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Song Parodies -> "Don't Know Why"

Original Song Title:

"Don't Know Why"

Original Performer:

Norah Jones

Parody Song Title:

"Don't Know Why"

Parody Written by:

Rick Cormier

The Lyrics

My oldest boy can't count to one
I don't know why my kids are dumb
Their teachers say their skulls are numb
They're simple as a stick o' gum
I don't know why my kids are dumb

Billy loves to sit and gaze
But his eyes point different ways
He'd make a fine piano man
With six fingers on each hand

My daughter, Caroline
Was potty-trained at nine
God bless her

This is such a mystery
I can count way up to three
But the kids just drool and foam
Lights are on but no one's home

The youngest seemed just fine
Until he went bovine
Loves leather

My twin sister is their mum
That's where their good looks come from
(But) Can't tell their elbows from their bums
I don't know why my kids are dumb
I don't know why my kids are dumb
I don't know why my kids are dumb

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 19

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Paul Robinson - April 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Really liked this OS when I first heard it...and the first few times I played it after I actually bought the CD...and now...hmmm...now - you couldn't PAY me to listen to it...and you know what? I "Don't Know Why"...but "5's" for your parody, and I DO know why...it's really good ~ ~ ~
Rick D - April 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Haw, funny! Did you know that Norah Jones is Ravi Shankars' daughter? Indian gal told me that.
alvin rhodes - April 21, 2006 - Report this comment
love the surprise ending
Stephen Harrington - April 21, 2006 - Report this comment
555, I hate the original song with the fury of a thousand suns. You play is way better.
AFW - April 21, 2006 - Report this comment
A delightful dazzling ditty describing dilemmas of domestic dysfunction...5's
Tommy Turtle - April 21, 2006 - Report this comment
I was all ready to attribute it to infant TV-watching (true), poor schools, video games and Internet, then you let the cattin' out of the bag... Take these Fives, I incest!
Rick C - April 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Thank you, Paul, Rick D (yes, I knew that. I guess they don't talk though), Alvin, Stephen, AFW and Tommy (groan at pun).
Dee Range - April 21, 2006 - Report this comment
You had to know I'd love the inbred theme! Great stuff. 555
TT - April 21, 2006 - Report this comment
:-)
Larry Hensley - April 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Those big dummies, funny stuff, 5's
Red Ant - April 22, 2006 - Report this comment
To parody the Stone Roses: You had a dream, you've seen the light, don't put her down, 'cause she's alright, 'cause she's your sister. WV residents ponder this type of thing everyday, lol. 5s
YAD - April 22, 2006 - Report this comment
I realized it was about incest when I read the part about "six fingers on each hand." I especially like how person who sings this "doesn't know why" his kids are dumb. 555, Rick C.
Adagio - April 22, 2006 - Report this comment
I only realized at the last verse that it was about incest. Good parody, even though I DKTOS. I voted anyway.
Johnny D - August 03, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC) Heh heh heh, reminds me of Magenta and Riff-Raff from The Rocky Horror Show! You've given me an idea, Rickster ...
Agrimorfee - August 03, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3) Don't know why I didn't see this before. Nice way to ruin a song, there, Rick! :)
Red Ant - August 03, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3D) See above!
bobpiecheese - August 04, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3-D) Up to three? So what? I can count to G! And I can count to purple backwards! Beat THAT! Sorry, I watch too much crap at homestarunner.com. Tight pacing, Rick!
Kristof Robertson - August 06, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3-D) Just flat out (or should that be flat meat?) funny! I'm such a sucker for in-bred humour. Bravo. 555
Cat - August 07, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3-D) Great job improving on an OS I really despise, Rick!
Matthias - August 08, 2006 - Report this comment
You might be a redneck.....
Michael McVey - August 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Having taught high-schoolers myself, I have the answer to the problem: p-a-r-e-n-t-s. Good parody! -- MM
Stuart McArthur - August 15, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3D) somehow missed this on its opening day, Rick - Tasmania always cops it for the Aussie "in-bred" jokes, although "a few kangaroos loose in the top paddock" gets a bit of a run too - lol - 555
Jeff Reuben - August 16, 2006 - Report this comment
I missed this as well...this is hilarious! My type of humor, I have to send this around to a few people =)

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