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Song Parodies -> "The Power Of Smoke"

Original Song Title:

"Power Of Love"

Original Performer:

Huey Lewis and the News

Parody Song Title:

"The Power Of Smoke"

Parody Written by:

Scrawny Johnny

The Lyrics

I'm back from my 3-month vacation, and it's time for parodies!
The power of smoke, is a cancerous thing
Make a one man wheeze, and his lungs burn and sting
Change your life, in a little white puff
More than a craving, that's the power of smoke

Tough tryin' to quit it, don't smell sweet
Stronger and harder, for your heart to beat
Make your skin dry-up, stain your pearly-whites
Power of smoke will make you cough all night

And it takes your money, cigs aren't cheap
It'll put you in the ground, six feet deep
It's strong and it's sudden and it's cruel all the time
But it soon will take your life
That's the power of smoke
That's the power of smoke (cough)

First time you light up, you might think you're cool
But you don't realize that you look, like a fool
But you'll regret it once they have found
You have cancer, and it's spreading around

It's a dirty habit, rules your life
Won't bring you happiness, just pain and strife
It's highly addictive so you, just can't stop
Until it takes your life

Some folks don't want your deadly air
Yeah, but you don't care
Your doctor you must thank
For that o-xy-gen tank
And everytime you gasp and choke
You feel the pow....er of smoke
Can you breathe it?

(Music break with lots of coughing, hacking, and wheezing noises)

It's not funny! It's not right!
It's like suckin' on a car's tail-pipe
It slows down the fast and, weakens the strong
I hope you learn somethin', from this song
You feel the power?
That's the power of smoke
You smell the power?
That's the power of smoke

(Repeat several times 'til end)
From Scrawny Johnny's 2nd album- "Master of Grilling"

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Michael Pacholek - February 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Raoul Hunt (a.k.a. "the Cigarette-Smoking Man") might not like this, but who cares what he thinks.
Red Ant - February 25, 2005 - Report this comment
555 Great rythym, excellent message, just think if 1/10th of 1percent of smokers took this to heart, we would have 400 less lung cancer deaths a year!! ( yes, 400,000 people die each year directly from smoking). Especially liked the part of the coughing, wheezing and hacking!
Johnny D - March 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Ah, I've finally found the flip-side to "Tobacco Road" !
Dominic L. - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Awesome parody! Sure beats my anti-drugs parody which most readers disliked (Including Red Ant) Anyway, I give you 555

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