We Let Billy Drive The Car

Ok, so this is taking what a friend said about writing something original, not that my parody tunes, lyrically, aren’t original, those are my angry though tuneful editorials but with thoughts and angers that are already written, in some regard, in the current news and it’s Orange lunacy. But something other than that. A different sort of parody. So an experiment here to see if I could put some words that were in my head about a little heist story to a tune I didn’t know, it just had to be fast, to go with the slightly manic idea that was rattling around up there.

 

 

Moved in fast

wanted to grab cash

Had an inside

point us to the stash

All gassed up

Had some cool masks

Famous baddies from

Old time gangster flicks

 

I was Cagney

Tommy was Edward G

No weapons though

Way too much the risk

Just a bluff

And the fear that goes with

Work the room posing threats

now that’s biz

 

Grab the loot scoot

Back door left ajar

Plan was ticking

Like a really expensive watch

Into the alley

Out of sight of cops

Billy couldn’t be far … right?

 

“Hey, where’s Billy?”

“I don’t know man”

“but he knew the plan, we practiced, He knew this alley”

“I told you we shouldn’t let Billy the drive the car”

“hey, you agreed man!”

“I had no choice, he’s your brother and I ain’t pissin’ off your mother”

 

Why’d we let Billy Drive the car

Mom always said he wouldn’t go very far

I wanted to just prove her really wrong

Was always singin’ the same ol’ tired song

told her the plan no guns and just commands

Protect Billy In the best way that we can

Give him the wheel and just wait out the plan

 

We lit on foot then

Tommy and me we ran

Plan had been rocking

But now we’re on the lam

With nothing even resembling a plan

Other than shucking and really ducking now

Hidin’ round corners

And peakin’ round some bends

Trying keep the coppers

From their ends

Cursing Billy to the hell he will attend

All in my head while we ran and ran and ran

Just tryin’ not to end up in the can

At least that’s if we had another plan

 

 

Why’d we let Billy Drive the car

Mom always said he wouldn’t go very far

I wanted prove her to be really wrong

Was always singin’ the same ol’ tired song

told her the plan no guns and just commands

Protect Billy In the best way that we can

Give him the wheel and just wait out the plan

 

We shouldn’t have let Billy drive the car

Tommy said that we wouldn’t go very far

Except the slammer that’s just right up the state

But poor Billy he just could never rate

To the ones who always judged the most

A lost cause on their paper notes

He’s the one they say see ya later to

And I had no couch for that

 

“Oh shit Tommy, tell me that can’t …”

“I don’t know man …  I don’t wanna think about it”

 

“Billy, where you been?”

 

You were so right to let me drive the car

coppers been sent a little way out far

tripped an alarm at a different spot

an inside knew a perfect wild goose

At your plans on your wrist’s spot

Ticking along with your planned depart

I waited knowing just where your legs would stop

 

We were so right to let Billy drive the car

Tossed our masks and cash into the back

Cagney and Edward G they’d be so proud

And ode to gangster’s legends of the old

A new chapter maybe in that gangster ode

Of Tommy and me a new story be told

A one to finally make my momma proud

Of when we let Bill-lee drive the car

Of when we let Billy drive the car

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