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Song Parodies -> "Endure The Highway"

Original Song Title:

"Ventura Highway"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Endure The Highway"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

Just a little ditty of the joys of commutting to work daily as gas prices slice into our paychecks. Thank whatever politiciian(s) whom you may think would be at fault.

DKTOS? - For a Youtube video of the OS of "Ventura Highway" by America click HERE

Burning up expensive gas,
Drivin' down the ro-o-o-ad.
Hey Pops, how come you gotta drive so slow?
You people say this town is so good, no snow.
Polar bears, you blow.

Endure the highway, such a fun-time,
Ridin' way out yonder,
To work I wander, by noon-time.
The boss is posed, I'm wo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-oed.

'Cause the freeway's going fast no-where,
And the way arounds a day-trip there.
Carbons fuming in the air,
Radiators blister, horns a blare, horns a blare.

Did di di di dit ...

Pushing off a slalling car,
Drivin's such a gnarly pain,
There's no joy, for ridin' in a turtle train,
Aw c'mon go, you can always
Change your lane,
Parking lot's here just the same.

Endure the highway, such a bum time,
Where the parkway's bonkers,
Der-ive and conquer their behinds,
No where can go, it's slo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow.

And the freakin' blowin' horns do blare,
Really wish they'd sound them less I swear,
Ease in drivin's all I care,
Aggrivator pissers, room won't spare, room won't spare.

Did di di di dit...

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Total Votes: 9

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alvin - April 15, 2008 - Report this comment
lol...funny concept...especially liked your twist of "alligator lizards"
Red Ant - April 15, 2008 - Report this comment
This is I-85 south as you get into NC: it's more a collection of temporary barricades, patches, ragged seams and potholes than a highway. Having travelled 1100 miles last week for work I can relate to this.
Tim Hall - April 15, 2008 - Report this comment
This song makes a stong case for bullet trains
littleCupCakes - April 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir Guy, I enjoy road parodies, and this one really moves! Loved the lines with the" Polar Bear " and the "Turtle trains"!
adagio - April 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I had forgotten about that OS. Such a mild way to tell about hazards...: ) Sounded good. 5's
Guy - April 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Alvin - I had fun writing this. My commute to work is about 22 miles and it takes me about 20 minutes and it's all exprerssway. I work an early day but even if I worked more into the rush hour it would still be a short commute. I cross from the extreme west side of the city to the near east side but for some reason the roads they engineered along that trek were well thought out. I can't say the same for other parts of town. And were those guys on drugs or what with "Alligator lizards in the air"? I'm stayin' off any road with that sort of thing on it. Thanks buddy.

Ant? 1100 miles - are you a trucker or something? I'd hate to have your gas bill. Thanks for enjoying and commenting on this parody. I had fun writing it.

Tim - As long as the bullets stay on the trains and off the highways I'm all for it. Thanks friend for commenting. Much appreciate it. I've seen the Bullet Trains of Japan and they moved like a bullet - Unfortunately in the three plus years at two different times I was there I had never experienced a ride on one. My own bad.

M'Lady - This knight of the round parody table is delighted that you have delighted in my spin on the humble commute to win bread for the family. Thanks.

Pat - Thanks for commenting and I'm just glad to jar your memory on an old song that you forgot about. It is kind of a mellow way to put such a hectic thing into perspective. Loved your parody today. Fine piece of work there.
AFW - April 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Paints a funny and quite poetic scenario...You use good words, I especially like "Turtle Train"
Guy - April 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks Farce - that's two who like the "Turtle Train". Yeah and thanks for hurting my brain with that Billary parody today. Good one.
Meriadoc - April 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm glad I'm now in a town where you can go anywhere without ever touching the expressway... :-)
Millard - April 15, 2008 - Report this comment
This is a decent parody that would have been better if the author used spell check.
Guy - April 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Merry - How I envy you and small twon USA. Been a long time since I lived out of the city, but one day again, I shall. Thanks.

Millard - Thanks for the comment and you got me on my very own bad - I neglected to spell check this one and that is my story and I'm stickin' to it.

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