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Original Song Title:

"Sister Golden Hair"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"I Heart Thanksgiving"

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The Lyrics

My goal is to write a Thanksgiving-themed parody of a 70s lite-rock hit every three years. Watch for the next one in 2010. Meanwhile, Robert Lund's recording of this one is temporarily available for free download from The FuMP. Get it before it becomes refrigerated leftovers.
Well I tried to make it Monday
But the hailstorm closed O'Hare
So I carjacked me a Hyundai
Nineteen hours and I'll be there
I've got no more paid vacation
And your family's always rude
But I'll bust my butt to get there for the food

Well I keep on thinkin' 'bout your
Sister's boysenberry pies
And the sweet potato casserole
Brings teardrops to my eyes
Though there's shloads of carbohydrates
And the fat-gram count's obscene
It's my first excuse to gorge since Halloween

Will you feed me rolls and drumsticks?
Will you heap beans on my plate?
Will you stuff me till my bum sticks
Out where your chair can't bear my weight?

Though my seams are ripping
I don't mind saying
I heart Thanksgiving

Well I keep on thinkin' 'bout those
Pilgrims' 1620 feast
It's their fault that my blood pressure
And cholesterol increased
If you want help washing dishes
I've devised a brilliant plan:
I'll just fall asleep and blame the tryptophan

Will you feed me till there's nothing?
Will you feed me broiler loads?
Will you stuff me full of stuffing
Until my gastric tract explodes?

And if I'm still living
I'll keep on saying
I heart Thanksgiving

(Gob-gobble, gob-gobble...)

[Go easy on those cranberries, old lady! I haven't had thirds yet!]

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 19

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 2   0
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 5   17

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John Jenkins - November 21, 2007 - Report this comment
It will be difficult to wait until 2010 for "50 Ways to Stuff Your Turkey," which will follow in the great tradition of "Buy Yams...I Said" and this song. It's all good, but I like the first verse and the "Monday/Hyundai" lines best.
Jack Wilson - November 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Same thing I said on your myspace page.5s
Dee Range - November 21, 2007 - Report this comment
While I question your choice of cars to 'jack...ok, it rhymed with Monday...I don't question anything else. It's a Spaff, 'nough said
McKludge - November 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Hyundai? I guess that's why it took 19 hours. Those things can't get out of their own way. And I dig your word-merge "shloads." Here's 5 scoops of casserole, 5 turkey legs, and 5 slices of pie.
Rick C - November 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Yeah, as Dee said, it's a Spaff. I love the recording too. Heard it on the FuMP.
alvin - November 21, 2007 - Report this comment
brilliant as to listen to it
Guy - November 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Hibbety!!! Bring on the funeral potatos. Tryp to where? Yeah this meal described is most definately worth the tryp... Here, eat these fives for your gastric ailments.
Agrimorfee - November 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Somebody was tryptophanin' with those 1s! Very nice, Spaff!
Joel Martinez - November 21, 2007 - Report this comment
LOL, the cholesterol part got to me! (in an expression that means it was funny of course) Good job!555
Kristof Robertson - November 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Oh, you Americans and your unabashed gluttony! ;-) I know nothing about thanksgiving, but I'm a goshdarn EXPERT on stuffing my face, so a hearty set o' 5s for you, Pilgrim Sumsion!
stuart mcarthur - November 22, 2007 - Report this comment
whoa, a Kristof and a Spaff in the one day (glad I didn't submit) - brilliantly sly as usual, that "A heart B" phenomenon was overdue for a skewering, but I just like the way the perfect "obscene/Halloween" "feast/increased" "loads/explodes" couplets just seemed so unforced, which is such a hard thing to do, and which you consistently manage to pull off, Spaff - 555
Carmine (2-Loud) Boccotesta - November 22, 2007 - Report this comment
Hey-e Ovah 'eah, HUH? I taught dat Frankie (Geek-Bytes) Computadora ran dat no gude wonz guy down on da innernet an Galletto (Chicken) Testa wacked hiz azz fer id. Den hu did Feech, Vin & Joey do da dump job on? Wees gonna disgust dis ovah toikey dayz dinners wuts yous alls invided to an bedder come er else. I WUNTZ DAT WUNZ GUY WACKED SEWS HIZ OWN MUDDER DOAN RECKEGGNIZE HIM. 2-LOUD OUTTA 'EAH,
MrMacphisto - November 22, 2007 - Report this comment
Delicious.. 5-5-5 - December 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Belated thanx, John & Jack & Dee & McKludge & Rick & Alvin & Guy & Agrimorfee & Joel & Kristof & Stuart & Carmine & Macphisto. Very cool of you to read this and/or listen to Robert Lund's performance and/or to simply drop by and leave comments.

The time I spend with this lyric-writing bad habit of mine keeps getting spread thinner and thinner across more places and projects, so I no longer spend as much time on Amiright as I used to, but that doesn't mean I love this place any less.
Jonathan S. - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
A real turkey. 544
littleT-DayCake - March 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Very good HolidayFood ditty! I could munch on a few of these goodies! - May 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanx, LittleEverythingCakes.

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