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Song Parodies -> "My Vacation Was A Big Mess"

Original Song Title:

"Takin' Care Of Business"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bachman Turner Overdrive

Parody Song Title:

"My Vacation Was A Big Mess"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

well, i started out that mornin'...car went dead without warnin'
so a crate i leased and left the city
soon a hitcher i picked up...but that rascal held me up
and took my cash and showed me no pity
i survived this crime but it cost me lots of time
cause talkin' to the cops took half a day
there was protocol employed...with my patience, they just toyed
i said i had to be on my way

and my vacation was a big mess...every way
shaken by the madness...every day
yes, my vacation was a big mess...can't unwind
shaken by the madness...i've had an awful time...no doubt

i want skiin' and some fishin' but these things i am missin'
cause i ran a light that seemed to be yellow
didn't see that police car...and i'd just been to a bar
i was thrown into a cell for drunk fellows
spent the night with all these bums...wasn't bailed till after one
i hit the road and finally got away
but i wasn't overjoyed...i'd developed hemorrhoids
that driver's seat not comfy that day

and my vacation was a big mess...every way
shaken by the madness...every day
yes, my vacation was a big mess...can't unwind
shaken by the madness...i've had an awful time

ain't no end to the madness...i lost my way...every day...whoa !

then the rental started warmin'...radiator started stormin'
it was two-fifteen and sprayin' plenty
so i gave that car a shove and down the road i was a-trudgin'
as for help ?....i didn't have any
i caught a train that night...but the idea wasn't bright
the damn thing jumped the track and derailed
a replacement was deployed...but i felt too paranoid
cause everything i'd tried that day failed

and my vacation was a big mess...every way
shaken by the madness...every day
yes, my vacation was a big mess...can't unwind
shaken by the madness...i've had an awful time

shaken by the badness
shaken by the madness
shaken by the badness
shaken by the madness
shaken by the badness
shaken by the madness

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Pacing: 4.8
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Overall Rating: 5.0

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AFW - October 22, 2007 - Report this comment
Vividly descriptive of a vacation from hell...never had one quite this bad, but can relate to some of the bad luck..great job
PMS - October 22, 2007 - Report this comment
555 on your "oh-damn!"-meter
Dylan Baranski - October 22, 2007 - Report this comment
Ouch. Glad I've never had a vacation like that. Here's 555 thousand dollars & a Dylan Baranski Award for "Best Parody of the Day" as compensation!
Kristof Robertson - October 22, 2007 - Report this comment
Welcome to just about every holiday (that's vacation in Australian/British) I've ever been on. Great OS choice...gotta love BTO....and brilliant crafted story. 555
Tommy Turtle - October 22, 2007 - Report this comment
This should be the theme for "National Lampoon's Vacation". Overdrive into 555.
alvin - October 22, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks AFW , PMS, dylan, kristof and TT
Guy - October 22, 2007 - Report this comment
You were wise to vacate the premises when you did. Just be glad the train wrecked instead of the parody. Oh - and some Prep H for those hemmies couldn't hurt. You must have run into "Dutch" when you were in the tank for the DUI. One Carnival cruise for you, a $555.00 value for winning the "How I spent my vacation" essay contest. Congrats.
Red Ant - October 22, 2007 - Report this comment
Getting suprise buttsex in jail... dang, that was a bad vacation! Great work Alvin.
Andria - October 22, 2007 - Report this comment
I love the OS, I have never had a vacation quite this bad, I have never been to jail, let alone been sodomized there, but I have had lots of bad luck in my life. Here is a rating of 3 for pacing, 5 for humor and 5 overall. TTFN, Ta-Ta For Now!
Stuart McArthur - October 23, 2007 - Report this comment
brilliantly done, al - funny throughout and great pacing - and just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you - 555
Mike Littoris - October 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Your first omen of a bad vacation should have been when you picked up the Family Truckster
TJC - October 23, 2007 - Report this comment
This frenetic vacation must have taken a collective 555 oz. off of Bachman-Turner Overweight! Great job!
alvin - October 23, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks guy...thanks red ant (lol) ...thanks andria, stuart , mike (kinda got the idea for this from your take on the same song about a "bad trip"...thanks TJC

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