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Song Parodies -> "Life In The Daft Lane"

Original Song Title:

"Life In The Fast Lane"

Original Performer:

The Eagles

Parody Song Title:

"Life In The Daft Lane"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

Just a little clowning around...
He was a red-nos├Ęd clown, he had humungous shoes on
She was the elephant cleaner
He poured ice water down the back of her blouson
In the heart of the big top arena
He had a funny reputation, had a glint in his eye
Ne'er missed with a hosepipe, missed with a pie
They had one thing in common
Liked to clown around
She said, Roll up! Roll up!
The Circus is in town

Life in the daft lane
People run away to this?
Life in the daft lane

Are you with me so far?

Mad overacting, up for the chase
The frequent impacting of a pie in the face
They knew all the right slapstick
They told all the right jokes
They fell back into water
They got utterly soaked
There was custard all around 'em, custard in between
She pretended not to notice (she'd an elephant to clean)
On every evening until after dark
They would laugh at the crowd who'd laugh at them fark about an'

Life in the daft lane
People run away to this?
Life in the daft lane
Life in the daft lane
Everyone takes the piss...
Life in the daft lane

Building was burning, flames getting higher
Clowns come with straws
Try an' put out the fire
She said, "time *my* baby took a turn on the dirt
'Cause he could douse the whole thing in one itty-bitty squirt"
He said, "Leave your Elly, 'cause they gotta have the aid
Of a big-footed, face-painted clown-fire brigade
They were rushing round the big top
The elephant gave chase
It was hilarious, at such a manic pace
And it was

Life in the daft lane
Slapstick make you lose your mind
Life in the daft lane
Life in the daft lane
Elephants - all the time
Life in the daft lane

Life in the daft lane
Life in the daft lane

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John Barry - March 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Surely you jest. 555 clowns emerge from that little car.
Scathe - March 28, 2006 - Report this comment
You've captured the circus spirit here, Phil.
Stephen Harrington - March 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Good, 5s. (honk, honk)
alvin rhodes - March 28, 2006 - Report this comment
parody writers, take note....this is the way its done...by far, my favorite of the day...inspired lunacy
Phil Alexander - March 28, 2006 - Report this comment
{Blush}.. thank you, Alvin, for such kind words (even if you did miss out an apostrophe ;-) ). And the rest of you, too...
Tommy Turtle - March 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Farkin' funny - Fives.
Rick C - March 28, 2006 - Report this comment
"She pretended not to notice (she'd an elephant to clean" just broke me up! Love it. 555
Michael Pacholek - March 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Your talent is no laughing matter, though that's what it produces. And, John Barry, don't call him Shirley.
Stuart McArthur - March 28, 2006 - Report this comment
very funny Phil - excellent execution as always - 555
2nz - March 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Yeah, great clowning around with the original here. Seriously funny... especially liked "The frequent impacting of a pie in the face" and "(she'd an elephant to clean)".
Larry Hensley - March 29, 2006 - Report this comment
555 funny pranks!
Chris Bodily TM - April 07, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) You sure love to clown around, don't you? I couldn't give yuo all fives because I went to the circus recently and it's hard to compare to the real thing. Btu I loved your clever lyrics, and it actually was pretty funny. 544
Cat - April 08, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Wow Phil, where do you come up with these crazy ideas?! Good job.
Rex - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) 555 red noses for you!
Rick C - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Still funny.
Agrimorfee - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Painted a pretty picture of the pivotal scene from Dumbo....clever stuff. Wish this story had an ending. :)
Phil Alexander - April 11, 2006 - Report this comment
Well spotted, Ag: it wasn't really intentional, but it was the only elephantine circus act I could think of...
Adagio - April 12, 2006 - Report this comment
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Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM - There's no guarantee that it will still be there when you (whoever you are) read this, but I found the original song here:

webjay.org/related/dabnotu/pardonme?count=203
2nz - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Second time around I still like 'elephant to clean'. I'm also glad someone pointed out the Dumbo reference, that one sailed over my head first time. Great clowning around again.
Scathe - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Second trip to this circus, but still a good show.
Max Power - April 15, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM-LOL, good one!
bobpiecheese - April 16, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Brill. Fave line: People run away to this? Classic, Phil.
Matthias - April 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Wow this parody was a regular circus!!!
Matthias - April 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Wow this parody was a regular circus!!!
Stuart McArthur - April 28, 2006 - Report this comment
(sotm) see above - and I liked all the little extras like "(she'd an elephant to clean)" - lol, Phil - and I like parodies that make a subversive point
Jeff Reuben - April 29, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM: Absolutely loved it! Great OS, and your take was hilarious!
Red Ant - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I haven't seen Dumbo or a circus in 15 years, but I remember the last circus I went to: "Everyone takes the piss" happened, literally, as one of the elephants let loose on the front 6 rows. I saw it all from binoculars, some 30+ rows up. Great work on a very good OS here Phil.
Confission - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(sotm) nice. maybe you could hook this chick up with jeff reuben's elephant man
Arwen - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM--Lots and lots of fun, Phil! I love it!
wannabemustangjockey - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) For a second there I thought the title was "Life in the Draft Lane" and figured it would be either about NASCAR or beer (basically the same thing). Boy, was I wrong...
Johnny D - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Twisted and to-the-point, as always!
Larry Hensley - May 01, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!

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