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Song Parodies -> "Brooklyn or Queens, Whatevah"

Original Song Title:

"Strawberry Fields Forever"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Brooklyn or Queens, Whatevah"

Parody Written by:

MasonR

The Lyrics

Written after driving from Long Island to New Jersey on Mother's day.
Fugedaboudit!
Let me drive you round
Cause we're going to
The B.Q.E.
Or L.I.E.
Backed up on Leffert's Boulevard
Brooklyn or Queens, whatevah

Not Staten Island, the lane's closed
The Verrazano's all I see
Let's stop for an egg cream
Ah, yes now it's all right
But soon I think I'll need to pee

Let me drive you round
Cause we're going to
The B.Q.E.
Or L.I.E.
A tie-up by the shipping yards
Brooklyn or Queens, whatevah

Traffic is heavy on Main Street
In Flushing signs are all Chinese
A pothole slowing me, turn left, no that's all wrong
Oops, here's Odessa-by-the-sea!

Let me drive you round
Cause we're going to
The B.Q.E.
Or L.I.E.
Breakdown on Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn or Queens, whatevah
Brooklyn or Queens, whatevah
Brooklyn or Queens, whatevah

(in background during long fadeout)
I'm very lost...
Whatevah: "Whatever" with an NYC attitude. The B.Q.E. is the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway; the L.I.E. is the Long Island Expressway. Drive at your own risk.

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Leo Jay - May 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Dat's a piece a woik!
Kristof Robertson - May 12, 2004 - Report this comment
From a 3 time visitor to NY,NY, very clever!! 555
Linda Richman - May 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Dis soang koinda melts like buttah. It made me very verklempt.
alvin rhodes - May 12, 2004 - Report this comment
botta-bing...5s
The Thuoght Police - May 12, 2004 - Report this comment
I see you"woke up in da morning an' you-found yourself a pun--found yourself a pun!"five boxes of ziti here!
Robert J. Pagliaro - May 12, 2004 - Report this comment
What is it, something like one in four people knows someone in/from Brooklyn? Nice job. Your mistakes are living on Long Island and going to New Jersey.
Jay W - May 12, 2004 - Report this comment
This is hilarious. However, I have to question your directions: Going through Flushing from L I to N J? Do you enjoy emotional punishment? (or maybe Chinese food?)
Meriadoc - May 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one! :-)
MasonR - May 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, all! I tried to work in "let's meet at da corner of toidi-toid street and terd avenue at tree pm" but it didn't quite happen. Robert: Actually, I live in Jersey, grew up on the Island. I was trying to get home. Jay: We stopped at Budda Bodai, a veggie Chinese placeon Main Street that's worth the trip to pick up dinner, which we enjoyed once we FINALLY got home. (Now there's a plug for ya!). But don't worry folks--I know my way around better than the person driving in the song!
John Jenkins - May 13, 2004 - Report this comment
A clever, fun parody. And we southern Californians think we have it bad.
Peregrin - May 13, 2004 - Report this comment
That was good Mason!
Diva - May 14, 2004 - Report this comment
LOL----.LOL-----Whaefffa! My hubby was born in Brooklyn, I ne-vah eff-ah wan't to drive near NY,
Michael Pacholek - May 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Ya only put in two voises o' da sawng. Where da toid voise? Uddawise, dis was kinda good. Anyways, keep tryin'. One o' dese days, ya gonna get dis sucka right, ya schmuck!
MasonR - November 10, 2014 - Report this comment
10 years later, I found da missing voise: Moving the vehicle real slow Gross window washers all you see The highways closed and now the detour sign's torn down Please take me back to New Jersey!

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