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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. - 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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