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Song Parodies -> "The Boxer"

Original Song Title:

"The Boxer"

Original Performer:

Simon and Garfunkel

Parody Song Title:

"The Boxer"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

I am just a poor dog
Though my story's seldom told
I have wandered through existence
For a bucket full of Alpo, such are promises

All lies and jests
Still a dog has ultrasonic ears
And hears the worst and best
Mmm-mmm-mmm...
When I left my home and my littermates
I was no more than a pup
In the custody of humans
In the chaos of a downtown kennel running scared

Whining low, hoping some nice human being
Would take pity on me so
Take me home with them and make me their Fido

Lie La Lie
(WOOF!)
Lie La Lie
Lie Lie La Lie
Lie La Lie
(WOOF!)
Lie La Lie
Lie Lie La Lie
La La La
Lie Lie

Asking only for my supper
I am hoping for a home
But I get no offers
Just a cage in some pet store on Seventh Avenue
I do declare, there are times when I feel so lonesome
I nip at my own hair
Mmm-mmm-mmm...

Lie La Lie
(WOOF!)
Lie La Lie
Lie Lie La Lie
Lie La Lie
(WOOF!)
Lie La Lie
Lie Lie La Lie
La La La
Lie Lie

Then a human wearing winter clothes
Said, "Come on, boy, we are
Going home!"
Now a New York City human will be feeding me
Feeding me! Going home!

In the clearing stands a boxer
With the best of pedigrees
And he carries the reminders
Of ev'ry cage where he laid down
And whimpered till he cried out,
In his lonely canine way,
"Take me home please, take me home please!"
Now he's found a place to stay
He's a lucky dog - he's found a home today

Lie La Lie
(WOOF!)
Lie La Lie
Lie Lie La Lie
Lie La Lie
(WOOF!)
Lie La Lie
Lie Lie La Lie
La La La
Lie Lie
(WOOF!)
(repeat and fade)

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Phil Alexander - November 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Very Cute.
Rick D - November 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Now I may have to wait a day for my dog parody. Thanks a lot! Well done.
Johnny D - November 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks! I'm a dog person.
Melanie Lee - November 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Who let the dogs out? You did! Very good. (Arf!)
Claude Prez - November 04, 2003 - Report this comment
I'm not a dog person anymore, but this was very well done. No lie.
Steve Kalafut - November 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Definitely five barks all around.
Wild Man - November 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Fun read!
Smurf and Mr.Horse - November 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Wow! When you can sing along so easily and the pacing is so right on...this was a hit ! Congrats
Johnny D - November 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks!
Jay W - November 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Very nice attention to the subtle intonations of the lyrics.
Meriadoc - November 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Good one! The "Feeding me! Going home! " really made me chuckle.
Agrimorfee - November 05, 2003 - Report this comment
What's great about it is how you kind of "channel" Paul Simon in the lyrics--like "Still a dog has ultrasonic ears/And hears the worst and best", it sounds like something he would write if he had a sense of humor! 555.
Johnny D - November 05, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks Jay, Meriadoc, and Agrimorfee !
Michael Pacholek - November 05, 2003 - Report this comment
You nailed it, Dog!
Johnny D - November 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks MP !
Jan Unwin - March 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Johnny, I really love this parody. We got our dog from the animal shelter and she is absolutely the best dog I've ever known.
Johnny D - March 08, 2004 - Report this comment
That's great, Jan. Thanks!
dobbs - August 08, 2004 - Report this comment
JMJ Very well done, and I intend to use it at campfires, etc., but we all know that BEAGLES are the best dogs.
Johnny D - August 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you, dobbs.

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