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Song Parodies -> "Goin' In The Bin"

Original Song Title:

"Blowin' In The Wind"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"Goin' In The Bin"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

Another return to the tried-and-tested theme of all those unwanted letters and emails that plague our existance..
How many calls must a cold-caller call
Before he (or she) gets a sale?
Yes, 'n' how many pieces of junk through the door
Before they will ban all that mail?
Yes, 'n' how many millions of letters will fall
Before they realize they will fail?
The junk mail, my friend, is going in the bin
The junk mail is going in the bin

How many more credit cards can I own
Before I am drowing in debt
Yes, 'n' how many offers of girls will they send
I don't want a date with Yvette
Yes, 'n' how many inches more can I add
Cripes! How big can it get?
The junk mail, my friend, is going in the bin
The junk mail is going in the bin

How many offers of drugs will I get
Before I can take 'em to hell
Yes, 'n' how many times will they send me those pix
Paris Hilton? Ain't that a hotel?
Yes, 'n' how many illegal scams'll I receive
Before they end up in a cell?
The junk mail, my friend, is going in the bin
The junk mail is going in the bin

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John Jenkins - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent, Phil. A lot of good lines, including the "hotel" line. Too bad you did not submit this about 2 weeks ago - it might have won the G parody contest.
Phil Alexander - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, JJ - but I'd probably still have gone with my "God Help The Queen" parody - IMO, it's a better one (if slightly less accessible)
Melhi - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
A classic, my friend, you've done it once again... Nice job!
Johnny D - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job, Phil. Some years ago, Charles Kuralt, a well-known American TV journalist, presented a story about a man who heated his home with junk mail. This man intentionally got himself on as many mailing lists as possible, then he sorted the huge quantities of junk mail into two categories: non-burnable and burnable. The United States Postal Service was this man's FREE home-heating-fuel supplier. He would tie the burnable junk mail into bundles which he would feed into his furnace or stove or whatever he used.
Regos the Sane - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Great work. This is one of the best parodies I've seen on here.
Kristof Robertson - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Well done again, Phil. Keep'em coming. 555
Rod Worden - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Great work, Phil! Last night, during the last few minutes of the game between the Pistons and Lakers (Slackers?) the phone rings, and because I'm expecting a call from family, I run into the kitchen to answer it. (me): 'Hello' (he): --pause-- (me): 'Hello' (he): 'Is this Rod Worden? (Me): 'Speaking.' (he): 'Thank you.' He then hung up. Hey Johnny, loved your comment!
Arwen - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Hilarious!! 555...
John Barry - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job on a very worthy target.
Paul Robinson - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Phil - Nice work - well said, and too true. 5's...
Phil Alexander - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Could have sworn I commented to JD already, but I guess I missed it... it's a shame that you can't burn spam emails in the same way

Took me a while to work out what to do with this song: versions I've discarded so far are "Blowing off downwind", "Glowing in the Wind" and "Knowingly Unhinged"... in a way, this song's a bit of a cop-out, because the junk mail target is such a big one.
alvin rhodes - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
couldn't agree more...think of the all the trees destroyed for junk mail 5s
EmiLoca - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
The 3 scores, my friend, are 5-5-5 again. ;-) Good on ya, mate.
Rick D - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
One of the tricks Mari and I learned is when they send you crap with a return envelope, especially postage pre-paid, cram not only the stuff they sent you, but include other junk mail and sent it back to them. For added fun, you can even tear it up or fill in funny insulting names on the forms.
someone - June 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Great topic, may I steal it?
Phil Alexander - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Hi someone, I guess I have to ask "what do you mean by 'steal'?" If you simply mean taking the junk mail idea for a parody and using it to write your own.. of course: I have no patent for spam parody material. If you'd like to perform this, then please do - just let me know how it went.

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