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Song Parodies -> "Gnomes Abound"

Original Song Title:

"Homeward Bound"

Original Performer:

Simon & Garfunkel

Parody Song Title:

"Gnomes Abound"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

When walkin' to my car each morning
Somethin' freaks me out, I have no warning
In the neighbor's grass there stands
A tiny but annoying man
I don't know when this fad began
But plastic elves are in demand

Gnomes abound
Can't stand to see
Gnomes abound

Fishing in the garden
Now my anger's startin'
Well I beg your pardon
I hate them, you see

There's one lounging by a stream
To see it makes me want to scream
And that one looks the same to me
As one hiding behind a tree
Don't know what their appeal could be
Unless you like to look junk-y

Gnomes abound
All down my street
Gnomes abound

Sittin' in the flowers
How they make me glower!
Wish an ast'roid shower
Would kill them for me

Tonight when driving home again
I'll pass six, eight, may-be ten
With fury rushing to my head
I'll want to kick them, rip and shread
But I'll keep my distance instead
Like my probation couns'lor said

Gnomes abound
They drive me mad
Gnomes abound

Lookin' fat and lazy
Lying in the daisies
How they make me crazy
Glorified debris
So ugly to me
Wouldn't you agree?

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 13

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John Barry - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
I love the word "gnome," and I like your parody.
alvin - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
some things are just automatically funny... you had me at the title
Matthias - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Brilliant, I agree whole-heartedly. The only thing more disturbing than gnomes are troll dolls.
Michael Pacholek - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
I don't recall Tolkein writing about a great war between Elves and Gnomes, but it would explain why they left Middle Earth and settled on people's lawns, permanently immobilized due to Elven magic. Five lightning bolts.
Ann Hammond - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm think of bowling and using lawn gnomes as the pins.
Michael Pacholek - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Ann, be on the lookout tomorrow for a parody written just for you! And Arwen.
Kristof Robertson - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
I was chuckling by "Gnomes!/ Fishing in the garden/ Gnomes!/ Now my anger's startin'".......giggling by "And that one looks the same to me/ As one hiding behind a tree"......and howling by "But I'll keep my distance instead/ Like my probation couns'lor said"

A glorious slice of silliness. BRAVO! 555+
Matthias - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
I guess Gnome isn't where the heart is
John Jenkins - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
All the gnomes should be shipped to Nome (Alaska). With your probation counsellor. Very well done and entertaining.
Stuart McArthur - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
shread?.....Arwen!....(maybe you had "thread" in your "head") - not often does a title alone make me look forward to a parody, but I knew this would be good, and the points you lost for "shread" were more than regained by "glower" and "ast'roid shower" - wish I'd thought of this idea - 555
Arwen - March 29, 2007 - Report this comment
John...=) Thanks very much...I'm glad you like it. you're saying I didn't even have to write the parody? MAN! I wish I'd known before I lost so much sleep over it last night...; )

Matthias...I would take a troll doll over a garden gnome any day. Seriously. But I'm glad we're on the same page...=)

Michael...=) I was waiting for someone to make such a reference..I should have known it would be you. ; ) Thanks!'s hoping you pick up every spare...=)

Michael...again...oh gosh...I'm on the edge of my seat. Already.

Kristof...see, that logical progression of funniness thing I was going for seemed to have worked. Woohoo!! =) I'm glad you liked it.

Matthias..again...oh groan. That's something Jeff would say. Where is that guy, anyway?

John...hee! Thanks a ton!

Stuart...I'm hanging my head in shame. Seriously. I am ASTOUNDED that I did that. My gosh. In my defense, this one wandered into my head earlier in the week, halfway developed and then wouldn't leave me alone. I got home late last night, but just HAD to see if I could finish it. So..."shread" was a product of parody writing, at the computer, at 1:00 in the morning, after working all day and only getting 5 hours of sleep the night before. But yeah...still no excuse. I'm such a freaking loser. Thanks for pointing that out. ; )
Stuart McArthur - March 29, 2007 - Report this comment
my plesure - I've been walking round with a smug grin on my fase all day :-)
Johnny D - March 29, 2007 - Report this comment
555! So you'd like to send 'em all to Gnome Man's Land? ;-)
Arwen - March 29, 2007 - Report this comment
Stuart...well, that's how you always walk around, isn't it? ; )

Johnny...nice...=) Thanks.
Serafina - March 29, 2007 - Report this comment
Arwen!! Nice to see you again! =) Seems like it's been forever. As for me, I've had a rather hectic month of March, which is mainly why I haven't had time to come around here. Anyway I just happened to read through this brilliant parody of yours, which I will award with a 5-5-5 vote. Hopefully I will have gnome more stressful days for a while! ;)
Jeff Reuben - March 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I didn't think it was possible, but sounds like someone has little man's syndrome =) A great followup to Gnome, Gnome on the range! 5s.
PMS - March 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Ab-gnome-ally funny.
Arwen - April 01, 2007 - Report this comment has been a long time. I am trying to get back into the swing of my parody life...but my other life keeps getting in the way. =( Here's hoping this is a step in the right direction. Jeff...=) Thanks a bunch. PMS...nice! Thank you!

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