a few eights and nines. (Are there any tens? Or did Michael Douglas take the last of them?)

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