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Song Parodies -> "Shane Macgowan's Teeth"

Original Song Title:

"Bette Davis Eyes"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Kim Carnes

Parody Song Title:

"Shane Macgowan's Teeth"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

A friend told me about chap she met on an online dating website, but when they met in person he had "Shane Macgowan's Teeth".. and I thought that was a parody just begging to be written. The other attributes in the song are all imaginary.

You can listen to the recorded version here
His picture's ten years old
His smile hides what's beneath
Physique has been mis-sold
He got Shane MacGowan's teeth

He'll send a message to you
He sounds so strong and sweet
He'll make sure you don't know
He got Shane MacGowan's teeth

He's a gent who'll compliment you
Tell you things that he'll consent to
And his photos do not show those
Moustaches like a bog brush
He got fake ID saying his name's "Keith"
He's got Shane MacGowan's teeth

He'll want to take you home
Says he's prepared a feast
But you'll leave on your own
He got Shane MacGowan's teeth
He wants to tumble on you
Should you call the polithe?
Get out the boys in blue
He's got Shane MacGowan's teeth

One of those guys who'll compromise you
Given half a chance, he tries to
He's flirtatious and he may just
Be a little bit salacious
He says he's already wearing a sheath
He's got Shane MacGowan's teeth

He's a gent who'll compliment you
But says things he hadn't meant to
When loquacious, what he'll say just
Sounds a little bit predacious
Watch out. he's already bought a wreath
He's got Shane MacGowan's teeth




He's a gent who'll
Compliment you
He'll resent you
He's got Shane MacGowan's teeth
He'll tell lies to
Compromise you
Well, he tries to
He's got Shane MacGowan's teeth

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Pacing: 3.2
How Funny: 3.2
Overall Rating: 3.2

Total Votes: 15

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Timmy1000 - November 19, 2015 - Report this comment
Had to look up Shane Macgowan to get this, but now I see.
Alex Aerni - November 19, 2015 - Report this comment
Shane Macgowan was a member of the band The Pogues, a band which, for a time, also featured Cait O'Riordan, ex-wife of my favorite musical artist of all time, Mr. Elvis Costello. It's true, look it up if you don't believe me.
Rob Arndt - November 19, 2015 - Report this comment
The best-known parody of the OS is undoubtedly "Marty Feldman Eyes!!!" But 555 for this one as well!
Jonathan - November 19, 2015 - Report this comment
wow! Kim's voice is a lot more... annoying than I remembered that said good parody for some reason the "polithe" line tickled me! 5's
Leough - November 20, 2015 - Report this comment
Ha ha! Way to make fun of the dentally challenged!
Peregrin - November 20, 2015 - Report this comment
Canker-iffic! Loved "Moustaches like a bog brush" - beautiful imagery. Had to look up Shane as well, but at least i recognise his wider group :)
Phil Alexander - November 20, 2015 - Report this comment
:-) Thanks all.. I guess the parody's a bit anachronistic, in that he's got dentures now. But back in the Pogues days of the 80s, he had the sort of dentition that would make parents say to their children "if you don't brush your teeth..."

Rob - I guess "Marty Feldman Eyes" would stand out :-)

Jonathan - I tried to get some inkling of the levels of annoyance-causation in Kim Carnes' voice with the recording.. I guess it's as close as I'll get
Andy Primus - November 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Haha, good one. I saw a pic a while back of Shane with his new teeth but I'll always remember him with his "vandalised graveyard" look.
Phil Alexander - November 22, 2015 - Report this comment
"Vandalised graveyard" :-) I like that description.

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