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Song Parodies -> "I Gotta Beat Meat"

Original Song Title:

"I Gotta Be Me"

Original Performer:

Sammy Davis, Jr.

Parody Song Title:

"I Gotta Beat Meat"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Each time I bite, I know that it's wrong
This unitary diet of mine has gone on too long.
I gotta beat meat, I gotta beat meat
Cut down on the meat, especially Spam

I've got to give up consuming five
Meals a day and teeming with
Nothing but creatures once alive.
I gotta beat meat, defeat sweet pigs' feet,
Creamed beef, fricassee, especially that Spam.

I love to eat thighs'addicted, I guess.
These rations I eat, made of meat and that's all.
I've got to put down this fettle of flesh.
I am a carnivore; flesh has me in its thrall.

I've got to atone'get diversity
In my diet, to improve my health,
So I'll go cold turkey.
I've got to be free and get this monkey
Off my back and try some vegetable pie
I've gotta beat meat.

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Pacing: 3.3
How Funny: 3.3
Overall Rating: 3.3

Total Votes: 10

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 3   0
 4   1
 5   5

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Ravyn Rant - January 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Two fives are for the title - the other one is for the parody NOT being about what I THOUGHT it might be about. :)
Rick D - January 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Hah! I do this sort of title thing in my songs. I have one called "Beat the Meter", about a guy trying not to get a parking ticket when he's stuck in line at the post office. 555
Johnny D - January 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Go, JB, go! You tell that frikkin' sausage who's BOSS!
alvin rhodes - January 20, 2005 - Report this comment
yep, the title fooled me too....nice one...5s
John Barry - January 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, RR, Rick, JD, Alvin.
Kristof Robertson - January 21, 2005 - Report this comment
John, you are the chasseur auteur! OK, it wasn't as clever as yours, but gimme points for effort! btw, fine, fine parody, especially "I gotta beat meat, defeat sweet pigs' feet,"...THAT's sweet!! 555
Peyton Manning - January 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Beat that meat! Beat that meat! Beat that meat!
guido - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
It's very important in a song parody to be able to sing the melody easily. Your phrasing makes this nearly impossible in almost every line. Next time count the syllables in each line and match it.

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