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Song Parodies -> "Off of the Chain Gang"

Original Song Title:

"Back on the Chain Gang"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Pretenders

Parody Song Title:

"Off of the Chain Gang"

Parody Written by:

Royce Miller

The Lyrics

to Martha
I saw a picture of you, oh oh oh oh
Making pasta in your kitchen, white
That is part of your past
you've been cast out of? oh oh oh oh
Soon you're back in the light
They'll take off your chains
oh, off of the chain gang

A bad verdict beyond your control, oh oh oh oh
No phone, no tv and no glamour there, girl
Slept in your cell like a pigeon from hell, oh oh oh oh
Broke rocks on the road and baked em some pies
Soon you're out of the rain
oh, off of the chain gang

Some choices we make
you could've kept quiet, it's true
Brought you to your knees
Now I hope life is kind to you
Now you'll be getting out any day
Freedom is dear to your heart
You'll be amassing your wealth
Like right from the start

I saw a picture of you, oh oh oh oh
Those were the best recipes of my life
Like a stint in the prison was your part, oh oh oh oh
In a single life that was pulled apart
Soon you're out of the rain
Oh, Off of the chain gang

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Overall Rating: 4.5

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Jeff Reuben - February 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Well done...even better when I realized it was Martha Stewart and not Martha DTox.
Chrissie Hynde - February 08, 2005 - Report this comment
This song came out in the 80's, Royce. I hope you still like our music.
Royce Miller - February 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Chrissie--I am a fan of your music, thanks for the right decade.
John Barry - February 08, 2005 - Report this comment
This parody is a good thing.
alvin rhodes - February 08, 2005 - Report this comment
i broke out..in laughter...5s
Jeff Reuben - February 08, 2005 - Report this comment
That wasn't really Chrissie Hynde. It was a pretender.
No Name Given - February 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Well...Chrissie Hynde is a member of the Pretenders, hence she would be a Pretender, wouldn't she?
Jeff Reuben - February 08, 2005 - Report this comment
(yes, it was a joke...she was pretending to be Chrissie Hynde, hence being a pretender, which is witty because Chrissie Hynde is a Pretender)
No Name Given - February 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Well then how on earth do you know that Chrissie Hynde herself didn't make that comment. Maybe she did! You never know

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