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Song Parodies -> "Elevator"

Original Song Title:

"Operator"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Jim Croce

Parody Song Title:

"Elevator"

Parody Written by:

William Tong

The Lyrics

As sung by a worker who works in a high rise office building
(instrumental intro)

Elevator... it doesn't seem to work at all.
See the number of employees who stand 'round waiting.
How can they get away... with sayin' "they'll have it fixed right away"?
That's why we'll use the stairwell; a climb we've hated.

Isn't that the way they said we should go?
They're no more help than that.
There's no service number, and we can't find it.
We've tried to call, but we're still in a bind; we don't know...
How far there is to go, and will they fix it well.
Those crowds of workers: herds, on whom this fate befell.
It would be just unreal: disaster for lunchtime meals.

(instrumental break)

Elevator... it doesn't seem to work at all.
When I called their number, they just said, "maybe."
Work in this big high-rise;
Up flights of stairwells we must climb.
It's such a waste of time.

Isn't that the way they said we should go?
They're no more help than that.
There's no service number, and we can't find it.
We've tried to call, but we're still in a bind; we don't know...
How far there is to go, and will they fix it well.
Those crowds of workers: herds, on whom this fate befell.
It would be just unreal: disaster for lunchtime meals.

Slow-go, slow-go... we're all just spinning wheels.

Elevator... still not repaired, but "service called."
There's no there who has the answers to talk to.
Ten-flight stairway climb: an exercise that wastes our time.
This should be a crime...

Isn't that the way they said we should go?
They're no more help than that.
There's no service number, and we can't find it.
We've tried to call, but we're still in a bind; we don't know...
How far there is to go, and will they fix it well.
Those crowds of workers: herds, on whom this fate befell.
It would be just unreal: disaster for lunchtime meals.

(instrumental ending)

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.1
How Funny: 4.1
Overall Rating: 4.1

Total Votes: 42

Voting Breakdown

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 2   1
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 3   0
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 4   1
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 5   32
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royce miller - November 13, 2003 - Report this comment
William-Love this parody; thanks for doing Jim Croce
Melhi - November 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice job!
Meriadoc - November 14, 2003 - Report this comment
Well, I would ahve given you straight fives if you had people having sex in it while it was broken down... guess I've been thoroughly corrupted by Malky... ;-)
Guy - November 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Bill - This rocks.
malcolm higgins - November 15, 2003 - Report this comment
I gave it straight fives Will, even through merry and I should be having sex in the elevator, if she's corrupted me that much...
Johnny D - December 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Great job, Bill - excellent ! 5's
Donovan - September 03, 2007 - Report this comment
"Let's get Mikey... he hates everything."
Exit Poll - October 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Seems that more than the elevator is broken here. It appears that the vote meter is also broken. Number of votes per number of comments does not scan. 404 error - comments not found.
Entrance Poll - October 02, 2008 - Report this comment
That's because not every person who voted has left a comment. There's no law that says you have to do both.

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