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Song Parodies -> "Bob Dylan's Selling Cars"

Original Song Title:

"Ballad of a Thin Man"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"Bob Dylan's Selling Cars"

Parody Written by:

John Sargent

The Lyrics

He did a Superbowl commercial. He deserves this.
You turned on the TV
To watch the big football game
You do this every February
And every year it’s all the same
They tell how much the ads cost
And it seems like such a shame
But it’s on in every home, club and bar
A hard rain must be falling on highway 61
Cause Bob Dylan is selling cars

The times they are a changing
And the cars are changing too
The designers are forever young
The hot color is Baby Blue
But it’s alright Ma
Cause all I really want to do
Is forget about playing the guitar
Cause it’s positively 4th street
In your new 5th Avenue
When Bob Dylan is selling cars

You won’t need a weatherman
The wipers sense the weather
The seats are upholstered
With Spanish leather
That comes from Maggies Farm
And Detroit puts them together
I like to drive around for hours
But if I get stopped I might shoot the deputy
Cause Bob Dylan is selling cars

He asks you to sit
Behind the station wagon wheel
Then he asks you
“How does it feel”
He’ll say “Don’t think twice”
This is such a great deal
A gallon of gas will take you twice as far
He could sell ice to Quinn the Eskimo
Cause Bob Dylan’s selling cars

These accelerate quickly
Like an answer blowin in the wind
But you ain’t goin nowhere
Till you buy one my fried
Cause all along the watchtower
Big Brother is looking in
And he’ll get you wherever you are
But I’ll be on all alone, like a rolling stone
Cause Bob Dylan is selling cars

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Patrick - February 10, 2014 - Report this comment
I always thought of Dylan as a sort of semi-recluse who would never "sell-out" to do advertisements. But, money is where you find it, and I salute his capitalist spirit.
John Sargent - February 10, 2014 - Report this comment
Thanks for the comment. I have added lyrics to reflect the original songs bridge Am Am/g# You turned on the TV To watch the big football game Am/g Am/f# You do this every February And every year it’s all the same F Dm They tell how much the ads cost And it seems like such a shame C Em Am But it’s on in every home, club and bar C Em Am A hard rain must be falling on highway 61 F Am Cause Bob Dylan is selling cars The times they are a changing And the cars are changing too The designers are forever young The hot color is Baby Blue But it’s alright Ma Cause all I really want to do Is forget about playing the guitar Cause it’s positively 4th street In your new 5th Avenue When Bob Dylan is selling cars You won’t need a weatherman The wipers sense the weather The seats are upholstered With Spanish leather That comes from Maggies Farm And Detroit puts them together I like to drive around for hours But if I get stopped I might shoot the deputy Cause Bob Dylan is selling cars (Am) Dylan discovered that (C) Detroit is where it’s at (F)Because the Chinese cats own 97.5 per cent of the (Am)nation (Am)Oh sister, can’t you see (C) They’re not buying his CD’s (F)People still play the LP’s they(Dm)bought during the folk music (G)generation (/g#) He asks you to sit Behind the station wagon wheel Then he asks you “How does it feel” He’ll say “Don’t think twice” This is such a great deal A gallon of gas will take you twice as far He could sell ice to Quinn the Eskimo Cause Bob Dylan’s selling cars These accelerate quickly Like an answer blowin in the wind But you ain’t goin nowhere Till you buy one my fried Cause all along the watchtower Big Brother is looking in And he’ll get you wherever you are But I’ll be on all alone, like a rolling stone Cause Bob Dylan is selling cars

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