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Song Parodies -> "Gorilla Man"

Original Song Title:

"Piano Man"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Gorilla Man"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
Another zoo crowd shuffles in
There's a human looking through the glass
Makin' faces and hoping I'll grin

He says some-thing that I cannot understand
I'm bored, I've been caged-up too long
So I stand on my feet
And on my chest I beat
Then I hear the other apes' song ---

"Ooo, eee-aaa, eee-eee-aaa!
Ooo-aaa, eee-eee-aaa, eee-aaa!"

"King us a Kong, you're the gorilla, man!
King us a Kong tonight!
Well we're all bored to tears with captivity,
So give all those humans a fright!"

That chimp on the bars is a friend of mine
He grooms me and eats each flea
And he's quick and he's wise
But like all of us guys
There is some place that he'd rather be

He says, "Kong, I believe this is killing me,"
As I saw his chimp-simper erase
"Well I'm sure that I could be a circus star,
If I could get out of this place!"

Ohhh...
"Ooo, eee-aaa, eee-eee-aaa!
Ooo-aaa, eee-eee-aaa, eee-aaa!"

That gibbon's a really great tree-gymnast
Who never caused anyone strife

We're all locked in these cages
We've been here for ages
And probably will be for life

And the chimpanzee's back to his grooming tricks
As orang-utans look like they're stoned
Yes we're sharing a stink we call loneliness
But it's better than stinkin' alone

"King us a Kong, you're the gorilla, man!
King us a Kong tonight!
Well we're all bored to tears with captivity,
So give all those humans a fright!"

It's a pretty big crowd for a Saturday
The zoo manager gives me a smile
'Cause he knows that it's me they've been comin' to see
As they're putting coins in his turnstile

And I get up and growl like an animal
Beating on my chest fills them with fear
And they press on the glass
And they point at my ass
Sayin' "Man, what a HU-mongous rear!"

Ohhh...
"Ooo, eee-aaa, eee-eee-aaa!
Ooo-aaa, eee-eee-aaa, eee-aaa!"

"King us a Kong, you're the gorilla, man!
King us a Kong tonight!
Well we're all bored to tears with captivity,
So give all those humans a fright!"

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Adagio - November 20, 2004 - Report this comment
I never read one with the gorilla's point of view before. This was a really good one, Johnny. 5's
Stuart McArthur - November 20, 2004 - Report this comment
I loved that one Johnny, esp.

"Ooo, eee-aaa, eee-eee-aaa! Ooo-aaa, eee-eee-aaa, eee-aaa!"

and "better than stinkin alone" - 555
Lionel Mertens - November 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one Johnny, 5's
Jack Wilson - November 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Gitarzan 2004! Great job! 555!
Johnny D - November 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Pat, Stuart, Lionel, and Jack. Just a little monkey-business for a Saturday at Zoo Amiright.
Michael Pacholek - November 20, 2004 - Report this comment
The only things missing is a play on the word "simian" and the answer to the question any Johnny D fan wants to hear: "How long is King Kong's dong?"
Johnny D - November 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you, Michael Pacholek-zan, King of The Yankapes.
John Jenkins - November 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Now this is a parody that a room full of monkeys could appreciate. Well done, JD.
alvin rhodes - November 21, 2004 - Report this comment
this is excellent...5s
Johnny D - November 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you, John & Alvin.
Tim Mayfield - November 22, 2004 - Report this comment
I chest barely beat it here in time, it took 555 attempts.
Johnny D - November 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Tim.
Phil Alexander - November 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent, JD - and in a theme to tie in with my current couple of submissions, have you by any chance heard the song "Le Gorille" by George Brassens? (it was translated for an English-speaking audience by Jake Thackray half a century ago as "Brother Gorilla" - I think, nope, I *know*, you'd enjoy it) - lyrics are here: http://joni.soc.surrey.ac.uk/~scs1ec/gorilla.html
Kristof Robertson - November 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Great JD...well done to sticking thematically to the OS and giving it a twist...555
Jeff Reuben - November 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good...got the monkey off your back (token bad pun in the comments section for a good parody)
Ashkicksass - November 22, 2004 - Report this comment
This was sweet, sad, AND funny! I especially giggled at "As orang-utans look like they're stoned!" Fabulous job, JD!
Johnny D - November 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Philbo, Kristof, Jeff, and Ash.
Cookie-man - November 22, 2004 - Report this comment
This totally lifted my spirits. I know how those apes feel. Trapped in a cube all day......... EXCELLENT!!!
Michael Pacholek - November 22, 2004 - Report this comment
John Jenkins: Not to bust your chops or anything, but you do know that gorillas are apes, not monkeys, right? Monkeys have tails, apes don't. Aw, what the hell, you're a Republican, you don't even believe in evolution.
Johnny D - November 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Cookie-man!
Adagio - June 02, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) Already commented.
Red Ant - June 07, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) Like this one. 5s.
Agrimorfee - June 07, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) I always have to be a party pooper. This was funny, but way too many of the OS words for me to rate this as highest quality--from you, anyway.
Charlie Decker - June 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Nice one, Johnny. 5s.
Melhi - June 13, 2005 - Report this comment
(G) I was kinda thinking along the same lines as Agrimorfee about the OS. You still managed to work in some chuckles, though!
Dee Range - June 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Terriffic job, JD. Well thought out and lots of humor. High 5's
Rick C - June 15, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) Good one, Johnny! Good twist on the OS...555
Stuart McArthur - June 16, 2005 - Report this comment
(G) already commented, Gorilla man - I think it was along the lines of "Ooo, eee-aaa, eee-eee-aaa! Ooo-aaa, eee-eee-aaa, eee-aaa!"
Kristof Robertson - June 17, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above...'nuff said. Great.
Ethan Mawyer - June 18, 2005 - Report this comment
The Ohhh... "Ooo, eee-aaa, eee-eee-aaa! Ooo-aaa, eee-eee-aaa, eee-aaa!'s really made the parody, but all of it was really good. It's something that seems like it would have come out of the monkey room... 555 banana peels for this song's detractors to slip on
MysteryGoat - June 18, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) That was great. You went into the mind of a monkey so naturally. I liked the stoned orangutang part the best.
Arwen - June 19, 2005 - Report this comment
ABC--I don't know how I missed this before, but I loved it, Mr. D! Great job!
Scathe - June 19, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC-G) Classic Johnny D monkeyshine.
Jeff Reuben - June 20, 2005 - Report this comment
ABC: Awesome. Going ape over this one!
ABC's OF PARODIES ROUND "G" GOLD MEDAL - June 28, 2005 - Report this comment
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