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Original Song Title:

"Escape (the Pina Colada Song)"

Original Performer:

Rupert Holmes

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Steven Cavanagh

The Lyrics

Thought I'd try karaoke
I was out drinking late.
Walking home on the sidewalk
my feet wouldn't go straight.
Up ahead was a party
I thought 'this is my night'.
So I gatecrashed the party
and I picked up the mike.

I sang 'Hakuna Matata'
then I crooned 'Purple Rain'
brought the mood up with 'Lola'
and that song out of 'Fame'.
Though it was nearly up to midnight
and the crowd was sedate,
I was wearing my jacket
like a cool Elvis cape.

Grabbed a drink from the waiter.
I thought I'd passed the test.
But the look on some faces
didn't seem too impressed.
So I thought that perhaps I
should do one more set.
Some guy tried to stop me
he was plastered, I bet.

Then I sang 'Copacabana'
from that guy, what's-his-name.
After 'Stairway to Heaven'
someone seemed to complain.
I was getting into 'Love Shack'
with a mouthful of cake.
He said "What are you doing
at my dear mother's wake?".

Suddenly I was sober
And I felt very small.
I said I saw her weekly
when she shopped at the mall.
and what she would have wanted
was for us to have fun.
He thought for a long moment,
then said "Hey, everyone!"

We sang 'Hakuna Matata'
Everyone did the same.
Someone called for some pizza
and a case of champagne.
We even drank a toast at midnight
For his dear mother's sake.
Then I drank one more to me,
and my narrow escape.

We sang 'Hakuna Matata'
in a long daisy chain.
Then 'Don't worry, be happy'
no-one thought it was lame.
A celebration for his mom's life,
and he forgot his pain.
People danced on the dance floor,
and I found out her name.
Disclaimer: Don't try this at anyone else's home! And no, I haven't and wouldn't do this :-)Cav Central

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Billy Florio - July 31, 2003 - Report this comment
Excellent work!
Michael Pacholek - July 31, 2003 - Report this comment
As a real-life event, it would have been all ones. As a fantasy, perfecto! Anybody who can successfully mock "The Pina Colada Song," "The Lion King" and Barry Manilow (who hurt the Copa's legacy almost as much as the '57 Yankees did) has got something going for him.
Pat - July 31, 2003 - Report this comment
Hehe...clever footwork!
Claude Prez - July 31, 2003 - Report this comment
This must be from the Star Wars movie I didn't see...Kidding; it was great. - August 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Excellent. And I fully agree with Michaelopedia, except for the bit about the '57 Yankees, which I may or may not agree with, since I have no friggin' idea what the '57 Yankees had to do with the Copa. (Or the Love Shack, for that matter.)
Phil Alexander - August 05, 2003 - Report this comment
The "What are you doing/at my dear mother's wake?" line was a true coffee-over-the-keyboard moment, or would have been if I hadn't finished the coffee before reading :-) A brilliant diversion from the Star Wars themes, very well written.
Michael Pacholek - August 05, 2003 - Report this comment
Several Yankees went to see Sammy Davis Jr. at the Copa in May '57, since it was right between the birthdays of Yogi Berra and Billy Martin. At the next table, a guy was yelling racist remarks at Sammy, and right fielder Hank Bauer told him to knock it off. Bauer and the drunk went to the bathroom, and Bauer swears it was a Copa bouncer who knocked the guy out. The Yanks were hustled out the back door so they wouldn't be seen, but a Daily News reporter was there. All charges against the Yanks were dropped, but ownership saw this as their chance to get rid of the troublemaking Martin and traded him, despite the protests of Mickey Mantle (who was there that night) and manager Casey Stengel (who wasn't).
Robert J. Pagliaro - August 07, 2003 - Report this comment
Perfect. - August 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Steven: Once again, good job. Michaelopedia: Oh, yes, of course...
AMIRIGHT AWARDS NOMINEE - November 13, 2003 - Report this comment
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