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Song Parodies -> "Del Taco"

Original Song Title:

"El Paso"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Marty Robbins

Parody Song Title:

"Del Taco"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

out for some food, i went down to del taco
well known to all in the mexican world
night times would find me enjoying my dinner
i thought i'd give the fajitas a whirl

blacker than night were the beans in fajitas
sizzling and seasoned and spicy as hell
my love was deep for this mexican favorite
i thought this stuff surely beat taco bell

one night i found myself all settled in
having fajitas again
found myself daring more hot sauce, not caring
cause flaming fajitas are something i loved

but there's danger

i chomped with delight, but my fervor soon faded
down went my hand for some rolaids, galore
my heartburn had tripled in less than a heartbeat
i felt so strange that i slumped to the floor

just for a moment, my gut felt such violence
shocked by the foul evil feeding, i'd done
loudly, a noise from behind as i lay there
i ruined my pants...cause i had the runs

out through my back door, my dinner has come
lordy, i sure was surprised
this is a bad one...i looked like a sad one
such an attack left me tied up inside

but at long last

i found i could rise from the floor of del taco
weak from the cuisine of old mexico

done with del taco, i found myself mirthless
i'd stained myself that night...no pride was left
since things went wrong, blander food, i've been tasting
i want fajitas, but i fear my death

i saddened up just because i can't go
dining, no longer a lark
maybe tomorrow, you'll find me right back there
but now, i'm still cursed by this burn in my heart

but at last here

i am on the street that will lead to del taco
hope that my stomach will rumble no more
my urge is strong, plus i'm known to be ornery
said with a chill, "two fajitas, to go"

maybe that night, should have ate me a poorboy
maybe just shrimp, or some fries by the score
cramping with poop wouldn't be my reaction
yet, i had to try my fajitas once more

something is dreadfully wrong cause i feel
a deep burning pain down inside
though i am trying to keep myself stable
i'm getting teary and just can't abide

but my love for

fajitas is strong so i scarf up the other
my gut was searing, i have to attest
i take antacids, but with me, it trifles
i've an inferno right there in my chest

from out of nowhere, fajitas have downed me
slowly, i creep, barely make it outside
done myself harm, but this meal i would die for
last little bite of fajita...goodbye


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PMS - January 14, 2007 - Report this comment
"loudlu a noise..." and "out thru the back door my dinner has come" were my especial favorites. I about died laughing
Rex - January 14, 2007 - Report this comment
These lyrics have a lot of heart... burn. A gastrointestinal masterpiece!
Yoidy - January 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Sounds like you had a showdown with GI Bloat, pardner. Have some .555 millimeter slugs for your digestional shoot out.
AFW - January 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Proving the old saying, "When you eat Mexican, notify next a' kin.......... good work.
Meriadoc - January 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Imagine your reaction if you'd bought them from a lunch cart! :-O
John Jenkins - January 14, 2007 - Report this comment
A lot of clever subs, particularly those for El Paso, Felina, and poorboy; plus an entertaining plot.
Jessie W. - January 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Lovely! My mom loves that song, so it's burnt into my mind forever. Now I have an entertaining double to sing.
Jack Wilson - January 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Awesome job! 555 more fajitas
Lionel Mertens - January 15, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm glad you didn't let the beans do all the singing. Those unholey frijoles. 5's
alvin rhodes - January 15, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks PMS rex yoidy AFW merry john jessie jack and lionel
2Eagle - January 15, 2007 - Report this comment
I thought "Uh, oh!" because this was one of the longest songs that was ever played to death on the top ten stations. Well, your parody was worth every minute. If I were asked how I would like to die I would die eating salsa and guacamole. By the way, did you see that episode of The Simpsons where Homer trips out after he ate the hottest pepper known to man?
Tommy Turtle - January 15, 2007 - Report this comment
TMGLTM, many rhyming with OS; faves: 'foul evil feeding, i'd done", worthless"/"mirthless", "i chomped with delight, but my fervor soon faded" --- oh hell, they're all great. One of your best. 555+
alvin rhodes - January 16, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks 2eagle and tommy
Mr Dave - July 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I've been searching (in vain) for a parody of El Paso that I heard on the Dr. Demento show back around 1970. I sing and play each week at a cancer treatment center as a volunteer while people are getting their Chemo. I wanted to sing the old parody, BUT I LIKE THIS ONE A LOT MORE! Can't wait to sing it for them (really, Laughter is GOOD MEDICINE!) GREAT JOB! :D
adagio - July 14, 2008 - Report this comment
lolol. 5's
alvin - July 15, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks mr. dave.....that's a very classy thing you do...sing away.....thanks adagio
MamaFajita - July 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir Alvin,~Duke o'Swerve~ I share your addiction to Mexican Food . . . but oh, the calories!! ay Cohiba!
alvin - March 15, 2009 - Report this comment
thamks mamafajita
Adagio - March 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I just saw that I a;ready commented, alvin. This was an entertaining masterpiece. I loved the puns and was laughing the whole time.
alvin - March 18, 2009 - Report this comment
mexican food is famous for reruns
Stevie D - May 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Just found this website -- this parody is brilliant! More, more!
alvin - May 14, 2010 - Report this comment
thanks stevie
Leo Keough - May 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I was thinking of doing one to this OS, but there's no way I could ever top this one...Parody humor at its finest!!!...555!!!

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