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Song Parodies -> "A House with No Drains"

Original Song Title:

"A Horse with No Name"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

America

Parody Song Title:

"A House with No Drains"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

On the great home building journey
I was planning it with my wife
There were chairs and beds and clocks and sinks
There were stands and frills and frames

The first sting I met
Was a realtor scuzz
Said the land was mis-zoned
The piping's out
'Cus the cost's sky high
And the bank would give no loan

I'm getting quite desp'rate 'cus my house has no drains
To go leavin' them out was insane
The inspector was in the bribery game
So the permit guys wouldn't give me no pain

La la la la la la la la La la la la la

After two days with a plugged bathtub
My skin was smelling like lead
After three days of this bailing fun
Still the waters' approachin' the bed
And I'm havin' to hold
'Cus the toilet don't flow
And the house does stink like the dead

You see because I was destitute my house had no drains
To go leavin' them out was insane
All that pressure to go avoiding bank claims
But there ain't dough saved that is worth all this pain

Fla fla fla fla fla fla fla fla Fla fla fla fla fla

After nine days there's still no place to pee
And the shower stall's turning green
There were backups in the tubs and sinks
There was sludge and swill and stains
If only I had downpipes that connect underground
And a bathroom commode above
Maybe a septic tank's good start all around
But the equity's not enough

I'm getting quite desp'rate 'cus my house has no drains
To go leavin' them out was insane
Savin' dollars was a terrible shame
'Cus I've crossed my legs and I'm in severe pain

Gur-gle la la la la glub glub Gur-gle la la glub
Gur-gle la la la la glub glub Gur-gle la la glub

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Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 7

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Guy DiRito - September 22, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice, very nice. The good thing about this song is that it has a built in 'back up'.
Melhi - September 22, 2003 - Report this comment
Boy, does this ever dredge up bad memories. Years ago, I purchased a group of rental units, one of which had been rented to a couple I soon learned *preferred* not to make use of the available drains. Can't tell you how much I prefer your fictional account. ;) Nice job as always!
Wild Man - September 22, 2003 - Report this comment
Great work Mer & Pip. I refer to realtors as "Land Pimps". That last line had me cracking up.
Billy Florio - September 22, 2003 - Report this comment
haha..good job
mandamoo - September 23, 2003 - Report this comment
This was great ! Well done yet again !
Claude Prez - September 23, 2003 - Report this comment
Matches up very well with the original; great job ("sludge and swill and stains" made me laugh)
LynC - September 25, 2003 - Report this comment
Good s..t!
Princess of Pop - September 30, 2003 - Report this comment
Glub Glub! Great job you two! :-)
Johnny D - October 28, 2003 - Report this comment
ROTF sloshing around in a puddle then getting back up and LMAO !
Rice Cube - April 03, 2004 - Report this comment
That's what the random holes in the baseboards are for ;-)
Rick D - April 04, 2004 - Report this comment
You must have the same contractor I had in "Wirin' Brain" (Fire and Rain)
wdh - April 04, 2004 - Report this comment
This parody smells.....but I gave it 5s
John Jenkins - April 04, 2004 - Report this comment
The "crossed legs" line was a great finish to a very good parody.
Guy - April 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Androgenous ones - well done again as I reread this for the ABC competition. Good luck you two.
martha - April 06, 2004 - Report this comment
really funny ... loved it
neminem - April 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Ok. That is very likely getting my vote. It helps a bit that I like the original, but mostly it's just very witty and well-paced.
Paul Robinson - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Clever stuff - 5's
2nz - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Really good pacing, good humor throughout the whole thing, and nice use of the original song. Smells 5's
Spaff.com - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Dude! An excellent parody of a goofy original. Great work as usual from the Hobbit Wonder Twins. Sorry I missed this in September.
RockandRollFan - June 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Again....have me rolling! I'm gonna have to stop looking at these for a whuile just so I can catch my breath...
Stuart McArthur - March 31, 2005 - Report this comment
caught this thanks to Scathe's link today - hilarious - 555

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