Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"Weird Al" Wednesday


Since we had so much fun last Wednesday making up song lyrics about Tila Tequila, I decided to start a new feature here at YJKOBT. It is called "Weird Al" Wednesday. A tribute to the legendary song parodist ''Weird Al'' Yankovic.

This is how we play: I pick a topic, then we make up song lyrics to the beat of popular songs based on that topic.

Today's topic is Gas Prices.

Let's kick off the fun with my version of the irksome, yet ever popular John Mayer song 'Say'.

Enjoy:

Take all of your hard earned dollars,
To the gas stations.
Which causes your money problems.
And then you feel frustration.
Instead you need to,

Gas when you need to gas
Gas when you need to gas
Gas when you need to gas
Gas when you need to gas
Gas when you need to gas
Gas when you need to gas
Gas when you need to gas
Gas when you need to gas

You need to start walking.
Fighting the oil men instead.
Living without your Moped.
Knowing you’d be better off instead.
Instead you need to,

Gas when you need to gas
Gas when you need to gas
Gas when you need to gas
Gas when you need to gas
Gas when you need to gas
Gas when you need to gas
Gas when you need to gas
Gas when you need to gas

*Cough* Sorry if I sang out of tune. I hope that made sense? Then again, neither does the original John Mayer song! Hee hee.

So does anyone else have any song ideas about the dismal state of Gas Prices?

Ohhh I bet you have goodies for me. I can't wait!

- The Mountain Cat

44 comments:

Doc said...

I LOVE SHELL OIL CO.
SO PUT ANOTHER 100 IN THE FUEL TANK BABY
I LOVE SHELL OIL CO.
LETS SPEND ALL OUR MONEY ON GASOLINE !!

Micky-T said...

The Beatles.."Yesterday"

Yesterday, I needed gas to drive, so far away
Now it looks as though I cannot pay.
Oh, I believe in drive away.

Suddenly, something in my mirror looked funny to me,
There's a statey and he's chasing me.
Oh, yesterday I drove away.

Doc said...

So don't it always seem to go
You don't know what you've got 'till it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a Mobil Station

Doc said...

Sung as George W to a Jimmy Buffett tune:

As the son of a son of an oil man, I went up the White House for adventure.
Invasions for crude and other bogus moves now has the entire country in endenture.

The Mountain Cat said...

Funny stuff. Yes please include the song and artist of the song you are parody-ing as some people may not be familiar with the song. Thanks!

Lu' said...

to the tune of Hey Jude:

Hey Achmed, what's with the oil?
Fork it over, I'm going bro-oh-oh-oke.
Remember, we took out Mr. Saddam.
So open the valves and get it flo-oh-oh-ing.

Micky-T said...

LMAO @ Achmed ROTF

leapofaith said...

Mister, Sister
Oh the time has come
you know that you're not the only one
To pay O.K.
Where you going
What you looking for
You know those boys
Don't want to pay no more to you
It's true

You're motoring
What a price for flight
No more gas tonight
You'll be broke alright

The Mountain Cat said...

Now it's allll bad,
Because I need gas.
Now it's alllll bad,
I siphoned Jack's gas, I need the gas, gas, gas!

Jumping Jack Flash by the Rolling Stones

The Mountain Cat said...

I got my first 5 dollar (a gallon)fill up,
Over at the Sun-o-co.
It felt like my headache bled,
now it cost six nine nine (a gallon)

Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams.

Lu' said...

Sung to Puff the Magic Dragon

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee,
Little jackie paper loved that rascal puff,
And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff. Oh

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee.


Pump the gas if you’re able in the land of Georgie B.
And leave some money for food you’ll need to feed the family.
Little men wearing bed sheets love the grip they seeze.
They tighten their grasp till the balls turn blue and bring us to our knees. Oh


Pump the gas if you’re able in the land of Georgie B.
And leave some money for food you'll need to feed the family.
Pump the gas if you’re able in the land of Georgie B.
And leave some money for food you need to feed the family.

The Mountain Cat said...

ah ahh ahhh ahhhh ahhhhh ahhhhhh ahhhhhhh, LETS GAS!
Pull out your wallet and sing the blues.


Lets Dance by David Bowie

The Mountain Cat said...

Exxon and Getty, were the popular stations and the king and the queen of butane. Riding around with a full tank of gas and the radio on.

Scences from an Italian Gas Station - Billy Joel

The Mountain Cat said...

We got gas to the left,
Gas to the right,
And I can't afford a thing!

Fins by Jimmy Buffett

Karen said...

I'm Too Sexy by Right Said Fred

I'm too poor to fill my tank.
Too poor to fill my tank.
I have no more money in the bank.

Micky-T said...

Well, its one for the Arabs,
Two for the Bush's,
Three to get ready,
Now go, cat, go.

But dont you, laugh at my crude oil blues.
You can do anything but lay off of my crude oil blues.

The Mountain Cat said...

Gas! How high can you go?
Bankrupt? What's a brother know?
Shell! Public Enemy number one!

Bring the Noise by Public Enemy

jennifer said...

Apologies to the Beatles for stealing I Want To Hold Your Hand...

