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Song Parodies -> "The Side-Effect Song"

Original Song Title:

"The Lumberjack Song"

Original Performer:

Monty Python's Flying Circus

Parody Song Title:

"The Side-Effect Song"

Parody Written by:

MasonR

The Lyrics

Warning: Warning labels on prescription medicine may be bad for your health...
I didn't want to be a parodist.
I wanted to be...(rips off ketchup-stained "You Rock!" t-shirt to reveal a white lab coat) A PHARMACIST!
(cue the piano...)
Swinging from pill to pill! The Lupron! The Abilify! The Prozac! The Mobic! The Flomax!
The sedative, pain-killing effect of Tylenol with Codene!
And with my best internist by my side.
And I sing! Sing! Sing!...

Oh, it's a side-effect but I'm OK
I sweat all night and I'm cold all day'

Chorus of pharmacists in lab coats:
Oh, it's a side-effect but he's OK
He sweats all night and he's cold all day

My throat is dry, my stomach aches
Can't go to the lavoratory
I'm breaking out in pimples
And I can't keep down my tea

Pharmacists:
His throat is dry, his stomach aches
Can't go to the lavoratory
He's breaking out in pimples
And he can't keep down his tea

Oh, it's a side-effect but I'm OK
I scream all night and I sleep all day

Pharmacists:
Oh, it's a side-effect but he's OK
He screams all night and he sleeps all day

My vision's blurred, my speech is slurred
I cannot drive my car
I don't fit in my clothing
I dream that I'm the Czar

Pharmacists:
His vision's blurred, his speech is slurred
He cannot drive his car
He can't fit in his clothing
He dreams that he's the Czar

It's a side-effect but I'm OK
I crap all night and I pee all day

Pharmacists:
It's a side-effect but he's OK
He craps all night and he pees all day

My ulcer's burst, my heart skips beats
I'm wheezing, short of breath
And I just read the label:
The side effect is death

Pharmacists:
His ulcer's burst, his heart skips beats
He's wheezing, short of breath
And he just read the label:
The side effect is death

It's a side-effect but I'm OK
I retch all night and I puke all day

Pharmacists:
It's a side-effect but he's OK
He retches all night and he pukes all day

Oh, it's a side effect but I'm OK...
(faints)

Parody by Mason "safety and effectiveness of this parody has not been established" Resnick

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alvin - January 20, 2009 - Report this comment
lmao...take 3 5s and call me in the morning
renaldo - January 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I like the warning for Viagra, "If you experience a 4 hour erection, get medical attention immediately". The wife or girlfriend might have other ideas. 555
Jonathan S. - The Obnoxious One - January 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Now, that's what I call a funny pharm. 555
MasonR - January 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks alvin, renaldo, & Jonathan!
Claude Prez - January 21, 2009 - Report this comment
This is hilarious. Very well done.
MasonR - January 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Mr. Prez!
Adam Eccelshall - February 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Heh... loved "the side effect is death". Fantastic stuff :D
Mark Scotti - February 21, 2009 - Report this comment
This is so funny, Mason!!!!!! I'm always amazed by the ton of disclaimers when a new drug appears on the market. "If your ears fall off, discontinue use..." Saturday Night Live did a hilarious sendup of diclaimers in a commercial for "Happy Fun Ball" You can see it on the NBC site for Sat. Nite Live

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