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Song Parodies -> "Leaving All The Compost"

Original Song Title:

"Leaning On The Lamp Post"

Original Performer:

Herman's Hermits

Parody Song Title:

"Leaving All The Compost"

Parody Written by:

David Chrenko

The Lyrics

The 1960s really needed a rock & roll parody guy like Weird Al, or a teenage Alan Sherman.
I'm sweeping up the trash - assorted twigs, and clumps of grass,
A patchwork of orange leaves, spread near and far.
(A Patchwork Orange?)
Way back - in '83 - you still could burn them where you please.
Now Greenpeace would hold a sit-in at my yard.

(That said - Let's launch into the first chorus, shall we? . . . )

I'm leaving all the compost by the corner of our street,
In case the dump truck with the trashman comes by.
Oh me - Oh my!
I hope he doesn't hold his nose and drive by.

Oh, the pile towers eight tall - I cannot see the top at all.
But anyone can see it draws flies.
I'm leaving all the compost by the corner of our street,
Until the dump truck with the trashman comes by.

The smell just will not go away,
I've even tried a lemon spray,
Oh, it would make a lesser man cry.
Oh me - Oh my!
It killed a Spotted Owl, as he flew by.
(Uh-oh, Greenpeace again)

Oh, it's wormyful, its gas-e-ous,
It's flammable, it's putrid, too,
And last night I dreamed it was alive!
Now, I'm sleeping in the lobby of the motel down the street,
Until that good-for-nothing trashman comes by!

I raked the autumn leaves that have fallen.
They're moldy and they smell - it's appalling.
My wife says all the neighbors are calling.
I'd rather lie in bed.
Three's a crowd - and four, yer dead.
(Sorry, wrong Hermits' song)

I'm hauling all this compost to my neighbor 'cross the street,
He went to sleep at - just about midnight.
It ain't . . . my day - Here comes his wife, G-L-O-R-I-A!

Oh, she's got a gun, she fired and missed.
I'd better run, she's really pissed,
She shot me on her seventeenth try.
As I'm dying in the gutter by the corner of our street,
I watch the dump truck with the trashman drive by.

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 1

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Rick D - December 14, 2003 - Report this comment
Don't worry. I corrected that guy that told me you wrote garbage. I added the word "about". He's straight now. (Wheich is more than you can say about a lot of guys around here. Hey Dave. Write me an email with a album review. You haven't heard any recordings since we went digital till now.
David Chrenko - December 14, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks Rick. I noticed that almost every parody that went up today had only a couple people vote on them. Perhaps the Saddam capture had something to do with it, but they all pretty much received no attention. Chuck please keep Sunday's new posts up for another day.
Rick D - December 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Looks like Chucky listens to you, Dave. But it still didn't get you more comments....oops! I guess it did.
David Chrenko - December 16, 2003 - Report this comment
You're right Rick, it didn't. But perhaps it helped some of the other writers. I think it was just a matter of fair play on Chuck's part for all concerned.

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