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Song Parodies -> "(The Man Who's Got) Jittery Balance"

Original Song Title:

"(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance"

Original Performer:

Gene Pitney

Parody Song Title:

"(The Man Who's Got) Jittery Balance"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

when jittery balance spins you 'round, after you've imbibed
red eyed
that jittery balance shows the cops you're drivin' stupefied
and drivin' when drunk is against the law
that plainly is understood
when it comes to drivin' straight, while gassed
you don't do so good

from out of the east, the sheriff came, a law book in his hand
breath scan
he's tellin' this man, a test he'll need, to see if he can stand
cause drivin' when drunk is against the law
that plainly is understood
when you cannot tell 'tween brake and gas
you don't do so good

many a man just sip some rum
but many will drink it all
the man who's got jittery balance
when caught, jittery balance
will be the cause of his downfall

when he is a-whirl, why can't a man stay put...why must he go ?
don't know
he just may crash and lose his life...why must he hit the road ?
cause drivin' when drunk is against the law
that plainly is understood
the wheel you should not take, when smashed
you don't do so good

alone...and afraid...he laid in jail that night
all night
and nothin' he said...could keep the man...from readin' him his rights
in that moment he learns, that while he was ripped
his car, he had overturned
his car and himself drove off together...only he returned

the jaws of life had pried him out...he could not stand up at all
the man who's got jittery balance
when caught, jittery balance...will be the cause of his downfall

the man who's got jittery balance
when caught, jittery balance...will be the cause of his downfall

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Michael Pacholek - March 14, 2004 - Report this comment
First I post a Gene Pitney song, then a tribute to Westerns, now Alvin redoes Pitney's Western-move theme? Coincidence? It worked: All fives on the breathalyzer.
Peregrin - March 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one Alvin
Paul Robinson - March 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Alvin -been hard to get in and around site last few days. Nice job! 5-5-5.
John Jenkins - March 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Clever idea, well executed. Improper use of "himself" was a minor flaw, but the parody still gets 5-5-5.
alvin rhodes - March 16, 2004 - Report this comment
thanks, people....i appreciate the votes
AFW - December 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job on this one, Alvin...and it weaves a good message...this song also comes from one of my favorite Jimmy Stewart movies...

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