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Song Parodies -> "Bidding Way Too Much (For That Item), long version v2"

Original Song Title:

"Living For The City"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Stevie Wonder

Parody Song Title:

"Bidding Way Too Much (For That Item), long version v2"

Parody Written by:

Dylan Baranski

The Lyrics

I submitted the long version the same day as the short version, but it wasn't published. The most likely reason was because the spoken interlude was too long, so I've reduced it to a brief explanation. If I cut it out entirely, then the last two stanzas of the song don't make sense. Anyways, enjoy the parody. DKTOS?
I powered up my ol’ computer system,
And I went to bid on an online auction.
I figured I could easily win some item,
I didn’t think that there’d be another person
Bidding way too much,
Way too much
For that item.

I thought I had that item by its collar,
But other folks just piled on the dollars.
For a few days, nobody took no action,
Then without a warning, some nerds swarmed to that auction,
Bidding way too much,
Way too much
For that item.

When others struck, the bid war wasn’t pretty,
And you thought I was gonna say a swear word.*
To win something, don’t go at it too early,
Or you’ll be up against someone named Shirley,
Bidding way too much,
Way too much
For that item.

You see I’m smart, but I’m also persistent,
Despite all this, I also have my limits.
Sometimes I find what seems like a good bargain,
But soon enough, some other folks will barge in,
Bidding way too much,
Way too much
For that item!!!!!!!!!

(Bidding way too much for that item!) [repeat several times]

[Summary of spoken interlude]:
Someone spots a '73 Chevy Impala kit on an auction site for a low price of $17, makes a bid of $20, only to find out later that he was beaten by someone with a bid of $59.43. He gets so angry that he goes on a crime spree, but is caught by the police & later sentenced to life in prison**

They captured me and sent me up the river,
Each day I sweat and each night I always shiver.
I could break out, but that’s a risky solution,
So I’ll just wait while others go sans retribution,
Bidding way too much,
Way too much
For some items.

Now heed my words, and listen to me clearly,
Do not take them for granted, you should always hold them dearly.
If you are in a sim’lar situation,
Don’t blow your stack because some other person’s
Bidding way too much,
Way too much
For an item.

[air guitar]:
Ba da da da, da da, dum!
Ba da da, da da, da dum!
Ba da da da,
Da da da dum!

Ba da da da, da da, dum!
Ba da da, da da, da dum!
Ba da da da,
Da da da dum!

Ba da da da, da da, dum!
Ba da da, da da, da dum!
Ba da da da,
Da da da dum!
*I couldn't think of a good rhyme with the word "city", and the only other option was to use a swear word, and I try to tone down the bad language in my parodies. **-DISCLAIMER: Dylan Baranski does not encourage the use of crime as a means of taking out frustration. If you lose an auction, just calm down & find a suitable backup.

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alvin - April 28, 2009 - Report this comment
lol...dug the added interlude
Christie Marie M - May 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh, I've been there before! Last month I ended up bidding for Barbie's on eBay. Well, actually, it was those Happy Family Pregnant Midge and Alan dolls that were banned and taken off the shelves in WalMart. I bid way too much for that Alan and his son Ryan doll for over $90. It was too late for me to take it back after realizing I can't afford it but I was able to take back my bid for the Pregnant Midge doll. Now I'm bidding for that same doll again after receiving the Alan and Ryan doll (which I was lucky to win such a rare item). Now I'm expecting a hee-uge credit card bill soon! I'm not that rich, I'm just spoiled. I always end up bidding way too much to prevent fellow bidders who even think about outbidding me. Anyways, great job on the song, Dylan! I bid $555 on your parody! See here I go again bidding wayyyyyyy too much!

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