Drive-Through Filking

Parody of “Looking for Jack”, words and music by Talis Kimberley

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Parody lyrics ©9/25/94 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.

This refers to an American fast-food chain. I don t think I ever saw the television commercial that the second verse alludes to, but I heard about it through oral tradition.

I don t have the menu quite memorized yet,
But that huge face above it I ll never forget.
Where is that clown with the conical nose?
How long did he hold that ridiculous pose?
I m looking for breakfast, and I don t have much time.
And I m not getting out of my comfortable car seat
To stand in some line.

Chorus: And where are you now,
Jack in the Box?  Jack in the Box,
Where you gone hiding?  You shoulda been here,
I need a good meal.  Need a meal fast.
Shouldn t have to go looking
For you...

We re driving cross country, we re driving back home,
We can t order pizza, we don t have a phone.
It s me and one other, our luggage in back,
And it s five hundred miles since last we saw Jack.
I recall, as a youngster, I was told Jack was dead,
Since some little old lady drove through with her crew,
And they blew up his head.

(Chorus)

Three more states to go, and the Cokes have gone dry.
My stomach cries out for another piece of that pie.
Most of the french fries are already shot,
And I m hungry enough not to care a whole lot
If a couple of cattle see the end of their days,
And the Amazon dryads whose trees were burned down.
For the land they now graze.

(Chorus)