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Song Parodies -> "Line in a Bank. (concept title)"

Original Song Title:

"Like a Prayer"

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Parody Song Title:

"Line in a Bank. (concept title)"

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The Lyrics

You know how you have to wait in line a long time at the bank? That sure is annoying, isn't it? Well, that's what this parody is about...although a bit more absurd. Some of the rhymes are rough, but otherwise it synchs up pretty well. There's more than one version to this song- this is a parody of the version that has more drums and less guitar.
This line is misery.
Everyone must stand alone.
I wish they'd call my name,
but I know they...won't.

(musical intro)

Sorry to complain,
but I've been standing here
for six hours straight-
my bank is slow as death

Near the seventh hour,
my leg starts to cower.
If you couldn't tell, my bank is living hell.

A boy has coins,
he's cashing thirty dollars.
He counts the coins:
one at a time.

I'm still in line..
Oh God we're moving backwards
Please tell me why, I might just cry...
heaven help me!

My leg's going lame,
I've even lost some hair.
For eight hours straight, I have been standing here.
Almost midnight hour-
wish that guy had showered.
It's so unfair, the teller doesn't care!

The Teller smiles...
could he be ready for me?
He reaches down, pulls out a sign-
"Next Window Please."

I want to scream,
A whole new line's beginning.
He's mocking me, it's clear that he's
power happy.

Vultures overhead, (at) least someone's prepared.
I'm down on my luck, but no one gives a care.

I am really tired, feeling quite prespired,
and up ahead, I think the teller's dead.

No one's called my name,
I'm just about to kill...
I think my receit
will also be my will.

Nearly midnight hour,
losing my will power.

Just kill me here,
as long as something's quick.

My bank is misery.
All I want is one small loan.
They finally call my name!...
and they tell me..."no."

...while...waiting here...
my clothes have worn and teared!
they like to torture me,
like a vasectomy.

I swear and scream,
but then what's that I see?
..just over there...
I should just use the ATM!

This was a fun song to parody- lots of simple stanzas and open-ended/ easy rhymes. I ended one chorus early to go out with the ATM "punchline." Although originally, the line was "I should have used the ATM." I'm not sure which line is better...what do you think?

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Arwen - December 03, 2003 - Report this comment
I love Madonna, and I hate bank lines...I relate to this way too much. Good job!
neminem - January 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Very nice. Only really good parody of this song, in fact... I'm in an a capella group that's doing Like a Prayer this semester, so after listening to the song half a bazillion times to learn my part, I thought I'd check up on good parodies thereof. A couple little pacing quirks, but I suppose a capella version could be slightly off, so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and a 5/5/5. Some of those lyrics were just brilliant.
D-Boz - March 23, 2004 - Report this comment
This is the best "Like A Prayer" parody I've read so far and the pacing is nearly perfect too. Brilliant lyrics that we all can relate to. Great work! :-)

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