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Song Parodies -> "What Is The Spleen?"

Original Song Title:

"What Do You Mean?"

Original Performer:

Justin Bieber

Parody Song Title:

"What Is The Spleen?"

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The Lyrics

Part of my "50 Shades of Pop" self-challenge. Of all the organs normally found within one's flesh, the spleen is the most confusing. What the hell does it do? This is the tale of one man who tries to find out...
What is the spleen? Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Doesn't make any sense, what it does, I don't kno-ow
What is the spleen? He-ey-ee-yeah-eah
It wasn't covered in school, least as far as I kno-ow
What is the spleen? Oh-oh, what is the spleen?
Answers I just cannot find, what is the spleen?
Oh-oh-oh, what is the spleen?
Not a damn thing online, what is the spleen?

It's a really fun word to be sayin'
You say "Ow, my spleen!" it's really ha-ard
To not break out in laughs so annoyin'
That's not what the point is, let me resta-a-art
What's this organ's secret purpose? Keepin' me up all night (oh)
Why does it need to stay tucked in my insides (oh-oh)?
Is it purple or brown or red or gree-een (ooh-ah)?
Oh, I really wanna know

What is the spleen? Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Am I just too damn dense to work it out? Don't kno-ow
What is the spleen? He-ey-ee-yeah-eah
Is it a digestive tool? Or is it just God's jo-oke?
What is the spleen? Oh-oh, what is the spleen?
Someone tell me and don't lie, what is the splee-ee-een?
Oh-oh-oh, what is the spleen?
No straight answers online, what is the spleen?

Tried to research, found nothin' revealin'
At least to a non-biologi-i-ist
Just so much technobabble, left me realin'
Like your av'rage episode of Star Tre-e-ek
Ev'ry search is one more dead end, honestly it feels like (oh)
A big prank and that's lame, I like knowledge, right (oh-oh)
This is such a let-down but I won't lea-eave (ooh-ah)
Oh, until I fin'lly know

What is the spleen? Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Does it filter fluids like my kidneys? Don't kno-ow
What is the splee-een? Oh, what is the spleen (he-ey-ee-yeah-eah)?
If I had the thing removed, would I up and explo-ode?
What is the spleen? I gotta know, ooh-ooh-ooh
Oh-oh, what is the spleen, ooh-ooh?
I need answers on the fly, what is the spleen? Explain
Oh-oh-oh, what is the spleen? Can't find jack-shit online
What is the spleen? Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh (could someone e-explai-ain plea-ease, yeah)
This is not for a test, I'm still curious, thou-ough
What is the splee-ee-een? No, don't shrug and evade me (he-ey-ee-yeah-eah)
No theories I'm tryna prove (he-e-e-ey), it's just I wanna kno-ow
What is the spleen? Are we all just morons?
Oh-oh, what is the spleen? What the crap, crap, crap?
Seems nobody knows, but why? What is the spleen?
What the crap, crap, crap? Oh-oh-oh, what is the spleen?
Mystery of our time, what is the spleen?

Fun fact: my cousin Gareth lost his spleen due to sudden-onset-truck syndrome. So I guess you can live without it.

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Patrick - January 08, 2016 - Report this comment
While perusing a book of old patent medicine ads I often saw references to treatments for the spleen. You never hear about this organ anymore on TV. Maybe the human species has evolved to where people born after the early 1900's simply lack that particular organ. Just my theory. For the rest of my theories, see "On The Origin of Feces".
Matthias - October 26, 2016 - Report this comment
"Spleen" is a funny word but that seems to be the only meaning behind this parody. I mean you can look up information on that body part on Wikipedia if you really wanted to know more about it. You did for the "Spleen" what Weird Al did for the "Pancreas"
Agrimorfee - October 28, 2016 - Report this comment
Well Matthias, Weird Al did explain everything you would want know about the Pancreas. I was hoping to learn more here about the Spleen,TCOP...but the fact you managed to make it still such an unknown body part over the course of this pop treacle earns you some sort of award
Jeff Reuben - November 07, 2016 - Report this comment
Weird Al's Pancreas was the first thing that came to mind here as well. I'm not sure anyone knows what the spleen does. Nice job.

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