Oh Yeah I'll tell you something
I hope you'll understand
When I see gas prices
I want to slap Uncle Sam

I want to slap Uncle Sam
I want to slap Uncle Sam

And when I pump it I feel
pissed off...inside
It's just a feeling that this driver
I can't hide, I can't hide
I can't hide

Oh Yeah he, has got that something
I think you'll understand
When I see gas prices
I want to slap Uncle Sam.....

jennifer said...

I wish that I could Rap.

jennifer said...

AC/DC Ride On

But I ain't too young to worry
And I ain't too old to cry
When a gas prices gets me down
Got another empty gas tank
And another empty wallet
Ain't too young to admit it
And I'm not too old to gripe
I'm just another American citizen

That's why I'm lonely
I'm so lonely
But I know what I'm gonna do -

I ain't gonna ride on
Ride on
Ride on, standing on the edge of the road
Ride on, thumb in the air
Ride on, one of these days I'm gonna
Ride on, change my evil ways
Till then I'll just keep griping on


It's Waffle Cone Wednesday at TCBY. The kids and I are outta here!

Micky-T said...

Michael sell your SUV, alleluia.
Michael sell your SUV, alleluia.

The tanks are big and your wallet is small, alleluia.
The tanks are big and your wallet is small, alleluia.

Micheal you can buy a new moped, alleluia.
Micheal you can buy a new moped, alleluia.

Just buy a helmet to protect your head. alleluia.
Just buy a helmet to protect your head. alleluia.

WNG said...

Beatle's "Bathroom Window"

She came in through the bathroom window
Protected by the smell of crude
But now she sucks her thumb and wanders
By the banks of her oil lagoon

Didn't anybody tell her?
Didn't anybody see?
Sonoco’s on the phone to Mobile,
Exxon's on the phone to me

She said she'd always been a driller
She worked at 15 fields a day
And though she thought I knew the answer
Well I knew but I could not say.

And so I quit the energy department
And got myself a steady job
And though she tried her best to pump gas
She could pump but she could not pay.

Didn't anybody tell her?
Didn't anybody see?
Sonoco's on the phone to Mobil,
Exxon’s on the phone to me
Oh yeah.

The Mountain Cat said...

Well Sunoco cost too much and Shell is out of touch, so I'm going to Mobile. I'm going to Mobile. They keep me moving. Whee!

Going Mobile by The Who

The Mountain Cat said...

No one knows what it's like to be the gas man. I am a sad man. Behind the crude price.

No one knows what it's like
To be hated
when I inflated
all the oil prices

But in my dreams
Your tanks are empty
As my conscience seems to be.

No one knows what it's like
To raise these prices
Like I do
And you blame me!

Behind the crude price.

- Behind Blue Eyes by The Who

Doc said...

These are really good !!

The Mountain Cat said...

I pay you,
You gas me,
These prices are worse than sod-o-my.

The Barney song

The Mountain Cat said...

I want to price gauge you like an animal,
I want to feel inside your wa-llet.
I want to price gauge you like an ANIMAL!
You know inflation is flawed.
You make me richer than God!

- Closer by Nine Inch Nails

WNG said...

There is a gas station down the street from my office with 3.41 gas. There's a line wrapping around the block right now. There's another one with 3.62. These are the lowest prices I've seen in longer than I can remember right now.

Does this mean that Doc has mystical powers?

Micky-T said...

No WNG, I think this means they are done playing, "raise the price, make the profit game" so now we will think were doing OK, at $3.40 a gal.
It's an old game, this is just a newer version.

leapofaith said...

Nobody's done playin' here in NY...regular was still $4.39/gallon on the corner of my block this am! I'm gonna have to go 'all in' just to fill my tank...! = 0

Doc said...

Does this mean that Doc has mystical powers?

Yes G... And you can see that I have Minions too!

Karen said...

I just filled up this morning at $3.54. I feel like a huge bargain.

Micky-T said...

$3.73 here in podunk TN
Sing it Baby!!!!!

jennifer said...

Still 3.80 somethin' here at in Lower Alabama but we are 40 min. from the beach. I think that makes it automatically "gas gouge the tourists" higher.

There's a lady who knows
All that glitters is gold
And she is using it to buy
Gasoline

A little Led for your head.

Minions, I REALLY like that.
*evil* BUH WA HA HA HA!

Micky-T said...

Jen, I prefer unleaded for my truck thank you!
High test for the head please!

Doc said...

Big Oil, don't Cry-yie-yie
your profits are freakin' sky high
Big Oil, don't Cry-yie-yie
you've got no alibi

Micky-T said...
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Micky-T said...

["The median IQ of the readership of YJKOBT is 25 points higher than that of the general population"]

This makes me feel 25% better today!

Jay said...

OMG! This thread is so full of win!

I can't come up with anything, but you guys are hilarious.

jennifer said...

I'm with Mickey T. I feel SO much better about my affiliation with you guys.

25%. Yep. That's about right.

Mickey T. rocks the comments alleluia
So does WNG
alleluia

VERY fun day!

Apple Hubby said...

I start to laugh at these and then I remember my last trip to the Gas Man and it makes me cry.

WNG said...

WAIT!!!


Only 25%???


i feel robbed...have you MET the general population???

Bina said...

Oh my God these are GREAT! But I like Mountain Cat's best. I'm not sure if I like the Yesterday or the Barney Song. I hate that I missed it but I was at the hospital with hubby!

Micky-T said...

Bina, I would NEVER really drive away. Parody Parody Parody.....
[did I spell that right?]