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Song Parodies -> "Working Class Outburst"

Original Song Title:

"Working Class Hero"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

John Lennon

Parody Song Title:

"Working Class Outburst"

Parody Written by:

Melanie Lee

The Lyrics

Take this job and shove it! Story: http://www.mediaite.com/online/freakin-flier-steven-slater-land-on-cover-of-the-nyc-papers/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Slater OS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njG7p6CSbCU
I fly on Jet Blue, a waiter in space:
We charge you the moon just to carry your case!
Then the passengers sometimes just get in my face.

A working class outburst is something I need.
A working class outburst is something I need.

The plane was still coasting toward JFK’s shed,
This jerk then grabbed her suitcase, and it fell on my head!
Well, she should say “I’m sorry”, but she grunted instead.

A working class outburst is something you’ll see:
You won’t sooth my new on-the-job injury!

When I said, “Say you’re sorry; it’s only polite.”
She screamed, “Motherf***er, get out of my sight,
‘Cause you’re just one more blotch on this miserable flight!”

A working class schlepper is something I’ve been;
To just keep on schlepping would now be a sin.

At that moment my blood boiled so hot in my vein…
Now the people might say that I acted insane,
But remember, some luggage just fell upon my brain.

A working class rebel is something I’ll be!
A working class rebel is something I’ll be!

I got on the speaker and said, “Listen here:
I’ve been in this business for 28 years;
I’m leaving you f***ers, and screw my career!”

A working class outburst is something to see!
A working class outburst is something to see!
If you need to have a hero, well, just look at me.
If you need to have a hero, well, just look at me.

*****

I grabbed me two beers, and I started to scoot.
I threw down my bag, and I slid down the chute,
Then I hopped on the AirTrain, gave Jet Blue the boot.

A working class steward I won’t be again!
I’m just 28; I’ve been working since 10?

I got mad as hell, couldn’t take anymore!
Take this job and shove it, and walk through the door!
And join in the ranks of the unemployed poor.

A working class paycheck is something I’ll miss.
A working class paycheck is something I’ll miss.

At home I got collared by eager police
For criminal mischief, disturbing the peace!
If I were Omar Thornton, they’d all be deceased.

A working class lawyer is something I’ll need!
A working class lawyer is something I’ll need!
If you want to name a hero, well, just look at me.
If you want to name a hero, well, just look at me.
Omar Thornton: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar_Thornton

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2Eagle - August 11, 2010 - Report this comment
One way of standing up for equal rights.
Tommy Turtle - August 11, 2010 - Report this comment
MUCH more interesting retelling than the TV news coverage! Take these Fives and shove 'em! (in your large, *stowed*luggage of fives, of course. .. oh, and that'll be $45 extra for the Fives, regardless of whether checked or carry-on.

Hey, doesn't "carry on" take on a whole new meaning here? Somebody, run with that!
John Jenkins - August 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Well told, Melanie Lee, particularly the Omar Thornton reference and the last verse.
Phil Alexander - August 12, 2010 - Report this comment
:-) Excellent stuff
Melanie Lee - August 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks for the comments! Note: of course, in the sixth chorus I mean to say "I'm just 38", not 28, lest he be working the airlines since he was born!

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