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Song Parodies -> "Low Rent Scum"

Original Song Title:

"Different Drum"

Original Performer:

The Stone Poneys

Parody Song Title:

"Low Rent Scum"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

Ever been on the road and need a place to rest for the night? Why is this all you can ever find?
Drivin' by Travel-Lodge and see all the low rent scum,
Oh you can tell by the way it's run.
They always have a vacancy,
'Cause the "NO" on the vacancy sign is burned out,
It looks too wild, I'll do without,
You can't see the mattress for the fleas.

The odor is strong,
They need to air lock it,
It smells just like that old fish market,
It annoys the sense of olfactory.
And one more thing, it ain't real pretty,
A real disaster by committee,
It isn't fit for human beings,
I think they're pullin' trains in room three.

Say goodbye, we are leavin' It's too intense,
Before I start to heavin',
We'll both live a lot longer, I'm just not that sleepy.

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John Jenkins - February 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Guy, I commend you for being the first to parody this song, for matching the rhyming pattern, and for injecting humor.
Diva - February 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Being in the "biz," I hear all the sad stories people tell of poorly managed and unkept propertties. Always ask to see the room, before making a lodging transaction. Even if, the place appears clean and well maintained on the outside. Observe the other guests at the establishment whenever possable. And drive around the surrounding community, and observe the locals. Is the community clean and yards maintained. If you get bad vibes--- don't stay there!
On the other side of the coin, I have a screening process that I use when I get "bad vibes" from a walk-in patron. There are many databases I use to detect sex offenders, drug users, and arrest and court records. I can always refuse a guest that has a questionable repuation, and I maintain a database of undesirable past guests.
Guy - February 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Diva, I had you in mind when I wrote this. I would stay at your hostel without reservations unless of course you said I needed some. If I'm ever in your area I will definately spent a night or two in your establishment.
Jack Wilson - February 14, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but this is a great parody all 5's!
Adagio - February 14, 2004 - Report this comment
A good one, Guy. I've stayed somewhere like this before. Their room was falling apart and they had to give us another, not much better, room. I'll follow Diva's advice from now on, and I hope I get to stay there sometime too.
Meriadoc - February 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent as always Guy!
Diva - February 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Guy! It's not easy being an Innkeeper. It's a constant challenge, but an enjoyable one for the most part. Working 7days a week can get to you, so we try to take frequent vacations, whenever possible.

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