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Song Parodies -> "Frankenstein"

Original Song Title:

"Casey Jones"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Grateful Dead

Parody Song Title:

"Frankenstein"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

I'm in favor of genetic research to cure disease, extend life, and improve the human condition ... but some of the more bizarre potentialities creep me out ...
Frying that brain
Lightning and rain
Frankenstein, your hubris, swells indeed

Monster was dead
Now it's alive
And you know that potion
Makes dead flesh thrive

This old dead-skin flakes off in time
Leaves central nervous system open for crime
Slit liver's junction with pancreas, too
Drawn-and-quartered within, this corpse is writhin' with sin

Frying that brain
Lightning and rain
Frankenstein, your hubris, swells indeed

Monster was dead
Now it's alive
And you know that potion
Makes dead flesh thrive

Bolted-on head, (ahhh) monster sees red
Take my advice, he'd be better off dead
Igor's sleeping - brain, hungry for food, is,
On the at-tack and headed for you

Frying that brain
Lightning and rain
Frankenstein, your hubris, swells indeed

Monster was dead
Now it's alive
And you know that potion
Makes dead flesh thrive

Monster wants food on the double to feed
Got two dead eyes but you made them see
Is it your friend? Will, it be your end?
The thunderstorm screams and the lightning just gleams...

Frying that brain
Lightning and rain
Frankenstein, your hubris, swells indeed

Monster was dead
Now it's alive
And you know that potion
Makes dead flesh thrive

To-day we play
With DNA
Recombine, our hubris, swells indeed

Genes that were dead
Now are alive
Scientists in motion
For Nobel Prize

Frying that brain
Lightning and rain
Frankenstein, your hubris, swells indeed

Monster was dead
Now it's alive
And you know that potion
Makes dead flesh thrive

To-day we play
With DNA
Recombine, our hubris, swells indeed

Genes that were dead
Now are alive
Scientists in motion
For Nobel Prize

And you know they're hopin'
For Nobel Pri-i-ize!

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Pacing: 2.6
How Funny: 2.4
Overall Rating: 3.2

Total Votes: 5

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Jack Wilson - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job! 555!
Adagio - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Very intricate (good), parody! 5's
2nz - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Very thorough depiction of old Franky. Nice work, JD. You didn't get the idea for this because of my comment on your 'Cocaine' parody did you? ;c)
alvin rhodes - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
yay...i love dead parodies...this is really good...laughed my ass off.. hope the good doc can sew it back on
Meriadoc - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
I never realized this song was that long! Good job Johnny.
Rod Worden - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
I just read that "gene doping" will be the next sports scandal. Very well written, Johnny, I'm splicing 3 fives together fer ya!
John Barry - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
A touch of mad genius--setting a song about revivification to a tune by a group with the name "Dead."
Ashkicksass - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Great, as usual Johnny! "Hopin' that these three fives make dead flesh thrive!" (Say that five times fast.)
Johnny D - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you, everybody!

Jack: Thanks!
Adagio: I guess I tried to pack a lot of material into a small song!
2nz: Yes, I did.
alvin: Igor has the scalpel ready.
Merry: Longer than you thought it would be, eh? Heh heh heh!
Rod: Yeah, we can have the X-Olympics, with Gamma-Ray-Enhanced-Green-Skinned-Greco-Roman-HULK-Wrestling!
JB: To Life!
Ashkicksass: Thanks for the high-five!
Rick D - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Looks like a monster hit.
Johnny D - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Highlander.
Cookie-man - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job Johnny! This parody creeped me out a little though.............. 555!
The Great Karlando - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
All I could think of was Peter Boyle and Gene Wilder dancing in Young Frankenstien. This parody would be right up thier alley I think. Good job, my man.
Johnny D - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Cookie-man & TGK, I thank you both!
deadhead - February 07, 2006 - Report this comment
as a fan of the grateful dead, and having just read the book frankenstein, i think this is an all around great parody. 5-5-5 maybe its a bit ironic that a song about a dead person is a parody of the grateful dead? (maybe?)
Johnny D - February 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, deadhead!

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