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Song Parodies -> "We Built This City On Rolling Rocks"

Original Song Title:

"We Built This City On Rock and Roll"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Starship

Parody Song Title:

"We Built This City On Rolling Rocks"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

We built this city, we built this city on rolling rocks,
Built this city, we built this city on rolling rocks....

Say you don't know me, or recognize my face,
you don't know who'd wanna live in this kind of place.
Knee deep in mud, ground's sinking in your sight,
Too many rumblings of the earth tonight!

Turn on your radio, listen to the news, don't you remember,
We built this city, we built this city on rolling rocks,
We built this city, we built this city on rolling rocks,
Built this city, we built this city on rolling rocks....

Someone's always building corporations here,
Who cares they're always losing money out here?
So bad they wanna to be here, it's truly an outrage,
They're so irresponsible, they ignore the flood stage.

Turn on your radio, listen to the news, don't you remember,
We built this city, we built this city on rolling rocks,
We built this city, we built this city on rolling rocks,
Built this city, we built this city on rolling rocks....

It's just another Sunday, in a tired old street,
Then the earth starts to rumble, underneath our feet!

Who cares about the money we left in the van?
We're busy trying to hide, anywhere we can!
Don't say you wanna help us, 'cause we're nobody's fools,
You won't help us pay to rebuild our schools!

(I'm looking out over that Golden Gate bridge
Out on a gorgeous sunny Monday afternoon, there's really not much traffic)

Don't you remember (remember)

(It's sunny and 72 degrees, a gorgeous day
in the the city by the bay,
the city that rocks, like it did yesterday!)

Turn on your radio, listen to the news, don't you remember
We built this city, we built this city on rolling rocks,
We built this city, we built this city on rolling rocks,
Built this city, we built this city on rolling rocks,
We built this city, we built this city on rolling rocks,
Built this city, we built this city on rolling rocks....
2004 Michael W. McVey

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Johnny D - January 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Tough song to parody, good job.
Michael Pacholek - January 09, 2004 - Report this comment
I thought Pittsburgh was the city built on... wait, no, that's Rolling Rock.

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