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Song Parodies -> "Recallin'"

Original Song Title:

"Free Fallin'"

Original Performer:

Tom Petty

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

A GM girl buys a new Nova,
Sticks Jesus on the dashboard with glue.
An FM girl, listenin' to Elvis;
Car's horsepower, a buoyant 1-0-2.

It's a long drive--Fresno to Reseda;
On the freeway, trouble with the car. . .
Calls her boyfriend, who says he'll come to rescue her.
A message annoys her on OnStar:

GM's re-, recallin',
Her Chevy, recallin'.

Gets a flat tire, drivin' through the Valley,
He's let down--had vented 'em too hard.
No spare to employ; dead batteries in cell phone;
Can't save his girl; left home his credit card.

He can't be, be callin'.
His MG be fallen.
He's flattened; traffic creeps, crawling; angered,
She's bawlin'; GM's recalling; meanwhile. . .

All like cars broke down, on freeways stallin';
All like cars smoke, engines start to die.
And she's appalled, frownin' and huffin',
'Cause she'd driven less than ten miles.

Then she's re- recallin',
Bitterly recallin'.
Levity, recallin':
"No va" RE: Castillian.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 5

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 5   4

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Lionel Mertens - June 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Oh, I see you took a cue from two space guy.
Anonymous Bob - June 03, 2006 - Report this comment
OK, but (no offence) try a different topic.
Spelling Cop - June 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Bob, unless you're a Brit, learn to spell.
Johnny D - June 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Heh heh. Can't drive 55. Can vote 555.
Dan Thompson - June 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Also thought it was a high speeder.
AFW - June 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Great story song.5's
John Barry - June 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, Lionel, JD, Dan, AFW.
2Eagle - June 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Just a few more miles and she would have made it to Malibu.
Michael Pacholek - June 05, 2006 - Report this comment
John B: A brilliant song, at least after the first verse. "FM girls" didn't listen to Elvis, and smart girls (and smart guys) did not buy Chevy Novas, they were horrible cars. 2Eagle: The State Police say she'd have made Catalina Bay if she'd put 15 more miles behind her. (If you don't get that joke, ask Johnny D.)

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