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Thread #23440   Message #541393
Posted By: Aidan Crossey
04-Sep-01 - 06:48 AM
Thread Name: Song Challenge! Part 34
Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 34
Here's another John Prine parody!

This one parodies "Christmas In Prison"

I'M GOING STRAIGHT (TO HELL)
It was Christmas in prison, the food was real good
The warden said "Fellas, when you finish your pud
Those who've made progress, who haven't been slack
Shall get them a gift from Santa's ol' sack"

CHORUS
Wait a while, eternity
One million dollars is waiting for me
Come to me, run to me
Jeez, I can't wait
When I get out of prison
I'm goin' straight

When I opened my present, I thought it a joke
A packet of candies, a bottle of Coike
But I've never been one to relinquish a treat
So I sucked down that Coke and I opened the sweets

CHORUS

To my amazement and to my delight
Those candies were coloured in shades that weren't right
And I knew from some adverts, recently aired
That meant I that was a millionaire

CHORUS

But oh, lamentation, misery and woe
I submitted my claim and Mars answered "No"
My dreams they were dashed, when I finish my time
I'll have to return to my past life of crime

CHORUS