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Song Parodies -> "I Spent Too Much Time On The Bottle"

Original Song Title:

"Time In A Bottle"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Jim Croce

Parody Song Title:

"I Spent Too Much Time On The Bottle"

Parody Written by:

Paul Robinson

The Lyrics

Well, time for another installment in the "Amiright Health & Safety" section.
(Brief guitar intro)

I used to drink wine from the bottle
I would sniff the aroma and smile
But the wine I drink now
It comes in a box
And the smell it gives off is quite vile

I made staying drunk my endeavor
What day was it? I had no clue
It gave me such pleasure, I felt so damn clever
To spend all my time getting stewed

(Chorus)
But I never could stop drinking wine
It kept me plastered all the time;
Was throttled
I lost my job and didn't care
They wouldn't let me drink wine there;
"Tea Tottled"

(Guitar Break)

Then I started developing twitches
I'd rotted my innards with brew
They just wouldn't heal;
Couldn't hold down a meal
Now I spend my time in ICU

(Chorus)
Guess I shoulda drank a lot less wine
I'd always thought that I'd be fine
Guess not, though
And when I look around I know
These tubes are not a great way to go
Through life with -

(Guitar to end)

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Guy - March 14, 2004 - Report this comment
I'll drink to that - In fact I'll have another 5 rounds.
Jan Unwin - March 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job, Paul. I noticed the lyrics almost fit with "Piano Man" too. 555
Guy - March 14, 2004 - Report this comment
I noticed that Piano Man similarity myself. Who'd a thunk?
Paul Robinson - March 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Piano Man, eh? Too much time at the Piano Bar, I guess. Thanks!
Johnny D - March 14, 2004 - Report this comment
555 ... and I see that Piano Man similarity, too!

Here's one that will blow your mind.... try exchanging the lyrics to "The Ballad Of Gilligan's Island" with the lyrics of "Amazing Grace" .... each song's lyrics works with the other song's melody. Especially the lyrics of "Amazing Grace" being sung to the tune of "The Ballad Of Gilligan's Island" ... I kid you not, try it and see!
alvin rhodes - March 14, 2004 - Report this comment
pure poetry, paul...5s...loved the "tea-tottled" part
Paul Robinson - March 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Johnny D - So now I'm trying to picture an earnest young choir member up there on Sunday at a Church to sing "Amazing Grace", unfortunately, she has been secretly sneaking over here to "amiright" and read these notes, and has fooled around with the lyrics and sure enough, they work. She gets up there and starts doing the Gilligan's Island ballad without really noticing it and everybody is either too stunned or too amused to stop her. Could this happen? Never been to a Church so I don't know. Alvin, thanks, that was one of my favorite lines, too. And, by the way, I think you all have been spending too much time at the Piano Bar...
Adagio - March 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job!
Paul Robinson - March 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Adagio, Thanks!
Diva - March 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Five fat livers. Great Job!
Paul Robinson - March 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Diva - Thanks! Did your vote get recorded? I think I had 5 earlier after Pat's vote. I've got 6 commenters - 5 votes.
mac - March 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Well done, Paul.
Peregrin - March 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Another good job Paul
Paul Robinson - March 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Diva, mac & Peregrin - Many thanks!
John Jenkins - March 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Good message, very well constructed.
Paul Robinson - March 16, 2004 - Report this comment
John J. - Thanks!
Michael McVey - March 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh, wow, this one must be 555 proof! --MM
Paul Robinson - March 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Michael - Thank you!
Leo Jay - June 17, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Funny stuff.
Paul Robinsonq - June 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Leo Jay.
Adagio - June 22, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) This seems even better than before! Maybe I had too much of that wine. :D Voted before and in running for my "I" vote.
Johnny D - June 23, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above!
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - June 24, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABCs) A fine allegory for us all. Especially Apricot. 5-4-5
Melhi - June 24, 2004 - Report this comment
abc -- very well written.
Paul Robinson - June 25, 2004 - Report this comment
Johnny D, JAR, Melhi... Thanks!
Meriadoc - June 26, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Good one Paul, you ol' MadDog you! ;-)
Paul Robinson - June 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Mer - Thanks, think I'll drink to that...
martha - June 27, 2004 - Report this comment
I thought it was the piano who been drinkin...great stuff Paul!! 5s
MysteryGoat - June 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Vaguely know orignal, overall good.
Spaff.com - June 27, 2004 - Report this comment
I've looked around enough to think
That you're the one I wanna drink
Boxed wine with
Paul Robinson - June 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Martha, Mystery Goat & Spaff - Thanks all! Spaff, that's a pretty touching sentiment. Your cardboard box or mine?
Guy - January 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Paul - I tripped on this doing a search and read it. Then I checked the comments and had forgotten that I was the first commenter on this song back in 2004. It was great re-read and I think you have actually captured "time in a bottle" Or did my mind just do doddle? Anyway I saw one lone vote out here so I added one just to keep it company.

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