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Song Parodies -> "I Guess That's Why They Call It Taboo"

Original Song Title:

"I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues"

Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"I Guess That's Why They Call It Taboo"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Oedipus Rex inadvertently killed his father (Laius) and married Laius' wife, Jocasta, Oedipus' mother. When he learned the truth, he blinded himself. Tragic.
Don't dip it all way
In your sis all day. Kin kennin'*--never.
With your mom or pop, that's not OK.
First cousins--don't cuddle, ever!

With king Laius slain,
Lust-loving Oedipus tied
Knot with Jocasta; when he learned what he'd done,
He screamed, "Mom!!" She was no longer eyed.

And I guess that's why they call it taboo.
Lads, don't marry mom, and gals, dad eschew.
If you bear youngsters, you may discover
Sisters and brothers should not be lovers.
Yeah, I guess that's why they call it taboo.

Just caress the face,
But don't land your hands on glands.
'bate hesitation to flout fornication.
Forget consanguine** one-night stands.

Mate not with girls
With same cytoplasm'd cells,
Even if you covet your cousin Sue.
But you can cudgel yourself.


*knowing, as in biblically
**related by blood

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Overall Rating: 4.9

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Matthias - September 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Man, Sue has a bum rap where she goes...
Poopie Longstocking - September 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Pardon me, Mr. Barry, but this song was from the 80's. But hey, I like it, and there's no taboo there. 5,5,5.
alvin rhodes - September 21, 2006 - Report this comment
gee, thought this was gonna be another redneck song...not disappointed though
John Barry - September 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, Matthias, Poopie (mea culpa), Alvin.
TJC - September 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Very funny and here's 5 nucleoli for your cytoplasm (LOL, first time using 'cytoplasm' in a parody?)!
Meriadoc - September 21, 2006 - Report this comment
What Alvin said...
Red Ant - September 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Please send this to every resident of WV, lol!
The Thought Police - September 22, 2006 - Report this comment
And I guess that's why I gave this three 5"s-funny like an elephant,on a cliffside high dive. (I had more,but that writers block crept in...)
Michael Pacholek - September 23, 2006 - Report this comment
They say that cat Oedipus was a bad mother... (Shut your mouth!) And this was a good parody!

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