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Song Parodies -> "They're Building Her Stairways Uneven"

Original Song Title:

"Stairway to Heaven"

Original Performer:

Led Zeppelin

Parody Song Title:

"They're Building Her Stairways Uneven"

Parody Written by:

Tim Mayfield

The Lyrics

There's a lady who's poor who remodeled her floors
But they're building the stairways uneven
And though she's spent lots of dough all the landings are bowed
It's absurd you should get what you pay for

Woe oh oh oh oh oh
They are building her stairways uneven

Malaligned down the hall well I hope she's insured
Against folks who build walls that are leaning
And the ceiling mistook so her chandelier swings
Now her home ain't a place for the living

Woe oh oh oh oh oh
And they're building her stairways uneven

There's a milling about when the foreman shouts out
And she thinks there may be some deceiving
Though her budget is lean there's more cost to be seen
When her lawyer will start the proceedings

Woe oh oh oh oh oh
Cause they're building her stairways uneven

And she's figured that soon they'll say "be done by June"
But more likely will be Christmas season
And it seems she has found to that end she's bound
Cause her lawyer can't make them work faster

But it takes them longer

Should they lay carpet or use Pergo
No way would she know
If the proceedings change the whole thing

If you do the math you sympathize
This can't be undone
Bottom line, she doesn't have the funds

She needs new plumbing and she can't go because it won't flow
The pipes are falling from their steel pins
This lady can't afford a real pro, costs too much dough
Her stairway woes they are just beginning

And now she finds that her abode
It is not meeting city code
And if she doesn't get a loan
Then the city will get her home
How can anyone be so cold?
Well this story is so bizarre
And that city is such a pest
But I forgot to say the walls
Were built so bad that they would fall

Woe oh oh oh oh oh
Cause they're building her stairways uneven

Now that lady's insured for what's damaged by mold
Not the building of stairways uneven
But there's no anger she shows she still seems composed
Cause her lawyer said she'll see them in court

Cause they're building her stairways uneven

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 26

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Adagio - February 18, 2005 - Report this comment
She should really move out. Good one. 5's
Leo Jay - February 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Well-constructed... and clever.
Guy - February 18, 2005 - Report this comment
I stared way into this and decided to give you three even fives unlike that defective stairway in this song.
Royce Miller - February 18, 2005 - Report this comment
very enjoyable
Tim Mayfield - February 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Adagio, Leo, Guy and Royce.
Jeff Reuben - February 18, 2005 - Report this comment
You've taken a big step forward with this one! Tough song...well done!
Kristof Robertson - February 18, 2005 - Report this comment
This is really, really good, Tim! 555
John Barry - February 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Having just been screwed over by an inept HVAC contractor, I feel her pain. 5s.
Tim Mayfield - February 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Jeff, Kristof and John.
alvin rhodes - February 18, 2005 - Report this comment
perfect pacing and funny concept...5s
Meriadoc - February 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Very clever Tim!
Michael Pacholek - February 18, 2005 - Report this comment
OK, Tim, less Home & Garden and more ESPN.
Stuart McArthur - February 18, 2005 - Report this comment
clever take on the OS, Tim - 555
Tim Mayfield - February 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks alvin, Meriadoc, Michael and Stuart. ESPN, isn't that a sports channel?
Johnny D - February 21, 2005 - Report this comment
A step above the rest. Very clever parody, Tim, well done.
Know 1 can hear you dream - February 21, 2005 - Report this comment
I┬'ve placed some 5s in the attic, you┬'ll have to drop from a zeppelin to get them. :-)
Tim Mayfield - February 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Johnny and Know1.
Red Ant - February 25, 2005 - Report this comment
555 for you, maybe that lady should have noticed the bumper stcker on the contracter's van that said " How do you like my construction? Call 1-800-2uneven!! Great parody of undoubtedly most overplayed song in the universe. Make a recording for this man it would be great!
Tim Mayfield - February 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Red Ant. Funny bumbersticker too.
Kristof Robertson - March 02, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) This was definitely worth a second look! Great job...
Guy - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See earlier comments.
Charlie Decker - March 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Don't know how I missed this one before. It's great. 555.
Scathe - March 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(sotm) Yup, that's a hazard.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - March 11, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Awesome parody, rhymes were well constructed and even.
Adagio - March 12, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Already voted and commented. :)
Spaff.com - March 13, 2005 - Report this comment
DKTOS. Heh heh. As if. I have a friend getting a new home ready for closing, so this hits a little close to, um, home. Makes you wanna slap some contractors once in a while. Anyhoo, fun stuff, Tim. My fave bits are the June/Christmas couplet and "She needs new plumbing and she can't go."
Johnny D - March 17, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!
Rex - March 20, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I love contractors. Boiled, particularly.
Jeff Reuben - March 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above. And very well done.
Arwen - March 21, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM--this is really very funny.
Stuart McArthur - March 23, 2005 - Report this comment
sotm - already commented - you need a good take idea on the OS to do "Stairway" justice, and you thought of a beauty Tim - well done
John Jenkins - March 25, 2005 - Report this comment
Who's the villain here? a) the contractor for faulty workmanship, b) the city for flaky permitting and threatening to possess the home, or c) the lawyer for going after fees and not trying to fix the problem?

Answer: the solitary voter who gave this parody a 4 for "how funny." Very well developed, Tim, and, of course, great title.
Claude Prez - March 29, 2005 - Report this comment
I agree; great title, well done.
2nz - March 31, 2005 - Report this comment
HEY... coulda sworn I commented already, but that's why I enter these tourneys (They MAKE ya come back). Great, great subs here, Tim. I really liked the second stanza, especially "Malaligned down the hall well I hope she's insured".

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