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Song Parodies -> "Poison I-V"

Original Song Title:

"Poison Ivy"

Original Performer:

The Coasters

Parody Song Title:

"Poison I-V"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

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They come on to death rows, in reverie buggy throws,
They stick these guys like Dutch,
Now when they hook up and fetter them such.

Poison I-V e-e-e-e, poison I-V e-e-e-e,
Late, you're quite after seepin', poison I-V comes grim reapin',
You're dow-ow-ow-ow-ow-own.

In privy you go dazy, almost like purple hazy,
So chilly do you in,
They lift the lever, gets under your skin.

Poison I-V e-e-e-e, poison I-V e-e-e-e,
State has plight for your keepin', poison I-V date is creepin',

Pleas'll become frumpy,
Rope dumps'll make you clumpy,
The 'lectric box will make you jump and twitch.
They're comin' for ta cool ya,
Kalashnikov'll rule ya,
But poison I-V lord'll break your hitch!

Your lawyer pleads a motion, for mal-aligned notion,
Soon be latchin' tightly bound,
One minute past twelve they'll put you down.

Poison I-V e-e-e-e, poison I-V e-e-e-e,
Fate takes flight while you're weepin', poison I-V soon be sleepin'
In grou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ound.

Fees for legal grumping,
For chumps of lethal pumping,
Electric shocks will make you dump and pitch.
The lawman scold and rule ya,
The trooper cops'll school ya,
Poison I-V poured'll bake your switch!

The hangman reads the motion, for cu-ra-rine potion.
They will scratch you with one round,
One minute your heart will stress and pound.

Poison I-V e-e-e-e, poison I-V e-e-e-e,
Late at night you ain't sleepin', poison I-V gonna cheapin',
You dow-ow-ow-ow-ow-own.

La da la da la da
La da la da la da
La da la da la da
La da la da la da

------ FADE TO DEATH ------

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 22

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Red Ant - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
So, if this got recorded, would Death Row records sell it? Great idea to a current news topic, and the video was sweet as well.
Michael Pacholek - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Sounds like you've swiped some of Malcolm's material. Pardons from five Governors.
Jack Wilson - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Great job of parodying an already funny song,5s
alvin - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG...this is hilarious....especially liked the"' 'lectric box will make ya jump and twitch " parody i've seen here in a while.....bravo sir !
Meriadoc - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I give you V...
littleCupCakes - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
'baked your Switch" !!! oh Sir, I do hope that you're OK !!!
Peregrin - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm flickin' the switch on some fives!
Johnny D - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment

Hey, Stu - I know you appreciate syllable-matching - so I refer you to THIS parody, written by AmiRight's Syllable-Matching MASTER!
Ann Hammond - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
he larious
GG - January 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Guy - January 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Red Ant - Glad you enjoyed the youtube video as much as the parody. I found a live version but it was missing the entire band except for the lead singer who is well into his 70s by now. It didn't sound nearly as good so I chose the obvious. Thanks friend.

Michael Pacholek - Much appreciate the pardons from the guvs but they can only kell me once. I missed the point about swiping Malcom's material. Thanks.

Jack - Thanks for enjoying this.

Alvin - That is such an over the top compliment. I accept it most graciously. And I knew you'd go off on the 'lectric box. LOL.

Merry - Thanks for the "V" - That is way better that is one better than "IV".

LCC - This knight had his flack on - he is no worse for wear. Thank ye m'lady.

Pip - I'd much rather "light than switch" but you get both with the 'lectric box. Thanks.

JD - Thanks for the shout out but I think your page fell on unhearing ears. And you are way too kind with your compliments. I am flattered.

Ann - Glad you got a charge out of this. Thanks.

Finally to my Geek Girl from work - You would like the "Fade" part knowing you. Thanks for giving this a once over.
Jason - February 08, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) V fives
Matthias - February 13, 2008 - Report this comment
A bit creepy for my tastes Guy. There's just some things that go on that you REALLY don't want to know about, you know what I mean? But it was a good title sub, and a pretty solid idea.
Agrimorfee - February 13, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) A capital parody! well-researched and still irreverent.
Guy - February 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks Jason.

Sorry to creep you out matt and thanks for your comment.

Ag - Maybe I could get it on the Capital label. Thanks.
The Charnstar - February 15, 2008 - Report this comment
SOTM- Damn, every pun I thought up when I read this has already been used... Well, that was just brilliant, 5's!
Peter Andersson - February 24, 2008 - Report this comment
SOTM - I presume that this is to be followed by a parody of either "Stairway to Heaven" or "Highway to Hell"...
Michael McVey - February 26, 2008 - Report this comment
The idea was interesting, and the execution (groan!!!!!) was marvellous.
bobpiecheese - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Er...I cannot see the humour in this. Nor can I detect any real topic other than "Look! DEATH". Not your best (but that's my opinion).
Max Power - February 28, 2008 - Report this comment
wannabemustangjockey - February 29, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Heh, maybe they could release this on Criminal Records. Good work.
Phil Alexander - February 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I didn't like this at all, I'm afraid, Guy: could have done with some really sick humour, or maybe an argument.. as it was, I actually found it rather stomach-turning. Didn't realize I was that much of a lightweight.
Jeff Reuben - February 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I think the funniest part of this (likely intended) was the juxtaposition of the subject matter the lighthearted song (and the choice of youtube video certainly helped that!) Nice job.
Kristof Robertson - February 29, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Well, this has REALLY got me in a bit of a muddle, Guy....while I appreciate the black, black humour for what it is, I'm a bit uneasy about the subject matter. Being from a country where capital punishment was outlawed many lifetimes ago, I find the whole thing a bit hard to relate to. So a set of slightly tentative 5s here.
Jack Wilson - February 29, 2008 - Report this comment
See above!
Below Average Dave - February 29, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Even though I got lost totally, it was very well written, it's a bit of a disturbing issue for me, but I digress-it was well paced and well executed, and I do think you achieved what you were going for.
John Wayne Gacy and Ted Bundy - February 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes the death penalty is definately a deterrent to murder. We haven't killed anyone since they killed us. So come on you wimpy folks who say this parody shocks you so. You above all people should understand that this is satire and you should be able to deal with the satire of it all. It is sad when the satirist misses the satire completely. It's not like it is about "dead babies" who are innocent. There are limits on what is good satire and what is just plain sick and we believe that this is not one of the sick ones. We were the sick ones here and we're dead - move on now.
Invisible Boy - February 29, 2008 - Report this comment
When I first saw your title, I though your parody was about ancient Rome. The black humor didn't bother me until I read the other comments. Then I asked myself if maybe I should have been bothered. Here in the USA we are rather desensitized to the whole issue. But anyway, judged as a parody, this is well done, and your title sub is...well...quite funny.
Lol That Was Good - September 13, 2008 - Report this comment
That was funny, really well done. And all this talk about the death penalty is depressing! Poison Ivy-eyeyeyeyey! Poison I - e - eeeeee! Lol.

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