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Song Parodies -> "I Want A Segway"

Original Song Title:

"I Want It That Way"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Backstreet Boys

Parody Song Title:

"I Want A Segway"

Parody Written by:

Wendy Christopher

The Lyrics

Another one I unearthed from my archives after neglecting to post it aeons ago... This is, quite obviously, an ode to the Segway, that gloriously geeky transport-ish-type 'thing' beloved of the likes of 'Mythbuster' Adam Savage. Here in the UK you can book Segway Tours of various beauty spots now (Leeds Castle, near where I live, has been offering them for a couple of years.) Officially the funniest-looking tourist party you will ever see ;^)

And here's a link to the original song.

Yeah…
Don’t want… a sports car
Instead… my thoughts are
Compact, geek’s mainstay
I want a Segway

Don’t get… why people pretend
That they’re not my friend
When I say
That I want a Segway

Say that trike (will make me look a right prat)
I’ll look like (a geriatric meerkat - take a hike!)
They tell me it’s just so passé
Hate on the Segway

They keep… on dissin’
But I… don’t listen
Got the cash, so I’ll pay
Now I’ve bought this Segway

Watch me fly (Got scared a cop might book me)
‘Til a guy (on crutches overtook me - passed me by)
A trip to town might take all day
Still love my Segway

Feelin’ the power, at twelve miles an hour
Doesn’t even mess up my hair, yeah….
Let trendies dismiss me, and kids take the piss
Too ‘born to be wild’ to care…

Live out… my nerd dream
Might not… be mainstream
So what…. (so what… it’s not… that hot….)

I’m at full throttle now… (yeah yeah yeah – eh-eh-eh!)

Down ev’ry street you’ll find me
Ten mile tailback behind me (They’re stackin’ up behind…)
Oh lord, the traffic’s bad today (oh yeah)
Could be my Segway

Can’t deny (it’s got a lot of charm, see)
And hell I (might build a Segway army - worth a try)
We’ll trundle down the motorway (so get out of our way…)
On pimped-up Segways…

Kicking off (a brand new kind of road rage)
We’re entering a new age - hangin’ tough
‘Cos we might cause a slight delay
That’s just a Seg.’s way...

Watch out for my Segway…!

*And, just for your viewing pleasure, here's a link to a picture of the Segway.

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Rob Arndt - April 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Many police Depts in the US use Segways for urban patrols downtown and ticket-writing. But I haven't seen many around town. Most here ride motorcycles and soem scooters, but the Spyder three-wheelers are popular. Great parody-555!
Jonathan - April 12, 2013 - Report this comment
good job on this one! 5's!
John Lomain - April 12, 2013 - Report this comment
This was funny. Every time I see real mall cops on these it reminds me of the movie. Always a funny mode of transportation
Lifeliver - April 12, 2013 - Report this comment
I've never seen a Segway, so the picture was a good idea. Now I know. And now I can say I've heard 'Back Street Boys'.

Lighthearted and novel stuff as usual with some funny lines and the pacing closely subbed. I liked 'born to be wild' and the 'ten-mile tailback'. I challenge you to follow the OS rhyme phonetics more, though (not that it's mandatory). I'm voting 544 because I found the concept mildly interesting.
Callmelennie - April 13, 2013 - Report this comment
Wow! This was right clever, Wendy. I was a little lost with your lyrics at first, but I listened to the OS and they matched up quite well. I never paid attention to the lyrics of this song before -- to me, this song was just background noise
Wendy Christopher - April 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Thanks for all the lovely comments, everyone - much appreciated as always :^) Normally I'd have left this one well alone, having already heard Weird Al's brilliant 'eBay' parody of the OS (he's an uber-tough act to follow!) but once I had the title swirling round my head I had to exorcise it onto a 'page' somewhere.

@Lifeliver: what a 'kindly' person I am, aren't I, introducing you to all these vapid boyband songs over the past few months? ;^) The only reason I'd ever want a Segway is because I can't ride a bike. But then I'd probably find some way to fall off a Segway as well..!

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