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Song Parodies -> "[I Love My] 6K"

Original Song Title:

"Bad Day"

Original Performer:

Daniel Powter

Parody Song Title:

"[I Love My] 6K"

Parody Written by:

wannabemustangjockey

The Lyrics

A tribute to my car, a 1985 Pontiac 6000 STE fondly known as the "6K". Just about everything in this song is true. (Here's a picture of the beast: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/wannabemustangjockey/6k_evening.jpg )
Rolled off the line, model year '85
Been twenty-plus years and my car's still alive
My Pontiac 6000 is fun
The rare Special Touring E-di-tion
And you should hear that baby run

It won't ever win any points for beau-ty
It just earns its keep and it does its du-ty
The body has dents and the paint is dull
It idles at 90 de-ci-bels
The muffler's stock and has no rust

And I love my 6K
It's not very fast
It won't go that far on a gallon of gas
You feel every jolt
It rides like a truck
The Kelley Blue Book rates it $800 bucks
I hope it's still safe
It has a few leaks
Go over a bump, something rattles and creaks
But it's my 6K
I love my 6K

You need a new car, my dad will say
(Almost got a Mazda Protege)
But I won't give that Poncho up...

If the wiring maze
Inside of the dash
Should ever go out it means bundles of cash
[If] the switches won't switch
The starter won't start
We go on a trip to the local junkyard
But what can I say?
The car's fun to drive
The engine runs strong right up to 85
I love my 6K

(no Protege...)

Sometimes the dashboard lights start to blink
And the check engine light comes on
Or maybe a low lamp power warning
For the brake light that's wired wrong
Heat must be on...

(yeah)

Before you say surely I must be men-tal
Oh, don't you see
Its value to me is all sent-i-men-tal

Even though my 6K
Has 14-inch wheels,
It's still quite a nice - little automobile
There's not much to see
[When] you open the hood
But you can't deny that it handles real good
I love my 6K
I know what I like
And this car sure beats riding [a] bike
I'm driving away
I love my 6K

Love my 6K
Love my 6K
Love my 6K
Love my 6K
(c) 2007 Jay the Wannabe Mustang Jockey (and his amazing blue beater)

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Matthias - January 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Vroom! Vroom! Vroom!!!! My favorite of the day
Matthias - January 14, 2007 - Report this comment
What happened to my comment? Again, this is my favorite of the day, and again vroom!
ChuckyG - January 14, 2007 - Report this comment
your browser may still have been looking at the old server, so it probably got lost during the site move. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Yoidy - February 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Gotta say it was a good day rollin in my 6k! 555
Jason - February 10, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Good.
Michael E Cormier - February 11, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) A far cry from the days that Pontiac sported the classic Trans Am and GTO models, but then again, I'd rather gas up a 6000 than a '72 Laurentian nowadays. Those things were boats. My kid's have to eat. Good work.
wannabemustangjockey - February 11, 2007 - Report this comment
Michael - a Laurentian eh? Sounds like you're Canadian. That's one of those Pontiacs that was named differently for Canada - I believe it was sold as the Bonneville in the US.
Matthias - February 11, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above
Agrimorfee - February 12, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) A whimsical little number.
Max Power - February 16, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM-Good
Below Average Dave - February 21, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I think you summed up every car I've ever owned and my opinion of the them with "And this car sure beats riding [a] bike". . .I like this song because it is very real and people can relate to it. Your username kinda gives away your love for cars, but to be honest I did not know this is what you meant-good job.
tomario - February 22, 2007 - Report this comment
i love your 6k too. but the points only go to 555
Peter Andersson - February 24, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Rarely is soo much real heart coming through in a parody. :-)
Phil Alexander - February 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Aaah... what a lovely tribute, wbmj.
Stuart McArthur - February 27, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) a sentimental tribute parody to a car- not exactly funny (and it didn't mean to be of course) but another fine writing job wannabe - 555
Johnny D - February 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Good example of clever and creatively appropriate verse structures that communicate lyrical rhythms.
Tim Mayfield - February 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) So the 6K isn't worth 6K, huh? Well, at least its worth 555.
The Charnstar - February 28, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - VERY good for a car based parody. 5-5-5
Red Ant - February 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I took a look at the beast... the body's not bad, really. "It idles at 90 de-ci-bels -The muffler's stock and has no rust" - blown exhaust manifold gasket perhaps? Anyway, this was a good tribute to all those cars we've had that only we loved. =)

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