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Song Parodies -> "Motel Building 9"

Original Song Title:

"Hotel California"

Original Performer:

The Eagles

Parody Song Title:

"Motel Building 9"

Parody Written by:

Jeff in Richmond VA

The Lyrics

I just dug this up after many years! This was the first song parody I ever wrote. Back in 1978....I wrote it about General Electric Co. where I studied the Machine Shop trade after high school. Some of the terms will be alien to the reader, so a glossary is included at the end to help you understand the song. Letters are next to the term for reference.
In a dark dismal factory, hot breeze in my face
One smell of the Radiac (a) permeating the place
Up ahead in the distance, Building 9 (b) I could see
The air was musty and the lights were dim, it was August 23 (c)
A.J. (d) stood in the doorway...I heard the lunchroom bell
And I was saying to myself, it's just a job but it sure looks like hell!
Then he pulled out my folder for my interview today.
Voices calling from the turret lathes (e)...I thought I heard them say:

"Welcome to the Motel Building 9.....such a sh*tty place, such an ugly face
There's plenty of work at the Motel Building 9.....You should never fear, you'll be here for years!" (f)

His mind is totally twisted; he's got the green suits and car (g)
He's got a group of rookie boys and girls who all work hard
Sid is out in the stockyard (h) working up a sweat
Most things he remembers; some things he forgets
So I went to Cliff Foland (i) Please give me more time!
He said, "We've been deburring those gussets (j) here since 1969"
And still no openings calling from Building 10 (k)
I know that I will get out of here, but I don't know when....

"Welcome to the Motel Building 9.....such a sh*tty place, such an ugly face
They %$#@ with your head at the Motel Building 9.
Fritz will tell you lies....give you alibis.

Leaking from the ceiling; The Coke machine has no ice, and Cliff said:
"You are all just Apprentices here, so tighten up your vise."
And in the Manager's chamber, a gathering of the staff.
They stick us with production jobs (l) and then just sit back and laugh.

Last thing I remember, I was running out the door.
I had to make it up to school (m) after I punched out at 4
"Good night", said Jim Capron (n) "We are programmed to DECEIVE....
You can punch out any time you like but you might never leave...."
a) abrasive cutoff saw wheel that creates smoke and a lingering smell b) GE Co. Apprentice School building c) My first day in 1976 d) AJ Fritz---the manager of the school program e) production machine that is very boring to run f) normal time is 1 year...I was stuck there 2-1/2 years!!! g) Mr. Fritz wore nothing but dark green suits and drove a matching Lincoln h) Sid was the guy in charge of the metal bars stored outside that we machined i) one of the instructors/foremen who taught us the trade j) a copper part that was manufactured by the thousands k) the shop I wanted to go work in after my training period l) jobs of 50, 100 or more pieces...very boring m) night classes after work n) another instructor/foreman

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