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Song Parodies -> "Kid's Into Beatles"

Original Song Title:

"Cat's In The Cradle"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Harry Chapin

Parody Song Title:

"Kid's Into Beatles"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

my child arrived at my home today
he had some LPs that he wanted to play
and there was "grateful dead" and "dobie gray"
he liked to rock in his father's way
and he was talkin' 'bout the music i loved and knew
he said "i'm gonna be like you dad
you know i'm gonna be like you"

and the kid's into "beatles" and the "rascals" too
"little feat's" crew and those men in the "who"
really loves the old bands...from way back when
we played them together then
you know we rocked a long time then

my son walked in just the other day
he thanks for "the wall", dad, c'mon, let's play
could we reach all the notes ?...sorry, not that day
but it was fun to do, beltin' out that way
and we rocked away, cause this style's never dimmed
he said "i'm gonna be real hip, yeah
you know i'm gonna be real hip"

and the kid's into "sabbath" and "the mothers" too
early "guess who" and those ol' "moody blues"
bring 'em to my home, son...we'll let them spin
and we'll groove together, then, son
you know we'll rock a long time then

well, he sought out my knowledge just the other day
so "rush" was a band that i had to play
son, that's "geddy lee"...are ya diggin' his style ?
he nods his head and he begins to smile
what i'd really like, dad, is to borrow your "hollies"
for that matter, all your "bee gees", please

and the kid's into "hendrix" and the "airplane" too
"zeppelin's" blues and ol' "NRBQ"
he's hummin' all the old songs...from start to end
let's hum them together then, son
you know we'll rock a long time then

though long time retired, "the doors" lead the way
we cued some up just the other day
i said "i used to see jim and he'd blow your mind"
he said "you're lucky, dad, livin' in those times"
you see the new music's gutless...what's a "fighter of foo ?"
but it sure is nice rockin' with you, dad
it is sure nice rockin' with you

and the musical tones...that appealed to me
my son sought avidly...enjoyed it rabidly

and the kid's into "clapton" and "the blues magoos"
"velvet U's lou" and that ol' motley crue
wanna rock and roll, son ?...come see your kin
and we'll get together then, son
you know we'll rock a long time then


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PMS - August 23, 2006 - Report this comment
You obviously raised that boy right!!
John Barry - August 23, 2006 - Report this comment
Beautiful job of reworking the OS. I was touched.
Ravyn Rant - August 23, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm all choked up here, Alvin! May I forward this to my Spawn? 555
Arwen - August 23, 2006 - Report this comment
If I ever settle on one man long enough to actually have any kids...(I'm TRYING, dammit)...I hope that I can train them this well. =)
Meriadoc - August 23, 2006 - Report this comment
Lovely take on the OS Alvin - makes me think of when I was a kid and I used to play all my mother's old 45s from the 40s and 50s... :-)
alvin rhodes - August 23, 2006 - Report this comment
thanks PMS john ravyn (absolutely) arwen and merry ( i got my older sister's 45s)
AFW - August 23, 2006 - Report this comment
Works as a great tribute to a lot of great groups...
alvin rhodes - August 23, 2006 - Report this comment
thanks AFW
TJC - August 23, 2006 - Report this comment
Poetry! Just beautiful!
Matthias - August 24, 2006 - Report this comment
Let's get rocking!!!!
alvin rhodes - August 24, 2006 - Report this comment
thanks TJC and matthias
Michael Pacholek - August 24, 2006 - Report this comment
He's such a nice boy. But are you sure Bob Seger isn't his real father? Ravyn: I hope that capital S was just a typo, and he isn't really "Spawn" from the comic books! Arwen: Train a child? You've been trying to train your men, how's that working out? (Uh-oh, I may be in trouble.)
Ravyn Rant - August 25, 2006 - Report this comment
Michael: no typo, my daughter's nickname is indeed "Spawn". What's scary is that she doesn't mind my calling her that.
Brian - August 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Realy like this parody. Best line in the song: "You see, the new music's gutless . . . what's a 'fighter of foo?" Cracked me up. Great tribute to the forefathers of rock. 5's all the way.
Spaff.com - August 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Lovely and expertly assembled. This reminds me, Alvin, have you ever heard "Stairway to Heaven" by the Australian Doors Show? It's "Stairway" as if the Doors did it first. If you haven't heard it, I'll send it to you. You'd dig it.
Deathlurker - September 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Absolutely brilliant!!
alvin - October 02, 2009 - Report this comment
thanks all

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