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Song Parodies -> "Middle of the Road"

Original Song Title:

"Middle of the Road"

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Original Performer:

The Pretenders

Parody Song Title:

"Middle of the Road"

Parody Written by:

Scathe

The Lyrics

I've done two types of driving parodies. This one makes three.
In the middle of the road, my new car is dying
It's sitting in the middle of traffic it's really trying
I'm getting the finger from everyone I see
Long as they don't try ramming my heap
'Cause it's a time bomb on the street

Oh, come on, lemon, get off the road
Just wheeze on, off the middle of the road, please

In the middle of the road, I see and hear bad things
Like bad shafts grinding around and tires leaking air
The windshield is flying and gears stick
The muffler has fallen and both bumpers, too
And man I don't need a brake fluid pool
But when you buy a bad chunk of plastic and metal
The car smoke just comes with the down payment

Oh, come on, you junk heap, get off the road
Just sputter on, off the middle of the road, please

One, two, three, four, five,....AAAAUGH!!!!

In the middle of the road I think back to that dealer
I couldn't get a single word to him
When I get home I'll be a squealer
Cops will go see him
I will watch it on the news, and laugh 'till I'm blue
He won't be such a big jerk now
In 20 years, they'll let him out

But now, get off the road
Take this junk, off the middle of the road

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 14

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Steve K. - April 12, 2006 - Report this comment
Don't forget the "skin the cat live" harmonica solo at the end. Or in this case, the "run over the cat" harmonica solo.
Johnny D - April 12, 2006 - Report this comment
If ya can't find 'em, GRIND 'EM !!!
Rick C - April 12, 2006 - Report this comment
"But when you buy a bad chunk of plastic and metal The car smoke just comes with the down payment" Great line! 555
alvin rhodes - April 12, 2006 - Report this comment
nice job on a tough song to pace
Stephen Harrington - April 12, 2006 - Report this comment
Very good parody, 5s.
Dee Range - April 12, 2006 - Report this comment
Great job on a common problem that has happened to me more than once. I hope there is a seperate level in Hell for lyin' car salesmen! 555
wannabemustangjockey - April 12, 2006 - Report this comment
Unfortunately a DKTOS for me but this would be an interesting parallel to my "We Want to Kick the Tires" parody...
Rex - April 12, 2006 - Report this comment
Remember, when life hands you a lemon, SHOOT THE FREAKING CAR DEALER WHO SOLD IT TO YOU! Enjoyed this!
Larry Hensley - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but this parody wasn't a lemon. 5's
Agrimorfee - May 02, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM)Makin' lemonade from a lemon.
Chris Bodily TM - May 02, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS (Thank you, MTV.com) I don't know many Pretenders songs, so I try to avoid Pretenders parodies like the plague unless I know the song. (I think I only know "Back on the Chain Gang" and that "I wanna thank you, thank you... something something..." song, what's it called?) But I'm lucky MTV.com Overdrive had the video for me to watch. You're lyrics were very clever and the pacing fits the song, but the "one, two, three, four, five aauuugghhh" isn't in TOS. But that doesn't really matter, does it? I'm sure other people have added extra lines and verses to parodies. Great work, Scathe. 555
Max Power - May 08, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM-Got that right.
Rex - May 09, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Enjoyed this just as much the second time around!
Rick C - May 09, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) What Rex said.
Cat - May 10, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Scathe, it seems like you, like WMJ, have a bit of a propensity for car parodies. This was really good! Some nice imagery goin' on.
Matthias - May 15, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) 1-555-DISS-AUTO pick up the votes all five are free!!!!
bobpiecheese - May 18, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I like a good car parody. 'At 115(MPH)' was good. So was Spaff's 'You Made Me Drive'. This one, annoyingly, gets a DKTOS. Don't you just hate that? I know I do. Not just when I get them, when I give them.
Red Ant - May 23, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Reminds me of my trip to PA where our car blew out a CV joint on the turnpike. Good work here, and I agree with Alvin.
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - May 27, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM - 555 dipsticks and a Scandinavian blonde for backseat usage, she might prefer a different kind of dipstick though.
Johnny D - May 28, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above ... if ya can't drive 'em, five 'em!
Phil Alexander - May 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Ah, so it's you that the guy sold my last car on to... :-)
Stuart McArthur - May 29, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) 20 years! - hmm, that's tough sentencing where you come form Scathe - 2 car entries in one month is a first - nice work
Arwen - May 30, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM...this reminds me a little bit of an adventure I had a couple of weeks ago, when I was in a car that was stuck in the middle of the road...not because it was not functioning...but because the driver of said car (not me, for a change) lost his ability to function in traffic. It was one of those horrifying moments when we were sort of diagonally placed across two lanes, and just not moving. I was mortified. I think I would have rather been in your heap at that point, Scathe!
Larry Hensley - May 31, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS, but really liked it! 5's
wannabemustangjockey - May 31, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See waaaaaay above.
Paul Robinson - June 01, 2006 - Report this comment
Been there, done that, Scathe - it surely sucks...Fortunately, however, not since I finally broke down and bought a new car (that was in 1998 - For some reason I still think of it as "new"...lol...). Arwen...this whole TOWN is FULL of people who have "lost their ability to function in traffic"...unfortunately, it doesn't stop them from driving. 5's on the parody ~ ~ ~

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