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Song Parodies -> "CAT's On The Highway"

Original Song Title:

"Cat's in the Cradle"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Harry Chapin

Parody Song Title:

"CAT's On The Highway"

Parody Written by:

Royce Miller

The Lyrics

A crane arrived just the other day
They tore up the road in the usual way
Now there are detour signs, and stripes to spray
And clouds of dust, where they toil away
And they were paving fore I knew it, a new way through
I said, "I'm gonna drive here too, man"
"I'm gonna drive here, too"

Chorus:
And the CAT's got some gravel in a great big spoon
There's barricades up, and it looks like the moon
When will it be done, guys
"We can't say when,
But you'll get to drive here then, man
You know you'll get to drive here, then"

I counted ten just the other day-
Signs said, this road is closed you can't go this way
That's the way you must go, I said "not today"
Beam me up, Scotty, and I'll fly away
And then I turned away in the dust and the din
I said, "At least I'm not hemmed in, man
At least, I'm not hemmed in"

Repeat Chorus

Well I drove on the highway just the other day
So much construction I just had to say
"So this is the place where my tax dollars go?
Where the tar is hot and the asphalt glows
What I really need to do is to toss out my car keys
See ya later, can I walk home, please?"

Repeat Chorus

They fixed up the road and they went away
They started up once again today
I said, "I see you got more tax funds to spend"
They said, "we'll tear it all up and we'll fix it again
You see, they won't give new dollars if the old ones ain't used
And it's sure fun hassling you, friend
It's been sure fun hassling you"

And as I slowed to a crawl, and my fists got tight
I said something's sure not right here, something's sure not right

Repeat Chorus

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Johnny D - June 01, 2005 - Report this comment
That kind of thing can drive a driver nuts.
AFW - June 01, 2005 - Report this comment
This is super class spoofing...From the title, my first thought was a road kill theme...but this is even better...fine job.
Your Worst Nightmare - June 01, 2005 - Report this comment
I gave it three fives!!
John Barry - June 01, 2005 - Report this comment
I dig it. 5s
Royce Miller - June 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, and YWN, don't think I've seen you around lately, how's everything?
Red Ant - June 01, 2005 - Report this comment
I can relate except the line "They tore up the road in the usual way ". DOT here has no "usual way" of construction, except for always screwing things up. This parody is on the money though. 5s.
Your Worst Nightmare - June 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Royce, I'm afraid I don't remember you very well. Things have been going great; School is over and I turned fourteen last Friday. You?
alvin rhodes - June 01, 2005 - Report this comment
well constructed...5s
Royce Miller - June 01, 2005 - Report this comment
YWN--well, it's okay if you don't remember me; I remember your name, cause it's pretty one of a kind, and hadn't seen comments from you in a while; hope you had a good birthday.
Your Worst Nightmare - June 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks!
Steven Cavanagh - June 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Sooo true.
John Jenkins - June 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Clever title and parody. Sounds like CalTrans (California Department of Transportation) workers.
LucidLupin LeeBee - June 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent as ever ;)

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