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Song Parodies -> "Bought a New Drumset"

Original Song Title:

"Waterloo Sunset"

Original Performer:

Kinks

Parody Song Title:

"Bought a New Drumset"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Make houses quiver when I am rolling,
Playing quite late at night.
Make myself dizzy when I get cymbally--
That sound so high and bright.
So I ain't got no friends
With my neighbors 'cause I bought a new drum set;
They call me "parasite."

They wish I'd put layers of cork on my windows;
They'd like to kill me in the evening time.
"Bought a new drum set! Die!!"

Terry might sue me for the vibrations
That shake her mate at night.
She thinks I am crazy, thinks my mind wanders
Because I can't keep time.
And she cannot get laid--
Her wife gets a headache from my new drumset;
They are a pair o' dykes.

They wish I'd soundproof my walls, roof, doors, and windows
They'd like to kill me in the evening time.
"Bought a new drum set! Die!!"

They say my playing warrants swarms of flies,
Like loo matter on the ground.
Then Terry does sue me; gets herself a shyster
Who hires a PI* hound,
Who then becomes my friend
'Cause I let him play on my hot new drum set--
He is in paradise.

Now we're two drum-set guys.


*private investigator

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Tim Mayfield - July 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Smooth ending. Strange twist. We hear ya loud and clear.
alvin rhodes - July 28, 2005 - Report this comment
one of my all-time favorite songs, so i was hoping for a good one... and this was excellent...5s plus.....great title too
John Barry - July 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Tim, Alvin.
Royce Miller - July 28, 2005 - Report this comment
John, sorry I'm not familiar with the Kinks' songs but this is quite an interesting read--sounds like the script for a movie or something.

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