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Song Parodies -> "I Can't Ex-plane"

Original Song Title:

"I Can't Explain"

Original Performer:

The Who

Parody Song Title:

"I Can't Ex-plane"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

Merry & Pippin released their first parody on 5 March 2003. It has been a long journey from those early days. As today marks our ten year anniversary, and traditionally, tin or aluminium ('aluminum' for a North American perspective) is the nature of the gift, the following parody (and the two others released today) is/are loosely about subjects made of those metals. Thank you for all the wonderful memories and friends we have had/do have at AmiRight.

We are away at present for a number of reasons but we will be back. Couldn't let the anniversary go unnoticed.

Original song on YouTube

Bet it’s freezing outside (can’t ex-plane)
Schedule’s dropping behind (can’t ex-plane)
The tower, it told (can’t ex-plane)
Our pattern is ‘hold’ yeah (can’t ex-plane)

But yet (can’t ex-plane)
It’s understood how, we’re stuck (can’t ex-plane)

Busy tarmac ‘head and I'm feeling screwed
The wings, with this wait, may ice accrue
We’re taxi-ing, it seems, just now and again
Just so wanna scream, and

Can’t ex-plane
I think it's stuffed
Pilot say it do flew
Not into the blue

And I can’t ex-plane (can’t ex-plane)
Nowhere’s where we’re going, girl (can’t ex-plane)

‘Ready seein’ red, then the Captain adds:
The scene ahead is looking real bad
My jet’s no funny scene - I’m counting to ten
The tower says nein, we

Can’t ex-plane
Ten hours - enough!
A-trapped in this fuse’
O’erflowin’ are loos!

Still we can’t ex-plane (can’t ex-plane)
Departure’s not in plan now (can’t ex-plane)

They said I can’t ex-plane, yeah
Humor has kind of declined
Yeah, I wish for unconfined space
Need bed - I can’t ex-plane

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Pacing: 3.6
How Funny: 3.6
Overall Rating: 3.6

Total Votes: 14

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   5
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   9

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Dave W. - March 05, 2013 - Report this comment
!0 years of clever, aluminating, plane to see punny stuff.....*Who* knew ?you would mock my, my, my generation like that...This is a soup-perb taste of the "group de jour"...555 compliments two the best...............
Onslaught - March 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Congratulations and happy anniversary.
Old Man Ribber - March 05, 2013 - Report this comment
"Plane" artistry. Just wait until the sequestration cuts kick in...the U.S. government is predicting (somewhat hysterically) that delays will keep you on the plane even longer. ;D
John Barry - March 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Title o' the day.
Lifeliver - March 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Happy tin anniversary and I hope you're going for gold. I like flying as I don't do it often but you can only take being treated like a sardine for so long. This number still sounds edgy after all this time. Two fives for the occasion and another five in advance for the next half-decade of entertainment.
Adam60z - March 06, 2013 - Report this comment
Was o'erflowing the toilet and if so what was loose? (,'-P)
Alum In 'Em - March 09, 2013 - Report this comment
So, debark is worse than de bite?

Congrats on the first ten years and the next ten to come. ... btw, I theenk they're using more carbon-fiber composites in the newer ones, which should make for interesting parodies! 5+tin = 15.
Meriadoc - March 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Thank you so much everyone! This was such a fun title switch - one of those 'I can't beleive it hasn't been done' ones.

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