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Song Parodies -> "The Peace Freaks"

Original Song Title:

"The Streak"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Ray Stevens

Parody Song Title:

"The Peace Freaks"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

Hello, everyone, this is your action news reporter with all the news
that is news across the nation, on the scene at the college campus. There
seems to have been some disturbance here. Pardon me, sir, did you see
what happened?

Yeah, I did. I was standin' over there by the Art building, and there they
were, lying in the park, in the shape of a peace sign, nekkid as jay birds!
And I hollered over at Ethel, I said, "Don't
look, Ethel!" But it's too late, she'd already been incensed.

Here they come (look at that, look at that)
There they go (look at that, look at that)
And they ain't wearin' no clothes!

Oh, yes, they are the peace freaks
(Look at that, look at that)
lyin' on snow two feet deep
(Look at that, look at that)
They're so mad we're going to war
They'll lie naked on the floor
And they're gonna give us a peek

Oh, yes, they are the peace freaks
(Look at that, look at that)
Ready to spice up their critiques
(Look at that, look at that)
If there's an audience to be found
They'll strip and lie on the ground
Yes they are the peace freaks!

This is your action news reporter once again, and we're here at the ski slopes. Pardon me, sir, did you see what happened?

Yeah, I did. I was just up here gettin on the lift, and they just appeared
out of a snow drift. Come streaking around the cabin over there, didn't
have on nothing but their picket signs! I looked over there, and Ethel was getting
her ski poles. I hollered, "Don't look, Ethel!" But it was too
late. She'd already been mooned! They flashed her right there in front of
the lodge!

They ain't dressed (look at that, look at that)
But they ain't stressed (look at that, look at that)
They're just in the mood to protest in the nude

Oh, yes, they are the peace freaks
(Look at that, look at that)
They like to freeze off their cheeks
(Look at that, look at that)
They're always makin' the news
Showin' more than their anti-war views
Guess you could call them unique

Once again, your action news reporter in the nation's capital, covering
the disturbance in front of the White House. Pardon me, sir, did you see
what happened?

Yeah, I did. Noontime, I was just going to McDonalds to get Ethel a Big Mac.
And here they come, right out of the Mall, dripping wet, right
down the middle of the street. Didn't have on nothing but their heads!
Plopped down on the West Lawn and the Secret Service had to carry them off.
I hollered at Ethel, I said, "Don't look, Ethel!" But it was too late. She'd
already got handcuffed. Grandstandin', right there in front of the First Lady!

Oh, yes, they are the peace freaks
(Here they come again, who's that with them?)
The coldest things on two feet
(Ethel! Is that you, Ethel?)
They're so mad we're going to war
They'll lie naked on the floor
(What do you think you're doing?)
And they're gonna give us a peek
(You get your clothes on!!!)

Oh, yes, they are the peace freaks
(Ethel, where are you going???)
Ready to spice up their critiques
(Ethel, you shameless hussy!)
If there's an audience to be found
They'll strip and lie on the ground
(Say it isn't so, Ethel!)
Yes they are the peace freaks!
(ETHELLLLLLLLL!!!!!)
2003 Michael W. McVey

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Guy - December 26, 2003 - Report this comment
This song was a huge hit when it charted in charted in 1973-1974 due to a 'new' fad of streaking as I recall. I've looked at this one myself but could never develop a theme for it. You have managed to adapt this one to the 21st century, nice job. And if this ain't the naked truth.
The Great Karlando - December 26, 2003 - Report this comment
A little too close to the original for my liking (I think with the whole Ethel thing at the end especially). But I still liked this a lot. I gave ya a 4-5-4.
Adagio - December 26, 2003 - Report this comment
I like this one!! :D Specially with Ethel at the end...lol
Southtransplant - December 27, 2003 - Report this comment
What is so freaky about wanting peace?
Michael Pacholek - December 28, 2003 - Report this comment
To guys like this, 'Plant, peace truly is a freaky idea, along with love and understanding. This could have been a lot better, but "She'd already been incensed!" is a great line. Wish I'd thought of it. Wait, I did, in "The First Hotel!" Still works in this context, though.
Michael McVey - December 29, 2003 - Report this comment
Hey, there's nothing freaky about wanting peace, and you have some wrong ideas about me if you believe I think that way. But I think there is something freaky about trotting around au naturel in the freezing snow to make your point. It's their nudity I was poking fun at (just like the original). The point they're trying to make is a point perfectly rational people can consider well-taken. I might consider them misguided because I don't want our President to kiss up to Saddammit Hussein and his ilk, but I recognize the honest arguments made by the other side. I just think there are better ways to make them than engaging in the kind of behavior described in this song. -- MM
Robert J. Pagliaro - March 18, 2004 - Report this comment
MM - I was tough on you here - generally, I only vote when something is very good. I agree with Pacholek - you're capable of better. The idea is a good one - but I don't think you followed through with it - I think you can be more flippant and cynical. So, I gave you 5-3-3 as punishment.

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