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Song Parodies -> "The Longest Line"

Original Song Title:

"The Longest Time"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"The Longest Line"

Parody Written by:

MasonR

The Lyrics

Oh, oh, oh
On the longest line
Oh, oh, oh
On the longest
If you say, "buy groceries tonight"
I'll rush through the aisles from left to right
But at the checkout
I'll wait until the sun's out
I always end up on the longest line

On the Turnpike, I must pay a toll
Get through quickly, always is my goal
Toll taker takes lunch
Change toll lanes, hope I don't get crunched
Again I end up on the longest line

Oh, oh, oh
On the longest line
Oh, oh, oh
On the longest
I'm the guy you cut off at the mall
It's just inconven-i-ent, that's all
I will wait my turn
And I will do a slow burn
'Cause that's what happens on the longest line

At the bank ATM I wait
I must choose a line
And this part I hate
High finance? It shouldn't be this hard
Don't misplace your card
Is that too much to ask for?

Who knows what is slowing down my line?
Maybe I will get lucky next time
Oh, sure, just cut in...
You will get all of my chagrin
Because you've made an even longer line

I go to fill my car up with gas
Ten cars at the pump
They're all paying cash
Then the guy in front pays all in dimes
He counts them one by one
I think that should be a crime

At the movies, I might miss the show
Push and shove, to front of line I go
I've been arrested!
Frustrated, I protested
I'm sentenced to sit here for the longest time

Oh Oh Oh
On the longest line
Oh Oh Oh
On the longest line
Oh Oh Oh
On the longest line
(Fade out)
By Mason "the express line is closed" Resnick

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 12

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2nz - November 22, 2005 - Report this comment
Some pacing mis-steps but #1: that's because Billy keeps changing his original pacing on ya in certain areas and #2: the rest of your pacing made up for it. Also an excellent rhyme scheme. Nice one.
Rex - November 22, 2005 - Report this comment
When I saw the title, I thought this was going to be about the new Harry Potter movie. :-) Good job of picking scenarios we all can relate to.
alvin rhodes - November 22, 2005 - Report this comment
what ????...i'm THIRD in line to vote...nice job...5s
Stephen aka Step-chan - November 22, 2005 - Report this comment
5s, very good.
Arwen - November 22, 2005 - Report this comment
I totally dug the verse about the mall...and the guy paying for gas with dimes...it's like you threw down my life story, MasonR! Great job!
Red Ant - November 22, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent, now, let me pay off that 15 in pennies. One.....two.....;-)
Ravyn Rant - November 22, 2005 - Report this comment
Good one! Now I don't have to finish the fragment I have about the stop light around the corner..."the longest light". 555
Meriadoc - November 22, 2005 - Report this comment
Here is am at the end of a long line of commenters, saying 'good job!'
Michael Pacholek - November 22, 2005 - Report this comment
I also thought this was gonna be about HP4. But I empathize completely. Allow me to drop you a line to express my appreciation for this parody. If you'll let me pay you my fives by check, that is. (Just kidding, don't hit me!)
MasonR - November 22, 2005 - Report this comment
2nz: Yeah, this was hard to pace--the OS is kind of deceptive that way. Rex: I'll be seeing Potter 4 this weekend. Thanks! Alvin: Third in line, eh? You lucky guy! Stephen: Thanks! Arwen: Sorry to hear this is your life story, but thanks for the complement. Red Ant: Nooooo! (But a penny for your thoughts) Meriadoc: thanks! Michael: Sorry, no checks. Credit cards only. And this is an EXPRESS line--can't you read? ;-) All--sorry I couldn't respond sooner, but I was shopping...
carol - November 23, 2005 - Report this comment
well done and certainly well said. 555
Kyla - November 23, 2005 - Report this comment
I seemed to come across a couple minor pacing problems, but other than that it was terrific. We all hate waiting in lines; I know I do. Anyway, great job.

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