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Song Parodies -> "Gridlock Holiday"

Original Song Title:

"Dreadlock Holiday"

Original Performer:

10 cc

Parody Song Title:

"Gridlock Holiday"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

I was drivin' down the street
Tryin' to avoid the truck on right
Traffic was piled up in front of me
And I exclaimed "This just can't be right"
I pulled some faces - got mad
Drove over to the gutter
Looked the street up and down a bit
Wondered why I bother

I say
Got my plane ticket oh no
I'll be late
Got my plane ticket no no
I'll be late
Don't you know I'd prefer
That my trip be perfect
Don't you know I'd prefer
That my progress was unchecked

Well I was starting to show the strain
Leaned out and started to holler
I said "You've got to be jokin' man"
This circumvents my trip to Mother
I said I'm late for the airport
I'll miss it when it lands
And they'll refuse to refund me
I need to call Pan-Am - where's a payphone?
I want to go home

And I say
I don't like delays no no
They're deadly
I don't like delays no ah
They're deadly
Don't you know I'm stressed?
Don't you know I must bitch?
Don't you see that quite soon
I will be fully unhinged?

Ain't gonna get to the swimming pool
Drink no pina coladas
I then did realise to my dismay
Missed exit for LaGuardia
I say I see it - I passed it
You've guessed that I'm depressed
And there's no U-turn - I must stay
And wallow in a Gridlock Holiday

And I say
Don't like this traffic oh no
It's stressful, yea
Don't like this traffic oh no
It's stressful, oh yea
Don't you know I'd prefer
That my trip be perfect
Don't you know I'd prefer
That my progress was unchecked

I don't like traffic oh no
Start shooting (Gridlock Holiday)
I don't like delays oh no
My nine-gauge (Gridlock Holiday)
Don't like the traffic
Arrest me (Gridlock Holiday)

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 22

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mandamoo - May 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Ain't that the it ! : )
Adagio - June 07, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS, but a good read!
Melhi - June 07, 2004 - Report this comment
This parody is taking the G-train express to the Fivesville exit.
Johnny D - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Steve Winwood should do a cover of this one!
Jack Wilson - June 10, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Great job! - June 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanx for providing the original. Damn, is that ever a 70s song. Nice job, Smeagol & Gollum.
Claude Prez - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Guess I showed up too late for the mp3. Anyway, well done, hope the airline doesn't lose your bags.
Paul Robinson - June 13, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Mer & Pip - DKTOS - Good read, though.
Jeff Reuben - June 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job!
martha - June 15, 2004 - Report this comment
a subject we can all identify with.... 5s
2nz - June 27, 2004 - Report this comment
(late abc's comment) Some great pacing subs for the original. Good work, hobbitses.

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