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Song Parodies -> "Sunburn"

Original Song Title:

"Sundown"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Gordon Lightfoot

Parody Song Title:

"Sunburn"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

i can see her fryin' back...she is in distress
she's infused with a hue...its a crimson mess
sunburn...you'd better take care
if you're out sunbathin' with your back all bare
sunburn...you'd better prepare
you may find you need lotion if your skin is fair

she's been lookin' like a beet, that's been picked and steamed
needs that solarcaine spray, or she'll start to scream
sometimes she don't use her brain
she gets fried like a fritter...in the sun, she's lain
sometimes i think she's aflame
well, she ain't gettin' better and she's surely in pain

it is painful just to move, and she lies awake
she is not up for lovin'...that was my mistake
sunburn...i caused her despair
when my hand went a-creepin' to you-know-where
sometimes you know you can't win
lord, i feel like some sinnin', but she's roasted again

i can see her lookin' stressed...she resents her genes
she's the whitest skinned woman that i've ever seen
sometimes she hates she's a dane
cause she must wear a sweater, 'less she's out in the rain
sunburn...she threw me a scare
cause she's red as a lobster or a highway flare
sunburn...you gotta beware
you may find you're a-peelin' on your back there
sometimes its bad for your skin
and you won't feel like grinnin' when you're burnin' again




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stuart mcarthur - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
loved the subtlety of "she is not up for lovin'...that was my mistake" - but I'm with you alvin, you don't want to die wondering - 555 - and those white-skinned Danes - phew!
Royce Miller - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Nice job.
John Barry - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
The hilarious similies made me smile.
AFW - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Lotta good tan lines, here...five up
Michael Pacholek - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
As parodies go, this was hotter than most. (Beat you, Johnny.)
Adagio - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
This was wonderful, Alvin! 5's
alvin rhodes - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks stuart royce john AFW michael and adagio
Red Ant - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent. 5s.
MrMacphisto - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
LOL
carol - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Three laughs and three 5's
Jim Thomas - October 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Best of the day! 555
Johnny D - October 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Alvin, I kid you not --- I could hear Gordon Lightfoot singing this as I read it --- it's perfect --- and I must be off my medication. 5s
alvin rhodes - October 01, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks red ant mr macphisto carol jim and johnny
Peregrin - March 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Hey alvin, I found this when researching whether the idea had been done (and why was I not surprised, ha ha?). Good work, and better than I had in mind!
alvin - March 03, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks peregrin....an austraiian DJ actually made a recording of this one in abbreviated form and played it on his radio show
littleCupCakes - March 03, 2008 - Report this comment
555 for this ~highway Flame~ ditty! Oh, tell your Lady O'DenMark that green tea spray, will help burned skin!
alvin - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks littleCupCakes

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