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Song Parodies -> "Busted Item Pile"

Original Song Title:

"Drunken Lullabies"

Original Performer:

Flogging Molly

Parody Song Title:

"Busted Item Pile"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

OS chosen purely because it appears in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4.
So, once in a while, something that I own decides to explode?
Or break, shut down or self-ignite, it's a pain in the hole
And once my toaster did all four at once, what a grand spectacle
Had I not been bowling at the time, I'd be in the hospital

Still, the blasted thing is now in bits
Should take it to the tip
But I can't be stuffed so I guess it goes
On the busted item pile

This pile is gettin' mighty high and it has an awful smell
Thought that is mostly 'cuz of the microwave filled with old egg shells
I put eggs inside, boy did it blow, you could see it from space
The door was already broken though (that is how it burnt my face)

And so after I could use my eyes
To see things once again
I got home and cursed and tossed that damn thing
On the busted item pile

Ah, my TV's somewhere on the pile
Ah, my laptop's going on the pile
It's a hazard, I know, broken glass on the floor
But a trip to the tip takes too long!

And with my luck, I might guess
That my new car will soon join the rest
Of the broken things that are in a heap
Called the 'Busted Item Pile'


I sit and stare at the great mound for most of the long day
Don't have a job and that's because their stuff just always breaks
But I am hungry now, the oven calls with food most likely burnt
Oh dear, I'm smelling a gas leak, and what's that on the cake? A flame?!

Those insurance guys, they didn't lie
When they said "We will pay"
So when I get home (after it's rebuilt)
Oven's going on the pile

The construction guys had better not mess
With my busted item pile

With my busted item pile
If the rhymes seem off, I blame that on the singer's accent throwing me off the lyric sheet.

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 9

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Leo Keough - November 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Suddenly I don't feel so all alone in my rooms full of busted items...very funny concept...especially LOL'd at the "after it's rebuilt" line!!!...555!!!
Matthias - November 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I too break my share of important things such as laptops, microwaves and cars! This is one of your more original ideas T-Cop! I loved it!
Silver Power - December 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I've broken a lot of pricey things in my life, and now I don't feel so bad. GOod job, 5s!
Agrimorfee - December 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a rough going of it trying to listen to it and follow your lyrics, mate. Genius sub of "self-ignite" for "gelagnite" in the 1st verse. Pretty silly parody, even though it confused me at times. 455
Rex - December 05, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Wonderful concept, this would make a terrific video.
Below Average Dave - December 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Uh. . .It was a fun idea, but I didn't realize 'eggs' would cause a Microwave to blow up. "And once my toaster did all four at once". . .I'm not sure what that means. Parts of this also seem to jump all over the place, then again so does TOS. . .it wasn't bad, but I've seen you do better ;)
Mark Scotti - December 10, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) $555 for repairs...
Peter Andersson - December 21, 2009 - Report this comment
This one by FM was a tad easier to follow, and though my keeyb()rd' sStTar¤¤in töö acct #p I'll g!!vv 5@==5s../.
Phil Alexander - December 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Before today I'd never even heard of "Flogging Molly".. now I feel I've listened to their entire catalogue.. I've got a pretty big busted item pile, myself - I keep it all around for spares for when the next thing breaks :-)
DJ Blaze - December 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes, I know the OS from Tony Hawk 4, and a lot of my stuff breaks. My headphones broke just yesterday! Very good pacing on a hard to pace song. 555, and the code was MAC. Maybe a Mac computer will break somewhere?
jack wilson - December 31, 2009 - Report this comment
This is awesome! Loved it 5s

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