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Song Parodies -> "At the Greek Taverna"

Original Song Title:

"'Heroes'"

Original Performer:

David Bowie

Parody Song Title:

"At the Greek Taverna"

Parody Written by:

Agrimorfee

The Lyrics

This is the album version...stanzas for the single version (as released on "Best of Bowie") are marked with * for your convenience.
I, I am starving
And you, you look peak-ed
There's one thing for our meal, I say
We can eat them, try them today
We can eat gyros, on special today

Now you, you will drink wine
And I, I'll drink retsina
Get the bottles straight off the rack
Appetizer? Feta cheese toasted black

The pitas will hold them together
The sauce is fine
Smells good today
I could eat gyros for ever and ever
Every day

*I am proposing a toast
To Spiro, our wonderful Host
The pitas
Pitas will hold it together
We could eat them, for ever and ever
Oh we could eat gyros
Every day

*I, I am waiting
And you, you're looking green
The service is quite busy today
We will eat gyros some time today
Delicious, on special today

Hey! Here is the waiter (it's the waiter!)
Walking...down the hall (down the hall!)
With the plates high above his head
(over his head)
And we kiss
As he serves us all
(food didn't fall)
And the meat is on the well-cooked side
Oh, I could eat them for ever and ever
Yes, I could eat gyros
Every day

*We now eat gyros
We now eat gyros
We now eat gyros
On special today
We just eat gyros

It's filling...it's filling our stomachs
I am not lying
I ate thirteen today!
I am the Champ Eater
For Saturday

ohhhh, ohhh, ohhh, ohh
Ate too much today...
Copyright 2004, Agrimorfee. Hopa!!

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.8

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Jeff Reuben - April 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Another one I had to look up the original...it's all Greek to me!
Johnny D - May 10, 2004 - Report this comment
April SOTM - This one's just plain hysterical!
Rick D - May 10, 2004 - Report this comment
I liked this one. I used to play greek music in one of my many musical incarnations. Never got into the food too much.
Melhi - May 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice job!
Meriadoc - May 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Dammit! I shouldn't read parodies while hungry! (And I don't dare go get some food - or the next one I read will probably be about poop...!) :-P Good job 5-5-5.
Peregrin - May 18, 2004 - Report this comment
One of the above didn't vote, methinks.... This was a really good job with a hard song to work with Agri....
John Jenkins - May 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good parody, but Greek food is more than just feta cheese, pita bread, and gyros. What about shish kabob, hummus, falafel, and baklava?
Mari D - May 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Mmmmm....
Claude Prez - May 21, 2004 - Report this comment
I was in Greece once (no, really). They had the BEST melons. Honest. Anyway, five broken plates for you.
neminem - May 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Darn you, I'm already hungry. Anyway, 4/5/5
2nz - May 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job with a hard song. I am kinda hungry, now.
Spaff.com - May 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one, Aggro. Fave line: "I could eat gyros for ever and ever." I could, too. And hey, "Greek Taverna" would be a great sub for "Beast of Burden." Hmmm...
Paul Robinson - May 31, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM - Hey, a food parody that DOESN'T ruin your appetite! Great job except now I'm hungry again. 5's.
Adagio - November 06, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS...good read!
Guy - November 09, 2004 - Report this comment
(FOOD) DKTOS, but this must be some kind of Gyro. Read and tasted fine though.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
(FOOD) Greece is the word...just wipe it off your face after your meal. An Olympic effort, Aggy.
Stuart McArthur - November 11, 2004 - Report this comment
(FOOD) wish I wasn't following Luke on all these - he keeps pinching my lines - nice one agri - tough OS to do
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - November 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Stuart's Line: Woah! Where are we? Is this a dream? Luke: *pinch!* Stuart's Line: OUCH!
Johnny D - November 13, 2004 - Report this comment
(Food) See above!
Saider E. - November 15, 2004 - Report this comment
FOOD - Mmm...Guyros
Jeff Reuben - November 15, 2004 - Report this comment
See above!
Paul Robinson - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
(FOOD) Same as I said back in May, except this time I ate before I came over here. 5's...
Jack Wilson - November 18, 2004 - Report this comment
(Food) I wonder if these are the gyros Billy ordered! 555!
Andria - March 23, 2010 - Report this comment
(ABC A & B) Love David Bowie, likewise with gyros, Feta cheese, Greek salads, "The Iliad & The Odyssey", and ancient Greek history. Heck, even my name is widely used in Greece! :-) Excellent job on the parody all around, and 5s FTW. Better go and vote on other parodies now before I slack off and go up to the corner store for some gyros!
Mark Scotti - March 24, 2010 - Report this comment
(ABC A & B) Agri.....your making me...hungry!!! LOL!
Matthias - March 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I only know of this song because of it's inclusion in Moulin Rogue's "Elephant Love Medley" but still this was a great parody (although it made me hungrier and I'm already starving!)
tomario - March 28, 2010 - Report this comment
gotta fess up..i had to google "Gyros" i thought they were unemployment cheques lol. gluttony in a greek stylie very good parody but then its what we expect from you ! 555
Abbott Skelding - April 11, 2010 - Report this comment
ABC- Not a Bowie fan...or greek food for that matter...so everything is kind of lost on me...but good job anyway!
bobpiecheese - April 11, 2010 - Report this comment
(ABC-AB) Um...what Abbott said!
Red Ant - April 12, 2010 - Report this comment
New OS and new parody to me. and tho I just ate, this made we want to go get some gyros. Well served, Aggyro.
Below Average Dave - April 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I can't believe I hadn't commented on this before, this is one of your classics. You know this is good Agri.

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