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Song Parodies -> "Upchuckin"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

The Grateful Dead

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Paul Robinson

The Lyrics

And yet again - an OS from the Grateful Dead's "American Beauty" album...maybe their best known song...
Pukin', my guts are a mess
I'm doubled...over in distress
I lay there; think I might just die
lean over; barf some more

Got bad meat from a taco vendor down on Main Street
That taco of pork destroyed my intestines; I did heave
I flipped, was not pretty; the barf went all over my front seat
Cleaned it up; I sure hope it doesn't stain

Bad meat; with burrito, beans
later - that night I had to heave
Found out - his cart was never cleaned
more germs than a latrine

Sometimes the meat that you get on the street is infected
Most of the time you find out when you're half-way home
Run in the house; you're hoping you can reach the toilet
Inside the door you fall down and puke on your phone

Feel sick; could not reach the can
Tossed it all inside my girl friend's van
still felt... nauseous; I could not stand
I just had to lay down

I just do not feel fine; no, indeed
Not again; think I have to heave
everything inside of me
Feels so wrong; I'm as sick as sin

Projectile hurl, there's barf all over the whole place
I can't stop barfing; my stomach hurts from the strain
Puked on the bed; then on my feet - everyplace
Doctor friend of mine said; "You've got ptomaine"

Pukin - out my guts; oh, no
Believe - I've got more chunks to blow
Just then - I did throw up some more
I keep upchucking, aaaahhhhn...

Sittin' there starin' down at my bathroom's commode
My stomach feels like I've got to barf once again
My throat hurts from this heaving; feels like gravel
I got no way to stop it; wonder when all this will end?

Crusted - barf all on my shirt
stomach - damn, it sure does hurt
Relief - of this there is a dearth
Now once again I heave, oh, no

So sick; can't hold nothin' down - not even Campbell's
I'm tired of barfing; my stomach won't settle down
Distressed - my inflamed guts feel like they're fryin'
Run out the front door and puke on my neighbor's front lawn

Seems like I've spent the night on my knees
Countless times I have had to heave
Relief; none in sight for me
When will I feel good again?

Upchucked; situation dire
Feels like my intestines are on fire
Doctor; I think I'll soon require
I can't hold nothin' down

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 9

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alvin rhodes - March 17, 2006 - Report this comment
what a long strange barf
Paul Robinson - March 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, alvin ~ ~ ~
Adagio - March 17, 2006 - Report this comment
DKTOS at all on this one, Paul.
Paul Robinson - March 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Pat...Really? Never heard "Truckin"? OK, no problema ~ ~ ~
Dirty Hairy - March 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Jerry Garcia is sitting up in his grave applauding this effort. Excellent job on the pacing to a difficult song. Here's hoping these three 5's make you fell better.
Stephen Harrington - March 17, 2006 - Report this comment
555, especially liked the phone lyric.
Paul Robinson - March 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, Dirty - high praise indeed...Stephen,,
Red Ant - March 18, 2006 - Report this comment
I have heard TOS though its been many years (I suppose I should get a GD Box Set or something). Projecting some 5s your way.
Larry Hensley - March 18, 2006 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but it's a new classic. 555's!
John Jenkins - March 18, 2006 - Report this comment
Clever. The "not even Campbell's" line was my fave.
Paul Robinson - March 18, 2006 - Report this comment
Red - suggestion(of course it's based on my musical leanings and preferences): Instead of a boxed set focus on the two albums the 'Dead put out in 1970, "American Beauty" (which this song is from) and "Workingman's Dead". The group incorporated bluegrass instrumental and and vocal/lyrical sensibilities along with tight harmonies and eschewed their tendency to get into long, meandering instrumental solo's. Even the songs that are "slow" as far as lyrical pacing and instrumentals flow cleanly and sweep you up into them...especially in the "American Beauty" album/CD. Workingman's Dead has a real feel for Blue-collar existence - "Cumberland Blues" has these lines: "Gotta get down to the Cumberland Mine/That's where I mainly spend my time/Make good money, five dollars a day/Made any more I might move away". Anyway, that my recommend on 'the Dead'. Beyond that one could...there's a short collection album, "Skeletons From the Closet" that's also quite good. I can't remember everything on it, but I remembered it had some tracks that I didn't have on other 'Dead albums that I really liked..."St. Stephen" comes to mind...there are others. Whew! I hadn't given much thought to 'Dead recommends in quite some time. Larry, upchucking some thanks your way. JJ - glad you appreciated it. Yeah, I was a little stuck on how to weave the parody lyrics for that line...looking for something that had the same syllable emphasis and similar sound to the OS "travel"...and still worked within the story-line...well...yeah..."soup" and what is the commercial soup brand that almost everyone has some acquaintance with? Well, Campbell's, of course...Thanks all...glad you enjoyed it...
carol - March 18, 2006 - Report this comment
a good reason that I've gone vegetarian. 555
Rick C - March 19, 2006 - Report this comment
Chuckin' 5s up for this.
Paul Robinson - March 19, 2006 - Report this comment
carol & Rick C. Thanks ~ ~ ~ more Grateful Dead OS stuff coming up...see ya' Monday ~ ~ ~

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