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Song Parodies -> "I Got a Rock!"

Original Song Title:

"I Am a Rock"

Original Performer:

Simon & Garfunkel

Parody Song Title:

"I Got a Rock!"

Parody Written by:

Melanie Lee

The Lyrics

I started writing this Halloween night--actually, the wee hours of All Saints' Day--riding home from Greenwich Village on the subway. A belated Happy Halloween! OS:
An autumn night
On a cool and crisp October:
All Hallows’ Eve!
Ringing on a doorbell: “Tricks or treats!” They come;
They are giving out their candy, fruit, and gum.

I got a rock!
I got some granite!

I am encased
In ghost sheet, warped and hole-filled.
The wind sure penetrates!
I have some need of candy. Candy tastes so sweet.
We ring again; we call out “Tricks or treats!”

I got a rock!
I got an agate!

Don’t talk of friends!
Well, I know one friendly boy.
He’s sleeping in the pumpkin patch!
My baby sister loves him. He’s got her by his side
As they both await that Magic Pumpkin Ride…

I got a rock!
I got some pyrite!

I have my brains
And philosophy to protect me.
Boy, it’s breezy here in this ghost sheet!
Party in the room. Constant social doom.
I’ll bob for apples, see what comes to me…

I got a rock!
I got some pumice!

And the rocks I displayed,
And in Science, got an A.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 19

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 2   0
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 4   0
 5   19

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Stan Hall - November 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Funny ... fine pace-matching mating coherent story and amusing twist deserves (and gets) a full set of 5s.
John Barry - November 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Rock on!
2Eagle - November 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Five diamonds for this.
Andy Primus - November 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Rock solid parody
AFW - November 04, 2008 - Report this comment
This rocks!
Peregrin - November 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Hey Melanie, our parodies sure do go side by side :) Love what you did with the rocks at the end!
Silver Power - June 10, 2009 - Report this comment
[Insert rock pun here]! I thought this was a great parody, and very funny, although I DKTOS, I still thoroughly enjoyed this. Good job, 5s.
Timmy1000 - June 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Great Halloween song. Nice ending with the use of the rocks; I really liked the whole stroy in this one.
Abbott Skelding - June 15, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC: That would be a terrible Halloween, but that is a very good parody! It totally...well, you
Agrimorfee - June 15, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Pages from the diary of C.Brown...I like parodies like this, from a POV of a wellknown character.
Guy - June 20, 2009 - Report this comment

Melanie - I read this when it first posted and I could have sworn that I voted and commented on it. Nonetheless, I'm here now and this is just as cool as the first time I read it. It is surely a stone cold thing to do to give kids something to break their teeth upon. Sure hope you didn't get a lump of coal for Christmas. I guess this is what happens when kids take treats for "granite". This parody is excellent.
Max Power - June 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Great work
Stuart McArthur - June 24, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) love your pacing Melanie - makes the read really easy - not sure about why you had all those rocks though! or was it just for the science project? - 555
bobpiecheese - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC5I) Interesting take on a classic gag from Peanuts. It's a bit harder to relate here because Halloween isn't as prominent here in Aussie as it is in the US. But this still was pretty good. 555!
Leo Keough - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) This was funny and well paced throughout, and fit the OS perfectly!!!...The concept of Christmas coal in the stocking applied to Halloween just cracked me up, and I loved the twist at the end!!!...555!!!
Andria - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Great job, Melanie, and although I'm not with the ABC contest, I'll still give you some 5s.
Stuart: In case you're not familiar with the old "Peanuts" (Charlie Brown, Snoopy, etc) Halloween specials on TV, one of the characters (Charlie, if I recall correctly) always got rocks instead of candy or apples.
Below Average Dave - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I thought that it was very well paced, rhymed and written, but it seems really random to me. . .I don't know, I guess the end kinda explains it, but that makes the trick or treat part seem random--either way-fun read Mel. . .expertly written
Red Ant - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
You got your rocks off here. I've done this OS; a bit tricky, like most S&G songs. The pacing was solid as a rock.
Matthias - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Dave: You really need to see the "Peanuts Halloween Special" to understand this one, thankfully I have and thought that this one was all around silly in a great way! I've always loved this movie! Want to go meet me out in the pumpkin patch and wait for The Great Pumpkin?
Invisible Boy - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved the idea and the imagery, Melanie. You often show great talent for descriptive writing.
Also, using different rocks for each verse touched me...being from the "granite state"...
Jeff Reuben - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I figured this would be a wedding song. Nice job!

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