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Song Parodies -> "Stick a Yellow Ribbon to Your Trunk with Glee"

Original Song Title:

"Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree"

Original Performer:

Tony Orlando and Dawn

Parody Song Title:

"Stick a Yellow Ribbon to Your Trunk with Glee"

Parody Written by:

Rod Worden

The Lyrics

War can be so annoying..
I'm headin' home I'm makin' time
My tunes are crankin' loud, I'm feelin' fine
If I can dodge some traffic, make some calls, steer with my knee--
Park the car, stock the bar--
Party starts at three!
I'm so damn hap-py!

Just stuck a yellow ribbon to my trunk with glee
Says "Support Our Troops", magnet-art decree
If I don't spot a ribbon now where it should be
I'll think: "lefty nut"
They don't know what's what
-- Put no blame on me! --
Our troops are safe with yellow ribbons stuck to trunks, you see

[ giddy instrumental break..]

Unload the car, catch some tv
Where's the baseball score --what's this with I-raq-is?
Another violent bombing, you would think they'd know they're free
Soldiers and civilians gone, bodies and debris
More atrocities

Just stick a yellow ribbon to your trunk with glee
Say "Support Our Troops", magnet-art decree
With ribbons stuck to trunks we'll shop and we'll sight-see,
Forget about war,
Casualties galore,
Flaunt our pride-- whoopee!
Our troops are safe with yellow ribbons stuck to trunks, you see

[ tempo slows.. ]

-- Now my whole damned trunk is paint-balled --
Guess some jerks they don't agree
Our troops are safe with yellow ribbons stuck to trunks, you see

I've got my hose..


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Rex - April 19, 2005 - Report this comment
I feel your pain.
Ravyn Rant - April 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Great job!
Johnny D - April 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Heavy duty, dude.
2Eagle - April 19, 2005 - Report this comment
"Our troops are safe with yellow ribbons stuck to trunks - " Yeah, right!
Rick C - April 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Now that's a parody! Trashed a whole lot of people AND the lousy song, in one fell swoop......555
Rod - April 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you Rex, Ravyn, Johnny, 2Eagle, and Rick for your feedback!
Michael Pacholek - April 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Unfortunately, Rod, you're right on the mark with this one. As Bill Maher would say, "It's literally the least you can do." You might also want to check out a song titled "Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore" by John Prine. Sounds like a parody title, but it's quite real.
Meriadoc - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Funny one! :-)
Rod - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Merry!

Michael: John Prine, one of my heroes! He said it best:

"But your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more
They're already overcrowded
From your dirty little war.
Now Jesus don't like killin'
No matter what the reason's for,
And your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more."
AFW - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
This is meaningful satire at it's best...
Agrimorfee - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Took the song's original presumed meaning and twisted it into today's problems. Good job!
Rod - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks AFW and Agrimorfee! Yep, meaningful and twisted.
Michael Pacholek - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
I shouldn't have assumed you didn't know it. Once again, I chose to ASS/U/ME.
Rod - April 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Michael, no big deal at all! I'm really glad you mentioned JP, one of the keenest observers of human behavior alive today. What incredible stuff he's written! Also got a GREAT kick out of Bill's saying as applied to the subject matter! Always good to hear from you, man.
Stuart McArthur - April 21, 2005 - Report this comment
That's the kind of parody I love, Rod! - hilarious, delightful, perfectly-paced and BITING!! - 555
Rod - April 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Stuart. Loved your Foghorn Leghorn crack, hilarious!
John C - May 06, 2005 - Report this comment
I gave you a 5-5-5, but what does a party have to do with yellow ribbons? When you sang "Party starts at three"
Rod - May 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you, John!

To answer your question-- the "party" is a metaphor for the gleeful indifference to the realities of the war these ribbon-stickers support. Tunes crankin', feelin' fine, cell phone-yakking in traffic, stocking the bar and partying --all while the troops are NOT partying, but are instead getting maimed and killed. In other words: don't worry, be happy --just stick a ribbon to your trunk and party on!
Elvie - July 27, 2010 - Report this comment
ok! Ya got a brain for this ! How great to look at these, and laugh or Grin. Great stuff Rod!
LilCupCakes - July 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Any thang by TonyOh, is great, Sir !

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