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Song Parodies -> "Damn Cicada Time"

Original Song Title:

"Mashed Potato Time"

Original Performer:

Dee Dee Sharp

Parody Song Title:

"Damn Cicada Time"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

They're always around in summer, but every seventeen years, the damn things go nuts.
(It's the latest!
It's the hatest!
Damn cicadas!)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

The last cicadas came a long time ago
when Reagan to the Berlin Wall did go.
The Minnesota Twins were on their way.
And their dome kept the cicadas at bay!

(Damn cicadas!)
Crunch under your feet now!
(Damn cicadas!)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!
(It's the latest!)
Come on, baby!
(It's the hatest!)
Come on, honey!
(Damn cicadas!)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

Seventeen years have gone flying by.
So many changes, and my oh my.
Those things made us hop around the floor
to "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For!"

(Damn cicadas!)
"I've climbed highest mountain!"
(Damn cicadas!)
"Run through the fields!"
(It's the latest!)
Come on, baby!
(It's the hatest!)
Come on, honey!
(Damn cicadas!)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

I wasn't 'round the time before that
the last time cicadas all went splat.
They made themselves feel quite cozy
when Neil Diamond sang "Cracklin' Rosie!"

(Damn cicadas!)
"Oh, I love my Rosie child!"
(Damn cicadas!)
"Store-bought woman!"
(It's the latest!)
Come on, baby!
(It's the hatest!)
Come on, honey!
(Damn cicadas!)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

And then my mom and dad were telling me
'bout their invasion in '53.
The damn cicadas all had a fling
when Sinatra's "Got the World On a String"!

(Damn cicadas!)
"Sittin' on a rainbow!"
(Damn cicadas!)
"String around my finger!"
(It's the latest!)
Come on, baby!
(It's the hatest!)
Come on, honey!
(Damn cicadas!)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

(Damn cicadas!)
Feeling kinda "Toxic!"
(Damn cicadas!)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!
(It's the latest!)
Come on, baby!
(It's the hatest!)
Come on, honey!
(Damn cicadas!)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!
(fade 'til end)
Really bugs me, y'know?

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Maya - June 13, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm not even voting. GET OFF OF CICADAS! We get it from the million other cicada spoofs! You're not the first person to talk about how annoying they are, or how weird it is people eat them, or wanting to eat them. But that's not important. What IS important is that NO ONE CARES! God!
minneret - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Not voting either, just stopped by to see what kind of mind produced the rant you felt compelled to dump on my silly little submission. Cicadas. And Mashed Potato Time. Ok.
minneret. - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
forgive that last comment. fine bit of whimsy.
Michael Pacholek - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
No one cares, Maya? If your home town was crawling with the damn cicadas, you'd care! (Though I wouldn't bet my boots. They're too valuable right now!) Min: Thanks for the defense. Why do you call yourself Minneret? Is it because Ziggurats are hazardous to your health? (Old joke.)
Rod Worden - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm surprised more folks haven't voted on this, Michael. I thought it was funny, and a HOOT to sing along with! Good work, I say! 5-5-5.
alvin rhodes - June 15, 2004 - Report this comment
i liked it too....but i'm glad this cicada thing only comes around every 17 years...
Maya - June 15, 2004 - Report this comment
You know what? I would care. But I wouldn't just sit at home and whine to parody writers, I'd start killing bugs!
Michael Pacholek - June 15, 2004 - Report this comment
And then you'd write a parody about it, right?
Maya - June 18, 2004 - Report this comment
No, I wouldn't. I'd wipe all the Cicada residue off my jacket, and I'd stand on the pile of shells, and I would laugh. Laugh at the insects feeble minds and bodies.
2Eagle - June 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I live in California so I have never seen cicadas or fireflies. Be careful of what you wish for.

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