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Song Parodies -> "Petting Zoo In The Basement"

Original Song Title:

"Acceptable In The 80s"

Original Performer:

Calvin Harris

Parody Song Title:

"Petting Zoo In The Basement"

Parody Written by:

Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd

The Lyrics

I live in an apartment on the second floor, in real life I don't even have a basement, I feel the need to clarify that before we start…
I have a petting zoo in the basement
I have a petting zoo underground
I have a petting zoo quite amazing
I have a petting zoo, come around

I've got birds, it's true
So come on down to my basement, my basement
I've got foxes too
They're on display in my basement, my basement
I've got hens, they're blue
Just come on down to my basement, my basement
I've got crabs for you
If you come down in my basement

Yeah

I'll show the rooster down in the basement
I'm holding beavers too, come around
I'm raising mongrels down in the basement
I'll show the lizard too, come around

I've a minx, she's new
So come on down to my basement, my basement
I hold cougars, two
They're in a cell in my basement, my basement
I've got asses too
Just come on down to my basement, my basement
There's a ride for you
If you come down in my basement

Yeah

I have a petting zoo in the basement
I'll bring a yak to allure to you
There's captivating things in my basement
I let is double as sweat shop too

© Peter Andersson. This is probably the creepiest and most horrifying lyrics I have ever written (how many lines did it take you to figure out what really went on down there?) but then again the original is possibly the most up-beat song I've ever taken a shot at so the contrast factor alone was irresistible for my free ranging muse. On a pacing note I'd also like to mention that in the last paragraph I kind of freed myself somewhat from usual restraints and resorted to a mild kind of syllable count in order to keep in the yak line and the sweat shop line, the latter to achieve a final just-when-you-thought-it-couldn't-get-any-worse effect.

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Old Man Ribber - August 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a couple "rats" in mine. Care to swap? ;D
Additional to the top and bottom comments and the song: - August 17, 2010 - Report this comment
a) Just like for yesterdays parody from me and my muse, the original song can currently be found on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SpDr9FOIPI

b) The last line should of course be "I let IT double as sweat shop too

c) I'm not sure but I kinda fear that the phrase "petting zoo" comes with a bit too much of a kiddie connotation to some of you, over here they're called "mini zoo" or "mini-zoo" and they're supposed to attract all ages.
Matthias - August 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Creepy stuff here Peter... I understand what you were going for as soon as I read the line: "I've got crabs for you". Ewwwwwww....
Below Average Dave - August 17, 2010 - Report this comment
So if I ever come to your basement, make sure to bring some change to buy food for the 'pets' :) Fun parody, of an interesting OS
AFW - August 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Nice camouflaged profanity..and entertainly profound
LilCougarCakes - August 17, 2010 - Report this comment
C O U G A R ~ ~ O N, Sir !
Christie Marie M - August 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I just got done reading/singing BA Dave's "Flamingo" parody and now I've gotten more animals to deal with! :)...very fun parody and most children would love to live in that apartment considering they love pets and animals. Hopefully those neighbors don't find out. Also reminds me of Mrs. Doubtfire when Robin Williams threw a party for his son and brought the whole petting zoo in the apartment. Unbelievable! You'd probably make a fortune with your petting zoo as well. 555 animal munchies for this one!
Abbott Skelding - September 13, 2010 - Report this comment
SOTM: Never heard the OS, but this is a really good idea! Well cone good sir!
Mark Scotti - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
SOTM "carnival atmosphere" of fives to you!!
Below Average Dave - September 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Very interesting idea, its a fun parody, as I said earlier of an interesting OS. . .not sure on SOTM level, but still fun parody
bobpiecheese - September 29, 2010 - Report this comment
(SOTM) It took a few reads of this to understand just exactly what was going on, but I did eventually get it...don't think Christie did, though. The whole thing reminds me of a gag in a show I watched once called "Skit House" featuring a petting zoo and a "heavy" petting zoo, if you catch my drift. 555 for you, sir!
Jeff Reuben - September 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Took me a while to catch on as well. Fun read.
LilCougaress - September 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh, I'm sure it does double as a "Sweat Shop", Sir ! !

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