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Song Parodies -> "I Need To Mow"

Original Song Title:

"I Need To Know"

Original Performer:

Tom Petty

Parody Song Title:

"I Need To Mow"

Parody Written by:

Dr. Oliver Clozoff

The Lyrics

HOA = Home Owner's Association, in case you didn't know.
Well, the talk on the street
Says I shouldn't let my grass grow
My next door neighbor says I better cut it pronto

I need to mow (I need to mow)
I need to mow (I need to mow)
'Cause I haven't cut the grass
In a month or so
I need to mow (I need to mow)
I need to mow (I need to mow)
Because I know it's so wrong
To grow it this long
And then procrastinay-ee-ay-eet
By writing this song
I need to mow (I need to mow)
I need to mow (I need to mow)

Who woulda thought
That they'd try to get me fined
Now the HOA has
given me a deadline

I need to mow (I need to mow)
I need to mow (I need to mow)
'Cause my grass has gone to seed
For a month or so
I need to mow (I need to mow)
I need to mow (I need to mow)
Because if I wait too long
The way it's grown
Then soon the HOA-ee-ay-ee
Will put a lien on my home
I need to mow (I need to mow)
I need to mow (I need to mow)

I need to mow (I need to mow)
I need to mow (I need to mow)
'Cause I think it's grown two feet
Since a month ago
I need to mow (I need to mow)
I need to mow (I need to mow)
But the football game's on
So screw the lawn
It can freakin' well wai-ee-ay-eet
Till the fourth quarter's done
I need to mow (I need to mow)
I need to mow (I need to mow)
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Fiddlegirl - August 31, 2009 - Report this comment
You could always claim it's a Prairie Conservation site... ;D
Tom my Turtle - August 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Would prefer to see some more variation, instead of 20 repetitions of one line and 13 originals. "Why does it grow?" "They hate it so" "To Sears, I go" etc... lots and lots of rhymes for "mow", from which you could cleave clever, funny lines.

As you're new here, am abstaining from voting rather than dock for creativity. Also a chance to pass on the fact that around here, it is strongly encouraged to vary choruses, even when the OS does not. ... that's quite a chore on "American Pie", but many have done it .: ) Looking forward to more.
metaphorsbwithu - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Funny adaptation of old Tom Petty rocker actually made very relevant to today's situation ... also kudos for funny username. :-D
Dr. Oliver Clozoff - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks for the props, guys -- Mr Turtle, point well taken -- I did vary the other chorus lines but yeah, maybe should have varied the main line as well.

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