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Song Parodies -> "Workin' Girl Blues"

Original Song Title:

"Cocaine Blues"

Original Performer:

Johnny Cash

Parody Song Title:

"Workin' Girl Blues"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Early this mornin' my a-larm did sound
I shot up from my pillow and I took a look around
I should have GOT-ten up out of bed
I hit the lovin' snooze and overslept instead

Got to the office twenty minutes late
Missed the elevator and I could-n't wait
Ran up the stairs; I tripped on my shoe
I spilled my breakfast smoothie on my sweater, too

Stuck in the bathroom, cleaning the spot
Found out our meeting moved to nine o'clock
I said, "Mercy Me, my sweater won't be dry!"
Used a rainy puddle as my a-li-bi

So in I went to stand before the Board
Oh, I thought I nailed it, pretty sure they were floored
It turns out THEY thought I was de-ranged
Nobody told me that our market scheme had changed

When I left the meeting I was filled with rage
Boss said he sent a note, ne-ver got that page
I swear, HE sets me up to fail
Sometimes I think I'd get better treatment in jail

Two thirty came, there was more work to do
My boss said "Hey, I want a word with you
That promotion that we'd talked a-bout?"
He said "I'm giving it to Susie cause that girl puts out!"

So down to H-R I quickly ran
Had to be something to DO 'bout that man
Be-fore on my story I could touch
They said, "We're cutting in-sur-ance, it costs too much."

Stood in that office, and hardly could speak
"Who'll pay for my surgery next week?"
"Your kidney transplant will have to wait--
Next week's Disaster Training, better not be late!"

I sat and cried sitting back at my desk
Got an email adding to my stress
It read "Your new office mate is Fred."
I knew I never should have gotten out of bed!

Come on you've gotta listen unto me
Steer clear of workin' and play the Lottery!

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Total Votes: 14

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Matthias - October 16, 2006 - Report this comment
Loved this!!!! It was great!!! Love the OS, and this matched the theme excently! However, I thought Arwen would do a Kenny Chesney parody, isn't he one of your many crushes?
TJC - October 16, 2006 - Report this comment
Very funny, Arwen....sorry to add to your woes... but these 5's are *really* heavy!
alvin rhodes - October 16, 2006 - Report this comment
jaunty..i sang along
Claude Prez - October 16, 2006 - Report this comment
Bet them convicts would *love* you -- Great stuff
AFW - October 16, 2006 - Report this comment
Funny time at the office
Stuart McArthur - October 16, 2006 - Report this comment
stains, clumsiness, Fred, and a co-worker who "puts out" - add a boyfriend, and you would have covered all your bases in the one parody, Arwen! - 555
Michael Pacholek - October 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Where, oh where, to begin? (How about at the beginning, little brother?) Shut up, Bernard... Well, of course she didn't want to get out of bed. (Write your own punchlines, you gutter-minded people!) Arwen trips and messes up her sweater? Hey, she's consistent. They think she's deranged? Must've heard that she pines over Vin, Orlando, Wentworth, and me. (Did I get 'em all? Not yet...) Susie gets a promotion because she puts out? Somebody's been watching "Seinfeld" reruns, but the line works (even if Susie's work is subpar). If I didn't already love you (in a platonic, Internet sort of way), this would cinch it. Take five extra vacation days.
Red Ant - October 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Fav line was "Used a rainy puddle as my a-li-bi". I suggest you play 555 this week in the pick 3 lotto: it's the winning number here.
Arwen - October 18, 2006 - Report this comment know me a little too well, Sir...I DO love me some Kenny Chesney. I'm actually working on a couple of different ones that could all go for this event...(none to Mr. Chesney yet...but we'll see)...which is why I haven't entered this one officially yet. We'll have to see what happens...=) Thanks!

TJC...oh well...already got the weight of the corporate world on my shoulders...might as well pile 'em on...; ) Thanks!

Alvin...Hooray! Thanks a bunch!

Claude...hee! Well, we'll have to keep wondering about that one...but I'm sure you're right. How could they not?? ; )

AFW...thanks very much! know, Stu...I COULD have included a boyfriend into the mix, but then I would have run the risk of someone coming along and rudely implying that I'm a pigeon-holer...and we KNOW I wouldn't like that. Hey, wait...

Michael...Well thanks...oh, hi, Bernard, um hmmm...oh that's clever...nope, haven't mentioned them a second...PLATONIC? Are you saying you just want to be friends, Mister Pacholek? Like I'm not having a bad enough day already...; ) (Thanks!)

Red know, that was the very last line I wrote...I wrote around the original line for days...and couldn't find anything in my brain to put in there. I'm glad my final decision paid off...=) Thanks!
Ashkicksass - October 23, 2006 - Report this comment
Arwen - October 23, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks so so so so so so so so so much, Ash!! =)
tomario - October 25, 2006 - Report this comment
phew ! what a bad day ! 555 should cheer you up
bobpiecheese - November 05, 2006 - Report this comment
(Decathlon - Event 6) Now THAT was a bad day, maybe even worse than a bad day at my school...maybe. Well done, Arwen.
Josh 2 - November 05, 2006 - Report this comment
THat was brilliantly funny. 5s
Stuart McArthur - November 05, 2006 - Report this comment
(decath6) see above - a LOT of stuff happening in this one Arwen - get Melanie Griffith and you've got an Oscar contender on your hands
Johnny D - November 05, 2006 - Report this comment
(Dec) Genius.
Kristof Robertson - November 06, 2006 - Report this comment
(DEC6) Not for the first time today, I find myself agreeing with Stu (damn...). This is Arwenesque in all it's glory, and it's nice to get a snapshot of your equally frantic 9 to 5 life. Top notch. 555
Jeff Reuben - November 06, 2006 - Report this comment
Awesome job yet again. The lottery has been my Plan A for a few years as well (computer work a decent plan B). New office mate Fred...LOL!

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