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Song Parodies -> "Daylight Savings(?) Time"

Original Song Title:

"Piano Man"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Daylight Savings(?) Time"

Parody Written by:

Patrick McWilliams

The Lyrics

A friend of mine actually believes that it's the act of government that makes for longer afternoons in the summer. I have tried to explain that we could achieve the same results by just getting up earlier with the sun. He says no one would come to work at seven o'clock when they're used to coming in at eight. I told him they are coming in at seven, and having to reset their clocks, not to mention the havoc this raises with airlines, railroads, broadcasters, etc. He still doesn't understand.
It's eight o'clock Monday morning
Though the digits still read 9 A.M.
A nonsensical annual ritual
Is about to confound me again

"Spring forward, fall back" or vice versa
I'm not really sure how it goes
But this "bleepety-bleep" loss of much needed sleep
As the younger kids say, "really blows"

Tock, tick, tock, tock, tick, tock,
Tock, tock, tick, tick, tock, tock, tick, tock

Stop fooling around, Mr. Congressman
With the infinite mysteries of time
Who gave you the power to shuffle the hours
Or alter the Good Lord's Design?

Now Jerry's an ultra conservative
Who thinks government does nothing right
But he truly believes it's the bureaucracy
That gives him the extra daylight
Pat tries to explain scientifically
That it's all an illusion, a lie
A twice yearly jumble of scheduling
With which we are forced to comply

Tock, tick, tock, tock, tick, tock
Tock, tock, tick, tick, tock

If the feds said "Get out of bed earlier!"
The public would raise holy hell
But we all get up one hour earlier
And reset our watches as well

Then it's turn back the clock on the microwave
The alarm and the damn VCR
I feel like a jerk, showing up late for work
Forgetting the clock in my car.

Stop fooling around, Mr Congressman
With the infinite mysteries of time
Who gave you the power to shuffle the hours
Or alter the Good Lord's Design?

The computers reprogrammed to compensate
By a virtual army of geeks
Had their workings undone, when the Congress, for fun
Extended this mess two more weeks
And the Earth still spins in its orbit
On its axis it tilts toward the Sun
You can't lengthen the day or push darkness away
By chaning a "twelve" into "one"

No, no, no, no, no, no,
La da dee dee dah, tock, tick, tock

Stop fooling around, Mr Congressman
With the infinite mysteries of time
Who gave you the power to shuffle the hours
Or alter the Good Lord's Design?

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John Jenkins - December 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Very well rhymed and very good spoof of daylight savings time.
Margie - April 11, 2012 - Report this comment
Once again, Pat, you nailed it. I especially like the opening verse--impressive choice of vocabulary. I, too, wish the nonsense of DST would go away.

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