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Song Parodies -> "DeLorean"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Laura Branigan

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

I tried to turn "I Can't Drive 55" into "I Can't Hack '55 (But I Can Drive 88)", but it didn't work.
DeLorean, plutonium to run now.
Going back to the old days, I gotta get back somehow.
History won't go down, 'cause it looks like I've blown it.
I gotta find young Doc Brown, and I need nickel to phone it.

And I really don't remember all the slang these locals said.
Lousy music in my head.
Go, DeLorean!

About that I've been talking!
If this time is the Fifties
why isn't anybody rocking?
Don't have time to answer
gotta go restore the timeline, oh ho!
Go, Delorean!

And 88's my number!
Doc's nephew is the alias
that I gotta live under!

And I really don't remember
what my history teacher said.
Will they think that I'm a Red?
Go, DeLorean!

Uh-huh! Uh-huh!
Dad hit Biff, he went down!
Mom now likes the right guy
and history can rebound!
They will marry and make money.
Play tennis in the afternoon.
Nerdiness is slipping away.
Gonna get my 4x4 soon!

And I really don't remember...
"Lone Pine," the mall sign said?
All this spinning in my head
in the DeLorean!

This movie's getting numbers!
The future and the Wild West
The scripts are getting dumber!
And I really don't remember
"Great Scott!" Doc always said
when he saw the years ahead
in his DeLorean!

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Arwen - January 08, 2005 - Report this comment
There's not many things I love more than an excellent movie parody! Love Love Lovely, Michael!! 5s.
Stuart McArthur - January 08, 2005 - Report this comment
I don't know the subject matter, but I've got a shameful feeling that I probably should - but gee it reads and paces well Michael - I forgot I like that OS - 555
Arwen - January 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Stuart...are you telling me you've never seen "Back to the Future?" We're totally in a fight now.
Stuart McArthur - January 09, 2005 - Report this comment
aah, I thought so, but then I thought I would have remembered the name DeLorean, so I rejected the hypothesis

I have definitely seen it of course, but that doesn't mean we can't still be in a get the jell-o, I'll put on my speedos
Michael Pacholek - January 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Careful, Stuart, Arwen is the jello-wrestling champion of Wyoming... which is roughly equivalent to being the health-food-eating champion of New Jersey.
Stuart McArthur - January 09, 2005 - Report this comment
* trembling * th-thanks for the tip Michael - I'd better start practising some of my holds
Arwen - January 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Stuart...sorry...fight cancelled. It's for your own good. I would have only embarrassed you beyond belief anyway.

Michael...I THOUGHT that was you watching at my most recent match...=)
Stuart McArthur - January 09, 2005 - Report this comment
it was the speedos, wasn't it
Arwen - January 10, 2005 - Report this comment
I've told you before that I don't like thinking about you with a Speedo on.
Stuart McArthur - January 10, 2005 - Report this comment
I choose the double meaning, Arwen, and I'm flattered!!! :-)

(sorry Michael for hanging around your thread, but she started it!)
Arwen - January 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Stop doing that!
Michael Pacholek - March 20, 2005 - Report this comment
From today's New York Times: "John Z. DeLorean, the innovative automaker who left a promising career in Detroit to develop the short-lived gull-winged sports cars featured as a souped-up time travel machine in the "Back to the Future" movies, has died. He was 80. DeLorean died late Saturday at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J., of complications from a recent stroke. DeLorean was among just a handful of U.S. entrepreneurs who dared start a car company in the last 75 years. Nearly all faded away, but his crashed spectacularly amid drug charges. A Detroit native, DeLorean "broke the mold" of staid Midwestern auto executives by "going Hollywood," and pushed General Motors Corp. to offer smaller models, auto historians said. While at GM, he created what some consider the first "muscle car" in 1964 by cramming a V-8 engine into a Pontiac Tempest and calling it the GTO, fondly dubbed the "Goat" by auto enthusiasts. DeLorean was a rising if unconventional executive at GM who many believe was destined for its presidency before he quit in 1973 to launch the DeLorean Motor Car Co. in Northern Ireland. Eight years later, the DeLorean DMC-12 hit the streets. Its hallmarks, such as an unpainted stainless steel skin and the gull-wing doors, have been ignored by mainstream automakers. The angular design, however, earned it a cult following, and the car was a time-traveling vehicle for Michael J. Fox in the popular "Back to the Future" films of the late 1980s. But the factory produced only about 8,900 cars in three years, estimated John Truscott, membership director of the DeLorean Owners Association. That figure is dwarfed by the major automakers, who sell more than a million vehicles a month. DeLorean's company collapsed in 1983, a year after he was arrested in Los Angeles, accused in a sting of conspiring to sell $24 million of cocaine to salvage his venture. DeLorean used an entrapment defense to win acquittal on the drug charges in 1984, despite a videotape in which he called a suitcase full of cocaine "good as gold." He was later cleared of defrauding his investors, but continuing legal entanglements kept him on the sidelines of the automotive world, although his passion for cars did not abate. After declaring bankruptcy in 1999, he said he wanted to produce a speedy plastic sports car selling for only $20,000." A lesser-known fact was that he was part of the investment group that bought the New York Yankees in 1973, and his picture can be seen in some Yankee yearbooks as one of the board of directors. But, as then-fellow director, next-door neighbor of Yogi Berra, and future Houston Astros and New Jersey Devils owner Dr. John McMullen said, "Nothing is more limited than being one of George Steinbrenner's 'limited partners.'"
Andria - September 25, 2007 - Report this comment
A friend of my uncle has one of the 3 or 4 24K gold-plated DeLoreans, and I rode in it on one of the very infrequent occasions when it was driven. It was uncomfortable for me (I am 5'7" and 155 pounds), but for someone without a full figure it would be very comfortable. That car is worth at least $1,000,000, I will not give out the owner's name, and it is not for sale at any price.

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