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Song Parodies -> "Thrift Shop"

Original Song Title:

"Big Shot"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Thrift Shop"

Parody Written by:

Stray Pooch

The Lyrics

Sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do - but for some people it's an obsession. Now excuse me while I head out to the Mercy House store . . . :)
You went downtown riding in your beat-up van
Just to find some second-hand clothes.
You had a small wad of cash in your hand,
But you're one of the pros.
'Cause when you wake up in the morning on a Saturday,
There's just one place you plan to be
You're gonna go bargain hunting
Down at the Salvation Army.

You know you want to hit the thrift shop, don't you?
You want to try to find a deal.
You want to hit the thrift shop, don't you?
Bargain prices, what a steal!
You have to get the best price, so nice
Red tag discounts make you squeal.
You want to find a long lost antique.
You want to hit the thrift shop this week.

We were all impressed with the half-priced dress
That you bought down at the Good Will.
And the story of your latest big find
Gave us all such a thrill!
But now you just took a look at all the things you bought,
And you're not sure they're really that nice.
I'll give you one thing, honey,
You sure did get a good price!

Because you bought it at the thrift shop, didn't you?
Bought what someone else threw out!
You got it at the thrift shop, didn't you?
It's all junk there ain't no doubt!
You have to get it all sales final,
Cheap is what it's all about.
You want to have it low price, so chic,
You want to hit the thrift shop this week!

Well, it's just good luck if you can save a buck
And to help out the poor when you do,
But you went over the line
You couldn't see it was time to buy new

No, no, no, no, no, no,
You had to hit the thrift shop, didn't you
You had to try to save a dime,
You had to hit the thrift shop, didn't you,
Get it cheaper everytime!
You had to get it as is, classless,
Paying full price is a crime.
To get the trash and treasure you seek,
You have to hit the thrift shop each week!

Thrift shop.
Thrift shop . . .

Copyright 2003 Straypooch

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Billy Florio - March 31, 2003 - Report this comment
This was amazing! good job!
Michael Pacholek - March 31, 2003 - Report this comment
Swung on and missed! Ballgame over! Stray Pooch has pitched a perfect game!
Rick D - December 22, 2003 - Report this comment
Now that you've come to our attention, I notice your parodies are well thought out, if not numerous. You're on my list of people to make sure to check out when you post something new. Thanks for commenting, Mari thanks you too.
Stray Pooch - December 22, 2003 - Report this comment
Thank you Rick D - and a belated thanks to Billy Florio and Michael Pacholek! It's nice to see my older parodies get an occasional visit - lol! I'll try to post more. My latest is really just aimed at AussieBullDog for fun so it may not get much attention. But with the Christmas season fast coming to an end, I have a parody geared up for the post-holiday blues! Thanks for your kind comments!

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