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Song Parodies -> "Dyin' Mice"

Original Song Title:

"Lyin' Eyes"

Original Performer:

The Eagles

Parody Song Title:

"Dyin' Mice"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

City girls just seem to find out early
How to open doors with butterknives
She has no job
'Cause she left school too early
She's been dressin' up in rags for her whole life.

Late at night a slum apartment gets messy
I guess every form of refuse has its price
And it really sad to think her run-down apartment
is home to more than seven dozen mice

So she decides she must go out for the evening
To visit a homeboy who's dealin' ice
But the cops knows where she's goin' as she's leavin'
an apartment so infested with dyin' mice

She can't hide her dyin' mice
Lysol spray is a thin disguise
You'd think by now she'd realize
There ain't no way to hide those dyin' mice!

On the other side of town a cop is waiting
with pryin' eyes to look in on the deal
She drives on through the night anticipating
A deep discount if she lets him touch and feel

She rushes to his arms,
They fall together
She whispers she'll be back in just a while
As she drives away she sees the officer's squad car
He pulls her over and tells her with with a smile

You can't hide your dyin' mice
Lysol spray is a thin disguise
I thought by now you'd realize
There ain't no way to hide your dyin' mice.

She gets out and she drinks down a strong one
And get herself charged with DUI
Another night in jail, it's gonna be a long one
As the door slams, she hangs her head and cries

She wonders how it ever got this crazy
She wishes that she hadn't dropped out of school
Did she get stoned or did she just get hazy?
She's so far gone she feels just like a fool

My, oh my, the cop sure knew how to arrange things
He set it up so well, so carefully
Ain't it funny how her street smarts didn't change things
She's still the in same old rut she used to be

And she can't hide her dyin' mice
Lysol spray is a thin disguise
You'd think by now she'd realize
There ain't no way to hide her dyin' mice
There ain't no way to hide her dyin' mice
Girl, you just can't hide those dyin' mice!
2003 Michael W. McVeySpoofs and Parodies Yahoo Group

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Pacing: 4.2
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 10

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 4   3
 5   5

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Meriadoc - December 23, 2003 - Report this comment
A little rambling, but I hve to admit, it IS making me laugh!
Johnny D - December 23, 2003 - Report this comment
Rough stuff, but well-crafted parody....good job.
Adagio - March 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one.
... - March 18, 2004 - Report this comment
I thought it was okay. But you did a nice job with it.
Johnny D - August 03, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC) Great to see you back, Michael ... where've ya been, dude? Don't be a stranger --- we need more "Old Timers" around here to show them young'uns how it's done!
Agrimorfee - August 03, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3) It reads like an Eagles' self-parody (esp. "Life In the Fast Lane" and the like) with the most lame chorus they could think of. For that, I give you a lot of credit.
Red Ant - August 03, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3D) Some of this seemed a bit random, and IMHO the repetitive choruses really couldn't be avoided, so 14 of 15. Still, nice work and clever rhyming.
bobpiecheese - August 04, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3-D) Uses a bit too much of the original, and I couldn't really make out a sensible story line because of that.
Kristof Robertson - August 06, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3-D) Couldn't really get into this one, Michael...sorry! I can see what your intention was, but didn't work for me.
Cat - August 07, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3-D)...huh? Yeah, it was kind of hard to follow in terms of a storyline and has iffy pacing in places, but with a few tweakings this could be really good.
Matthias - August 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Mice, mice baby
Rick C - August 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Michael, you could have used more subs for the original lines and varied the choruses but, it was a funny premise and most of it was good. 455
Stuart McArthur - August 15, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3D) that's what you call getting an idea and running with it, or, er, scurrying with it - nicely done Michael - 555
Jeff Reuben - August 16, 2006 - Report this comment
Not bad, I agree with what Rick C said.

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