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Song Parodies -> "Lola (the ex-wife of this dude I met)"

Original Song Title:

"Lola"

Original Performer:

The Kinks

Parody Song Title:

"Lola (the ex-wife of this dude I met)"

Parody Written by:

Stuart McArthur

The Lyrics

Everyone has a heart-breaking story to tell............(Youtube of the Original Song here)
I met him in a pub down in Anaheim
where he drank red wine
with a slice of fine
gorgonzola
Z - O - L - A - zola

He walked up to me and he shot me a glance
I asked what he did
he said he refinances
steamrolas
R - O - L - A - rolas
rol-rol-rola rolas

Well I'm not the world's most smart-thinking guy
so when he started to cry
I kinda thought he might
be bipola
P - O - L - A - pola

so we sat down, and he started to talk
but he seemed so distraught
that I heard what I thought
were violas
V - I - L - A......oh yes,
you're right, there's an "O" less


We discussed this girl he'd met one night...
under romantic candlelight
She picked him up n'bought him several beers
n'said, "honeypie, we should get outta here"


now he aint one of those romantic guys
so he was kind of surprised
when she goes and hires
a gondola
D - O - L - A - dola
then buys him a cola......

so, uh...
he then rocks and rollsa...
on her pianola......


They pashed th'night away!
Their love began to soar!
He thought he wanted more!
He knelt down on one knee!
and she...eagerly...said "certainly"


Wed that day, well they soon had a child
who always watched "Thomas"(1)
because he liked
Fat Controla
F - A - T - controla

Girls will be girls - she soon dumped the guy
coz whenever she cried
aint a thing that he tried
could consola
C - O - N - S - ola

Well this brings us to the present time
His ex-wife's in jail for a corporate crime
and that's why the dude is so down-in-the-mouth
she said she'd re-marry him when she gets out...

now here's why I feel compassionate, mate
it's a 10 year wait
until the earliest they
can parola
yes P - A - R - ola
or P - A - R - ole...a
(you choose)

oh, uh...
unless they cajola...
to flee to Angola....

though, uh...
they'd have to bankrolla...
and yep, her name's Lola..
(okay I'm done)

(1) "Thomas The Tank Engine" - a British kids show narrated by Ringo Starr, whose main supporting character is "The Fat Controller"

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Kristof Robertson - October 24, 2007 - Report this comment
*sits shaking head with wry grin on face*

Your talent for skewed stories continues to impress, Stu...I loved how the Lola rhymes got progressively sillier (that's the great thing about this OS: misspellings and made up words actually improve the parody)...One thing though: the parola/parole-a gag don't work when ya sing it! ;-) Stu-pendous stuff. 555+
Rex - October 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Consistently great from start to finish. 555
McKludge - October 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Very very very weird. And quite droll-a 555
Matthias - October 24, 2007 - Report this comment
This had a sound of your ealier SOTM contender, probably winner, I can't recall, "No Regret-o"... I liked that one as much as I like this one that's a whole lotto.
Walt Conner - October 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Oi veigh... I chuckled the whole way through... No line about Moto-ROLA ?? 555
Poomaster - October 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Great job on a great 70's OS! I enjoy it! 555's. However I see no reference to "Lola" (as you put in your parody title) until the very end. Still, I enjoy each line.
Ann Hammond - October 24, 2007 - Report this comment
I like
Jack Wilson - October 24, 2007 - Report this comment
This was awesome! 5s
alvin - October 24, 2007 - Report this comment
a slew of great OLA rhymes
Tommy Turtle - October 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Loved all the Lola switches, and working in an explanation of the spelling V-I-O-L-Ation renews your poetci license for another four years. Your P-A-Y-ola: 555 (thought maybe you were gonna hook up with the ex while he's in the slammer... follow-up possibility?)
Jeff Reuben - October 24, 2007 - Report this comment
I like too =) I love the story parodies as ou know, and I really enjoyed reading through this one. Very impressive keeping the rhyming going
AFW - October 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Very unique and clever...
Emile Zola - October 24, 2007 - Report this comment
What am I, chopped liver?
stuart mcarthur - October 24, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks Kristof - yes that was the idea - the OS makes a point of using blatant rhymes for Lola (cola, etc) so I thought it would be funny to send it up by extending the idea to the point of exhaustion

thanks Rex - thanks McKludge (doh!-1 for "droll-a")

thanks Matthias, and very astute - I loved writing "No Regret-o" which is one of my all-time faves, so I did have my ear out for another opportunity like that, and Lola presented it - in spades

thanks Walt, and a big doh!-2 for Moto-ROLA

thanks poomaster - my apologies about the decade (could've sworn it was 60s)

thanks Ann and Jack and alvin :-)

thanks Jeff - me too about story parodies

thanks AFW!

Ha!! Very clever Emile, and sorry about that! - and that makes doh!-3
Below Average Dave (badave.com) - October 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Parola was my favorite of the 'ola' lines:) "Girls will be girls - she soon dumped the guy coz whenever she cried aint a thing that he tried". . .that's so sad. . .I'm glad you were able to "consola" her
stuart mcarthur - October 24, 2007 - Report this comment
PS, Tommy Turtle, and yes I do know who I'm talking to, and yes I know I should show a little respect, and yes I know I've been burned once before, and yes I......etc. etc.

