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Song Parodies -> "Gamble On A Whim"

Original Song Title:

"Candle In The Wind"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"Gamble On A Whim"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

goodbye, cash i bring
never should have...brought you at all
ain't got the will to stop myself
i know i'm bound to fall
i thought my methods would work
but to linger was just insane
i never should have meddled
in a game that nets no gain

and it seems to me...i wrecked my life
cause i gamble on a whim
all my money spent impromptu...on a zany binge
and a darker side i've shown, too...when i had hit the skids
my bundle ran out long before...the itching ever did

playing craps was tough...the toughest game i've ever played
roulette only just raised the bar...and the piper soon was paid
every night i died...and i felt confounded too
i'm a pauper, sad to say
i'm a thoroughly...broken hearted dude

and it seems to me...i wrecked my life
cause i gamble on a whim
all my money spent impromptu...on a zany binge
and a darker side i've shown, too...when i had hit the skids
my bundle ran out long before...the itching ever did

goodbye, cash i bring
never should have...brought you at all
ain't got the will to stop myself
i know i'm bound to fall
goodbye, cash i bring
i'm a young man who really should have known
that something like gambling...is so nonsensical
more or less, its money i have blown

and it seems to me...i wrecked my life
cause i gamble on a whim
all my money spent impromptu...on a zany binge
and a darker side i've shown, too...when i had hit the skids
my bundle ran out long before...the itching ever did


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Stan Hall - March 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Planning to cover all the vices this week? Write on! Meanwhile, I'm staking you to $555. :-)
McKludge - March 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Dude, I bet you can't write a parody like this again.
Johnny D - March 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Good syllable-matching, alvin.
Invisible Boy - March 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Great write to a tough OS, alvin. Gee, earlier this week you were drinkin'...now you're gamblin'...Now if your woman leaves you and your dog dies you'll have a great Country song.
John Barry - March 06, 2008 - Report this comment
You may have lost, but this parody is a winner.
alvin - March 06, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks stan....hadn't thought about it, but i guess i have been....thanks mckludge....you're on.....thanks johnny....thanks IB.....lol.....thanks john
Kristof Robertson - March 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Great title sub and idea, Al...and the melancholic tone really worked...but I'd also like to see you do an OTT, LOL version of the same song. 555
alvin - March 06, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks kristof
Guy - March 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Some guy bet me that I couldn't sit through one session of gambler's anonomous. So I went and when it was my turn to speak I said, Hi my name is guy, bet you can't guess my last name. Then I looked around the room and muttered "tough crowd". anyone here from Vegas? Two guys in the back clapped.

It was a sure bet when I read the title that this would be primo and it was you gambling junkie, you.
littleCupCakes - March 06, 2008 - Report this comment
555 for this gaming parody!
alvin - March 07, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks guy....lol......thanks littleCupCakes
Peregrin - March 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I would have bet you this would be a hit but I got here to late!
alvin - March 09, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks peregrin

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