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Song Parodies -> "Breakin' Rocks Is Hard to Do"

Original Song Title:

"Breakin' Up Is Hard to Do"

Original Performer:

Neil Sedaka

Parody Song Title:

"Breakin' Rocks Is Hard to Do"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Hammer comin' down, penal crew, down, down,
Hammer comin' up, penile crew, pound, pound.
Breakin' rocks is hard to do.

They took freedom away from me,
Put me in the penitentiary.
Now I'm wearin' stripes of blue,
And breakin' rocks is hard to do.

To my true love, I said "goodbyes."
Now I'm called "love" by big hairy guys. . .
Don't even take time to woo,
And breakin' dates is hard to do.

They say that breakin' rocks is hard--it's true.
When is my appeal comin' through?
Don't write me off with the pen.
Take me from breakin' rocks
To court and fakin' in the dock again.

From my new "loves," take me away,
Otherwise my girl might think I'm gay.
I miss her, and somethin's blue,
But breakin' out is hard to do.

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Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 11

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alvin rhodes - March 17, 2005 - Report this comment
funny concept...5s
Serafina - March 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Good one...I especially like the intro. :)
John Barry - March 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Alvin, Serafina.
Red Ant - March 17, 2005 - Report this comment
You have 555 more rocks to break. :)
... - March 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Pretty funny stuff man. 5-5-5.
Michael Pacholek - March 19, 2005 - Report this comment
If this parody doesn't count as "good behavior," you'll never get paroled!
martha - March 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Loved this one .. great idea !!! very funny

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