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Song Parodies -> "I Wanna Grow Spuds"

Original Song Title:

"I Want a New Drug"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Huey Lewis

Parody Song Title:

"I Wanna Grow Spuds"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

I Wanna Grow Spuds

I wanna grow spuds
With sweet skins, nice and thick,
Ones I won't have to dig too far—
Just pop 'em up with a stick.

I wanna grow spuds,
Out in my flower beds,
Where soil ain't too wet or too dry,
To plant russets or reds.

Ones that'll be impervious
To bugs and to rot too.
Ones that I won't peel, 'cause the skin's so good for you.
That skin's so good for you.

I wanna grow spuds—
It's time to till.
Let's break up that earth's crust. . .
Pile it in a hill.

I wanna grow spuds.
Gonna start right away.
First I gotta cut up the eyes,
Make sure I plant 'em the right way.

Ones that'll be impervious
To bugs and to rot too.
Ones that I won't peel, 'cause the skin's so good for you.
That skin's so good for you.

I wanna grow spuds
I guess that's understood
Because I've repeated it ad
Nauseum—more times than I should.

I wanna grow spuds?
Now I'm in doubt.
Think it might make me work too much.
Guess I'll just get take-out.

Then I will not be nervous,
Wonderin' if they grew.
I'll go down to Safeway and grab a bag or two,
And grab a bag or two.

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Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 3

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Kristof Robertson - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Beets? Spuds? You've gone all rural on us, John! 555
John Barry - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Kristof. I'm in a thematic phase. Tomorrow--horses, speaking of rural.
Paul Robinson - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Sh*t, I KNEW IT...You ARE the REAL FARMER JOHN!!! Here's some 5's for you to harvest.
Royce Miller - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
John, your pacing is so good....last time I saw a Safeway was in California, brings back memories.
John Barry - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks all. Your comments have taken root.
Meriadoc - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Hate the original song - LOVE the parody! :-)
alvin rhodes - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
i agree...the original sucked...this is sweet...a sweet potato parody
Johnny D - June 24, 2004 - Report this comment
I yam very pleased with this parody. 5's

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