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Song Parodies -> "My Car Won't Start"

Original Song Title:

"MacArthur Park"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Richard Harris

Parody Song Title:

"My Car Won't Start"

Parody Written by:

Ethan Mawyer

The Lyrics

Things from Wendy's
Tasty as they were
Will cost me much more than
Just three dollars and a dime

Even the smartest sages known to man
Could not have fathomed why one
Would commit such a crime

My car won't start I'm helpless and it's dark
Well I need to keep my phone around
Someone took my brakes out, what's his deal?
And I guess that I should mention
That he put them in the engine
And one tire is stuck to the steering wheel
Oh no

I'm appalled my friend the mechanic
Refuses to take
My collect calls at one AM

I guess its cause his bookies all demand
That by Sunday he must pay his debts to them

My car won't start it looks like modern art
Both the seats in front are turned around
Wish I hadn't played those arcade games
Cause he put a lot of dents in
The white hood over my engine
And then filled them up with red and purple paint
Oh no

Well I played a whole lot of Rampage
And I was wreckin'
And I dominate the high score page
Of that game Tekken
I lost track of time for about four
Whole hours when I had been staring at the screen
And gave that awful thug ample time
Gave that awful thug ample time
To do something mean

I will spend my night on a wood bench but I won't like it
I've got fifteen miles until home so I will hike it
I'll avoid this rest stop like it's fire
And wait twenty minutes extra for a snack
While I played the best games of my life
I played the best games of my life
That does nothing to change
This one simple fact:

My car won't start it looks like modern art
Both the seats in front are turned around
Wish I hadn't played those arcade games
Cause he put a lot of dents in
The white hood over my engine
And then filled them up with red and purple paint
Oh no
oh NO!




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Wild Man - September 12, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice job.
Johnny D - July 21, 2004 - Report this comment
"My car won’t start it looks like modern art" ...... Ethan, this parody is brilliant and funny!
Meriadoc - August 26, 2004 - Report this comment
This is what happens when you park your car near MacArthur Park... ;-O
Michael Pacholek - July 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Don't know how I missed this one for three years, being one of the (apparently) very few people who actually likes "MacArthur Park," but I love it!

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