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Song Parodies -> "An Undergraduate's Dilemma"

Original Song Title:

"Stuck in the Middle with You"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Stealer's Wheel

Parody Song Title:

"An Undergraduate's Dilemma"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

Sometimes it's hard to be a student, doing all that work for just some man... hold on, that's another song - now, where was I? Oh, yes... with all the distractions that university life has to offer, it's surprising in a way just how many students still manage to pass their courses...
Well I don't know why I came here this fall
Because I ain't learning nothing at all
Yes, I'm wondering quite why I have come
To learn something, or just to have fun
Gowns to the left of me, tokers to the right
Here I am, writing a thesis or two

Yes I'm writing a thesis or two
And I'm wondering what it is I should do
It's so hard to study all of the time
If I miss a little, no-one'll mind
Gowns to the left of me, tokers to the right
Here I am, skipping a lecture or two

Well you start by missing nothing
And you're proud that you're on top of the class
And your friends think it's appalling that you
Pass all your exams with such ease... ease...

Trying to have some fun with it all
Working flat out it ain't no fun at all
So I take a little drive in the car
Finish up here at the union bar
Gowns to the left of me, tokers to the right
Here I am, drinkin' the bar until two

Well you start by taking nothing
But by now you're toking all that you can
And your friends they all come callin'
With half an ounce of pot and some 'E's... 'E's

Well I don't know why I came here this fall
Guess I'm waiting for the policeman to call
I'm so scared in case they take me to jail
But by now I don't care if I will fail
Gowns to the left of me, tokers to the right
Here I am, sucking a reefer or two

(Yes I'm) sucking a reefer or two
Sucking a reefer or two
(Here I am) sucking a reefer or two

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Sweet Indigo - August 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Hehe, I like it. Though I've encountered nothing but a little grass and possibly some skunk (although since I didn't try any I can't tell the difference :) ) at university, this song still rings scarily far too true for me. If you're supposed to work at university, why did they make it such good fun?
Johnny D - August 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Sounds reeeeeeeeeeal familiar. 5's ;-D
John Barry - August 10, 2004 - Report this comment
"Gowns. . .tokers. . ." Just great.
Claude Prez - August 10, 2004 - Report this comment
...and that's why I'm a mailman today. Well done.
Dee Range - August 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Very well done. 5's across
martha - August 10, 2004 - Report this comment
I think too many of us can identify with this ... great one Phil... god you are prolific!!
alvin rhodes - August 10, 2004 - Report this comment
great job....love the original, too, although, now, it just makes me think of that mutilation scene in "reservoir dogs"....5s
Mari D - August 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Phil, I work at a university and must pass this on!
Phil Alexander - August 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, everyone... I've been wanting to get in the "tokers to the right" bit, but must have gone through everything that rhymes (or nearly rhymes) with "clowns" before reading an article about "town and gown" rivalry in Oxford.. and once that idea took hold, the thing damn near wrote itself... it is, after all, a topic to which any student (or ex-student) can relate
Sweet Indigo - WTF's skunk, anyway? Some kind of smelly s**t?
martha - I may be prolific, but I ain't god ;-)
alvin - not seen "Reservoir Dogs" yet... is it worth it?
Mari - that's the idea: take a drag and pass it on ;-)
Billy Florio - August 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent! oh and Phil, see Resevior Dogs!
Meriadoc - August 10, 2004 - Report this comment
I must've missed something when I was in college...
Matthias - December 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Amazing!!!! As a college student I can relate, of course this has been up for quite some time, but I'm glad to be able to come back and revist it
Phil Alexander - December 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, Mattias - say, what caused you to drop in here after all this time?

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