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Song Parodies -> "Moovin'"

Original Song Title:

"Groovin'"

Original Performer:

The Young Rascals

Parody Song Title:

"Moovin'"

Parody Written by:

David Chrenko

The Lyrics

As a former North Jersey kid, I'm a fan of Bruce, Bon Jovi, and of course, I love The Young Rascals. In this parody, I pay homage to one of the most misheard lyrics of the 1960s. For 35 years many of us believed that "You and me and Lesley" were the actual lyrics (instead of "You and me endlessly"). Hope you enjoy it.
Moovin'...Sunday mornin' about two.
Leavin'...Rent is three months overdue.
Can't rev the engine, that would wake my landlord.
I've tossed a side of beef, to calm his guard dog.
I'm headin' for a town where I'm not heard of...

Moovin'... Life's accumulated stuff.
Packin'...my suitcase - there's room enough.
There's always lot's of places I can crash.
In three months, landlords learn I have no cash.
Call me the poster boy for Trailer Trash...I'm,

Moovin'...in the middle of the night.
Really, - have to leave before it's light.

I-me-mine...I-me-mine...I-me-miiiiiine...

I'll keep one giant step before the law.
I learned to live this way from Ma and Paw.
Today I just might head for Arkansas!
My pickup truck holds three - You and me and Lesley.

Burnin' - Rubber as I'm squealin' brakes.
Turnin' - down that big ol' interstate.
Vroom-Vroom-Vroom-Vroom!

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Guy - January 19, 2004 - Report this comment
I've never heard that Lesley part in this song as misheard lyrics. Interesting. I must have heard the song right the first time. I liked the reference to trailer trash. Well done.
Johnny D - January 19, 2004 - Report this comment
This parody's grooooovin' ! 5's !

Ain't The Young Rascals great for parodying? I parodied a couple of their songs, too:

"Fusin' "
http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/therascals6.shtml

"A Tornado Morning"
http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/therascals5.shtml
David Chrenko - January 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Guy. At least it sounds the same either way. I loosely based the theme on a Jimmy Durante movie called "The Christmas Wish". Jimmy and his family stay about three months ahead of the landlord - until the day, under Durantian circumstances, that they find themselves coming into money "from Heaven".
David Chrenko - January 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Hi Johnny, You snuck in there while I was writing my thanks to Guy - so ditto to you, sir. I agree with your assessment of The Rascals' parody-worthy songs. For me, the stronger the imagery of the original song, the better the parody. I think that's one reason why The Beatles' catalog does so well in parody form.
Jack Wilson - January 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job, David!
Paul Robinson - January 19, 2004 - Report this comment
David - You mean it wasn't "You and me & Lesley"? But you're right, means about the same either way. Ya' know, the stereo or AM Radio speakers many of us heard these on way back when weren't always so great at reproducing sounds, not to mention some of the recording methods and facilities. I hear some old songs today and the lyrics are perfectly understandable even to my older ears and I swear I could not make heads nor tails out of them back then. Sometimes it's because they've been digitally remastered, too. Great job! 5-5-5
Meriadoc - January 20, 2004 - Report this comment
This was wonderful! I too loved the Trailer Trash line.
Mari D - January 20, 2004 - Report this comment
'Scuse me while I kiss this guy, 'cause there's a bathroom on the right. But it ain't me, Dave. It was Paul who had the crappy speakers back in the 60. Should we tell him that "Louie Louie" was about toilets and that the real title was "Loo-ee, Loo-ee!" Good job, by the way. Thought that your parody was about cows. Moo-vin' along now...
Paul Robinson - January 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Mari D - You mean it wasn't about toilets? Well, SH*T!! I'll have to hunt David C's remark to see what heinous offense I committed that he blamed you for. It's not in the above comments for this number. Now I'll bet you're going to tell me that the "Guess Who" song about "Levi's" really has something to do with somebody's eyes. You must think I'm really gullible. They had another really weird song about "snaking" sombody's gland. What was all that about? Hyuck!!

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