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Song Parodies -> "The Store In Which You Buy"

Original Song Title:

"The Story In Your Eyes"

Original Performer:

The Moody Blues

Parody Song Title:

"The Store In Which You Buy"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

It's holiday shopping season again...time to shop while you enjoy those soothing holiday tunes being played over the store's PA system...
(hard rock electric guitar intro)

You've been spending about a fortune
And you decided to blow even more today
For a voice that's deep inside you now
Says "spend-okay"

And the voice that makes you spend here's -
- in the Muzak in the store in which you buy
It's su-bli-mi-nal-ly telling you
To spend and buy

Listen to the store's P-A speakers
Wash your willpower away...
Your self-control's getting much weaker
And in a buyer's trance you throw your cash away

So I'm frightened for your children
(And) That our mental independence is in vain
And the freedom we've been waiting for
Will turn to chains

(hard rock electric guitar bridge)

Listen to the store's subtle urging
"Spend all your money today..."
A hole in your poc-ket's now burning
And from the ashes you'll have many bills to pay

And I'm frightened for the children
(And) That our economic freedom is in vain
And the future we've been saving for
Goes down the drain

When consumers finally wake up
To subliminal persuasion in the stores
They will all be wise to whispered "buy" 's
Forever more...orrr-orrr-orrr-orrr-orrr-orrr-orrr-orrr

(hard rock electric guitar instrumental to fade)

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Rick D - November 23, 2003 - Report this comment
Mari is gonna love this one. For some reason, flutists like the Moodys. And we both hate the relentless onslaught of sappyhappycrappy shoved down our ears every year. This mockery is going to be a saving grace this year.
Rick D - November 23, 2003 - Report this comment
Oh yeah, she posted it. See her song below.
Adagio - November 23, 2003 - Report this comment
What a good story you tell! 5's
Johnny D - November 23, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks Rick - I checked out Mari's song, and I loved it - voted three 5's and left a cheering compliment!
Mari D - November 23, 2003 - Report this comment
Right on! Great fun as usual! I find that taking a Walkman (with good rock music tapes in it) on shopping trips at this time of year is a sanity saver! Rick and I have deduced that you must be psychic, since you posted this one and the colonoscopy one (just like he did) on the same day! And are you a flutist, too?
Rick D - November 23, 2003 - Report this comment
Tomorrow, Mari. Nobody can handle two in one day.
Johnny D - November 23, 2003 - Report this comment
Thank you, Adagio.

Thank you too, Mari. I believe all human beings are "psychic" - Western culture just uses terms like "having a hunch", "having a gut feeling", "intuition", etc., to describe something that's just a normal and definitely NOT "paranormal" human capability. I'm no different from anyone else in that regard. But you knew I was going to say that, right? ;-)

Nope, I'm not a flutist, just a hard-core Moody Blues fan....seen 'em live in concert numerous times, too. Ask me about the time poor ol' Ray Thomas forgot the words to "Legend Of A Mind" at Great Woods in Massachusetts - hilarious!
Mari D - November 23, 2003 - Report this comment
"There are more things in heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." I am a hard-core flutist and also a Moody Blues fan. Ray is my favorite; Justin is cool but a bit on the "standard" side. Forgetting the words to "Legend of a Mind," would be fitting, considering the subject matter. What happened?
Johnny D - November 23, 2003 - Report this comment
My wife and I were attending a Moody Blues concert at Great Woods (now called The Tweeter Center) in Mansfield, Massachusetts several years ago, and when the boys started "Legend Of A Mind", everything was going along fine until it came time for Ray to sing (I think, if my own memory serves me correctly!!) "Along the coast you'll hear them boast about a light they say that shines so clear..." etc etc, and Ray just lost it, couldn't remember the words, and kind of looked sheepishly at his fellow Moodies and the audience, waved his arms around, and feebly repeated some other lines of the song. Well, the audience laughed, and then the time came for Ray's wonderful, trippy flute solo in the middle of the song. Ray sat on a wooden stool in center stage, lifted his flute to his mouth, and just before beginning to play, said to the audience, "Let's see if I can screw THIS" ! It was a very human moment....Ray's flute solo was heavenly as always, and the show went on.

I especially love how, in concert, Ray will play a flute solo in "Legend Of A Mind" that is much longer than the one on the original "In Search Of The Lost Chord" album. The "Legend Of A Mind" flute solo Ray plays in concert goes off on wonderfully embellished tangents that have a dreamy, heart-wrenchingly emotional quality...I recall how Ray played that extra-long solo at a concert after Timothy Leary's passing - that particular "Legend" solo by Ray had an especially wistful and almost tear-jerking quality to it, as he went off on flowery, trippy, sweet tangents all over the was as if he was playing it as a loving good-bye to ol' Doctor beautiful !
Paul Robinson - March 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Seems like you are on hiatus or something at present, JD...excellent job....I noticed you are the only one up till now to use this OS...well, that is until tomorrow's entries are posted....5's here for you ~ ~ ~

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