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Song Parodies -> "Back In A U.S. Built Car"

Original Song Title:

"Back in the U.S.S.R."

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Back In A U.S. Built Car"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

traded in my honda for a GMC
drove it to my home last night
hopin' that it ain't a big catastrophe
prayin' here with all my might
i'm back in a U.S. built car
we all know how sucky they are, boy
back in a U.S
back in a U.S.
back in a U.S. built car

been away so long and drivin' asian crates
finally got one made at home
mileage in the one i had was really great
hope my budget don't get blown
i'm back in a U.S. built car
we all know how sucky they are, boy
back in a U.S
back in a U.S.
back in a U.S. built car

those foreign cars really knocked me out
they left the west behind
but U.S. goods, people like to tout
and patriotism has been on my ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma mind

i'm back in a U.S. built car
we all know how sucky they are, boy
back in a U.S
back in a U.S.
back in a U.S. built car

i drive so much on my daily route
and gas costs are unkind
but detroit guys have began to pout
they've put me in a different sort of ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma mind

though i've gallons pourin' in my gas tank spout
tryin' not to feel alarm
cause it seems my country needs some bailin' out
in my heart i'm feelin' warm
i'm back in a U.S. built car
we all know how sucky they are, boy
back in a U.S
back in a U.S.
back in a U.S. built car

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Kristof Robertson - June 01, 2007 - Report this comment
I've never driven an American car, Al (come on, they've all got the steering wheel on the wrong side!) but I can relate to this ode to battling cheap foriegn imports. 555
jeff stambo - June 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Great concept, terrific execution, nicely done. Loved "sucky" as placeholder for "lucky". 5.55 miles to the gallon for you.
Peregrin - June 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Alright alvin, says it all :)
Ann Hammond - June 01, 2007 - Report this comment
he he
Dee Range - June 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Boy, you got THAT right. Can't remember the last American car I owned, probably because I don't want to. I do remember the left front wheel falling off as I made a left turn, though. Top notch, alvin. 3 high 5's
Dylan Baranski - June 01, 2007 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but if you're looking for one tough GMC, get a GMC General. It's a tractor-trailer that was made by GMC from 1977-1988. If you want a Chevy instead, Chevy's version was the Bison, but those are harder to find.
alvin - June 01, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks kristof, jeff, peregrin, ann, dee and dylan...OK...i must fess up here...this song is a complete lie...just last month i dumped my 14 year old mustang and bought a '07 toyota yaris
Free Marketeer - June 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Ironically, it's actually more patriotic to buy those cheap imports, since the domestic auto industry's failures are our own friggin' fault and the economy deserves to suffer. Michigan, neck-deep in its unionism, socialism, and red tape, is in recession now just as it deserves. It's just too bad some of my fellow conservatives (my former college roommate, for one) have to live there. To compound that state's stupidity, they recently reacted to the utter failure of their public school systems to educate anyone with... a bill funding free I-pods for the kids! Oh joy! Stupid as it is, that probably is one of the smartest ideas they've had there; if we must have redistribution, they might as well just hand out the goods directly. "Here! Here's two thousand bucks for each of you! Go make a downpayment on a nice American-made car and then default on it after six years when it's a rust bucket."
2Eagle - June 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Good sarcasim about the other end of the spectrum. Now write a parody about President Bush to that song.
Rex - June 01, 2007 - Report this comment
You auto get a lot of 5's for this one. Great work!
AFW - June 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Good job of buildin' shelf..great idea and title switch, also
alvin - June 01, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks FM, 2eagle rex and AFW
LPG-Unit - June 01, 2007 - Report this comment
It would have been nice if I bought a Ford or a Chevy, but the F150's gas consumption drives me nuts - who needs six-liter engines for an SUV when you can do it in a two-liter rig? That's why my dad sticked to Japanese imports like Mitsubishi instead... As for Kristof, in the Philippines, it's common for us for used right-hand drive cars to end up sold in my home country (since those were considered junk in Japan), and then the mechanics do some conversion work to make them left-hand drive... 555 for your song...
stuart mcarthur - June 01, 2007 - Report this comment
G.I.G.E. alvin - perfect in fact - I've been drawing blanks on this OS for 2 months now - I really want to do it, but this has set a tough benchmark - 555
Michael Pacholek - June 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Great song, although a lot of "Japanese cars" are now made here, and a lot of "American cars" are made in Canada and Mexico. In fact, with Ford owning Mazda, and Chrysler and Mercedes having teamed up (though I hear that's now about to end), there's really just "cars" now. Which must really upset the Ku Klux Klan. Speaking of which, "Free Marketeer," Michigan is not socialist. In fact, if not for Detroit, Michigan would practically be a red(neck) State, witness your boy Ted Nugent. The State is still suffering from 12 years of Fatso John Engler's patronage-addicted Governorship. Yes, Michigan is in a recession. So are the other 49 States! As they always are when a Bush runs an economy!
Dylan Baranski - June 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Personally, I think it's much surer to buy a GMC General. Anyone interested?
Jake - June 03, 2007 - Report this comment
The ideal solution to guilt: Buy a foreign car sold by an American company. My Geo is essentially a discounted Toyota and was built in California, but it's a good car. Either way, the '89 Plymouth Voyager my Mom once had was in the shop every other week for a while, but her current '02 Mercury Sable is highly improved.
Dylan Baranski - June 04, 2007 - Report this comment
That's one of the wonderful benefits of the GMC General/Chevy Bison: It's a true American-made rig, and not a questionable import with an American name slapped on (Nothing against imported cars, though)
Free Marketeer - June 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Yeah, right! The fact is, if Detroit were to be vaporized tomorrow, school test score averages would rise, the state economy would improve, and that socialist parasite Granholm would be in jail for her fiduciary misconduct. Detroit and Ann Arbor, like Camden, New Jersey, are crime-riddled concrete wastelands filled with far left Dem-voting criminal punks like Michael Pacholek who want to plunge us all into the same poverty and misery they've inflicted on themselves. Fortunately, my roommate's living in that "flyover" part of Michigan so at least he doesn't have to put up with those losers. The very unions morons like Pacholek admire are the reason why Michigan's whole vehicle industry is going down the tubes. I just wish clever and decent people like Ted Nugent didn't have to suffer Michigan's richly deserved losses along with all the lying, thieving mob-owned union extortionists like Granholm's cronies.
Darrell Wilhelm - June 13, 2007 - Report this comment
For Detroit iron, you cannot beat the 1978 Dodge Magnum and the 1952-55 Kaiser Manhattan! Only thing is, if you break any of the curved glass on the Kaiser, you might as well buy a Prius with the money from the glass and seling the Kaiser for parts. They haven't made those windows in over 30 years. Both cars are so big and solid that anything short of being dropped from an airplane or being hit by a train will result in far less injury than if you were in something like a Kia or a Prius.

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