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Song Parodies -> "Just Concrete Where I Lived"

Original Song Title:

"On the Street Where You Live"

Original Performer:

Jeremy Brett

Parody Song Title:

"Just Concrete Where I Lived"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Better known as Sherlock Holmes on 1980s episodes of PBS' "Mystery," Brett played Freddy Eynsford-Hill in the 1964 film version of "My Fair Lady." If you know who played him in the 1956 original Broadway cast, feel free to tell me. This is not based on personal experience, and pardon the Joni Mitchell reference in the second verse.
I have often walked down this street before.
But I do remember, had grass and not concrete before.
All at once am I, wanting much to cry
'cause they've got just concrete where I lived.

I lived in a house, it was called Cape Cod.
But they knocked it down and tore up our backyard and sod.
Paradise it's not, it's a parking lot.
That they've got, just concrete where I lived.

And oh, the towering feeling
just to know this place held dear
is gone, I've been sent reeling
and any second I will need to drink a beer.

People stop and stare, not what troubles me.
But what was once a lovely home is now so ug-l-y.
Why'd the time go by? I don't know and I
cry a tear, just concrete where I lived!

(instrumental break)

It's gone, I've been sent reeling
and any second I will need to drink a beer.

People stop and stare, not what troubles me.
But what was once a lovely home is now so ug-l-y.
Why'd the time go by? I... don't know and I
cry a tear, just concrete where I lived!

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Johnny D - November 22, 2003 - Report this comment
I can relate. My family lived in Amherst, Massachusetts, many years ago, when I was in 2nd and 3rd grade. There were acres of apple orchards near our house, where us kids would play and have a great time. Years later I revisited the old neighborhood, and there was a housing development where those orchards used to be (sniff). Great parody.
Rick D - November 23, 2003 - Report this comment
I thought Brett was the best Holmes, and the PBS series was very faithful to the books. I am such a fan, I wrote a musical based on "The Sign of Four".
Rick D - November 23, 2003 - Report this comment
I thought Brett was the best Holmes, and the PBS series was very faithful to the books. I am such a fan, I wrote a musical based on "The Sign of Four".
Michael Pacholek - November 24, 2003 - Report this comment
Well, it did look weird to have Basil Rathbone (Holmes) and Nigel Bruce (Watson) riding around in cars, chasing Nazis, in those 1930s films. Then again, they never did try to get Jack the Ripper -- as far as I know.

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