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If "Rockstar" Was About Pinball


By Crash

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    So I just had this brilliant idea to take the most popular Nickelback song and make it about the modern pinball scene. Doesn't technically belong in the poem thread, so here it is. This is what happens with a boring afternoon.

    "Pinhead"

    I'm through with waiting in line
    For games that never will ship
    It's like I'm always on the hunt
    For that title I can flip
    I got the pinball bug
    So badly I can hardly see

    (Tell me what you want)

    I want a big barnhouse
    On an episode of Pickers
    And a private line to 1-800-KICKERS
    And a king size den big enough
    For ten plus three

    (So what you need?)

    I'll need a certified cheque from Abu-Dhabi
    And a banker's wallet that loves this hobby
    Gotta buy a nice shelf for my T-O-P DVDs

    (Been there, done that)

    I want a train car full of old EM games
    My own star in the Pinball Hall of Fame
    Somewhere between Lloyd and Steve Kordek is fine for me

    (So how you gonna do it?)

    I'm gonna trade this Stern for a JJP
    I'd even help the PAPA get on TV

    [Chorus:]
    'Cause we all just wanna be big pinheads
    Live in downtown Chicago with those Walking Deads
    The help comes easy and the parts come cheap
    Staring down those listings so we just won't sleep
    And we'll all hang out at the flashy shows
    What we'll end up bringing home no one knows
    Every troll and flipper's gonna wind up there
    Every Playboy beater with it's sun bleached flair, and well

    Hey hey I wanna be a pinhead
    Hey hey I wanna be a pinhead

    I wanna sell my Elvis with the smell of tar
    Gonna plunk some down for that Big Bang Bar
    Sign a couple translites and burn some ROMs for free

    (I'll have the ghost fix, ha, ha)

    I'm gonna dress my bass with the latest flashers
    Get the backlit button mod for my caster
    And many cheap toys that make the playfield hard to see

    (So how you gonna do it?)

    I'm gonna trade my couch to get that game
    I'd even cut my check to stake my claim

    [Chorus]
    'Cause we all just wanted those mirror blades
    And some PinGulps to carry our Gatorades
    The jokes come easy and the threats come cheap
    Can I haul my machines home in this Jeep?
    We'll all watch out for the Craigslist scammers
    And expose the names of those email spammers
    Every Stern LE's gonna wind up sold
    Every MM owner's gonna hate on gold

    And we'll ride out to those weird boondocks homes
    With the latest CL app on our phones
    They will sell anything for that one last mile
    Everybody's got a retailer on speed dial, well

    Hey hey I wanna be a pinhead

    I'm gonna swap those songs and remove the censors
    Watch people whine about those coin dispensers
    I'll have H-E-P restoring all my pins
    And brag on Pinside just to get those grins

    Hey hey I wanna be a pinhead
    Hey hey I wanna be a pinhead

    #2 3 years ago

    everytime someone talks about nickelback god kills a kitten

    #3 3 years ago

    I hate fucking nickelback

    #4 3 years ago

    Great! Thanks for the input.

    #5 3 years ago

    Nickleback = the worst band ever. However, I'm ashamed to admit the "I'll have the casadilla" line always made me chuckle in that song, but I think it was just because it was so ridiculous. Also sad fact about that song, Billy gibbons of zz top is the spoken voice in that song. Come on Billy! You're better than that!

    #6 3 years ago

    Bad Billy !

    #7 3 years ago

    Ugh. Nickleback.

    Honestly I read what you wrote right up until you mentioned the band that shall not be named.

    Then threw up in my mouth a bit. I gave up reading any further. Sorry, I'm sure you put effort into whatever you wrote. But....

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    #8 3 years ago

    I shudder to think how many times you listened to that song while writing these lyrics lol

    #9 3 years ago

    I like nickelback...

    #10 3 years ago

    Give the guy credit for being creative at least.

    #11 3 years ago

    boo.

    #12 3 years ago

    Kudos to the lyrics ...I liked it

    #13 3 years ago

    Thanks bud. Don't really care if you like them or not, to be honest.

    #14 3 years ago

    Great work!

    #15 3 years ago

    I thought you would be talking about this Rockstar (http://www.rockstargames.com/) and how cool of a game they'd make, if they were about Pinball instead of videogames. Disappointed.

    #16 3 years ago

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    #17 3 years ago

    I have nothing against Nickelback. I thought your lyrics were clever and fit perfectly within the song. I would have shown this to friends and family, but half of them would not get it all all. My wife and son know enough about pinball that they would appreciate this.

    #18 3 years ago
    Quoted from woody24:

    I thought you would be talking about this Rockstar (http://www.rockstargames.com/) and how cool of a game they'd make, if they were about Pinball instead of videogames. Disappointed.

    That was actually my 1st thought too Woody.
    Yeah I can't stand NB, but I applaud your phrasing and creativity Crash.
    You should write ALL their lyrics !

    #19 3 years ago
    Quoted from mcclad:

    I have nothing against Nickelback. I thought your lyrics were clever and fit perfectly within the song. I would have shown this to friends and family, but half of them would not get it all all. My wife and son know enough about pinball that they would appreciate this.

    Yeah I had some fun fitting all the common pinball "lingo" in there. And if you don't like Nickelback maybe the alternative lyrics will be worth a look at least, lol.

    #20 3 years ago

    I don't think nickleback is a terrible band. A lot of their stuff sounds the same, but they have a few good tunes.

    Anyways, great parody. I love it.

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