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Song Parodies -> "Can't Light These Reefers"

Original Song Title:

"Can't Fight This Feeling"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

REO Speedwagon

Parody Song Title:

"Can't Light These Reefers"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

The optional verse was inspired by a neighbor who, like anywhere else I've ever lived, got a lot of visits from young women who totally ignored me. One day he had his door open when the 19-year-old girl who lives in the next building was leaving his apartment, and halfway down the stairs I could smell the reason he was so much more popular with the young ladies than I was!
I can't smoke these reefers any longer.
And yet I'm afraid to let the habit go.
What started out as a habit,
Has grown stronger.
I only wish I had the strength to let it go.

I tell myself that I won't smoke forever.
And the DEA should be my biggest fear.
Cause I feel so secure when I'm smoking reefers.
They give my life direction,
make everything seem clear.

But I'm gonna have quit it,
And I'll start this very night.
I don't wanna get busted
On a cold, dark rainy night.
And I've been closer than I ever thought I might.

And I can't light these reefers anymore.
I've forgotten what I started smoking them for.
It don't matter anymore,
I've thrown them out the door, forever.

Cause I can't light these reefers anymore.
I've forgotten what I started smoking them for.
And if I have to crawl upon the floor,
Well, the cops won't crash through my door,
'Cause I won't light no reefers anymore.

My life has been such a whirlwind since I started.
I've been running round in circles in my mind.
And it always seems that I'm taking these strange drug trips,
Cause they take me to the places,
That alone I'd never find.

And even as I wander,
I'll keep the reefers outta sight.
'Cause I don't wanna get busted
On a cold, dark rainy night.
And I've been closer than I ever thought I might.

And I can't light these reefers anymore.
I've forgotten what I started smoking them for.
It don't matter anymore,
I've throw them out the door, forever.

Cause I can't light these reefers anymore.
I've forgotten what I started smoking them for.
And if I have to crawl upon the floor,
Well, the cops won't crash through my door,
'Cause I won't light no reefers anymore.

[omit if optional verse is included]
And if I have to crawl upon the floor,
Well, the cops won't crash through my door,
'Cause I won't light no reefers anymore.
***

[optional verse]
Lately my apartment's awfully quiet
The women just don't come here anymore
I guess the drugs were all they really wanted
But they're not worth goin' to jail for

I've made up my mind and I'm not changin' back
I'm giving up drugs once and for all
If the women no longer like me, well that's just tough!!!
I don't need to play their games to have a ball
And I know I'm doing the right thing, after all

Cause I can't light these reefers anymore....
I've forgotten what I started smoking them for.
It don't matter anymore,
I've thrown them out the door, forever.

Cause I can't light these reefers anymore.
I've forgotten what I started smoking them for.
And if I have to crawl upon the floor,
Well, the cops won't crash through my door,
'Cause I won't light no reefers anymore.

And if I have to crawl upon the floor,
Well, the cops won't crash through my door,
'Cause I won't light no reefers anymore.


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Johnny D - December 23, 2003 - Report this comment
I remember the original song by REO Speedwagon - you did a good job!
Agrimorfee - May 03, 2004 - Report this comment
ABC Comp.--pretty good. 444.
Johnny D - May 03, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Voted earlier, and this one's still smokin'.
Phil Alexander - May 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Missed this one first time around - one of the best anti-drug parodies, IMO; not hugely funny, but a very good parody.
Adagio - May 04, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but a good read! (ABC)
Spaff.com - May 05, 2004 - Report this comment
The optional verse was my fave. But since when are pothead babes not worth going to jail for?
Meriadoc - May 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one MM!
Peregrin - May 07, 2004 - Report this comment
I liked it! You have my sympathies regarding the babes! The "Grass" is always greener hey? ;-)
Claude Prez - May 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Pacing was dead-on; good sh*t man
Paul Robinson - May 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Michael, good job here 5's across.
steve - October 21, 2004 - Report this comment
this is one of the funniest parodies i have ever heard....or read that is...i immediately saved it, grabbed my acoustic and jammed out...too funny...great job!!!

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