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Song Parodies -> "Backwards in the Street"

Original Song Title:

"Dancing in the Street"

Original Performer:

Martha and the Vandellas

Parody Song Title:

"Backwards in the Street"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

This is about another pet peeve. My spellcheck tells me it's supposed to be "Backward in the Street", but it just sounded better to me the other way. Guess I'm joining the "Tempature" club.
Residential neighborhoods
Where the intersections meet
You will find a hundred cars
Backwards in the street
There's backwards Mitsubishis
And grimy pick-up trucks
Up and down the city

All the rules are simple, so simple
Eighteen inches from the curb
In the right way pointed, not self-appointed
Not backwards in the street

Oh, it doesn't matter what the cause
You are not above the laws
So come on, morons, park like you ought
There's a fine if you get caught
Don't be backwards
Be backwards in the street

There is a new citation
And litigation
Whenever two autos meet
You'd like to be there sayin', had right-of way and
Weren't backwards in the street

Really tiny I.Q. (mental midget I.Q.)
Cannot parallel park now (cannot parallel park now)
Yeah, but your car just looks so pretty
(Got no thought but lookin' pretty)

All the rules are simple, so simple
Eighteen inches from the curb
In the right way pointed, not self-appointed
Not backwards in the street

(Sound of tow trucks)

Oh, it doesn't matter what the cause
You are not above the laws
So come on, morons, park like you ought
There's a fine if you get caught
Don't be backwards
Be backwards in the street

Really tiny I.Q. (mental midget I.Q.)
Cannot parallel park now (cannot parallel park now)
Yeah, but your car just looks so pretty
(Got no thought but lookin' pretty)
Especially down in L.A., California
All the way from Monterey, San Francisco
Lancaster....
(Oh, honey, there's a spot, grab it quick... oops, took up two, oh well, we'll just be a minute....)

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Johnny D - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Sheepishly (baaaaaa!!) I must admit that I got a parking ticket in Brookline, Massachusetts once, for doing exactly that. 5's
Arwen - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
555, Rick. Pretty funny, but I have to admit, like JD, that I'm a culprit in this practice. Not that I've ever gotten a ticket for it...cute little elves have ways of getting out of tickets, you know...; ) Good job!
Ravyn Rant - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
While I save the bulk of my road rage for tailgaters, I feel your pain. Maybe some 5s will help...
Rick D - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Arwen, I once knew a cute little thing that drove like a maniac. Everytime she'd get stopped it would be "Officer, I was so scared, this man was following me, he only left when he saw you".
Arwen - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Wowza...that's a GOOD one...
alvin rhodes - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
sounds like my street

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