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Song Parodies -> "Snakes Be In The River"

Original Song Title:

"Take Me To The River"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Talking Heads

Parody Song Title:

"Snakes Be In The River"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

i don't know why...they slither like they do
anacondas...they wander through
ate my honey...my arm and leg
i haven't seen my...sister peg

i wanna float...but they'll smell me
and swim my way
snakes be in the river...dropping in the water
snakes be in the river...shifting in the water
swallow me down...swallow me down

i don't know why...these beasts are so bad
all those dreadful things...make me so mad
rubbery motion...they like to get wet
they're sleek and mean....and they'd make lousy pets

i wanna float...but they'll smell me
and swim my way
snakes be in the river...dropping in the water
snakes be in the river...shifting in the water
swallow me down...swallow me......
hug me...squeeze me...crush me...eat me
no, you can't...no you can't
no you can't...eat more of me

snakes be in the river...dropping in the water
snakes be in the river...shifting in the water
swallow me down...swallow me down

i don't know why...they eat you but they do
bloody bubbles...your life is through
sixteen 'condas...starting to crawl
and here am i...the biggest bait of them all

i wanna float...but they'll smell me
and swim my way
snakes be in the river...dropping in the river
snakes be in the river...shifting in the water
swallow me down...swallow me down

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John Barry - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Best line, a gem of understatement: "they're sleek and mean....and they'd make lousy pets." 5s.
Johnny D - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Reminds me of a river in North Carolina where my wife and I went on a kayaking trip ... before we put our kayaks in the water, we watched snakes swimming by the dock ... *shudder*
Rick Cormier - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Sleek, serpentine story...SSS
Kristof Robertson - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey, if you want to go swimming in Australian rivers, you actually have to phone up and make reservations with the snakes...;-) 555
alvin rhodes - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks john johnny rick and kristof
Charlie Decker - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Ha! This is ssssssuperb. Great job!
AFW - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent Ebonic tonic...555
Tim Mayfield - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Snappy!
Stuart McArthur - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
I hope your not referring to a recurring dream here alvin (not that there's anything wrong with that) - and yes, beware the Aussie rivers - 555
alvin rhodes - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks charlie AFW tim and stuart

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