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Original Song Title:

"Open Arms"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Open Bar"

Parody Written by:

Jeff Reuben

The Lyrics

Coasters and barstools, light rum or dark
Bottles of champagne and wine
Sadly you whisper, "I need a beer,
But I haven't even...a dime."

The bartender smiles,
Looks up with a start
And places a brew by my side

So now I come to you, on open bar!
Liquor in sight, and nothing to pay
Now, beer in hand, an open bar
Hoping to see, that the wedding will bar

Wedding reception, garters and rice
Raising our glasses to toast
Wanting a cold brew, wanting a beer!
I don't know how I'll get home

But if they have planned right--
A keg at each table
I think I can stay...

So now I come to you, an open bar
Beast or Beast Light, and tipping's okay
Now beer in hand, at open bar
Hoping to see, that the wedding will bar

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 26

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   0
 3   0
 4   4
 5   22

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Rick D - August 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Well, we know where you get your inspiration.
Johnny D - August 16, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Especially funny thinking of the original song's lead vocalist's plaintive wail of "...with ooooooooopen aaaaarms!! " being switched to "open bar" !
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - August 16, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) A dream come true! Now we only need an open bra...
Phil Alexander - August 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Sounds like a dream to me, too... I can hear Steve Perry singing this :-)
Adagio - August 17, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) 5's
Agrimorfee - August 19, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Good stuff, Maynard. (hic!)545
Peregrin - August 20, 2004 - Report this comment
An interesting read Jeff, good job!
Claude Prez - August 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Very funny; I could see this done as paradoke (is that a word)?
Meriadoc - August 20, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) I quite like this one!
MysteryGoat - August 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Pretty good, although I can barely remember how the song itself goes, still good.
martha - September 02, 2004 - Report this comment
truly heartfelt!!
Abbott Skelding - December 02, 2015 - Report this comment
Hahaha I love it. I don't drink, but just the idea of someone with Steve Perry's voice belting out "...ooooooooppppppeeennnn baaaaarrrrr" is too funny! Definitely an ode to wedding season that I can see drunkenly sung by guests on the dance floor. Well done!
Matthias - December 03, 2015 - Report this comment
Surprised that I never commented on this parody because I know that I read it before. It's a classic from your collection and a hilarious twist on the topic and song.
Agrimorfee - December 11, 2015 - Report this comment
Hi Jeff. Oldy moldy parody readings are fun!
Blaydeman - December 14, 2015 - Report this comment
(Artistry) I agree with Abbott that the combo of the OS and the parody itself matches so epically I can even stop laughing! Just wow!
Max Power - December 15, 2015 - Report this comment
I could go for a drink right now, 555 pint worth.
bobpiecheese - December 15, 2015 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Sorry to be the lone dissenter, but this didn't really click with me. Pacing was fine, but there wasn't any amusing drunken antics, the wedding theme seemed tacked on and I had to look up what an open bar actually is (that's kinda on me, I guess, but still). I'm glad everyone else had fun, but I'm just lost and left out. Kinda like how I'd be at an open bar, seeing as how I don't drink ;)

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