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Song Parodies -> "Big Hollow Texan"

Original Song Title:

"Big Yellow Taxi"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Joni Mitchell

Parody Song Title:

"Big Hollow Texan"

Parody Written by:

Rick duncan

The Lyrics

They moved our Marines, and made ‘em go to Iraq
With the IED’s, Al Quida and a smokin’ bomb pack
Watch our sons and daughters go
And they don’t know just how long they’ll be gone
He moved our Marines, and made ‘em go to Iraq

He took all the oil, put it in the barrel isle
And they charged for driving a dollar and a half more per mile
Watch our sons and daughters go
And they don’t know just how long they’ll be gone
He moved our Marines, and made ‘em go to Iraq

Hey, soldier, soldier, put away in Walter Reed, now
Look at spots on the ceilings, while waiting for your M.D.’s
Geeze!
Watch our sons and daughters go
And they don’t know just how long they’ll be gone
He moved our Marines, and made ‘em go to Iraq

Late last year, the fire or frying pan
And a big hollow Texan took away my old man
Watch our sons and daughters go
And they don’t know just how long they’ll be gone
He moved our Marines, and made ‘em go to Iraq

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John Barry - September 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Good title, good message.
Michael Pacholek - September 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Ironic: A lot of people think that the Garden of Eden was in Iraq. "Paradise" may have been paved long ago, but I wouldn't advise anybody to park there.
MrMacphisto - September 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Great parody, Rick! Also, interesting observation, Michael.
Tim Hall - September 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Yet another great Joni Mitchell parody!
Tommy Turtle - September 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Rick, did your son make it back okay? ... Good parody, on the money. 555
jango - September 28, 2007 - Report this comment
I like this a lot, though the chorus could have been varied some instead of repeated; the content is scathing and wonderful and this is a great OS to use for your message! I can picture joni Mitchell using it, especially the last verse. Very powerful.
Rick D - September 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Yes Tommy. He's coming home tomorrow. Thanks
TT - September 28, 2007 - Report this comment
I wondered... so the song posting might have been thusly inspired... Please let us know he made it back safely. And thank Whomever (all due respect to Phil A's parody today) if he does.

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