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Song Parodies -> "Can't Fall Asleep Tonight!"

Original Song Title:

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

Original Performer:

The Tokens

Parody Song Title:

"Can't Fall Asleep Tonight!"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Song's Background: So I need to wake up at 4:00 in the morning in order to get ready to be on the set at 5:00 in the morning (which really sucks!). This pretty much means that I can't sleep tonight at all or else I'll completely oversleep and be in a MASSIVE amount of trouble since I'm one of the heads on the set tomorrow. Thus this song was born as well as the challenge of how many parodies can I write in four hours.
Won’t happen much today

Of caffeine pills to take!

Can’t go to bed! Can’t go to bed!
No sleepyhead! No sleepyhead!
Alarm clocks set! Alarm clocks set!
But it’s no sweat! But it’s no sweat!
Can’t catch a wink! Can’t catch a wink!
Eyelids won’t sink! Eyelids won’t sink!
No time to rest! No time to rest!
Cause I’m so stressed! Cause I’m so stressed!

You’ll hear me grumble, Pepsi I’ll guzzle
Cause I can’t sleep tonight!
It’s such a struggle I want to snuggle
But I can’t sleep tonight!

Must stay awake! Must stay awake!
Although I shake! Although I shake!
Won’t take a nap! Won’t take a nap!
What is that crap? What is that crap?
No time to snooze! No time to snooze!
I’ve got the blues! I’ve got the blues!
Can’t fall asleep! Can’t fall asleep!
No counting sheep! No counting sheep!

Dozing’s a privilege and I’m not enriched
No sleep for me tonight!
I’ll play some cribbage or eat some spinach
But sleeping’s not alright!

Not sawing logs! Not sawing logs!
I’ll take a jog! I’ll take a jog!
Can’t hit the hay! Can’t hit the hay!
I’ll start to sway! I’ll start to sway!
Won’t see me crash! Won’t see me crash!
That clock I’ll smash! That clock I’ll smash!
Screw catching Zs! Screw catching Zs
Coffee I’ll seize! Coffee I’ll seize!

Though it’s quite calming and I’ll be charming
If I get sleep tonight!
Give me a prodding if my head’s nodding
Can’t risk the sleep tonight!

(Background: Noooo! Noooo! I need to stay awake!)

Don’t need shuteye! Don’t need shuteye!
I’ll still be spry! I’ll still be spry!
I can’t pass out! I can’t pass out!
Or else I’ll pout! Or else I’ll pout!
That slumberland's! That slumberland's!
Way out of hand! Way out of hand!
Can’t even yawn! Can’t even yawn!
Or I’ll be gone! Or I’ll be gone!

Won’t happen much today

Of caffeine pills to take!

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 2

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John Barry - April 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Wonderful rhyming.
Wild Child JIN - April 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Zzzzzzzzz...... What? Oh, sorry! fell asleep, caught me catching some Z's, But here, you can catch some 5's, three of them to be exact.... ;-D Excellent job with this Matthias! :-)

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