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Song Parodies -> "Driving Barbara Kean to Gall"

Original Song Title:

"That's All"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Genesis

Parody Song Title:

"Driving Barbara Kean to Gall"

Parody Written by:

Scotty Dangerously

The Lyrics

This is another musical tribute to TV’s Gotham, but in the same episode “Tonight’s the Night” (Season 2 Episode 8). It takes place after Negotiating With Barbara Kean. This song parody is about Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock driving Barbara Kean around, while she pretends to give him the right directions to Theo Galavan’s place. Though other police officers follow Jim and Harvey on their trail, Barbara would definitely have some evil tricks up her sleeve. If you don’t know what “Gall” stands for, it is short for “Galavan.”
***Jim Gordon*** (singing to Barbara):

Bullock and I are giving you a ride
We know there’s something you cannot really hide
It’s all a shame, all in the name of Gall
We know you have an evil side
We hope you do not make us slip and slide
Into the flames, or any shame with that Gall

***Barbara Kean*** (singing to Jim):

But Jimmy, I really know
About the right place we will go
But if we crash, we will not be saved by Geico

***Jim Gordon*** (singing to Barbara):

But you know I’ll never set you free
Because I have you in police custody
You’re really a shame, but I will blame that Gall

You’re just a girl who turns me off
I believe you are drunk on Smirnoff
I’m driving you and you better not be wasting all of my time
We’re on a route, it better be right
Don’t get it wrong, or we will put up a fight
I’m giving you a good chance to help me stop Galavan’s main crime

***Barbara Kean *** (singing to Jim):

But Jim, I want you to know
That I really love you so
I wish for you and I to never become foes

***Jim Gordon*** (singing to Barbara):

Barbara Kean, you are going crazy
No way in hell you are gonna marry me
You’re playing dumb games, but we will blame that Gall

***Barbara Kean*** (singing to Jim):

Jimmy, I love you
I want to marry you
But you say that I’m not your girlfriend

***Jim Gordon*** (singing to Barbara):

Barbara, I say you
Are not being so true
Cause you’re driving me to a dead end

(While the instrumental music plays, Harvey and Jim have an argumentative conversation with Barbara)

***Harvey Bullock*** (frustrated):

Barbara, we’ve been in this car for a half an hour. Now where the hell is this place?

***Barbara Kean*** (putting on an evil grin and acting seductively):

Trust me, Harvey. Jimmy and I really know where the place is.

***Jim Gordon*** (in an angry mood):

Don’t you start, Barbara. I’m warning you, because we still have the other officers following us.

(Then, Barbara resumes singing)

***Barbara Kean*** (singing to Jim):

But Jimmy, I still love you so
And I want to let you know
That I bought myself a wedding gown that just glows

***Jim Gordon*** (singing to Barbara):

But I believe you are leading me
To a bad place, where you’ll try to kill me
Your devilish games, they are to blame on Gall

***Barbara Kean*** (singing to Jim):

Jim, I love you
I really yearn for you
Though, you say I’m still your ex-girlfriend

***Jim Gordon*** (singing to Barbara):

Girl, I’m sick of you
Forcing me to love you
Don’t try to put me to a dead end

You say you bought yourself a gown that’s white
Something is fishy, and it doesn’t feel right
You’re really a shame, you’re just as lame as Gall
And I’m gonna say you have no right
To have bad tricks up your own sleeve tonight
To put us in shame, all in the name of Gall, of Gall

(As the music finishes, Jim Gordon’s police car crashes into one of Galavan’s gang vehicles. The gang members shoot down the officers, who have been following Jim and Harvey around. As Barbara walks to Jim (who survives the crash) with the syringe of liquid anesthetic, Barbara says, “Silly rabbit, tricks are for kids.” Finally, Barbara puts Jim to sleep with the anesthetic shot. Harvey also survives the crash.)
This song parody has been a bit harder for me to write than the other Gotham song parodies I have written so far. Though, it is another one of the song parodies that take place before A Deadly Wedding Night in Gotham. An upcoming song parody, that I will write, will be a follow-up to “Driving Barbara Kean to Gall.” It’s called “Captain Barnes, We Got a Job to Do,” parody of the Genesis song “Just a Job to Do.” It’s about where Harvey Bullock begs Captain Nathaniel Barnes to drive him to the church, where Barbara Kean is holding Jim Gordon and Dr. Leslie Thompkins hostage. If I bring the Gotham musical live to broadway, it’s gonna cost me a lot of money to produce that play, especially to hire actors and actresses to play as the characters. Anyways, wish me luck on the next Gotham song parody.

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Jonathan - November 24, 2015 - Report this comment
ah add another to the list of current tv shows I haven't seen yet although I guess I should be watching considering I am a Batfan and all either way Wicked Gawethome! 5's
Rob Arndt - November 25, 2015 - Report this comment
DC has most of its heroes on the small screen while Marvel rules the Big Screen. I didn't think I would like Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, but she's grown on me. 555 for the Batgeek dark world...
Scotty Dangerously - November 25, 2015 - Report this comment
Jonathan, thank you for the compliment! I've been catching Gotham on Hulu, while I've been living without any live tv for financial reasons. Rob, I agree with you about how it's been with Marvel & DC. I'm gonna come up with Marvel song parodies one of those days. I definitely am not very interested in Supergirl. Gotham is to Batman, as Smallville is to Superman, but Gotham is not an imitation of Smallville to me. As for my Gotham musical, it will be more than likely be a concised version of the "Rise of the Villains" season. Anyways, thanks for the compliment, Rob!
Rob Arndt - November 25, 2015 - Report this comment
New Batmobile from "Suicide Squad": http://cdn03.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/affleck-chase/ben-afflecks-batmobile-chased-jared-letos-joker-ride-02.jpg
Scotty Dangerously - November 25, 2015 - Report this comment
That is a cool looking batmobile you just showed, Rob.
Rob Arndt - November 25, 2015 - Report this comment
I like Margot Robbie better as Harley Quinn: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/06/30/17/2A1C472400000578-3144597-Barely_recognisable_Margot_spends_endless_hours_in_hair_and_make-a-4_1435680977790.jpg

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