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Song Parodies -> "What The World Needs Now (Is Rugs, Sweet Rugs)"

Original Song Title:

"What The World Needs Now Is Love"

Original Performer:

Jackie DeShannon

Parody Song Title:

"What The World Needs Now (Is Rugs, Sweet Rugs)"

Parody Written by:

Bob Gomez

The Lyrics

Okay, people. This business of replacing the word "love" with "rugs" and calling it a parody has got to stop. I say we declare a moratorium. Right after this song.
What The World Needs Now (Is Rugs, Sweet Rugs)

What the world needs now is rugs, sweet rugs
They're the only things that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is rugs, sweet rugs
No, not just for some, but for everyone

Lord, we don't need no more Viagra
We've got Prozac, and Valium, and Lipitor
Oxycontin, and Ritalin, and Prednazone,
Oh, listen, Lord, can't you see my dome? (chorus)

Lord, we don't need a bigger laptop
There are iMacs and eMacs in every home
There are handhelds and PC's in every trunk
To fill the dumps at the edge of town (chorus)

Lord, we don't need another website
There is whatfreaks, and Weird Al, and AmiRight
There is porno, and free porn, and triple-x
Enough to last till next Friday night (chorus)

Lord, we don't need another Gulf War
There are troops in Angola and Bosnia
Indonesia, the Philippines, Afghanistan,
Stuck in the mud down in Kosovo (chorus)

Lord, please get rid of all the cell phones
They annoy me, frustrate me, and make me gag
Conversations and secrets I'd rather not
Have overheard, what a f*#&!ng drag (chorus)

Lord, can't you abort the TV season?
There are sitcoms too senseless to contemplate
There are knock-offs, and spinoffs, reunion shows,
God%@##!t, Lord, toss me the remote (chorus)

Lord, while you're up, how 'bout a Heineken?
And some nachos, and Wheat Thins, with taco sauce
Gorgonzola, and cola, and kettle corn
Oh, hurry, Lord, and some dental floss (chorus)

Lord, I must've blanked, what was I saying?
Oh, that's right, it was something about a rug.........
Yes, I'm balding, and aging, what else is new?
I guess it's time for Alzheimer's drugs (chorus)
ęBob Gomez 2003 Hats off to Malcolm.

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 18

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Meriadoc - May 07, 2003 - Report this comment
Another great one Bob! But is it my imagination, or did that get really really long.....?
Bob Gomez - May 07, 2003 - Report this comment
To each his (or her) own. I don't put time limits on what I think is funny. d;:^)
Jonathan C. - May 07, 2003 - Report this comment
Good one. Have you tried Rogaine? ;)
Bob Gomez - May 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Yeah. It worked about as well as telling the Lord what to do.

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