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Song Parodies -> "My Ride Has Died"

Original Song Title:

"The Tide Is High"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"My Ride Has Died"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

DKTOS? Click HERE for Blondie's version of "The Tide Is High".

My ride has died and it's broken down,
My warranty has over run.
It was a fine old Ford that gave up then just sat,
Oh, wo-oh-oh-oe!

Work on the rings were due and needs a tuning bad,
Nuts and the way to screw are things machinery.

I'm not the kind of girl, who fixes her own flat,
Oh no-oh-oh-oh!

My ride won't fly 'cause it's broken down,
It's gonna be in junker slum.
Junker slum...

What that grill went through, and see that fan,
Take this old crate here, into scrap turn.

I took a tiny tour, that’s when it choked and spat.
Oh, no-oh-oh-o!

My drive train's fried, it's not moving on,
Must leave it be 'cause it did succumb
Did succumb, did succumb.
I took her for a whirl; she gave up just like that.
Oh, no-oh-oh-o!

------ Instrumental ------

Now this girl hunts through used cars and vans,
But I must wait 'til my tax return.

I've got to find some roll, that won't give out like that-at.
And so-o-oh-oh!

A ride I'll buy and get moving on,
Not gonna be some junker scum.
Junker scum, Junker scum.

My ride has died, I'm not moving on,
I'm gonna be on bus route run.
My drive train's fried, as it slumbers done,
I'm gonna be a walkin' some...


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Stan Hall - November 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Loved the parody, hate the car ... sounds like the '71 Toyota Corolla that was my very 1st brand new car, except that pezzo di merde was like that from the moment I drove it off the lot. Last yellow car I ever bought. :-)
McKludge - November 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Thankfully, I've never owned a junker, but then again, I didn't have a car in high school and college. Take this $555 as a down payment on a used Accord.
alvin - November 11, 2008 - Report this comment
a wonderful anthem that i have occasion to croon too many times
AFW - November 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Love old cars, and old car parodies..very nostalgic.
Peregrin - November 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I CARn't help but suggest you take the 555 bus I am driving, Guy.
Guy - November 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Stan - If I were using your Italian phrase in a mob parody it would be efficiently whittled down to one word - "Strunzo". I've heard that word used on The Sopranos. And speaking of yellow cars - An Air Force buddy in Japan was a New Yor-Rican. He told me that he too would never again own a yellow car. He lived in NYC and he was constantly being hailed by people thinking his car was a taxi. Thanks for your comment and attention.

McKludge - I'll pass on the Accord. I drive a Jeep, thanks.

Alvin - It is a catchy OS. Do you croon it often? This week is my first attempt at doing parody on the "Blondie" group. . There isn't a lot of "Blondie" parodies out here and I've written a few just in case I wish to enter Artistry Round 37 of the messageboard comps featuring songs performed by "Blondie". I have one more finished that I will publish and then decide if I want to enter one of them or maybe write another and then try to decide. I have until the 20th to decide to decide or not. I don't know which is worse - procrastionation or indecision but I'll decide to decide that when I can get a round to it. Thanks buddy.

Farce - You sir are the king of nostalgia on this site and I consider this quite a complement from you. And you know that nostalgia is not what it used to be - or is it? Can't tell when you write it because is done so well. Thanks friend.

Pip - Is the 555 the "Mass Bus Interface" where you ride it to church or is it the "Universal Cereal Bus" that runs at breakfast time? Just please don't toss me under it. Thanks.
Stan - November 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Guy, capsico, ma perlomeno nel'italiano com' é parlato in Italia, credo che vuoi dire "stronzo," non "strunzo." Ma forse le mafiose di strada qui negli Stati Uniti -- l'ogni una "testa di merde" -- non sanno la sua propria lingua. :-)
Guy - November 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Stan - yeah and until I was about 10 years old I thought my name was 'Testa Duro". pero "testa di merde" essere solo mio diminutivo. Ciao e grazie mio paisan.
LadyCarCakes - November 12, 2008 - Report this comment
old cars are like Horses . . . they have character, sir Guy; I like this ditty very much!
Guy - November 12, 2008 - Report this comment
M'lady Old wines are called "vintage" - Old cars are called "Classic", and me - I'm just a character. Thanks for your visit on my page today. My day is brighter now.
adagio - November 13, 2008 - Report this comment
story of my life...FIX MY OWN? Surely you jest.

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