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Song Parodies -> "I'm Reading 'Shut Up and Go Away', Why Do You Ask?"

Original Song Title:

"Workin' At the Car Wash Blues"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Jim Croce

Parody Song Title:

"I'm Reading 'Shut Up and Go Away', Why Do You Ask?"

Parody Written by:

hec

The Lyrics

This is dedicated to everyone who has ever tried to read on a bus despite an obnoxious fellow passenger, and to the memory of Jim Croce [with my apologies for this manglement (?) of his song].
1] Well, I had just got on a local bus and sat down
With a book and I was lost in thought...
When this cousin of a friend of my employer
Parked his kiester-- and LORD, he talked!:
I had to listen to his jokes,
His five operations,
Oh, yes-- and his crush on Madonna too;
Now I got them
"Try- to- Concentrate- and-
Tune- This- Jackass- Out- Who's
Talkin' Both- My- Ears- Off" blues...
2] Well, I should be sittin' in a readers' section cordoned off by live barbed wire:
Talkers would fly due to seat ejectors that would send 'em half a mile or even higher.
Instead I'm stuck by HIM, and he makes me want to gag:
He needs some Ban, and Listerine too--
Thank you,
"Try- to- Concentrate- and-
Tune- This- Jackass- Out- Who's
Talkin' Both- My- Ears- Off" blues!
B} You'd think that even he would get the hint
When I put earphones on and face the wall--
No, this dope asks right away
[His voice at double-forte]
What am I list'nen' to with speakers that small?!?
3] It's all I can do not to break his head
And scream "It's absurd, but it's true:
These earphones on my head and this book on my nose
Mean I DON'T wanna listen to you!"
Oh, thank HEAVENS -- he's gone, but
The damage lives on;
I'll be jumpy for a week, maybe two:
Aftershock from
"Try- to- Concentrate- and-
Tune- This- Jackass- Out- Who's
Talkin' Both- My- Ears- Off" blues...
[Doncha love those
"Try- to- Concentrate- and-
Tune- This- Jackass- Out- Who's
Talkin' Both- My- Ears- Off" blues?!?]

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me too - December 17, 2007 - Report this comment
ain't it the truth, ain't it the truth!

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