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Song Parodies -> "Flaming High Phone Bill"

Original Song Title:

"Lady D’Arbanville"

Original Performer:

Cat Stevens

Parody Song Title:

"Flaming High Phone Bill"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

A low-bitrate mp3 of the song can be found here.
Post lady brought phone bill, I opened - screamed so shrill
My son and my daughter
They’ve managed without skill to put me through the mill

Amazing high phone bill - it’s itemised, you know
Reverse charges from Ireland?
I can’t believe Bono, he blew ‘way all my dough

That flaming high phone bill - why blood, should I not spill?
Must beg, steal and borrow
That is at least until, I pay this bleedin’ bill

My kiddies upped phone bill - a one-nine hundred plight
It ripped like a splinter
With chagrin I recite - an utt’rance impolite...

My flaming high phone bill, could solve with sleeping pills
My ache’s telesorrow
My life was fine until - this bill sent me downhill

Ring ring ring ring ring...

This flaming high phone bill - why do you ream me so?
But I just might get violent
Wish I knew taekwondo; would give Bell quid pro quo

My spawn did betray me - I’m grim: swear, rave and cry
Their call days soon be few
Their woes will multiply, to long prose say goodbye

That pole of util’ty - I’ve sawn, now slain it lie
In maulways forthwith through
Deposed pole severed lies, compost will it be nigh

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 10

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John Barry - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
"taekwondo. . .quid pro quo" my fave among many fine lines and rhymes.
alvin - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
love the OS...and you managed to capture the elegance of it while still making it goofy
LadyPhoneBill - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
~M & P~ See to lower your phone bills. They're in Maine, and are very nice folks! I did.
Peregrin - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Dear LadyPB, I doubt they could help ME !!! :)
Guy - June 27, 2008 - Report this comment
M&P - Best use of the word "telesorrow " I have ever seen in a parody and I especially liked the " compost " ref at the end - being nigh at that. I think this may have gone over some heads but I caught it. I see you are plagued with 900 and 976 reverse toll numbers. Here is a nice number for you but can still charge a fee 555-INFO. Sorry for all the 'costness' you guys incurred.
mandamoo - June 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Maybe 'Alf ' can help you with your 'Bill' :) Love the last para !

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