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Song Parodies -> "Thing on the Road"

Original Song Title:

"King of the Road"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Roger Miller

Parody Song Title:

"Thing on the Road"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

Over here in the UK they're using hedgehogs for road safety advertisements... yeah, right - that really makes sense. So this is a sort of road safety parody, to go with the hedgehogs
Oh, dear something went SPLAT!
Was it a hedgehog... or a cat?
I wonder what was that
Thing I've just squashed flat
Ah, but
As I drive, I hear a "bump"
In the road, a little lump
Wonder what was that sump-
Thing on the road?

Hedgehog, he doesn't crawl
Away, no he makes a ball
But that's no use at all
'Gainst a truck three metres tall
Kids too have no defence
Though a car, it may get dents
You'll be, if you got no sense: a
Thing on the road

Believe me, kids, it really pays
To pay attention and look both ways
Make sure that you've been seen
And the traffic has stopped
When the man goes green

Something that I have found
On the road and all around
A furry little mound
Just roadkill on the ground
So, kids, you know you must
Keep a lookout, as we discussed
Don't want to end up just a
Thing on the road

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Pacing: 4.3
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Overall Rating: 4.5

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Rice Cube - March 26, 2003 - Report this comment
Ah, the hedgehog...this reminded me of that one video I saw in biology where the Australian driver swerved to hit the cane toads in the middle of the road :-D
Yoness - March 26, 2003 - Report this comment
lol. Slightly twisted, my kind of parody!
PavTheMan - March 26, 2003 - Report this comment
You da KING Phil!
Stray Pooch - March 26, 2003 - Report this comment
Good stuff! This sort of reminds me of the old classic "Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road" (Loudon Wainwright III, I think). Nice job.
The Masque - March 27, 2003 - Report this comment
Hedgehogs? lol...I love Brittish people!
Johnny D - October 27, 2003 - Report this comment
Oh no - it wasn't our beloved Spiny Norman, was it?
Paul Robinson - October 17, 2004 - Report this comment
"Max-Grody" but funny, Philbo...
alvin rhodes - January 27, 2006 - Report this comment
here's some fives...about 3 years late
DocPyro - July 14, 2006 - Report this comment
Pacing seems a little off, but for the most part I can see how to stretch it, and frankly Miller stretches it all over the place himself from verse to verse.
Alpha Skua - October 20, 2017 - Report this comment
BY THE GLOWING CANDLELIGHT ROADKILL FOR DINNER TONIGHT,CANT TELL WHAT IT WAS,ITS ALL COVERED WITH FUZZ,SO SOMEONE LIGHT THE GRILL' TONIGHT WERE HAVING ROADKILL,ITS WAS A OPOSSUM NOT PLAYING DEAD' ALL I DO IS CUT OFF THE HEAD'

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