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Song Parodies -> "Taking Down the Lights"

Original Song Title:

"Burning Down the House"

Original Performer:

Talking Heads

Parody Song Title:

"Taking Down the Lights"

Parody Written by:

Rex Ungericht

The Lyrics

New year
The Christmas season's over
Still hanging
Green lights on my gutters
I'm a disenchanted guy
Taking down the lights

Climb up
And unattach a section
Climb up
And unattach a section
There must be a better way
Taking down the lights

Wife says I must take them down
Even though the weather sucks
Or the neighbors will stare
Try to argue, it's no use
Even if I win I lose
So I go get the ladder

All wet
I'm out here in my raincoat
It's cold
Why can't we leave them hanging
Three hundred sixty five a year
Leaving up the lights

Somehow taking down the lights became a job for only me
I'm the one who must do it
People driving down the street, they shake their heads at what they see
I just want to get through it

Taking down the lights

My house
Has got a second story
If I
Fall things could get real gory
I have got entangled in the strands
Taking down the lights

And now it's started getting dark and I am up here on the roof
Separating these wires
When I'm done and back inside then I will grab some 90 proof
Then I'll get even higher

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 9

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alvin rhodes - January 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Ann Hammond - January 03, 2007 - Report this comment
What alvin said
Michael Pacholek - January 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Just make sure you're not burning down the house in the process of taking down the lights! Great idea, very well executed. (As opposed to the death of Saddam Hussein, which was a great idea, but not very well executed.)
Tommy Turtle - January 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Leavin' 'em up 365 does solve it.. hey, there's always some holiday coming up! 555 lights to take down.
PMS - January 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Darn it! alvin stole my line! 555 LOL
Jack Wilson - January 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Rex - January 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks alvin Ann Michael TT PMS Jack. Time to put up the Valentine's lights...

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