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Song Parodies -> "59th Son-Of -A-Bridge Song (Turnin' 50)"

Original Song Title:

"59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)"

Original Performer:

Simon & Garfunkel, Harper's Bizarre

Parody Song Title:

"59th Son-Of -A-Bridge Song (Turnin' 50)"

Parody Written by:

David Chrenko

The Lyrics

I wrote this one to commemorate my birthday today (March 11). Wait 'til I see the present I got myself!
Oat bran - is here at last.
My junk food days are in the past.
Just - choking down a bowl of prunes.
Look at the fun in - Turnin' 50.

Buddha belly.
Watch it growin'.
Arrives before me, where I'm goin'.
Bathroom scales have turned on me.
Hate loud music - Turnin' 50.

Got taxes to do,
The mortgage makes me weep.
I'm crabby - feel lousy - can't get enough sleep.
In the morning my body's as stiff as can be.
Where's the Advil? - Turnin' 50.

Oh, yada - yada - yada - Turnin' 50.
Oh, yada - yada - yada - Turnin' 50.
Oh, yeah - my aching back is - Turning 50.
Oh, my sciatic nerve is - Turnin' 50.
Oh, there is nothing worse than - Turnin' 50,
Except, that in 10 years - I'll be - Turnin' 60.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.2

Total Votes: 17

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
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 3   0
 4   4
 5   11

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Jack Wilson - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job, David! Happy b-day!
Royce Miller - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Very nice parody, David. Happy B. from me too
Rick D - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
I feel your pain.
John Jenkins - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Outstanding parody, David. Your body might be aging, but your creative juices seem to be flowing strongly!
David Chrenko - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
My thanks to you early voters. In truth, I'm enjoying 50 so far (all seven and a half hours of it). My age has finally caught up with my hairline, I woke up to my beautiful wife (who is now another year younger than me...heh-heh-heh), and the sun has actually come out in Seattle today. Wonder of wonders! I hope you all enjoy "my day".
Jan Unwin - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job and Happy Birthday! I'm also 50 so I know what you're saying. Glad to see another person from Washington. It's sunny down here in Olympia today too.
Diva - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Cute song !
Alas, David--as I am pondering the same fate as ye.
~ Happy Quint-decadeious to U~
Lets us all move along with a GRIN on our faces, and a SONG in our hearts Because.... if not for any other reason:
......There's nothing uglier than a grummpy old person! =)
Johnny D - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Here's a 555 for your parody and your birthday, David! Happy birthday!
Adagio - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Happy Birthday!!!

LOL, Diva, on the comment.

This song had me laughing...a lot! 5's
alvin rhodes - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
good one....5s all around
Peregrin - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
I got you 15 things for your Birthday David ! 3 lots of 5's! Happy birthday, and funny parody !
David Chrenko - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Ahhh, so good to receive so many birthday wishes from some of my very favorite writers at Am I Right! Thanks, everyone - you got me purrin' like a kitten.
Melhi - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Happy birthday David! Got you a present, hope you like 5s! :) (Don't thank me, you earned 'em, great job as always!)
Meriadoc - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Happy birthday Dave! :-)
Mari D - March 12, 2004 - Report this comment
We 50 year olds have to stick together! This one cracked me up! A very HB, DC!
Paul Robinson - March 12, 2004 - Report this comment
David C - Just got home a little while ago, been gone all day. Missed your birthday by a couple hours or so, but this parody would deserve "Five's" any day of the year, so a vote on March 12 will probably suit you just as well. Looks like there are a lot of great parody's to look at from the past day or so that I haven't had a chance to look at yet. I also need to figure out which "Bracket 2" parodies I neglected to vote on yet. I meant to keep track of it but, which "means" nothing if you don't actually do it.
martha - March 12, 2004 - Report this comment
excellent stuff .. I've been there too ! Happy birthday!
David Chrenko - March 12, 2004 - Report this comment
POSTNOTE: This is one birthday where everybody gave me the same thing, and I LOVED IT! You can never have enough 5s - or friends. Paul: With the time/space hole I apparently opened up last week by posting two comments in three seconds (thus bypassing the nitwit guard) it is very possible that in some locales it is still my birthday, so your greetings are still timely. I may hold tight to 50 next birthday. This curmugeon ain't budgin'!
Paul Robinson - March 12, 2004 - Report this comment
POST-POSTNOTE: David, in my family we refer to that as being "Plenty-Nine" years old. Gee, you know it seems we are already in the top "Age" Echelon on this site. Will this always be so? Surely there are people OLDER than 54 who write parody's. (Hmmm...and then again, maybe NOT....and stop calling me "Shirley"...bada-bing!).
Guy - March 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Things could be worse. Example: If I convert your age to binary you would be 110010. That makes 50 look like a lot lower number. However, if you use dog years you would only be a wee bit over 7. With that, if you were an automobile, you'd be a classic, if you were wine, you'd be expensive and if you were a dog you'd be dead. My vote in binary: 0101 0101 0101. Happy birthday!
Paul Robinson - March 14, 2004 - Report this comment
David C - Couldn't remember if I'd voted on this...NOT only voted, but Commented twice previously as it turns out. Another sure sign of aging is...uhhh...what was I just thinking???...WHAT is another sure sign of aging???OHH...yeah, FORGETFULLNESS...Well, Happy Birthday to whoever's Birthday it is today, too...
Your Name - March 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Dumbest Commercial on TV: "If you think you may be in the early stages of Alzheimers, call 555-867-5309..." You can just imagine in homes all over America: "Eh? What was that number, young fella? Well, dadgummit all, I FORGOT!" . . . "Forgot WHAT, Fred?" . . . "Uhhh, I forget!."
dianne - April 28, 2004 - Report this comment
How well I remember this song from my teenaged years... and I am turning 50 this summer... LOL... . Love the parody... Fives across the board... Thanks for the smile ;)
Dominic L. - April 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Funny, how come so many ppl left comments, but only 8 votes. Is the yada yada yada part having to do with the old people stories that last forever? If so, clever!
Alpha Skua - November 14, 2023 - Report this comment
Liberals troubles is their way too busybody

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