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Song Parodies -> "Fuel Gauge, Don't Be On Zero"

Original Song Title:

"Billy, Don't Be A Hero"

Original Performer:

Paper Lace

Parody Song Title:

"Fuel Gauge, Don't Be On Zero"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

Note : It is the Paper Lace version, not Bo Donaldson. The Billy part of the lyrics are different.
Deserted land, 3 a.m. on Main Street
Stood Bloods and Crips all full of fight
In my old Volks I'm lookin' quite silly
Waiting, laid low, for change of light
I see with dread over my shoulder
Those young and tough approach my way
Here in the hood I've visions of dyin'
And through my fears I start to pray

Fuel gauge, don't be on zero
("visionin' pool cue and knife)
Fuel gauge, don't be on zero
Young crack heads take out my life
And the fuel gauge failed to show
Above empty – then I yelled NOOOO !
Fuel gauge, don't be on zero
Come help me flee

My clothes an' shoes were dropped at your bedside
Sheets disarrangin' all around
No need to hide: "My man's on maneuvers
We've lots of slack to fool around"
I heard his Volvo scream and slide up
The hinges snapped when screen door slammed
My willy's stand washed up in a moment
I'm shittin' - I'm for certain dead

I fled

Fuel gauge, don't be on zero
Now I have fooled with his wife
Fuel gauge, don't be on zero
Or it's the end of my life
And the fuel gauge failed to show
Above empty – "Eek! Oh please, no"
Fuel gauge, don't be on zero
Come help me flee

I thought to slip away would be better
To coldish hills, I drived away
I set up tent, but little did me know
A big brown bear, me, eyed like prey
I'd parked the damn car too far away

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Kristof Robertson - November 16, 2005 - Report this comment
Absolutely priceless, hobbits! Three oh-too-real scenarios, and I loved how you kept us hanging at the end....BRAVO. 555
Arwen - November 16, 2005 - Report this comment
LOL!! Each verse made me laugh even harder...until I thought of my favorite hobbits getting eaten by a bear...; ) GREAT JOB!
Rex - November 16, 2005 - Report this comment
Tsk tsk - rule #1, always have your escape planned. (Or so I've heard.) Funny stuff.
carol - November 16, 2005 - Report this comment
LOL! 5's
alvin rhodes - November 16, 2005 - Report this comment
zero to five in the time it takes to read a parody...clever concept
Michael Pacholek - November 16, 2005 - Report this comment
Five gallons. That'll be $14.25, please.
stuart mcarthur - November 16, 2005 - Report this comment
funny stuff, M and P, and I liked the narrative stream - and I especially like the 2 versions of the chorus - 555
malcolm higgins - November 17, 2005 - Report this comment
the little light went on in my fuel gauge, so I filled you up with fives k?
Phil Alexander - November 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Tee hee... another excellent one, M&P :-)
mandamoo - November 22, 2005 - Report this comment
This is VERY clever and the visuals it conjured up with each scenario....just brilliant you two !!!
CeramicsFanatic - November 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent, guys!! :)
Philip Eno - October 17, 2006 - Report this comment
I like this one.

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