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Song Parodies -> "Ode To A File Cabinet"

Original Song Title:

"She Will Be Loved"

Original Performer:

Maroon 5

Parody Song Title:

"Ode To A File Cabinet"

Parody Written by:

John Lomain

The Lyrics

I thought I must've written this before, but apparently not. Random thought that came to mind when driving as I was moving years ago and heard the song on the radio and saw my file cabinet in the car
Moving again at twenty-three, I
Brought stuff in the car with me
The rest is inside the moving truck
A long way, I’ll get there with luck

I drove for miles and miles, and stopped at
The rest stops
And then on the turnpike I stopped at all the plazas

I don’t mind takin’ a break
Out there by the welcome sign for the state
And in the car I’ve brought all my files
To sort through them sure would take a while
My file cabinet, My file cabinet

Look for the car with open gas door, bought
Screwdriver if it does that more
I got spare keys in case lock myself out
You’re not gonna hear me shout

I used to stash all of my food and games
In the file cabinet back in college
Sometimes water gallon would get a few ants
But nothing would break the handle hinge

Didn't mind spendin' everyday
Opening it so roommates won’t take
My food, look for it and it’s not there
Because it’s my stuff and I care
My file cabinet, My file cabinet
My file cabinet, My file cabinet

I know where I put it there in my car
It’s simply something I want to keep thus far
Leaving my old place is just tough to do
But I’ll keep my stuff and put it in someplace new

Yeah, if you open the cabinet door, then
You’ll find lots of stuff galore

I don’t mind cramming lots of cool stuff
Into the cabinet ‘til it’s had enough
Look for the funny bumper sticker
Oh yeah, that’s where you’ll see me for sure
My file cabinet, My file cabinet
My file cabinet, My file cabinet

I won’t overthink, I’ll say goodbye
To area I’ve lived most my life, I hope leaving will not cause much strife
I and my cabinet say goodbye

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Pacing: 3.8
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Overall Rating: 3.8

Total Votes: 10

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Rob Arndt - November 18, 2016 - Report this comment
I can relate. I used to rent the big 28 ft trucks to move, but had to move certain collection items in my cars. I've never moved a file cabinet but moved strong boxes. 555 lbs of secured stuff!
John Lomain - November 18, 2016 - Report this comment
Thanks Rob

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