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Song Parodies -> "10th Grade High School Drop Out"

Original Song Title:

"10th Avenue Freeze-Out"

Original Performer:

Bruce Springsteen

Parody Song Title:

"10th Grade High School Drop Out"

Parody Written by:

Charlie Decker

The Lyrics

Meet Slacker, who dropped out of private school in 10th grade and currently resides at home with his parents. Let's see what old Slacker's up to, shall we?
Movement on the sofa
See Slacker searching for his groove
Seems like weeks since he's had the desire or motivation to move
Well he eats ramen and drinks Budweiser, that's it
'Cause he doesn't feel like cooking, unless he can cook while he sits

10th grade high school drop out!
10th grade high school drop out!

Well he was sitting in the classroom
Trying to take all of the tests they were giving
And he got bored and he got fed up
Thought this ain't the way to be living
From his parents' basement he wishes he had cash
But refuses to work, he wants it free and fast
That's just cause he's a

10th grade high school drop out!
10th grade high school drop out!

Now he whines and moans, he whines and moans (He blames his parents, his rich parents)
And he lives at home, he lives at home
33 years old

When the power was cut off
And his parents forced his hand
Slacker said "Who needs school?
I'm cool, I'll get a sweet gig soon with my band!"
His parents said "Get up early and pack
'Cause we are fed up and we're shipping you to Iraq!"

10th grade high school drop out!
10th grade high school drop out!
10th grade high school drop out!
10th grade high school drop out!

You're nothing but a 10th
Slackin' cause you're a 10th
Eat Ramen, you're a 10th
You're nothing but a 10th, 10th 10th 10th 10th 10th
10th 10th 10th 10th 10th 10th 10th 10th 10th
You're nothing but a
10th grade high school drop out...

Leave me lots of comments! It's the only way I'll ever learn...

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 19

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 3   2
 4   1
 5   15

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Guy - March 02, 2005 - Report this comment
(123) DKTOS, I'll try to get a listen to the OS before I vote in the contest.
Charlie Decker - March 02, 2005 - Report this comment
You'd be doing yourself a favor! It's one of the best songs I've ever heard.
Michael Pacholek - March 02, 2005 - Report this comment
If this is representative of your work, then there's not much you have left to learn, "Grasshopper."
Adagio - March 05, 2005 - Report this comment
(123) DKTOS, but a good read. 5's anyway.
Charlie Decker - March 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you very much, Master Pacholek. I won't let you down!
Charlie Decker - March 06, 2005 - Report this comment
I take personal offense to the fact that nobody knows the original. OK, maybe not, but it's still pretty upsetting!
Agrimorfee - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
(123) I know the song, and this was a pretty good parody. No slacking here!
Kristof Robertson - March 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(123) Only Bruce devotees (like me) will know this, Charlie...but this is a cracking parody anyway....555
Johnny D - March 11, 2005 - Report this comment
(123) Reminds me of a certain hypothetical-pathetical Star Trek fan living in his parents' basement after "so many years" .... "WARPED" minds think alike, Charlie! Good job.
John Jenkins - March 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Well done, Charlie. Good message, cleverly delivered, and a good Iraq line.
Charlie Decker - March 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Everybody should be a Bruce devotee, Kristof. Thanks for the kind words. Johnny: I'm sure you wouldn't know anything about that Star Trek fan, would you? Thanks! John: Sometimes one good Iraq line is as good as an entire Iraq parody, as I've found out the hard way...
Phil Alexander - March 14, 2005 - Report this comment
I'm another DKTOS (never got much beyond Bored in the USA or something like that), but enjoyed this one.
Stuart McArthur - March 17, 2005 - Report this comment
(123) ah yes, I'm an old Bruce fan, but you must be a young Bruce fan, Charlie - how does that work?
Charlie Decker - March 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Well, it was inevitable, Stuart, when you consider that my mother has seen Bruce in concert some twenty-odd times...
Stuart McArthur - March 18, 2005 - Report this comment
aah, yes, that might definitely do it :-) - I only saw him live once, in the eighties, but he played for three hours
martha - March 21, 2005 - Report this comment
very asture observational parody!! good to hear about your Mom's concert going proclivities!!!
Charlie Decker - March 26, 2005 - Report this comment
I've only seen him once myself, but I'm already getting psyched for his next tour!

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