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Song Parodies -> "I Guess That's Why They Call Them The Jews"

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 Call Them The Jews"

Parody Written by:

Rice Cube & Watt Daddy

The Lyrics

Okay...so manoshevitz is some kind of sacramental wine, and messugah means "to get sick" and we have absolutely nothing against Jews whatsoever :-)
Don't go too astray
The messioch is coming hither
Put away the yeast
It is Passover Day
Time to eat only matzos

And I'll say "oy vey!"
Dust out the demons inside
And it won't be long
And soon you can atone
In the synagogue wiiiiith our rabbi

And I guess that's why they call them the Jews
Half their weekends prayin' in solitude
Long curly earlocks
Black hats and trench coats
Got a yarmulke made by old Bubbe
And I guess that's why they call them the Jews

Be true to your race
We all smirk when goyim laugh
Living without fear
Without hesitation
And never forget t' eat kosher

When in our world
Try gefilte fish with some kelp
But more than ever I'd simply love to
Meet wrestling's Goooooooold-berg himself

And I guess that's why they call them the Jews
Eight days of gifts and so much stuff to do
Got Rosh Hoshanah
And then Yom Kippur
Here comes Chanukkah--light the menoraaaah...
And I guess that's why they call them the Jews

You'll get a girl
The matchmaker has upheld
On manosh'vitz you'll get messugah
More than straight eeeeeeeth-yl itself

And I guess that's why they call them the Jews
Only one God and no savior too
Traced back to Adam
Preserved by Noah
Then freed by Moses, who parted the ocean!
And I guess that's why they call them the Jews!

And I guess that's why they call them the Jews...(repeat and fade)

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Rock Princess - June 17, 2003 - Report this comment
"Messuggah" means crazy.
Rice Cube - June 17, 2003 - Report this comment
Y'know, it's a lot more fun if you imagine Elton John singing it like a Chasidic Jew ;-)
Shaz - June 17, 2003 - Report this comment
LMAO! Score one for being PC!!!
Watt Daddy - June 17, 2003 - Report this comment
Will the the infamous one guys please comment on why they must deface our parody? I could say a million things about how we tried to keep this light and PC, but you already knew that, didn't you? Oh, and Rice, I said it meant, crazy, didn't I? ;)
Michael Pacholek - June 17, 2003 - Report this comment
Oy vey, not a shtickel of talent displayed in this entire schmeer...
Watt Daddy - June 17, 2003 - Report this comment
Pretend this is in yiddish: Do you really mean that or would you change your tune had we parodied WASPs or some other less charged social group?
Wild Man - June 17, 2003 - Report this comment
It's that old thing, ya know man, Italians can only make parodys about Italian people, Irish about Irish people, and Black people about Black people, when you do ethnic stuff you always risk that someone will be offended. The only exception seems to be Rednecks who everyone makes fun of. thought it was a funny song
Jeff Reuben - June 17, 2003 - Report this comment
I agree with all of what Wild Man said. I don't think this was offensive, but anytime someone sees the group mentioned (Jews in this case), it raises an eyebrow.
Tone-Def - June 17, 2003 - Report this comment
there's no sacraments in judaism and i'm 99% sure that manishewitz is simply kosher and theres nothing else special about it
Rice Cube - June 17, 2003 - Report this comment
That does it, I'm going to Jew hell for my blasphemy...except that Watt has informed me that there IS no Jew hell :-/
Michael Pacholek - June 18, 2003 - Report this comment
No "Jew hell"? Two words for ya, Cube: Roy Cohn! And if you don't know he is, I strongly recommend you get a barf bag before you find out.
cheerleader - June 18, 2003 - Report this comment
All I can say is...teehee
Brit - June 18, 2003 - Report this comment
very good!!!
Syncronos - June 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Hmm...wait a minute...Rice doesn't LOOK jewish...
Rice Cube - June 21, 2003 - Report this comment
Hey One-Guy, read this! http://www.inthe00s.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/YaBB.cgi?board=misheard&action=display&num=1056224545&start=0
Shayne Zucker - June 22, 2003 - Report this comment
Not bad for a "goy". Actually, I found nothing offensive about it. Except for the error about "messugah" (which is actually pronounced "meshugah") and the fact that there is nothing "holy" about Manishevitz wine (while there are certain blessings regarding wine or grape juice, the brand doesn't matter as long as it's Kosher. Also, only "Chassidic" Jews, sometimes known as "ultra-orthodox Jews" have long curly earlocks, black hats and trench coats. Otherwise, pretty good.
Rice Cube - June 22, 2003 - Report this comment
I know, Shayne. We were parodying the Hasidic Jews mostly, but didn't mean it to be mean-spirited in any way. Appreciate your comments.
Mike (Mike Armstrong) - June 24, 2003 - Report this comment
Sensitive subject, but you guys remained pretty PC, so good work on that front.
mordecai - June 24, 2003 - Report this comment
I really wanted to like this one, but sorry to say it disappointed me. It's just lacking in cleverness, I guess. Plus the words don't rhyme where they ought to... example: trench coats doesn't rhyme with old Bubbe; Yom Kippur and menorah, etc. etc. The best song parodies follow the structure of the originals very closely.
PoP - June 25, 2003 - Report this comment
Right on! Great job guys! :-)
Ghetto John - July 07, 2003 - Report this comment
LOL
Suburban Steve - July 07, 2003 - Report this comment
I don't see how this is offensive at all. :/ i thought Manishevitz was a beer until now. How clever i am. Oh well. Not exactly a new or excessively good parody, but not offensive.
AMIRIGHT AWARDS NOMINEE - November 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Best Religion Parody
terry perkins - December 22, 2003 - Report this comment
Oy! I was going to write an Elton John song parody with this title! Except it was going to be sung by Yassar Arafat!
Mari D - December 22, 2003 - Report this comment
And white people can't make jokes about anybody.

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