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Song Parodies -> "Roaches"

Original Song Title:

"Roses"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

OutKast

Parody Song Title:

"Roaches"

Parody Written by:

Ethan Mawyer

The Lyrics

Fortunately not directly based on personal experience... roaches just sounds like roses
Parasites (Hair has lice)
The travel guide's bad advice told us its paradise
But paradise isn't god forsaken shacks with mice
And some ugly rats, a lot of mosquitoes, like nothing before
Well, I really, should have known
If doctors had to vaccinate us beforehand
Our plans should have adapted back to cold lands
To go and not get eaten by large bugs

Although it's really warm and it rarely storms
I fear when nighttime approaches
And these roaches make me whine like boo-hoo-hoo
Yeah roaches make me whine like boo-hoo-hoo

Parasites, they're the reason for the word itch
We spend our days lying in the beach in the sun
Although it should be it's not any fun
Cause of mosquitoes and maybe flies and gnats
And while we should be just bathing in the sunshine
We scratch, scratch, scratch, and never quit complaining
We need a better travel agent to ensure
No more trips where we're scared of soreness from hor-
Rid teeth boring so deep to get our blood


Although it's really warm and it rarely storms
I fear when nighttime approaches
And these roaches make me whine like boo-hoo-hoo
Yeah roaches make me whine like boo-hoo-hoo

Well it's such a pity sitting on the beach looking unpretty
Even at a leper city with an ugly stick they'd hit me
My friends might try acting witty
When they see how badly bugs bit me
They'd say "What is your problem? Allergic to swimming?"
But I'd rather be there with air that is much too frigid for the par-
Asites in hair and my face that's bare
But the plane's in six whole days
I'd rather spend a year when I can't drink beer
And music I hear is nothing but Britney Spears than live here in fear
To scratch itch is tragic, more pain than Jurassic
Park managed to cause all of the people attacked at it
Cause you see that was a movie which was fiction
Unlike the sea of mosquitoes in the kitchen

Although it's really warm and it rarely storms
I fear when nighttime approaches
And these roaches make me whine like boo-hoo-hoo
Yeah roaches make me whine like boo-hoo-hoo

I would rather go to work
Where it's cool like Herc
I'd work for several days no pay
Without bugs it's quite okay
Okay..... okay


Although it's really warm and it rarely storms
I need some calamine lotion
And these roaches make me whine like boo-hoo-hoo
Yeah roaches make me whine like boo-hoo-hoo

Hate the itch
Itch, stupid back itch
Whole body itch oh god the itch
This itchy itch, what an itch

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 2.5
How Funny: 3.0
Overall Rating: 3.0

Total Votes: 2

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Billy Florio - May 29, 2004 - Report this comment
well, I can honestly say that your parody has better lyrics that Andre wrote for the title line..."youre roses smell like poo poo poo" give me a break....good job
Troy - May 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one Ethan!!! All 5's from me!!! Outkast's "Roses" has been soooooooooooo flogged to death that it resonates in my head for days and it drives me baddy!!!!! I HATE Outkast's "Roses", it sucks plumbers crack, especially that blackboard scratching irritating nasal accent of the lead singer when he goes "CAROLINE", ARRRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!
Paul Robinson - June 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Ethan, DKTOS, but when the contest voting starts if you post an audio link I will weigh in on it.
Saider E. - June 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job. I found it it fun to write a parody to ''Roses"
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - June 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Some fine rhyming, Ethan, especially the 'Jurassic' section, but the pacing of the second line in the refrain was off each time, so I had to go 4-5-5. By the way, 'allergic to swimming?'...gold!!!
Agrimorfee - June 08, 2004 - Report this comment
(May 04 sotm) Do roaches bite? I dunno...I live in Chitown, where the roaches just vote too much, or vandalize the kitchen when their favorite sports team wins a championship.
Melhi - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
MAYbe if they had you writing their songs, I'd like them. Nice work!
Johnny D - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
(May SOTM) Ethan turned on the lights - RUN !!!
Spaff.com - June 17, 2004 - Report this comment
More great rhming, E-thang. Ya got talent, kid.
Adagio - June 23, 2004 - Report this comment
(MAY SOTM) What Paul said...good one so far.
Meriadoc - June 28, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Loved the bridge! Some great images!
John Jenkins - June 28, 2004 - Report this comment
I agree with those who commended your rhyming, especially the Jurassic line - good parody.
2nz - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Rough song. You made the lyrics bearable for the time being, which means there is some great rhyming going on, as other have noted. Actually, the only part I didn't really like was the refrain, but I can't think of a good sub for the refrain in general, so mumble mumble. Good job, Ethan.

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