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Song Parodies -> "This House is On Fire"

Original Song Title:

"This Wheel's On Fire"

Original Performer:

The Byrds

Parody Song Title:

"This House is On Fire"

Parody Written by:

Mr. X

The Lyrics

The name of the band is The Myrds (Parody of the Byrds). The song is arranged like this: Roger McHinn (Lead and Background Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Synthesizer), Clarence Height (Lead Guitar), John Pork (Bass Guitar), and Mean Parsons (Drums, Percussion).
If your mem'ry serves you bad,
We were never goin' to meet again and while,
So I'm goin' to unpack all my things
And I will drip gas all over the house.
No man alive will comfort you
With another tale to tell,
But you know that we never meet again
If your mem'ry serves you bad.
This house is on fire,
For insurance reasons,
Best notify my next of kin,
This house shall explode!

If your mem'ry serves you bad,
I was goin' to light a match
And light the house on fire
And go to jail for insurance fraud.
If I knew for sure that it wasn't yours . . .
But it was oh so hard to tell.
But you knew that we would never meet again,
If your mem'ry serves you bad.
This house is on fire,
For insurance reasons,
Best notify my next of kin,
This house shall explode!

(Guitar Solo)

If your mem'ry serves you bad,
You'll forget everyone you're
That called on me to call on hell
To get you your favors done.
And after ev'ry plan had worker
And there was nothing more to tell,
You knew that we would never meet again,
If your mem'ry served you bad.
This house is on fire,
For insurance reasons,
Best notify my next of kin,
This house shall explode!

(Feedback and Synthesizer Work)
The Myrds got their first hit single with this song (Making it to number seventeen on the charts with this. The B-Side was Pine Tree Wind).

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Just wondering - January 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Are you the "Mr X" that's been commenting on parodies the last few months? Or are you just using his name?
No - January 11, 2004 - Report this comment
I am a different Mr. X. But I will change my parody name to Mr. Hyde. This is the first in a series of Myrds songs.
Birgitta - February 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Well done! So THIS is why you changed your name.That was nice of you. :-D I like this parody of your here.Surprised it didn't get more votes! Once again,GJ TC

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