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Song Parodies -> "Choose Your Number"

Original Song Title:

"Boys of Summer"

Original Performer:

Don Henley/The Ataris

Parody Song Title:

"Choose Your Number"

Parody Written by:

Bob O'Mara

The Lyrics

Before you read this, I have nothing against any ethnic groups.
Some people call me prince.
Some people call me king.
I'll take you on a date.
I'll pay for everything.

What a guy. What a hunk.
That's what the ladies say.
If you go out with me,
you should know, I'll make your day.

Now I can tell that
You're hoping for a little kiss.
And you will get one soon.
I will keep that promise, baby.

But what you must do is pick a ticket, get in line,
and when I choose your number, you're mine.

I never seen so many gals.
I really am enjoying life.
But none of them are up my alley.
So none of them will be my wife.

Now, I would really love a
woman to adore.
But baby, till she comes around,
I'm gonna prove to you I'm no bore.

I can take you
out to a fancy restaurant.
I'll let you see the menu,
and I'll get whatever you want.

But what you must do is pick a ticket, get in line,
and when I choose your number, you're mine.

Back at my room today, I met a
tall, old woman with a white toupee.
This asian gal leaned down and she said,
"You no pay. Me shall for you pay."

I just met my true love, yes,
she is the one.
Just wish she spoke my language,
but that is half the fun, yeah!

I can see you
You're waiting for another date.
That will never happen,
cause you're a little late, baby.

But I will let you continue to wait for a chance
For me to choose you for some romance.

I can tell that
Ms. Chang and I are gonna wed.
That is what the fortune in my
cookie has said, baby.

And I can tell you she's hunted by the C.I.A.
I'm glad I chose her number that day.
Yup, I tried to make a short story out of it. I just wish that I was more like this guy...Hahaha...yawn.

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Petra - September 22, 2003 - Report this comment
Ya, good parody. I love that song! Whoever sings it!!
TVOD - September 22, 2003 - Report this comment
Don Henly's version was from the 80s; the Ataris' is from the 2000s. The way you set it up kinda implies that both artists performed it in the 80s, which is wrong. Other than that, nice work.
Spaff.com - September 23, 2003 - Report this comment
I'm not sure why this one's not getting the love it deserves. I really like it.

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