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Song Parodies -> "Daddy Drives Just Like an Old Man"

Original Song Title:

"Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands"

Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"Daddy Drives Just Like an Old Man"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

With his mercury lynx on a Texas interstate,
And his tailpipe smoke creating ozone haze,
And his silver hair, and Hank Williams tapes,
Hogging up the left lane so they can't get by him?
With his pockets well depleted at last,
And his Town Car relic which he drives on the grass,
With his radio blaring, and his tinted glass,
Who in their right mind thinks they should let his drive?
Daddy drives just like an old man,
He's so determined to let no one by,
Bi-focaled eyes, no, they can never lie,
Always trying to make 'em wait,
Oh, slow-poke daddy makes 'em wait!

With his shocks worn out and his belts too loose,
And his rear end sagging, he looks so obtuse.
And his tailpipe chokes every passer-by,
Who among them can think they would let him drive?
With his brights turned on when the sunlight dims,
Into your eyes, it's a mortal sin!
And his radio blares lots of corny tunes,
This could really make you sing the blues!
Daddy drives just like an old man,
He's so determined to let no one by,
Bi-focaled eyes, no, they can never lie,
Always trying to make 'em wait,
Oh, slow-poke daddy makes 'em wait!

His worn-out tires with their loose hubcaps,
Are borrowin' time before they all go flat,
And you wouldn't know one could drive like this,
But it seems he really wants just to piss you!
His carburetor puffs out its last gasps,
But he's determined not to give it gas.
He's too cheap to buy a few spark plugs,
It's funny how he barely misses you!
Daddy drives just like an old man,
He's so determined to let no one by,
Bi-focaled eyes, no, they can never lie,
Always trying to make 'em wait,
Oh, slow-poke daddy makes 'em wait!

Oh, the farmers and the businessmen, that's how they drive!
You begin to wonder how they stay alive.
But why do they always beg you to sympathize?
Oh, why don't they ever lose their licenses?
They wished you'd accept the way they hog the road,
But with the gas at your feet and the next lane finally clear,
And the gearshift feels like such power in your hands,
How could any decent person ever blame you?
Daddy drives just like an old man,
He's so determined to let no one by,
Bi-focaled eyes, no they can never lie,
Always trying to make 'em wait,
Oh, slow-poke daddy makes 'em wait!

With his jalope dragging down I-35,
He thinks that refers to the maximum speed!
And your patience is gone, because you can't drive so slow,
Why would anyone want him to hold them up?
Now you push down your feet before the guy behind
Closes off the next lane just to be a jerk,
And your whip out fast and you start to pass,
And now two boors proceed to flip you off!
Daddy drives just like an old man,
He's so determined to let no one by,
Bi-focaled eyes, no they can never lie,
Always trying to make 'em wait,
Oh, slow-poke daddy makes 'em wait!
©2006 Michael W. McVey

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AFW - September 15, 2006 - Report this comment
I can relate to this...in more ways than one...good write, here
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - October 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Just like getting stuck behind an old geezer in traffic this seemed to drag on forever - but in a good way! And I'd be very surprised if not our local car wash honk wannabemustangjockey will simply love this one. From my truck stop inspection I conclude that it's a dark horse contender that might just take the race and pass the finish line first by blocking the SOTM road so that noone else can gas pass. At least this might be your pedal to a medal.
tomario - October 09, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM-a trip down memory lane (very slowly) 555
Agrimorfee - October 11, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Multi-verse Dylan is always a challenge..very well done!
Rick C - October 19, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Great writing here, poetic and funny, much like some of Dylan's work. 555
Stuart McArthur - October 20, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I might be getting older, but I still leadfoot it - this was more like poetry than a parody, MM, which is a compliment - it was really dense with imagery and lyrical lines - I couldn't find the OS, but I could certainly imagine Dylan singing it, and I liked the way you started with an idea in mind, and you honoured that idea so well - 555
Matthias - October 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Slowly Passing You....... FIVES
The Charnstar - October 22, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Exactly opposite of my dad, 5-5-5
Jack Wilson - October 22, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM)THat was great,555!
Phil Alexander - October 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Marvellous, Mr Michael McVey. Simply marvellous.
Tim Mayfield - October 28, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Yes, but I only drive slow in front of bratty kids and drunks. Very funny! 5's
Red Ant - October 29, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I couldn't find TOS either...at first. But I finally got it, and wow! 11:19 is perhaps the longest song I've ever seen parodied here (besides In-A-Gadda...), and this was great throughout. Slow drivers are one of my pet peeves, and the line "..dragging down I-35, he thinks that refers to the maximum speed!" is too true. 555.
wannabemustangjockey - October 29, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM - Call me anal but Mercury Lynx is a proper noun (and, being a rebadged Ford Escort) is a far cry from a Lincoln Town Car! And only the oldest models of Lynx or Town Car would be carbureted. But automotive niggles aside, this song is a good, close parody of the OS (which was a DKTOS for me until I searched out a stream of it - now it's just a DLTOS [don't like the OS]). Many good lines nonetheless. Don't let this dipstick (me) get you down.
Jeff Reuben - October 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Sotm-Nice job visualizing the subject matter of this song, it goes deeper than most. I enjoyed the read.
bobpiecheese - October 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS, but it was funny.
Kristof Robertson - October 31, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Fabulous stuff, Michael. Wonderful imagery and great use of language; funny and engaging. 555+
tomario - May 11, 2007 - Report this comment
they should make a film using this as the inspiration they could call it "The Old Man and the Cv" (as in the 2cv) great job on an epic Dylan song.
Michael McVey - May 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks for all the comments ---- but, Red Ant, I actually have parodied at least one longer song: "Alice's Restaurant" by Arlo Guthrie, which clocks in at a whopping 18:20.
Agrimorfee - May 14, 2007 - Report this comment
(Ages) what'd I say? tell me what'd I say? (above)
bobpiecheese - May 16, 2007 - Report this comment
(AGES) I commented on this before? I don't remember that. Still awesome!
Below Average Dave - May 21, 2007 - Report this comment
(Ages) The original song . . .that os. . .I hope to never have to go through that torture again. I'm sorry Michael, but that drove me nuts. I've heard Bob Dylan songs before, none of them made me cringe though--this one made me cringe. ANYWAY--on your parody. I thought the pacing was a bit iffy, but then again the way "Bob" just kinda lazys through this one, I guess I can understand why. . .certain parts though are kinda off like "Who in their right mind thinks they should let his drive?" I just could not make that fit. . .but it was funny. . .and aparently I'm not the first to say so. . .but I need to go drink some really heavy voldka before I listen to that OS ever again.
Cat - May 22, 2007 - Report this comment
(Ages) Oh. My. God. AMAZING, Mike!! As someone who's done Desolation Row, I know how bad it can be to slog through one of those loooooong Dylan songs, and you nailed it. I echo Jack's sentiments on the "With his jalope dragging down I-35, He thinks that refers to the maximum speed!" line, that literally made me laugh out loud.
Wolverine - May 22, 2007 - Report this comment
(Ages) Very lyrical and well written. But to be honest, I couldn't get past the first stanza listening to the OS. Excellent job though Mike.
Jack Wilson - May 22, 2007 - Report this comment
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