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Song Parodies -> "Burnin' Macaroni"

Original Song Title:

"Workin' for a Livin'"

Original Performer:

Huey Lewis and the News

Parody Song Title:

"Burnin' Macaroni"

Parody Written by:

Earl S. Garber

The Lyrics

From a true story: I was making macaroni and cheese and kept getting interrupted, and finally yelled something like "I don't need this baloney, I'm burning macaroni!" Next thing I put on the stove was broccoli, and of course the "Choppin' Broccoli" SNL sketch with Dana Carvey came to mind along with Huey Lewis...and I started singing. A good dinner was had by all.
Some dinners turn out better and some dinners make you cry
I'll be cooking here forever, at least until I die.
Kids all complaining, creditors are on the phone
I'm supposed to get this dinner done, you know damn well I won't.

Burnin' macaroni, (burnin')
Burnin' macaroni, (burnin')
Burnin' macaroni, macaroni burnin'
I'm taking no baloney 'cause I'm burning macaroni.

Hey I am complaining, kids just run through the kitchen
Everyone in the house is gettin' tired of my bitchin'.
Fifteen more minutes is all I really need
Not a carrot, that's my finger - now it's gonna bleed!

Burnin' macaroni (burnin')
Burnin' macaroni (burnin')
Burnin' macaroni, macaroni burnin'
I'm taking no baloney 'cause I'm burning macaroni.

Ooh, burnin' macaroni
Ooh, taking no baloney
Ooh, burnin' macaroni
Ooh, ooh

Bus boy, bartender, cleaning up the mess
Left overs in containers, can't take the stress
Just when I think there's no more left to do
Wife yells, and she tells, "Do the dishes too!"

Burnin' macaroni (burnin')
Burnin' macaroni (burnin')
Burnin' macaroni, macaroni burnin'
I'm taking no baloney 'cause I'm burning macaroni.

Burnin' macaroni, macaroni burnin'
I'm taking no baloney 'cause I'm burning macaroni.
Burnin' macaroni, macaroni burnin'
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mac - February 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job, Earl. I liked it.
Meriadoc - April 11, 2004 - Report this comment
I'll take burnt maccaroni over Huey Lewis anyday! ;-D
wdh - April 11, 2004 - Report this comment
A song about Burning Maccaroni......you dont see that everyday. Nice job
Mari D - April 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Catchy!
Adagio - April 12, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS,but looks like a good read and should do well in the comp.
Johnny D - April 12, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but smells GREAT !
Rick D - April 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Deserves more votes
Peregrin - April 13, 2004 - Report this comment
It has one more lot now, and I must echo Merry's sentiments!
Spaff.com - April 14, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS, ESG, but I like the parody, especially your rhyme for kitchen. And that SNL sketch is one of my favorites.

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