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Song Parodies -> "She's Always Fumin' (Secondhand)"

Original Song Title:

"You're Only Human (Second Wind)"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"She's Always Fumin' (Secondhand)"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

Nick Naylor would thank her for smoking. I think a little differently.
You're coughing your head off and lately you don't feel so good,
You're wonder if it's pollution in your neighborhood.
It's not right, it's not right,
Break up for goodness' sake!
She's always fumin', you're about to make a terrible mistake!

You better believe there will be times in your life
When a pretty girl will make you drool,
But take it from me, she learned more from a pack of Kents
Than anything that she would ever learn in school.

Don't you smoke it secondhand!
Sooner or later your lungs will no longer breathe in.
It won't be that easy to be living in such constant pain,
You're gonna be goin' to the doctor again and again.
It's not right, it's not right, though you feel such heartache,
She's only fumin', protect your lungs for goodness' sake!

Just like any man who does what's right,
You got to live through your life all alone.
You're not alone in feeling loneliness,
But it's better than cancer and blackening of lungs!

Don't you smoke it secondhand!
When you retire you want your good health to win.

You've been so obsessed with her these days
'Cause you've gone without love for so long.
Sometimes you just want to lay down and die,
That loneliness can be so strong,
But hold on!
'Cause that secondhand smoke's like a gun!

You probably don't want to wait for love from someone else,
But I wouldn't be telling you if I hadn't been there myself.
It's not right, it's not right,
Your body's had all it can take!
You're only human,
You'll pay for this big mistake!
And I've survived all those long lonely days
When it seemed I did not have a friend
Cause all I needed was to take a plane
And move to a country where women still like men!

Don't you smoke it secondhand!
Sooner or later you'll feel emphysema kick in.
Don't you smoke it secondhand!
Sooner or later you'll feel emphysema kick in.
©2006 Michael W. McVey

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 20

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Jack Wilson - November 25, 2006 - Report this comment
Awesome job! 555!
Michael Pacholek - November 25, 2006 - Report this comment
Smokin'! A real gas!
Yoidy - November 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Scores a 555 on the bronchometer!
Peter Andersson - December 03, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM - I won't give a five for funny, but you're making really, really EXCELLENT use of the original song here!
Max Power - December 10, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM-Good
Agrimorfee - December 11, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I agree with Peter Andersson. (could have subbed more, though)
Matthias - December 13, 2006 - Report this comment
I agree with Agrimorfee, and Peter, and who ever else said that this was a good use of the original song, but cigarettes killed my father, and raped my mother
Red Ant - December 18, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Fun to sing along with TOS, and a good message. If you ever record it, including some hacking and wheezing where the background vocals are would make it funnier IMHO. Like Peter said, excellent use of the original.
Cat - December 19, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I listened to the song and the pacing's a little iffy at points, and yes, you could have made more subs, but I found it amusing, and you had a concept that's definitely original.
Phil Alexander - December 26, 2006 - Report this comment
But I'll give up the habit, I will even yet
When I've had just one more cigarette...
(as Neil Innes would have said) Excellent, Michael.
bobpiecheese - December 26, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) They should play this in those anti-ciggie ads!
Kristof Robertson - December 27, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Two anti-smoking parodies in one month? That's got to be a first! Good choice of OS, and strong message. 555
The Charnstar - December 27, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I'm with Bobpiecheese, very good, 5-5-5
tomario - December 28, 2006 - Report this comment
"cough splutter !"love billy joel and loved this !
Jack Wilson - December 28, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above
Stuart McArthur - December 28, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) what Peter said exactly - excellent lyrics and great topic for parodying - 555
wannabemustangjockey - December 29, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM - I was hacking the whole time I read this .... or maybe that was just my cold talking. The Surgeon General says this song, unlike me, is A-OK.
Johnny D - December 30, 2006 - Report this comment
A breath of fresh air!
Glen S - December 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Smokin', my favorite sub was 'Sooner or later you'll feel emphysema kick in'.
Glen S - December 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Smokin'. My fave sub was 'Sooner or later you'll feel emphysema kick in.'
Tim Mayfield - December 31, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Second-hand smoke doesn't kill, people do. er, something like that. Wonderful advise here.
Adagio - February 24, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS, but I like the favorable comments towards the parody. 5's
Adagio - February 27, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) Heard the song, but it was in midi form (bleh). I still like the good comments, and the awareness of second-hand smoke.
Yoidy - March 06, 2007 - Report this comment
You're not alone in feeling loneliness, But it's better than cancer and blackening of lungs! -- crax me up!
Agrimorfee - March 06, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3) Veja du.
Jason - March 07, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC-S) Very informative and also funny.
Below Average Dave - March 07, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC-S) Well, Michael, performance wise. . .this is your best parody--while I didn't find it horribly funny, it had a very good message conveyed in a lightly comical way. Your pacing however, I must commend you on, absolutely fantastic pacing their bud. In fact, I'd say probably among the best paced parodies I've seen on AmIRight.
bobpiecheese - March 09, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3-S) See above.
Rick C - March 12, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) Not funny but, a good lesson here. 545
Stuart McArthur - March 12, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3S) see above - can't argue with the message, MM
Johnny D - March 13, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) Breathe above!
Red Ant - March 14, 2007 - Report this comment
(Em-pha)See (m)a- bove! (wow, was that really forced or what?)
Matthias - March 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Smoke Above
Jeff Reuben - March 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Kids...don't smoke! Not lol funny, but a good service announcement.
Jack Wislon - March 14, 2007 - Report this comment
See above!
Mikey Squirrel - March 14, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) So good, it makes me wanna give up smoking... someday. Maybe. Aw, crap I need a smoke. Well done, Michael.

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