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Song Parodies -> "Hey There Al-Qaida"

Original Song Title:

"Hey There Delilah"

Original Performer:

Plain White T's

Parody Song Title:

"Hey There Al-Qaida"

Parody Written by:

The Lyrics

Hey there al-Qaida
Can I stage this intervention?
Are there reasons for your anger
That you're too ashamed to mention?
I hurt too
But acting out will not help you
Let's talk it through

Hey there al-Qaida
Growing up did bullies shove you?
Do your fears that you're unwanted
Or your mothers didn't love you
Make you scream?
Like you I tend to go extreme
I snarf ice cream

Oh - What you need's a shrink
Oh - It's what would help I think
Oh - What you need's a shrink
Oh - It's what helps me not drink

Repressed inferiority
Obsessive personalities
Are signs your inner children beg for hugs
Explosive vests may indicate
A latent self-destructive trait
But nowadays there's great prescription drugs
Al-Qaida, someday you can be
Productive in society
'Cause even sociopaths can learn to chill
Ask Dr. Phil

Hey there al-Qaida
Social workers make good listeners
They can help with sublimation
Like instead of seizing prisoners
Seize the day
Let's hug your fear and hate away
You could even love the USA
Hey there al-Qaida, heal today
You'll be OK

Oh - What you need's a shrink
Oh - To get you back in sync
Oh - To fix the way you think
Oh - What you need's a shrink

Spelunking makes you stink

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 21

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 4   4
 5   15

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Legal Drug Dealer - July 23, 2007 - Report this comment
So, like, this is your solution to world terrorism? We should shower them all with XTC bombs or something?
Arwen - July 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Speaking of needing a shrink, I'm having major issues here. I've loved the OS forever...but as I's not matching with this...(I've got an extra verse and chorus in the middle...and some small pacing issues)...which isn't very Spaff-ish at all. It's kind of freaking me out. I've got the 2005 release, though...and I'm wondering if the T's altered it with the re-release in 2007. Must have I said, I can't see you leaving a verse out.

I'm going to vote 5s, assuming the best...because what you've got here is fabulous...very funny. The "seizing" bit killed me!
Jack Wilson - July 23, 2007 - Report this comment
That was awesome! 5s - July 23, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm supposed to be working right now, but...

Legal Drug Dealer. Um, no. Think "satire."

Jackie: Thanks!

Arwen: It's lovely to hear from you again. Thanks for the kind words. We can work through your issues. The original goes verse-verse-chorus-verse-verse-chorus-bridge-verse-chorus and is over four minutes long. Like I do with some of my other stuff, I wrote this with the hope of it getting recorded and aired; a parody that long wouldn't stand much chance, so I cut out a verse-verse-chorus. If anybody wants to give me low marks because of that, I'll accept it and live. Oh, and consider "listeners" and "prisoners" two-syllable words, if that helps. And the PWT guy pronounces "it's what" throughout as one syllable, so I used that. Other than all of those things, the scansion should be spot-on - and brilliantly so. Heh heh.
alvin - July 23, 2007 - Report this comment
a fiun fave of the day
Rex - July 23, 2007 - Report this comment
It's about time someone had the courage to stand up and declare that the terrorist problem can be solved with a group hug. Unfortunately, your ice cream issue is more complex, since it comes in so many flavors.
Matthias - July 23, 2007 - Report this comment
A good parody of the Plain White T-(aliban)-'s
JP - July 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Good and funny...all bow before King Spaff! You should write more often.
Spoof-Man - July 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Loved it Spaff.... somthing tells me this will not be recorded! Or will it!! Love it just the same anyways - July 25, 2007 - Report this comment
alvin: Thank you. I love getting the Fave of Alvin Rhodes Today award.

Rex: Ice cream and hugs can solve all problems. And even create a few.

Matthias: Ah ha! I thought the "T's" was for "Turbans."

JP: You should say stuff like that more often. Heh heh.

Spoof-Man: Not holding my breath. But muchas gracias, as al-Qaida would say. When they're speaking Spanish.
projectsisyphus - August 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Hilarious parody of a very deserving original! - August 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, Sisyphus. Good luck with the boulder.
Josh 2 - November 06, 2007 - Report this comment
nice stuff, but unfortunately I had pacing issues aswell, Hey there Al Paida just doesnt fit at all sorry, 455 - December 09, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm convinced that only al-Qaida members can pronounce (not to mention spell) "al-Qaida," but non-members here in the states commonly pronounce it "al-KAY-duh" or "al-KY-duh." I find that second one to be a particularly lovely sub for "Delilah." I must not be the only one who thinks so; there's a different parody called "hey there Alqueda" on YouTube. It's posted in the video responses to this:
EmiLoca - December 24, 2007 - Report this comment
This is the bomb. ...sorry, it's all I got. ;-) - February 23, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks, Emi - two months too late - for the, um, killer comment. (Sorry, that's all *I've* got.)
Max Power - October 23, 2008 - Report this comment
What do you think their reaction will be once they learn the truth about the 72 "virgins"? - October 24, 2008 - Report this comment
No doubt, Max. And who wants virgins anyway? I agree with the lyrics to "The Sadder But Wiser Girl" from The Music Man. (It's from 1962 but the song is still so scandalous that they cut it from our recent community theater production.)

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