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Song Parodies -> "I’m a Green Leaver"

Original Song Title:

"I'm a Believer"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Monkees

Parody Song Title:

"I’m a Green Leaver"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

I got drunk on hosts of toasts and pails of ales,
then tried something else, and I could see:
gross drunkenness was feckless,
scrambled up my bean.
Did a joint, meant I had a new scene.

Stuck it in my face—now I’m green leaver;
different pace is found over time.
I’m not drunk—I’m a green leaver
not a believer in fine wine.

I sot [sic] drunkenness: a pour-and-tipple binge,
but the more I craved, the less I thought.
Chucked the booze, then tryin’
sativa’s domain
opened up the sunshine in my brain.

Smile is in my face, now I’m green leaver.
Not in place, the downing of wine.
I’m not drunk—I’m a green leaver
and a dreamweaver in my mind.

[interlude]

Whoa! drunkenness was reckless,
mangled much my “bean”;
and another thing can this word mean. . . .

Smile is in my face, now I’m green leaver.
Not in place, the downing of wine.
I got plump—as a green leaver
I’ve wrought the fever much to dine.

I’m stuffing my face, ’cause I’m a beans reaver—
rapid pace is now how I dine.
And I’m a beans reaver [chomp, chomp, chomp, chomp], ice-cream retriever. . . .

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Pacing: 4.7
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Overall Rating: 4.7

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Timmy1000 - November 20, 2014 - Report this comment
You may have started a new name - Green Leaver. I hope you're in a legal state for this.
Callmelennie - November 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Now try "Dream Weaver" -- Oooh, Green Leaver, I believe you can ... (do some damn thing). Hey ... you're the Master; I'm sure you could spin that one out in about ten seconds
Leough - November 20, 2014 - Report this comment
You really rocked the joint with this one!
Rob Arndt - November 20, 2014 - Report this comment
JAB in fine form- 555!!!
Patrick - November 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Stuck in Kansas, where even the subject of wine was, for a long time, a bit touchy. In Colorado, on the other hand.... Freedom of choice for all Americans!
Jonathan - November 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Monkee Groove Man! 5's
Andy Primus - November 20, 2014 - Report this comment
High fives for your spiffing spliffing spoofing.
Peregrin - November 21, 2014 - Report this comment
Good one JB, but I am left with the impression you were simply Monkeeing around.
MasonR - November 26, 2014 - Report this comment
A token of my esteem!

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