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Song Parodies -> "I Guess That's Why They Drink Up The Booze"

Original Song Title:

"I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues"

Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"I Guess That's Why They Drink Up The Booze"

Parody Written by:

Earl S. Garber

The Lyrics

I just noticed that Jan Unwin has already done this one (and very well, I might add) , but here's another take on the theme that this makes a darn good drinking song.
Don't sip it all day
Don't you sip it like it's forever
Keg for you and me I could honestly say
Means things can only get better

While I drink away
Drown out the demons inside
And it won't be long before you and me run
To the stall in the room where we hide

And I guess that's why they drink up the booze
Beer in my hand could be beer shared with youse
Laughing like frat boys, living like drunkards
I'm gonna chunder under the counter
And I guess that's why they drink up the booze

Just stare like I'm spaced
Picture my head in the john
Drunker each second with inebriation
And never forget I'm way gone

Wait on me pal
Drink a Bud Light if it helps
But more than ever I simply love beer
More than I love anything else

And I guess that's why they drink up the booze
Time on my hands could be spent drunk with youse
Can't pay my bar tab, I've got to borrow
Downing another like no tomorrow
And I guess that's why they drink up the booze

I've got to hurl
Coffee by the cup never helps
But more than ever I need some more beer
More than I need to relieve myself

And I guess that's why they drink up the booze
Spilled on my pants could be really bad news
Laughing like idiots, emptied our wallets
Whatever you call it, we're alcoholics
And I guess that's why they drink up the booze

And I guess that's why they drink up the booze

And I guess that's why they drink up the booze
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MrMacphisto - April 22, 2004 - Report this comment
"This 5's for you" (cue the Budweiser music)
Old Comedywriter - April 22, 2004 - Report this comment
And I made the first two lines of the chorus rhyme. That's bugged me for years about the original. I'm glad "youse guys" like it.
Stuart Kidd - April 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Wasn't sure about the pacing, but overall very witty and the rhyming in the chors matched brilliantly.
Danica - June 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice job. 5/5/5.

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