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Song Parodies -> "Dad's Mowin' Lawn"

Original Song Title:

"What's Goin On?"

Original Performer:

Marvin Gaye

Parody Song Title:

"Dad's Mowin' Lawn"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Mother, mother!
Dad is not on the couch lyin'.
Brother, brother, brother,
Told me something; I think he's lyin'.
He said dad went outside today;
He was intent on cutting hay.

Fatter father
Often takes the Escalade
When he takes trips of six meters.
Now he's going to sharpen the blade.
Dad's going out to thresh and flay;
He is intent on cutting hay. Really! Yeah!

Thicket finds, makes "stick it" signs
Pugnaciously, up digitally.
But then we,
All clearly see:
Dad's mowin' lawn,
He's mowin',
Yeah, dad's mowin' lawn,
He's mowin',
Yeah, dad's mowin' lawn,
Wow! Dad's mowin' lawn.

[Muttering barely heard above the mower's engine]
"All the time, she tells me I'm lazy! Lazy!
I'm not lazy!
I'm not lazy!
I'll show her, yeah!"


"Mother******!" That's dad's voice--it's not a song.
I think he has made a judgement:
That the grass has grown way too long.
We wait for the next thing he'll say;
Predictably, it's about "f*cking hay!

Wick he finds; sticks it in wine
Bottle he fills up with gasoline,
The vapors stream.
Lighter's goin' on;
Throwin' the bomb;
I'm smelling a roarin' lawn,
He's scorching the lawn
"Burn, baby, burn!
Burn, baby, burn!"

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.0
Overall Rating: 4.0

Total Votes: 4

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 4   1
 5   3

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alvin rhodes - April 03, 2006 - Report this comment
silly yet soulful
Agrimorfee - April 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Clever, as always.
Tommy Turtle - April 03, 2006 - Report this comment
From pretentious OS to silly, which is a huge imprvement.... 555
AFW - April 03, 2006 - Report this comment
This is a cut above..5's

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