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Song Parodies -> "Goodbye Derelict Row"

Original Song Title:

"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"Goodbye Derelict Row"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics


time that i finally came down
my drinkin's been out of hand
my current state caused alarm
i chugged that liquor to beat the band
you know you can't stay drunk forever
i've lasted a year or two
but in the present...i'll be stayin' sober
my joy began to diminish...from booze

so goodbye derelict row
where the dregs are the city are housed
you won't find me in your flophouse
i'm gonna not be a souse
no more a-crawlin' a-foul from the goods
sluggin' that corny mash load
oh, i've finally uprighted...my future, bright
beyond the derelict row

what if you drank a cool one
at the saturday baseball game ?
would it progress...to some vodka and tonics
until you're on the street again ?
maybe i must make a statement
a pledge, said by me, to be bound
sober...you ain't havin' any
snifters of it ain't for you
you have found

so goodbye derelict row
where the dregs are the city are housed
you won't find me in your flophouse
i'm gonna not be a souse
no more a-crawlin' a-foul from the goods
sluggin' that corny mash load
oh, i've finally uprighted...my future, bright
beyond the derelict row

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John Barry - November 06, 2006 - Report this comment
I like your dry humor.
AFW - November 06, 2006 - Report this comment
I'll definitely drink to this one..
Dee Range - November 06, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm gonna miss ya, buddy. My last pal on derelict row...(chokes back a sob)...take care, bud...spare some change before ya go? 5's, as usual
Meriadoc - November 06, 2006 - Report this comment
I bet you worked this whole parody out just to wrap it around "Vodka and tonics" (or as Sir Elton would say: "Vodker and tonics"). ;-)
alvin rhodes - November 07, 2006 - Report this comment
thanks john AFW and dee (lol) and merry (actually no...but that line did fit in quite nicely)
PMS - November 10, 2006 - Report this comment
"Slugging that corny mash load" LMAO

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