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Song Parodies -> "Alligator"

Original Song Title:

"Operator"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Jim Croce

Parody Song Title:

"Alligator"

Parody Written by:

Paul Robinson

The Lyrics

Yes, I still write non-political parodies, too...
[acoustic guitar intro]

Alligator – has got me trapped inside his jaws
It's quite a bummer being trapped here; I may get ate yet
I'm thinking I may faint; my chance of surviving ain't great
Wish I could escape, yeah, be extricated

Doesn't seem there'll be any way out, no, it appears I'm trapped
His stomach is grumbling; I'm on his diet
There's just no way out so I yell and I whine
and I moan
I soon will be his lunch; that will not be too swell
He'll take a bite, I'll crunch, on this I will not dwell
I will soon be his meal, to me that does not appeal

[instrumental break]

Now afraid, sir; that's gator's teeth are on my balls
That makes me freak; soon on my nuts he'll be chewing
I think I soon may cry; his gums are wrapped around my thighs
I sure wish someone would come around here to save me

Now he's sniffing at me with his nose; his jaws ready to snap
I shiver; a shudder does rock my spine now
I'm in his thrall and he's ready to bite
Eyes I close
I do not have much hope; I think I hear Death Knell
An hors d'oeuvre on his dish; soon I'll hear dinner bell
And my fate will be sealed; that damn alligator's meal
Don't have too much hope; and so I whine and squeal

Appetizer; that is what I will be to him
I won't be spared, it's looking like soon I'll be chewed
Haven't got much time; on me that gator soon will dine
My fate; I'm now resigned

[to bass notes here, "Da-Doom, doom, doomed, yeah, I am doomed, yeah"]

Just right then I hear this motorboat; when everything seemed black
There's three guys onboard; to my rescue they're riding
They'll save my balls; Yes, they'll save my behind
But their boat
Right then began to slow; I'm thinking "What the Hell?"
I yell, "Hey guys, come on, please come and help me out"
They dismissed my appeal; I'll end up that gator's meal

{sure won't like how that feels}

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John Barry - September 14, 2006 - Report this comment
I liked the transition from "alligator" to "appetizer."
Paul Robinson - September 14, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, JB...glad it suited your taste ~ ~ ~
alvin rhodes - September 14, 2006 - Report this comment
reptitilating...5s
Paul Robinson - September 14, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, alvin ~ ~ ~
Jason - September 14, 2006 - Report this comment
Excellent work Paul Robinson. However I was just wondering if its possible to do a "collaberation" parody with another parody author, as I would like to improve my scores since I seem to get only a few (but usually good) votes and comments, and I would like to increase the number. Your help would be most appreciated. I am not one to throw triple-1 votes around.
Paul Robinson - September 14, 2006 - Report this comment
Jason, Thanks. Collaboration work? It's always a possibility. I love working on stuff like that so my general inclination would be to say "yes". However, at the present time I am having some issues with my InterNet connection from home, hence I can only communicate, submit parodies/comments from work. With that limitation in mind I can forsee a lot of time lag occurring in our communications (zero on weekends). I don't think it would be practical at this time. Still, if your are looking for some advice or assistance on a particular piece I would be glad to read what you've got and give suggestions or comments. I'm in the members list in the MessageBoard Section if you want to drop me a PM through that.
PMS - September 14, 2006 - Report this comment
You can snap up three fives from me
Paul Robinson - September 14, 2006 - Report this comment
PMS - Thanks!
Stuart McArthur - September 14, 2006 - Report this comment
nice work, Paul - it seemed a certainty that Steve Irwin was going to go this way, but all his gators must have been more of the wally gator category - 555
TJC - September 14, 2006 - Report this comment
Nice! Your song gave the impression the alligator might soon be flauntin' his new human-skin luggage...packed full o' fives!
Spaff.com - September 14, 2006 - Report this comment
Alas, P-Rob, all I know of the OS is the title line, but "Alligator" and "Appetizer" are both great subs for it. Tasty!
Adagio - September 15, 2006 - Report this comment
Gross imagery!! : D I liked it. 5's
Meriadoc - September 15, 2006 - Report this comment
Excellent work on a difficult song to parody. And not a Bush in sight. Unless he'll be in the next 'gator.... :-)
Paul Robinson - September 18, 2006 - Report this comment
Stuart, TJC, Spaff, Adagio, Mer...Thanks to all...Mer - No, Bush won't be in the gator...but he's certainly in a few of my pieces that haven't been submitted yet...I'm going to try and mix things a bit when I submit...some humor/some commentary or political...don't want to be a one-note writer...Thanks!

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