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Song Parodies -> "Seventeen Diesels"

Original Song Title:

"Helplessly Hoping"

Original Performer:

Stephen Stills / CSN

Parody Song Title:

"Seventeen Diesels"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

Neil Young is setting out on a cross-country tour with a caravan of 17 vehicles powered by vegetable-oil-based "bio-diesel" fuel to promote his new film "Greendale" ....... here is part of a recent news story: LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Neil Young wants to talk about vegetable oil.It would be reasonable to expect that the rock 'n' roll veteran has more pressing matters on his mind -- he's just launched a month-long concert tour to complement the theatrical release of "Greendale," his first film in 22 years.But for anyone familiar with the project's storyline, which tackles such weighty subjects as religious warfare, corporate duplicity, the erosion of privacy and the destruction of natural resources, it will come as no surprise that its creator is eager to discuss not merely the tour itself but the tour's means of transportation."I have 17 diesel vehicles, and they're all running on vegetable oil farmed by American farmers," Young, one of the founders of the annual Farm Aid charity concerts, said in a recent interview with Reuters.
Seventeen diesels
His caravan idles nearby
Awaiting his word

Gasping he winces
At vegetable spirits
He coughs, wishing he could fly
But it's a trip on the ground, so good-bye

Press stands there watching
By Young's tour bus window
And wonders
At his bio-diesel ride

Cleverly helping himself to their cameras
He hurries
As he says his good-byes
And then yells
"Let's go!"


They are Young's family
They are Crazy Horse
They are free together
They're a corn oil convoy


See Young's film "Greendale"
You'll see something
Certain to tell you
Pollution has its cost

Young isn't lying
He's loose on a cross-country promo
Saving lots of cost
By smoking
Oleo


They are Young's family
They are Crazy Horse
They are free together
They're a corn oil convoy

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Jack Wilson - March 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job, Johnny! 555 diesels
Johnny D - March 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Jack! So there's been an update today after all.....alright!
Adagio - March 18, 2004 - Report this comment
I really like it, Johnny. I didn't know they could get stuff like corn oil to work as power in engines. 5's
alvin rhodes - March 18, 2004 - Report this comment
good one...5s
martha - March 18, 2004 - Report this comment
V interesting subject I luv N Young must catch the movie... 5s
Johnny D - March 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Adagio, Alvin, and Martha. Martha - did your vote register? Counts didn't change...
Rick D - March 18, 2004 - Report this comment
I tried and failed to do this.555
Adagio - March 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Checked vote..:)
Johnny D - March 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Rick.

Thanks for checking, Pat.
Paul Robinson - March 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Johnny D - Excellent job 5-5-5. Lotsa parody writer coincidences in today's postings...I did "Marrakesh Express" but I also considered trying to do this song...Rick D did "The Weight", by the Band and that was another one I had considered doing last night. Hmm.now I can't remember if I voted on this yet. Well, I''ll post this comment and then come back and see if accepts my clicks.
Johnny D - March 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Paul!
Guy - March 19, 2004 - Report this comment
JD - Sorry DKTOS on this one.
Johnny D - May 21, 2004 - Report this comment
That's OK Guy, thanks for stopping by.

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