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Song Parodies -> "I Want To Be A Race Car"

Original Song Title:

"I Want To Be A Rock Star"

Original Performer:

Nickelback

Parody Song Title:

"I Want To Be A Race Car"

Parody Written by:

Bulldogma

The Lyrics

NASCAR fans will love this one! I just need someone to record it for me :-)
I'm through sittin' in traffic, every Friday night,
It's like every tired commuter's trying to start some kind of fight,
This life hasn't turned out
quite the way that I want it to be.
(Tell me what you want)

I want a brand new body painted fire engine red,
And a garage that I can do doughnuts in,
And a pit crew there,
just to take care of me.
(Are you nuts?)

I need an 8-banger engine that's got no limit,
And a big black truck with an oil trap in it,
Gonna join the local street club,
And win at every single meet.
(Been there, done that!)

I want a new tool box full of Craftsman tools,
And a star on my hood made of sparkling jewels,
And a number on each door
For all the people in the crowd to see.
(So how ya gonna do it, looser?)

I'm gonna trade this life of traffic and fights,
I'll even drive at night with fake headlights…

'Cause we all just wanna be fast race cars
And rocket down the track like we're headed to Mars.
The tires come easy and the gas comes cheap
We could drive all night 'cause we don't need sleep.
And we'll hang out at the coolest tracks
With the newest models with the biggest racks
Every NASCAR fan gonna wind up there
All the trailer-trash chicks with their bleach-blonde hair.
Vroom, vroom, I wanna be a race car!
Vroom, vroom, I wanna be a race car!

I want a sponsor like Tampax, without no strings,
A personal assistant who can use those things,
Wanna rev my engine hard,
So everyone will look at me.

Wanna blow my gas with real passion,
Park in the garage of the Earnhardt mansion,
Gonna get a hot driver
Who wants to blow my gasket for me.
(Waltrip gives me gas!)

I'm gonna trade this life of traffic and fights,
I'll even drive at night with fake headlights…

'Cause we all just wanna be fast race cars,
And rocket down the track like we're headed to Mars.
The tires come easy and the gas comes cheap
We could drive all night 'cause we don't need sleep.
And we'll hang out at the coolest tracks
With the newest models with the biggest racks,
Every NASCAR fan gonna wind up there
All the trailer-trash chicks with their bleach-blonde hair.

And we'll hide out in our sponsor's trucks
With the Wrangler-wearin' spenders with the biggest bucks.
We'll wear our bling in NASCAR style
Everybody's got a redneck on speed dial,
Vroom, vroom, I wanna be a race car!

I'm gonna let my driver ride me hard all day,
Bump-draft Tony Stewart 'cause I wanna play,
Wave at Jimmie Johnson as I fly past,
Put Gordon in the wall so he'll come in last…

'Cause we all just wanna be fast race cars
And rocket down the track like we're headed to Mars.
The tires come easy and the gas comes cheap
We could drive all night 'cause we don't need sleep.
And we'll hang out at the coolest tracks
With the newest models with the biggest racks
Every NASCAR fan gonna wind up there
All the trailer-trash chicks with their bleach-blonde hair.

And we'll hide out in our sponsor's trucks
With the Wrangler-wearin' spenders with the biggest bucks.
We'll wear our bling in NASCAR style
Everybody's got a redneck on speed dial,
Vroom, vroom, I wanna be a race car!
Vroom, vroom, I wanna be a race car!
Hope you like it! If you want to record it for me, lil_red_xlr8r@hotmail.com This material is copyrighted.

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Red Ant - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
"I want a sponsor like Tampax, without no strings". heh heh. Good job here, and welcome to the site!
UnKnownVotress - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
My Dear Uncle NASCAR . . .
Mark Scotti - September 18, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I'm sponsoring your parody with Fivers!
Max Power - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
555 mph
Peter Andersson - September 27, 2009 - Report this comment
A really good SOTM debut, good enough fun, good enough pacing for a noob (actually better than average) and good enough overall for a 555. What I could hold against it is maybe that you didn't vary the choruses at all, some original songs benefit largely from that and I'd say this is one of those, as proven by previous parodies of it that came down this (SOTM) road.
Bulldogma - September 27, 2009 - Report this comment
You know, Peter, I wondered if I should vary the chorus also. There are 2 reasons I didn't. The first is that the original song uses the same chorus throughout the song and I wanted to give it the flavor of the original. The second is that even if a person doesn't know all the words to a song, they still get a kick out of singing along with the chorus. You can always remember the words to the chorus because it's usually the same. Think of "Bye-Bye Miss American Pie..." we all know the chorus :o) I'll keep your suggestion in mind in the future! Thanks!!
Guy - September 27, 2009 - Report this comment
8. I Wannabe a Race Car by Bulldogma http://www.amiright.com/parody/2000s/nickelback90.shtml (SOTM-Sep-09)

Bulldogma - First let me first welcome you to the comps and the amiright site. I'll need to watch for your daily entries now since you did so well with this one even though I DKTOS, I listened to the Youtube OS by Nickelback and must say that you mimicked the OS quite well. Take a hint from Peter and start to vary your choruses. It's a lot more work but it gets you a lot more respect. Whenever I'm reading a parody and realize that the choruses are not varied I simply skip over that part - this detracts from your hard work. Please take this advice with the spirit with which it is intended. You have great potential in parody writing and it takes awhile to get your mojo working for you. I like this parody very much and you do very well for a (and I hate this term, noob, as Peter declared). You get easy 5's from me. Write and listen to constructive comments and learn. You'll soon have people looking for your name on new entries in no time at all.
Bulldogma - September 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Guy! Will do!!
bobpiecheese - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Quite a ew pacing stumbles, but hey: you're new, and this song is harder than it looks to parody (I've been there,, trust me). In addition to what Guy said, I suggest starting off with simple songs without too many syllables per line, like a Nirvana song, or maybe a Beatles track, they're dirt simple. Keep trying, man, you'll soon be writing awesome parodies in no time (relatively)!
Arwen - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM...I've been dying to be fast and furious race car for a while now...just on the condition that Vin Diesel gets to drive me. ; )

I echo the comments on varied choruses...sometimes it's easier to do than others...sometimes you might find that you can only vary part of the chorus...but as it's been said...the payoff is always bigger. I totally dig Nickelback, the OS, and this was a fun read. Welcome to the site!
DJ Blaze - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Some pacing errors here and there, but hey, we all make mistakes. 455
Medemia - September 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I, too, had to do a double take at the tampax with no strings line. Very funny! I enjoyed it. Glad to have you aboard.
Phil Alexander - September 30, 2009 - Report this comment
This doesn't read like a first parody - may be the first at amiright, but you've done this sort of thing before, right? Biggest complaint is not having more lines like the Tampax sponsor one - things that come right out of left-field and make you literally LOL without being able to help it. There were quite a few takes from the OS that were, to be honest, space-fillers that didn't really add anything to the parody. But it is difficult to be original all through this song - I know, I've done it one-and-a-half times myself, not managed to finish the second one yet. But well done for completing it properly, and not submitting a half-finished parody :-)
Matthias - September 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I agree with Phil. This can't be the first parody you've ever written. I mean it was hilarious! And a great idea to boot, it made me think of the Pixar film "Cars".

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