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Song Parodies -> "The Singin' Gaijin"

Original Song Title:

"Life in the Fast Lane"

Original Performer:

The Eagles

Parody Song Title:

"The Singin' Gaijin"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

"Gaijin" (GUY-JEEN) are what they call foreigners in Japan. And there really is a chain of "love hotels" called "5-5-5".
He was a Caucasian man
He was passably handsome, thought Japanese girls were pretty
He took a job teaching English in Tokyo
In the heart of that neon city

He had a nasty time with chopsticks for a month or two
He couldn't eat the noodles, lived on manju
He was no major talent, but he sang OK
So he... told the cuties, "Let's sing karaoke"

Life as a gaijin
Surely make you lose your mind
Life as a gaijin
(Are you with me so far)

Eagar for action, hoping to score
He sang every evening, sometimes until four
He knew all the cool songs, he could read them in kana
He would say to the cuties, "You sound just like Madonna"
People couldn't sing in English, try as they may
He pretended not to notice, clapped for them anyway
Some guys from Sony, requested "Hound Dog"
He was... really no Elvis
He was... too drunk to worry 'bout it

Life as a gaijin
Surely make you lose your mind
A singin' gaijin
Life as a gaijin
Singin' drunk, all the time
The singin' gaijin

Her name was Yuki, just five feet two
She wore those fishnet stockings, mini-skirt, high-heeled boots
She said, "Come on baby, we can sing song Endless Love".
He was her Lionel Ritchie, she was his Diana Ross
He said, "Listen Yuki, at Hotel 5-5-5
There's karaoke bedrooms, so let's go out for a ride"
She said, "Sorry, I go home now. You give me telephone."
His bike was stolen, so he walked on home alone it was the

Life of a gaijin
Yes it made him lose his mind
The singin' gaijin, uh, huh
Life of a gaijin
Singin' drunk all the time
The singin' gaijin

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Guy - February 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Man Mac, does some of this stuff bring me back. They didn't call them Hotel 5-5-5 when I was there but I believe it is the same principle where they rent time by the hour? Mac you are so right with the culture on this one it is amazing. Karaoke was just comin' up when I was there. And almost every gaijin I ever met that was kind of there on their own taught English unless they had an incurable southern accent.

I caught a good mental picture of the culture from your description in this parody. This was well done. Now I prease to take moment to vote. goh, goh, goh.
Meriadoc - February 02, 2004 - Report this comment
I got quite a chuckle out of this! An old classmate of mine teaches English (and drama) in Tokyo. I will have to steer him over to this site!
mac195 - February 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Guy, Meriadoc. I had fun doing this one.
Phil Alexander - February 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Clever one, mac - but surely she'd have been asking to sing "Endress Rove" ;-)
mac - February 03, 2004 - Report this comment
LOL... yes Phil, or "Endress Rub".
alvin rhodes - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
good pacing, funny....5..5..5

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