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Song Parodies -> "Norman Bates Lore (But I'm just The Way She Kills)"

Original Song Title:

"Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Jim Croce

Parody Song Title:

"Norman Bates Lore (But I'm just The Way She Kills)"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

For a Youtube listen to Jim Croce's OS of "Operator" click HERE

This one was mostly taken from sequel IV. A bit of sequel II is injected in the verse with the matchbook. Anyone remember that scene?


Norman Bates Lore, It was himself who placed the call,
Trace did encumber from a matchbook when Duke conveyed it.
Was headed for L.A.
Wants impress this Tex. can play
This guy he beds Bates motel, Trace wants negated.

This is who they say some day may blow,
He yet forgets all that.
He lived with his mother but he didn't mind it,
He can't recall if he killed many times, he don't know,
Mind's overrun by hos.
He burned his stake to hell.
Is it just with my words that I evince myself?
Is that just why I kill?
Or's that just the way she shrills?

Norman Baits her, looked for help and placed a call.
"was once done deed my mother I killed quite gravely.
From bee stings my dad died,
I was just three years short of nine,
I keep about my mum who I thought would save me."

Isn't any way they may get rose,
She's forfeit her fat.
He keeps mother's body where none can find it,
But when she calls from the cellar each time 'cause she knows,
He's overcome by hos.
He'll burn at stake in hell,
He'd like to squish her words, if he could pinch himself,
'Cause she just doesn't chill.
But he's just the way she kills.

Oh no, Uh-OH
That's not the way she deals,
Norman Bates. sir - now don't forget who made this call,
She's still out there it's silly wantin' to talk through.
Flanked me from behind,
Know there be no such more my kind.
I'm gonna drop a dime.

So for his birthday they say he chose,
Won't let her get all fat.
Won't give me a bundle, I'm not behind it,
My mom does call: Dust motel wife can find it when she shows,
Mom's odor bums his nose,
Mom's stern; You make her swell.
My only wish, her words do not convince myself,
That I don't have to kill.
Burned flat hot and made her chill.


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Agrimorfee - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Psycho IV?? Didn't know they did anything after II. Why don't you fill in the rest of the saga using Jim Croce tunes? Creepily Poe-etical style here is effective. 555
John Barry - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
How about a song about the Gus van Sant remake of "Psycho" entitled "One of the worst and most pointless movies ever made"?
Guy - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Agri - Without stepping on Alvin's territory I'd like to do several more of these. I'm working on another right now. Psycho IV is kind of lame but it fills the blanks.. It explains how things developed and is kind of like Star Wars IV going retro. It stars CCH Pounder as a talk show host on radio station KTK and Norman calls the station and talks for several days before they figure out who he is and that he plans to kill again because he finds out that his wife is pregnant. He has moved out of the Bates and is living happily with his wife. He wants no children because the psychosis runs so rampant in his family. It is his birthday and he chooses to meet his wife at the Bates. She got herself pregnant bringing out Norman's ire when he finds out.. He plans to kill her at the Bates since she would never agree to an abortion. Norman goes stormin' nuts and hacks his dead mother to pieces and sets the house on fire. It ends as he is now free of his mom for good. And they all lived happily ever after - NOT.

JB - I am unfamiliar with the Psycho on van Sant. Was he the serial killer that the Psycho movies were based upon? Until last Friday I have never seen one Psycho movie. Now I've seen the original and the three sequels. There is so much to play off of in these parodies. I have a list of OS to choose from. I'm writing an Elton version of a Psycho parody right now. Thanks to you both for weighing in.
Michael McVey - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Anything about Norman Bates is funny!
AFW - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Right down the old Norm trail...interesting work
Guy - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks Michael. I still remember the time we had dinner at Carrabbas. There are some pics posted of that outting on my friend's web site. Visit www.texrocks.com and click on parody writing halfway down the home page. I guess it would be a bit of a trip now to try to get together. Hope you are liking living south of the border. I wish you and yours all the best my friend. Thanks. Another Bates "parasode" will post tomorrow if you are interested. Va ya con Dios.
alvin - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
excellent....you rock on the psycho parodies....bravo !
Agrimorfee - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Guy: Gus van Sant is a director, usually of artsy-fartsy depressing movies, who decided to remake 'Psycho'--original script intact, but with all new actors and music, but sometimes the same photograpic shots--causing some controversy amongst the cineaste crowd. Many dismissed his experiment as a pointless "cover". If you haven't seen it yet, you should, just to get the "complete" picture.
Guy - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Alvin - I am so glad to have your appproval but you are still the chief spoof and bottle basher on this subject. I thank you for your inspiration. Too bad I saw all four movies 'now cause it's going to be hard to move on to something else. A new one tomorrow with OS by one of my faves, Sir Elton John. Already submitted and awaiting posting. As far as I can tell this OS was only used in 3 parodies but it is a well known song, sugar bear.

Ag - Thanks for the feedback - I'll try to catch that one sometime. Hope I can find it on cable or the internet. Just can't see forking out hard earned cash for a cover. Ciao.
Meriadoc - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Excellent all the way thru. Except I can't find Wally. I mean Elli... :-)
Guy - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Merry - Wally and Elli seem to be AWOL but there is a hint of the Beaver around. Tune in tomorrow for another installment. Mom's off her rocker. Thanks for the weigh in - much appreciate the comment.

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