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Song Parodies -> "Could Be I Should Try Tongue"

Original Song Title:

"Only The Good Die Young"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Could Be I Should Try Tongue"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

Got Tongue?
Went to Virginia, such a nice state,
Apostolic's there have lots of faith,
I'd sooner the latter than everyday saints,
They're right as hell like a nun.

I don't need a statue, when I need to pray,
The Jews got their temple, they like it that way,
But I never knew it was nice what they say.
Pentacostals told me son,
Could be I should try tongue.

Was tongues I'd heard and they were rancorous loud,
Like do-wah-diety, by Lot they vowed,
Thy rod and staffing's so Holy Cow.
But they never heard me none.

Come on ya sinnahs, low me a line,
Wend up your lingual, and crow up the shrine,
It's stained glass blurtin' of the diety kind.
Sooner now said by some,
Could be I should try tongue.

Sounds like a lot of stress on the potty with the constipation,
It sounds like "gas in bowl",
By the TP roll.

But these sinnahs all seem to have quite a lotta information,
For their diety,
But it's all soundin more like jive to me.

They say things to heaven at astounding rate,
I hear what they utter but say it I cain't,
Put the shaft to the sinners, can't cry like these saints.
Whimperin' out their lungs,
And could be I should try tongue.

Can't say or utter told you all that I could give to was some meditation,
I cannot blare you see,
So could it just be quiet prayer for me?

Went to Virginia, such a nice state,
Apostolic's there have lots of faith,
I'd sooner the latter than everyday saints,
They're right as hell like a nun.
Could be I should try tongues.
Could be I should try tongues.
Could be I should try tongues...

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alvin rhodes - March 24, 2005 - Report this comment
thought you meant beef tongue by the title...this concept is even funnier...love it...5s
Johnny D - March 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Hmm, I thought you were going to segue into having your protagonist meet an attractive M.O.S. at church, and, later on, while parked under the moonlight, wonder if, maybe, perhaps.....
Red Ant - March 24, 2005 - Report this comment
DRTOS well enough to vote, but I live in VA, and unless you just picked Virginia for artistic license, you got a seriously bad idea of what alot of Virginia is like. Most people I talk to have the same major issue with VA: Department of Transportation ( are they EVER going to get I-64 right? ). :)
Red Ant - March 24, 2005 - Report this comment
PS-When I saw your parody title, I was expecting something, umm, a little different, but that would have been relagated to whatfreaks.com I suppose.
Virginia - March 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Red Ant - Check the OS. I'm mentioned in the OS in the same place that the parody author placed me. I'm also mentioned in several other places in the OS but he varied the verse in those places.
Red Ant - March 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Will do, Virginia. Not a big Billy Joel fan, but I'll atleast get a copy of the lyrics and vote this.
Adagio - March 24, 2005 - Report this comment
This is the part I like best.."Can't say or utter told you all that I could give to was some meditation, I cannot blare you see, So could it just be quiet prayer for me?"

This is a good one Guy. 5's
Royce Miller - March 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Guy, this is funny, and I agree that it's jive--what you speak of ; not sure if you're rolling into heaven or hell for this one.
Guy - March 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Alvin - Either way you bite your tongue. Thanks.

Johnny D Thanks, How could you even think that. This parody was about church. I'll have to do the heavy metal version for that and just call it tungsten.

Red Ant Thanks for your comments.

Virginia - Thanks for putting Red Ant straight.

Pat - I take it then that you are not a big fan of tongues?

Royce - The devil made me do it.
Adagio - March 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Guy, I just liked that verse is all....no other comment. ;)
Andy Senior (aka The Carpal Tunnel Kid) - March 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Hibbety, hibbety, hibbety! (Fives.)
Michael Pacholek - March 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Only Guy could make those guys sound funny.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - April 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Some divine punning in this one, Guy. Loved the latter day saints and 'do-wah-deity' ones best.
Charlie Decker - April 18, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) "do-wah-diety"...hilarious! 5s
Agrimorfee - April 18, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) Gracious, a good glossalalia guide, Guy! 555
Adagio - April 18, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) Already commented. Funny! 5's
Johnny D - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above.
Melhi - April 21, 2005 - Report this comment
C - Whew! From the title, I was worried this was going to be a food parody. If you're lookin' to try a new expression of faith, speaking in tongues is probably a lot safer for a novice than trying to get the hang of snake handling! :) (You aren't going to start writing parodies in tongue, though, right? :D)
Kristof Robertson - April 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) I have no idea why I didn't vote for this first time round. Excellent!!! 555
MysteryGoat - April 22, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS and don't really understand it too well either.
Adam Eccleshall - April 23, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS, and havn't a clue what it means :-(
Jeff Reuben - April 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Well done! As others said, expected something totally different =)

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