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Song Parodies -> "Santa in the Dark"

Original Song Title:

"Dancing in the Dark"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bruce Springsteen

Parody Song Title:

"Santa in the Dark"

Parody Written by:

Steven Cavanagh

The Lyrics

Flying sleigh- yes! Amazing speed- check! Bag of unlimited toys- yup! Night vision- hell No!
I go out on that evening
Ho ho ho, I'm flying away
I come home in the morning
so bruised I can't get out of the sleigh!
I'm so injured and tired
Man I'm just feeling sorry for myself
Grab a bourbon! Go out back, maybe kick an elf.

And why all this ire?
Two billion lounge rooms leave their mark
It's like barbed wire
If you're stumbling Santa in the dark.

And it keeps getting harder
with the clutter these guys keep 'round their place
Guess I'm some sort of martyr
Soot all over my clothes, my beard, my face!
Man I ain't getting nowhere
Do you want to know what real pain is?
The seven millionth deck chair
or coffee table on the shins

Tell ya, I'm no liar
On some roofs it's really hard to park
I'm a top gun flier,
but I'm stumbling Santa in the dark.

Heavy bag on my shoulder
and a red wooly coat down to my knees
It works so well when it's colder
but in Sydney it's 98 degrees

When I'm doing my rounds
I'm sometimes starving for a bite
Now listen here, I'm not hungry
for yet more milk and @#$! cookies, all right?
I'm lying here, in traction
and I'm revising my naughty/nice kid book
Their light switch inaction
ensures they're not getting off the hook

And why all this ire?
Two billion lounge rooms leave their mark
It's like barbed wire
If you're stumbling Santa in the dark.

A service provider
like me should retire, with a purple heart
Make your room lighter,
spare a thought for old Santa in the dark.
spare a thought for old Santa in the dark.
spare a thought for old Santa in the dark.

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 20

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John Barry - December 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Santa's lot is not an easy one.
Jeff Reuben - December 08, 2004 - Report this comment
The "maybe kick an elf" made the song for me! Present company included, of course =)
2Eagle - December 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Leave kim chee for Santa. He can follow the smell.
Stuart McArthur - December 08, 2004 - Report this comment
I loved that Steve - brilliant - and Sydney 98 degrees is definitely a good hunch - 555
Peregrin - December 08, 2004 - Report this comment
That was great, Steve. I had a good laugh.
Meriadoc - December 08, 2004 - Report this comment
The 98 degrees in Sydney made me chuckle too...
alvin rhodes - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
top notch...funny well-paced and a clever concept...5s
Michael Pacholek - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Don't kick an elf. I tried that once, and I ended up sleeping on the couch for two weeks. (Inside joke... wayyyy inside...)
Phil Alexander - December 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Brilliant, Steve... think I might enter the Xmas competition just so's I can vote for this one ;-)
Arwen - December 11, 2004 - Report this comment
I loved this, Steve...I love the original, and this is FAB...=)

Michael...that's what you get for skirting around with other elves behind my back!
Melhi - December 27, 2004 - Report this comment
(Xmas) I hate the original song... but this is good!
Know 1 can hear you dream - December 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Thought I had already voted and commented on this one. Well, now I have and it was good.
Scathe - December 30, 2004 - Report this comment
(X-MAS)Looks like Santa needs a flashlight for Christmas.
Arwen - December 30, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm back...this is still FAB...=)
Agrimorfee - December 31, 2004 - Report this comment
(XMAS) 555 points in yer stocking Steve.
AMIRIGHT CHRISTMAS PARODY CONTEST 2004 - GOLD MEDAL - March 02, 2005 - Report this comment
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