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Song Parodies -> "Don't Look In the Basement"

Original Song Title:

"Legal Tender"

Original Performer:

The B-52s

Parody Song Title:

"Don't Look In the Basement"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

What's in the basement?
Don't open it, here's what I got
10, 20, 30 demons that have been hell-sent
They're threatenin' to take my soul, these spooks in residence

Oozing pustules, and hate in their eyes
All bony, howling like wolves to the sky
And they're locked in the basement until I find an exorcist
Got to bring the Holy Cross--invoke the Sacrament!
They're in the basement
10, 20, 30 hellish demons, they don't pay me rent

I gotta be frank, they're like trailer trash
Making so much noise and they smell like ass
Crash boom bang, right under my feet
You can understand why I haven't gotten any sleep

So I locked up the basement
Yeah this is what I'm-a dealin' with
Hope they don't use their razor jaws to chew this containment
Locked in the basement

So don't look in the basement
Yeah this is what we're-a dealin' with
Coping with these mental scars, I'm frightened, goddammit!
They're in the basement
Check up on it, door is unlocked
Oh holy shiiiiiiiiiii.........!
Copyright 2013, Agrimorfee. Happy Halloween!

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Pacing: 4.0
How Funny: 4.0
Overall Rating: 4.0

Total Votes: 4

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Matthias - October 29, 2013 - Report this comment
This was a pretty interesting song from B-52's. I'm used to hearing Fred Schneider's voice this girl sounds a lot like Joan Jett which was pretty cool. The parody was hilarious and awesomely timed with Halloween only 2 days away.
Agrimorfee - October 29, 2013 - Report this comment
This was the first song I heard from the B52s, way back in the early days of MTV. I chose this track because, unlike their other hits, it is MERCIFULLY SHORT.
Abbott Skelding - October 30, 2013 - Report this comment
This is the first time I've heard the OS, and I agree with Matty. This was really well done, funny, pacing was spot on and, like you said...much shorter than other B-52 songs haha. Nice job!
Max Power - November 10, 2013 - Report this comment
Worse part is that they freeload off of people.
bobpiecheese - November 12, 2013 - Report this comment
(Artistry) I'll tell you what's scary: those hairdos in the music video. My God, you could hide shoes in those things! Anyway, great parody here, love the contrast between upbeat synths and inevitable disembowelment by demons. I'm weird like that. May the power of 555 compel you!
Blaydeman - November 13, 2013 - Report this comment
(Artistry) The wordage and rhymes in this one were crazy, and the situation was super tense, it made for a totally manic read. LOVED IT! The titel reminded me of the Goosebumps book, which is always a plus.
Max Power - November 19, 2013 - Report this comment
See above.
bobpiecheese - November 29, 2013 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!
Blaydeman - December 01, 2013 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above^^^
Abbott Skelding - December 04, 2013 - Report this comment
See above, just as great the second time around.

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