Mr. Sandman’s Other Job

Based, of course, on the song “Mr. Sandman,” with apologies to Pat Ballard and the Chordettes.  After DFW was hit by three winter storms in a week and a half, this parody just sort of slid out….

Bump bump bump bump, bump bump bump bump
Bump bump bump bump bump….

1. Mr. Sandman, leave me a stream.
Give me some traction before I get creamed.
I left for work; the roads, they were icy.
Nobody told me things were quite so dicey.

Sandman, I’m not alone:
The cars behind me impatient have grown.
If this isn’t just a dream,
Mr. Sandman, leave me a stream.

2. Mr. Sandman, “Where there’s a will…”
Doesn’t help much at the base of a hill.
There is a service I need you to render,
Before I get stuck in a fender-bender

Sandman, I’m so perturbed.
My driving habit is, so to speak, “curbed.”
Though I’m cold, I’m really steamed….!
Mr. Sandman, leave me a stream.

3. Mr. Sandman, I cannot wait.
Does our sand come from somewhere out of state?
The temps are falling. I’m in quite a pickle;
I may yet turn into a big popsicle.

Mr. Sandman, if you can’t come,
I might understand, though my brain’s going numb.
Just send out a reindeer team….
Mr. Sandman, leave me–please, please, please–
Mr. Sandman, leave me a stream.

copyright 2011

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