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Song Parodies -> "Runnin' Out Of Steam"

Original Song Title:

"Runnin' Down A Dream"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Tom Petty

Parody Song Title:

"Runnin' Out Of Steam"

Parody Written by:

Red Ant

The Lyrics

Seems these days I can't many of my better ideas past a title.....
[kick ass intro]

It's not a typical day
That's got me down
I put my favorites on
I start writin'
And time passed by
No good thoughts were comin'
Freakin' Writer's Block
Brain is fryin'

I'm runnin' out of steam
Ideas won't come to me
Workin' on a parody
Unhappy with where it leads
Runnin' out of steam

This sure ain't good
Guess everyone's susceptible
The music flows
But not my lines
A break you say?
No way not acceptable!
Need a story told
Of my time

But runnin' out of steam
Ideas won't come to me
Workin' on a parody
Unhappy with where it leads
Runnin' out of steam

Boo-hoo! Boo-hoo! ....

I roll on
Without a thought
And I am thinking 'Wow,
A waste of time'
Do something else
'til the juices flow
I'm packing up
And call it a night

I'm runnin' out of steam
Ideas won't come to me
Workin' on a parody
Unhappy with where it leads
Runnin' out of steam

Yeah, runnin' out of steam
Ideas won't come to me
Workin' on a parody
Unhappy with where it leads
Runnin' out of steam

Woo-hoo ....

[solo/fade]
copyright 2006+ Jack "Red Ant" Fletcher *Copy/hasted choruses on such an easy OS should give you some idea of how bad it is.

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Pacing: 5.0
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Total Votes: 12

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alvin rhodes - May 08, 2006 - Report this comment
ah yes...the bane of us all...well put
AFW - May 08, 2006 - Report this comment
This is something like the Seinfeld show...a parody about not being able to write a parody..well not doing..or well done..'5s
PMS - May 08, 2006 - Report this comment
555 followed the OS real well and I can relate to your predicament
Cat - May 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Once again, Red Ant, we seem to be in synchronicity as of late. Great stuff.
MrMacphisto - May 08, 2006 - Report this comment
5-5-5... you don't seem to be running out of steam...
Michael Pacholek - May 08, 2006 - Report this comment
I know the... I know the... what the hell is the word I'm looking for... oh yeah... I know the feeling.
Stuart McArthur - May 08, 2006 - Report this comment
yes, and running out of steam alone seems to be enough steam to avoid its own running out of (er, to finish with a preposition) - in fact Cat got an entire American Pie out of the same dilemma - seems, by definition, there's no such thing as writers block, because having the block becomes its own solution (.........getting dizzy now) - 555
Larry Hensley - May 09, 2006 - Report this comment
I also feel your pain. 5's
Red Ant - May 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Alvin, AFW, PMS, Cat, MrMac, Michael, Stu, and Larry.

Stu: Bravo! You have just solved the world's energy crisis single-handedly in a single paragraph. All we need now is to build cars and power plants with steam engines. Either that or you've just created the McArthur paradox. ;-)

....where's that Motrin?
Serafina - May 09, 2006 - Report this comment
missed this one yesterday... 5-5-5. I'm sure we can all relate at one point or another.
Stephen Harrington - May 09, 2006 - Report this comment
555, very good. It reminds me of this parody I wrote: http://www.amiright.com/parody/90s/nirvana297.shtml It took me around 4 1/2 hours to write it, I think I was mentally exhausted that day.
Paul Robinson - May 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Nice job, Red...you finally picked on OS I pretty much know, too. 5's -and I suspect your "slump" will soon be a thing of the past...if it isn't already.
Red Ant - May 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Serafina, Step-chan and Paul.
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - May 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Dare I say that I like this song? Kudos for Boo-hoo! Boo-hoo! :-)
Red Ant - May 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Peter.

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