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Song Parodies -> "Detroit, Detroit"

Original Song Title:

"New York, New York"

Original Performer:

Frank Sinatra

Parody Song Title:

"Detroit, Detroit"

Parody Written by:

Tim Hall

The Lyrics

Load up the U-Haul
I'm leaving for good
I want to be far out of it, Detroit, Detroit
Tired of arsons
On Halloween night
Abandoned houses add to blight
Detroit, Detroit
I hate to wake up in a city that doesn't work
To find I am unemployed, full of despair
Those old auto plants
Are rotting away
And Eminem was born in it
Detroit, Detroit
If you could survive there
You'll survive anywhere
It's not for you, Detroit, Detroit.
I hate to wake up in a city that doesn't work
To find I am unemployed, full of despair
Those old auto plants
Are rotting away
And Eminem was born in it
Detroit, Detroit
If you could survive there
You'll survive anywhere
It's not for you, Detroit, Detroit
trhall@stuart.iit.edu

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Royce Miller - April 23, 2003 - Report this comment
You got your point across!
Michael Pacholek - April 23, 2003 - Report this comment
"In Detroit, you can drive ten miles, and never leave the scene of the crime!" -- Red Skelton. "I'm so bad, I vacation in Detroit!" -- T-Shirt. "But Master, what if we behave badly?" -- basketball player in Nike commercial asking his guru. "You go to Detroit." -- the guru.
George - October 03, 2006 - Report this comment
I thought this was right on the money regarding what I used to call "The Motor City". Sad, but true, Detroit has gone downhill.

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