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Song Parodies -> "The Ode Of Inflated Hotel Prices"

Original Song Title:

"Lights"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Journey

Parody Song Title:

"The Ode Of Inflated Hotel Prices"

Parody Written by:

Diva & Wild Man

The Lyrics

HOTELS do it during Biketoberfest, Superbowl, and Nascar, and any special event. Lodging facilities Triple the hotel prices! What a rip! The restaurants don't do it. Other reputable business do it either.What gives them the right! You may notice Steve Perry Crooning in this song. What a great band to parody, Journey!
When the bikes roll out of the city
And the fun folks go away
Hotel accounts look so pretty
(woe...woe... oh oh oh)

Well my Amex looks so homely
All the hotels out to screw
Cause the rates, on a lousy four-day-stay-aye
(ouch.. ouch... ew ew ew)

Sh*t's sad
You had to bite off the hands, that feed your
Sweet..eat...eat...eat mother lode...ode...ode...ode
(Na na na na nah nah nah na oh woe.. woe woe woe)

When the rates down in your city
And the tourists go away
Cause our wallet's have lost
all their dignity
(blue.. blue... you-ew-ew)

{ guitar solo}

No No No...No No
No No No No
No No No... No No
No No No No No Nah! ( X 2 )


Original songwriters: Steve Perry & Neil Shon

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Royce Miller - October 30, 2003 - Report this comment
"Lights"-one of my very most favorite songs-good parody.
Adagio - October 30, 2003 - Report this comment
Poor, poor wallet..:/ Really liked this one. 5's
Melhi - October 30, 2003 - Report this comment
Nicely done. :)
Smurf and Mr. Horse - October 30, 2003 - Report this comment
Isn't it unreal - the cost of sleeping in a hotel these days? The "lights" go out in your wallet! pretty fast. Good parody.
Wild Man - October 30, 2003 - Report this comment
The hotel we stayed in went for $50 a night, until special events it went up to $140 a night. That was very reasonable compared to Adam's Mark which was $300 nightly
Claude Prez - October 31, 2003 - Report this comment
I feel your pain, man...okay, actually I don't but it sounded good. Remind me to share sometime my thoughts on how price gouging actually ensures that during times of shortage valuable goods and services are allocated first to those who need them the most. Or not. Anyway, well done.
Wild Man - October 31, 2003 - Report this comment
Still Claude, Its unethical. I'm not against anyone making an honest buck. My wife has family in the lodging Industry. When a hurricane evacuaton is ordered the've heard all kinds of horror stories on hotels hike prices up at a moments notice. Her family has never turned anyone away, when people were forced from their homes. The rates remained unchanged at their place. I can't argue that it's the same thing as a special event, but it is the same kind of greed driving it. Sorry if I got on a soap box there... Imagine if restaurants did that, everyone would pack a lunch.
Guy - October 31, 2003 - Report this comment
WM - It's that old law of supply and demand. Nothing wrong with that except when greed enters the equation. You'd think Diva would have used her 'hotel owner's secret handshake' and gotten you a better rate. J/K. I'm with you on this. I'd say next time get a camper to take along, but those things are awfully hard to pull along behind a Harley. :)
Claude Prez - October 31, 2003 - Report this comment
Wild Man--When there is a hurricane, hotel rooms automatically increase in value. Assuming you want the room to go to the person who needs it the most, how do you find out who needs it most? The person willing to pay the inflated price. If you don't increase the price then people who don't really need the room have no reason to find alternate lodging even though they could and would if the price were higher. Thus the room is unavailable for those who would be willing to pay the higher price. Or think in terms of gasoline: during a catastrophe, if the price stays low, everyone fills up their tanks and drives around as much as they want. If it's increased, they conserve. How do they know to conserve? Because the price has increased, indicating a reduction in supply. It's simple economics and although it appears "greedy", it's actually useful information that's helpful to everyone. Sorry about the soapbox myself but sometimes I can't help it. Happy Halloween.
John Jenkins - October 31, 2003 - Report this comment
My soapbox about hotel prices is the occupancy tax component, which is higher that sales and other similar taxes. The occupancy tax is usually about 10 to 12% or higher and is the easiest tax for municipalities to raise because it is usually not paid by the local people who vote. Oh yeah, I agree with Claude and Guy and enjoyed the parody.
Wild Man - November 01, 2003 - Report this comment
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