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Song Parodies -> "L-I-double-R"

Original Song Title:

"Just the Way You Are"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Attention, please, passengers: Now boarding on Track 5, the Amiright Special, making station stops at Laughterville, Humor Heights, Giggle Junction, Chucklesboro and, apparently, Pander Beach! Of course, Billy Joel, though born in The Bronx, has lived most of his life on "Lawn Giland," but, as far as I know, has never written a song about the Long Island Rail Road. All aboard!
(instrumental opening)

Don't go changing.
Oh, wait, you have to
to get a train out of New York.
Jamaica Station.
You're switching platforms.
Your train is coming on Track 4.

The Bay of Oysters.
Go there this summer.
But you should never take your car.
With these gas prices
it's such a bummer.
So take the L-I-double-R.

To Massapequa
or Rockville Centre
or Amagansett, full of ritz.
The Hamptons condo
you'll be a renter.
To stay at home would be the pits.

You won't find clever
on the car that's got the bar.
But, hey, sit back and
just sip your Bud Light.
Enjoy the L-I-double-R.

I need to know that my train's gonna be
pulling in at the time that's true.
Ah, but what will it take until you ride with me
so I can vacation with you?

I said I love you
with not one fail-load
even to Montauk, which is far.
I could love you
all along the railroad
along the L-I-double-R.

(instrumental break)

You won't find clever
on the car that's got the bar.

But, hey, sit back and
just sip your Bud Light.
Enjoy the L-I-double-R!

(instrumental fadeout)

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Pacing: 4.7
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Total Votes: 9

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MasonR - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
As a former L.I. boy myself, this one takes me back. Makes me want to take a ride on the Port Washington branch. Nicely done!
John Barry - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
But stay off the BQE. Or has that improved since I last drove it years ago?
Michael Pacholek - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
The BQE has not improved. I tried to work the Long Island Expressway into the song, but I couldn't. But it's fitting that its initials spell LIE.
2Eagle - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
A 5 star trip.
alvin - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
i enjoyed your train-of-thought here

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