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Song Parodies -> "We Didn't Quite Retire"

Original Song Title:

"We Didn't Light the Fire"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"We Didn't Quite Retire"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

Now On Tour
"Honky Tonk Woman," "Catch Me If You Can"
"Some Girls," "Lady Jane," "Ruby Tuesday"
"She's Like a Rainbow," "Angie," "On With the Show"
"Start Me Up," "Hot Stuff," "Not Fade Away"

"Mother's Little Helper," "Miss You," "Give Me Shelter"
"Shattered," Last Time," "She's So Cold"
"Sa-tis-fac-shun," "Fool to Cry," "Under My Thumb"
"Brown Sugar," "Let It Bleed," boy, we're getting old

We didn't' quite retire
Though we're old and grayin'
We're still out there playin'
We didn't quite retire
Yes, we're hard of hearing
Still we love the cheering

"Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "49 Bye-Byes"
"Wooden Ships," "Deja Vu," "A Song Before I Go"
"Teach Your Children," "Helpless," "Marakesh Express"
"Carry On," "Woodstock" and "Ohio"

"Guenevere," "Dark Star," "Our House," "Drive My Car"
"Find the Cost of Freedom," "Barrel of Pain"
"Sleep Song," "Simple Man," "Southern Cross," "Maryanne"
"Love the One You're With," "Southbound Train"

We didn't quite retire
Though we're old and fat now
And we're singin' flat now
We didn't' quite retire
It's no longer funny
But we need the money

"Quadrophenia," "Tommy," "Athenia"
"Boris the Spider," "Who Are You"
"Slip Kid," "Magic Bus," "So Sad About Us"
"The Kids Are All Right," "Squeeze Box" too

"Picture of Lily," "I Can't Explain," "The Real Me"
"Substitute," "Happy Jack," "La La La Lies"
"My Guitar and Pen," "Won't Get Fooled Again"
"Summertime Blues," "Behind Blue Eyes"

We didn't quite retire
Though we're old and graying
We're still out there playing
We didn't quite retire
Thought we're almost gone
We still go on and on and on and on...

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Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 11

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Jeff Reuben - September 29, 2003 - Report this comment
Decent. Can't fault the pacing
Claude Prez - September 29, 2003 - Report this comment
Agree with Jeff; I liked the choruses, esp the second one ("old and fat/ singin' flat" was my fave line) The verses were creative but not that fun to read. Good idea, fairly well done.
Michael Pacholek - September 29, 2003 - Report this comment
Something tells me you won't still be asked to tour when you're 60.
Billy Florio - September 29, 2003 - Report this comment
nic etribute, but you could have put a few more of the verses in there
Wild Man - September 29, 2003 - Report this comment
Good effort, Rick. I happen to like it.
wdh - September 29, 2003 - Report this comment
Well done
Rick D - September 30, 2003 - Report this comment
What is amazing to me is that I wrote this 13 years ago and all 3 bands I'm mocking ARE still out there playing.
Steph - October 04, 2003 - Report this comment
The original song is called 'We didn't START the fire'
Rick D - October 09, 2003 - Report this comment
You're right Steph. Sometimes I can't remember the original words or titles, but when you start a fire, you have to light is somehow.
Paul Robinson - January 25, 2005 - Report this comment
This was fun, Rick - 5's...
Lucy - May 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Great job. Right on.

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