BUT, shouldn't it be "poetic licen(c)e" (or, poetci licen(c)e?)..........licence being the noun and license being the verb

*shores up the battlements*
Emile Zola - October 25, 2007 - Report this comment
Perhaps to convicts, but in the Land Of The Free And The Home Of The Dubya, "license" is both noun and verb, and there is no "licence". So, chalk it up to another of those "global variation" things. Cold beer for everyone!

Oh, and you'll have to forgive my friend Tommy. One of his flippers got slightly banged up, so his typing is even more horrible than usual. He is very grateful that the parody submission box has a "preview" window", and wishes the comment box did as well. Perhaps this is one issue on which the two of you might agree, given the above post? ... and at least you both agree that I should have been included in this otherwise-outstanding parody :)
TT - October 25, 2007 - Report this comment
As my alter-ego explained, in the US, 'licence' is indeed recognized as a British-only spelling. Now, Emile, would you mind pointing Stuart back to the BBTL parody for the later comment on the word he got so lathered over?
stuart mcarthur - October 25, 2007 - Report this comment
I don't know if there's room for gorgonzola and Emile Zola in the one parody (I wonder if Emile's nickname was ever "Gorgon")

btw Emile, congrats on the high-profile cameo you played (or your adjective "Zolaesque" played) in the recent crosswords movie "Wordplay"
Agrimorfee - October 25, 2007 - Report this comment
Hysterical word-play, reminded me of the random-but-perfectly logical saga of "Harvey & Sheila" by Allan Sherman. (for those out of the know, being acknowledged this way is higher than being compared to Weird Al...)
Emile 'Gorgon' Zola - October 26, 2007 - Report this comment
Of course that was my nick -- why don't these historians remember that? And thank you on the cameo -- now there's a parody idea for you, a grotesque Zolaesque burlesque, written right at your desque.
stuart mcarthur - October 26, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks Ag - in fact I typed "Harvey and Sheila" into youtube to check it out and got this absolute gem:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWG0wTF9w0g

thanks Emile - wow, even when you're dead you still live out loud
TJC - October 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Kinky and Zolaesque... the perfect match... So clever and so funny, Stu.... now just don't let anyone bump *you* off with CO poisoning via stoppering your chimney the way they did to poor ol' Emile... too high a price for 5's me thinks!
Guy - November 11, 2007 - Report this comment
H O L A smokes this one was good. Very original and finely executed.
Guy - November 11, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Comment above voting 5s.
Matthias - November 15, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Great-ola.
Peter Andersson - November 25, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Great stuff yet again Stu, though I fear the Iranians might be offended that you left our their Ayatollah!
Below Average Dave (badave.com) - November 27, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) "Well I'm not the world's most smart-thinking guy so when he started to cry I kinda thought he might be bipola P - O - L - A - pola " How I didn't catch that the first time is beyond me. . .friggin hilarious.
Mikey Squirrel - November 29, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM- I didn't realize there were so many rhyming words with Lola (sort of).Very clever and well done, Stu.
bobpiecheese - November 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Well, that's a completely different take on the OS - and I'm lovin' it!
Max Power - November 29, 2007 - Report this comment
555 cola
Kristof Robertson - November 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above. So gloriously contrived, and all the better for it. You are one skewed dude, Stu....:-D Bravo!!!
Phil Alexander - November 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Could have sworn I commented on this one first time around - kinda weird... felt a bit strained in places, but very funny in others

..and a security code of "3VD" - more appropriate for the OS, perhaps?
Jason - November 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM Great idea!
Jeff Reuben - November 30, 2007 - Report this comment
See above, still love it :)
McKludge - November 30, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - A bowla goodness here, delivered by foal-as. You met your goal-a with this parody.
Matthias - March 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Like I said before this was on par with your Elvis tune... This style of parody is really fun to read and I hope you do a few more of these.
Red Ant - March 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Geez, you got every possible sub in here for "Lola" (except "LOL"-uh). This almost became a case of rhymitis, but your words worked very well to this OS. 555
Erik - August 01, 2008 - Report this comment
No way to describe this - just so good!!!! gondola, steamrola, hehe. Excellent job mate
Timmy1000 - July 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Funny song for the L contest. I thought sure when you had a fleeing to Angola that they might contract Ebola.
Agrimorfee - July 16, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Oh no it's Stu McArthur! :)
Leo Keough - July 17, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC5(L) Really enjoyed this one, especially all the clever -ola lines!!!...555!!!
Guy - July 18, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC05L)

See my comments above - it's still a whol-a-lot of fun to re-read - This deserves another shot at competition. My second read is just as enjoyable as the first. Wonderfully original with its zany wordplay. Good job here, Stu.
Below Average Dave - July 22, 2009 - Report this comment
See above x2. . .still a very fun read to one of my less than favorite Kinks OS's
bobpiecheese - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC5) See above!
Red Ant - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Still a favorite, and "parola" was the best "-ola" line.
Invisible Boy - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
By now I think you know that your writing and sense of humo(u)r just connect with me. This is the funniest parody I've seen so far in this comp.
Your story reminds me of another OS that starts with...
"In a bar in Toledo...across from the depot"
And...I'm thrilled to finally find someone else who has seen the film "Wordplay"
Jeff Reuben - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Still a creative idea and great rhyming...see above!
Matthias - July 25, 2009 - Report this comment
This one is still amazing! I'm a fan of the weird rhymes you came up for Lola like "Steamrollas" and "violas" and "gorgonzola". Crazy stuff Stuart. We need you to come out and release more parodies! We miss new stuff from you!

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