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Song Parodies -> "Lantana"

Original Song Title:

"Montana"

Original Performer:

Frank Zappa

Parody Song Title:

"Lantana"

Parody Written by:

Callmelennie

The Lyrics

A lantana is a spreading ground cover plant with little yellow flowers. This song came to me as I was pruning frost damage off of them the other day
I might be pruning two lantana soon
Just to shape me up a patch of yellow flowers
Watering em up ... whacking em down
Near a little house that I can sell uptown
By myself, I wouldn't feel so dour
But I'd be shaping my LOVELY yellow flowers
Shaping my lovely yellow flowers
(Shaping my lovely yellow flowers)

Well, I might just plant me a rose bush
But keep the thorny stuff for somebody else
But then on the other hand I would
Snip some blooms
And wash them down
Put em in a vase
And show them around
I'd grow me a patch
And it'd be a snap
That's why I'm pruning two lantana!
Pruning two lantana soon
Gonna put my garden in full bloom
Pruning two lantana soon
Gonna water them all down fore noon (Yes I am)

(Cue chorus of manic falsetto voices)

I'm raising a patch of yellow flowers
That thrives out in the desert
Raising em up
Watering all day and all night and all afternoon
I'm planting a dwarf hibiscus tree
Her name's Hibiscus Tiliacus
She's a nice tree ... even though
She's a bit dainty to bloom in the desert heat or dryness anyway
She's a bit dainty to bloom in the desert heat or dryness anyway ... anyway
I'm watering a patch of yellow flowers
Even if you think it's wasteful folks
I don't care if you think it's wasteful, folks
I don't care if you think it's wasteful. folks

I'm gonna plant me a hibiscus
Just about this big
And put her right next to the bender board line
With a pair of HEAVY DUTY
ZIRCON ENCRUSTED prune shears in my hand
Every other landscaper would say
I was mighty grand
By myself, I wouldn't feel so dour
Cause I'd be shaping my LOVELY .. yellow flowers
Shaping my lovely yellow flowers
Shaping my lovely yellow flowers

Well I might stride along the bender board
With my prune shears gleaming in the moonlighty night
And the I'd ... TRIM MY HONEYSUCKLE
And give my ass a scratch
Just me and the dwarf hibiscus
Over by the yellow flower patch

And then I just might .. pull em back out
And stride .. like a gardener
Into the fronds of lantana
Pruning two lantana soon (Snippy-yi-oh-ki-ay)
Pruning two lantana soon (Snippy-yi-oh-ki-ay)
Pruning two lantana soon (Snippy-yi-oh-ki-ay)
Pruning two lantana soon (Snippy-yi-oh-ki-ay)
Pruning two lantana soon (SNIPPY-YI-OH-Ki-AY .. YAY!)
Pruning two lantana soon (SNIPPY-YI-OH-Ki-AY .. YAY!)
Pruning two lantana soon (Snippy-yi-oh-ki-ay)
Pruning two lantana soon ...


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Porfle Popnecker - December 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Delightful take on the classic Zappa tune!
Rob Arndt - December 20, 2011 - Report this comment
TY for the info on the plant-555. I write a lot of info-parodies using the SJH "I Put a Spell on You" OS. Now I want to do a parody using another plant or flower! Hitler's favorite flower was the Edelweiss and it was used as the symbol for German Mountain Troops. Of course that song is in The Sound of Music!!! Thanks for your inspiration :)
Callmelennie - January 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Lantana update: My lantana plants, after a brief but intense struggle, not against frost, but against inadequate sun exposure have died. They passed away comfortably yesterday morning in their all too shaded, northern exposed flower bed. They are survived by a tree, Hibiscus Tiliacus, a honeysuckle bush and three Natal plum plants
Callmelennie - August 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Parody alert: My Frank Zappa muse is stirring again, so who knows -- I might be crooning to Santana soon

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