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Song Parodies -> "Street: Home In with Onstar"

Original Song Title:

"Sweet Home Alabama"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Parody Song Title:

"Street: Home In with Onstar"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Big wheels keep on turnin',
I do not know what town I'm in.
A long while back I turned to south, and
Folks say "¬°Andale!" They're not Texan.
I also hear a "sin,"* ¬°Si!

Street: home in with Onstar--
Signals from skies so blue.
Street: home in with Onstar.
Is that compass honed so true?

I feast misty eyes on the monitor,
Looking for the name of this town.
It seems the software can't "remember";
Meanwhile, signals are beamin' down.

Street: home in with Onstar--
Signals from skies so blue.
Sheet! This thing is FUBAR!
I'll ask--that's what I must do.

It's burnin' hot, and most folks slumber;
Can't get directions 'cause they snooze.
I'll have to wait until about 3:00
To get geographical news.

Siesta--folks languish;
Now they're ending their snooze.
I attempt in Spanglish
To find out which way to cruise.

My muscle car rolls to a restaurant;
Food is picante; so's the juice.
Ford, I like it here so much;
I find that I love the midday snooze--
Also the cheap booze.

My home's now Oaxaca;
The Pacific's so blue.
Drive from Cuernavaca,
Which means "horned creatures that moo."

Street: home in sin Onstar,
Find street, home easy,
A paper map will do
Here's home in Oaxaca.
I drive home, my aim is true,
And the monitor's gone to a landfill.

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Johnny D - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
My brother-in-law was visiting once, and his rental car had some kind of OnStar or GPS gizmo in it. He programmed in my home address, and followed the gizmo's voice-promptings (a lovely female-electronic voice). What creeped me out was that just as we reached the end of my driveway, the electronic voice said, "You---have arrived." AAAAAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE !!!!!
alvin rhodes - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
i like the direction you took this...5s
Adagio - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
I really like this, JB! There are so many references to stuff I know...from Spanglish to .....all the rest. I liked the definition of Cuernevaca, "horned creatures that moo." 5's
Kristof Robertson - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
As someone who can get lost in a carpark, I totally relate! 555
John Barry - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, JD. I recently encountered one of these things in Germany, with a woman's voice speaking in crisply inflected Deutsch. Achtung! We got lost, because the person who programmed in the coordinates forgot to put in the street address. Thanks, Alvin, Adagio, Kristof.
Red Ant - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
I may be wrong but TOS doesn't have 5 choruses. The first 2 stanzas don't have a chorus inbetween them. Ignoring that though I still got caught up a bit on the stessing. 454.
Red Ant - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
That "stessing" was supposed to be typed "stressing" (of syllables).
John Barry - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Right you are, Red Ant. I was so focused on being misguided that I got in that state myself.

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