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Song Parodies -> "Extra Cargo"

Original Song Title:

"Desperado"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Eagles

Parody Song Title:

"Extra Cargo"

Parody Written by:

Rick Cormier

The Lyrics

Yet another "fat" parody. My first one though.
Extra cargo
It seems your meal times are endless
Eating habits are senseless. You're sold on chow
Oh, you're a half-ton
For lunch, three chickens, unseasoned
With two cans of peas and stew
Dessert to come now

Time to gnaw on fifteen Almond Joys
They'll seat behind your navel
You know the cream-filled tarts, your appetite, did whet
But it seems that all this dining
Serves to make your legs unstable
And, it's only to the Tums, you can get

Extra cargo
Why's that bread white? Don't you wonder?
Again you will plunder through five or six loaves
You'll eat "em, oh, eat "em. Once you start, there's no stoppin'
In gravy, you'll sop "em till those loaves are all gone

You like meatloaf cold after dinnertime
And you won't slow till the plate does shine
Afraid to tell your doctor what you weigh
Contusions on your thighs and toes
It ain't funny when a steak knife goes astray

Extra cargo
Now you can't fit on park benches
Your waist grew three inches since yesterday, late
If you keep gaining, you'll need a crane just to budge you
You better let somebody nudge you
(Let somebody nudge you)
You better let somebody nudge you
You are what you ate

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Overall Rating: 4.9

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Red Ant - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
10 Almond Joys, plus 5 more in hiding for a snack later.
Johnny D - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
You are what you write, and you are all right!
alvin rhodes - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
delicious wordplay
Jeff Reuben - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Well done!
Royce Miller - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
really good pacing
AFW - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
This is heavy....and funny...
Rick C - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks RA, JD, Alvin, Jeff, Royce and AFW. I appreciate your stopping in.
Stuart McArthur - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
lovely job, as usual, Rick - and some very funny lines - 555
Rick C - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Stu.
Rod Worden - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
No lightweight are you, Rick! 5s
Rick C - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Rod. By the way, great last name for a writer!
Michael Pacholek - April 20, 2005 - Report this comment
I thought this was gonna be another pregnant-Britney parody. Fortunately, you chose another path. Ant: Clearly, you were feeling like a nut when you made that comment.
Arwen - April 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Pretty funny, Rick...but now I want an Almond Joy...; )
Agrimorfee - April 21, 2005 - Report this comment
I ate it up. 545
Rick C - April 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you Michael, Arwen and Agrimorfee ! :-)
Michael Pacholek - April 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Arwen: Almond Joy? There's a joke I could tell there, but not in front of a princess.
Arwen - April 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Oh come ON! I promise not to blush. Well...I might...but you know that'll just increase my appeal...; )
Rick C - April 22, 2005 - Report this comment
Arwen, Michael...get a chat room.
Gopher Holes - June 28, 2005 - Report this comment
That's sooo funny! I wonder if Don Henley Likes gopher Holes. (and I don't mean ME. I mean the holes in the ground where gophers live.) If anybody know, please tell me! It's essentational for my well-being.
Matthias - August 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Wow! If subs for Desperado you weren't hard enough, you had to come and pull of this little gem. Every line is pure hillarity!
Agrimorfee - August 18, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3) Why did I vote this 545 last time?! Must have had indigestion or something.
Adagio - August 21, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3) LOL! I do think that's the fattest song I ever read, yes and to Desperado yet...I know how hard it is to come up with subs for that one. 5's
Red Ant - August 25, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3E) See above!, and great SUBS throughout, not the least of 'WICH is the title. Ahem, enough lame puns already. Not sure if you meant it as a pun, but "Why's that bread white? Don't you wonder?" was funny too.
Michael McVey - August 25, 2006 - Report this comment
OK, now that I have laughed myself to a stupor, you need to have a look at "Greaseful Queasy Feeling!"--MM
Rick C - August 25, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Gopher Holes, Matthias, Agrimorfee and Adagio.

Thanks Jack, yeah the white Wonder Bread was intentional. You're the first to mention it though.

Thanks, Michael, I'll go check that one out.
Johnny D - August 26, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC) Heehee see above!
Stuart McArthur - August 28, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3E) great stuff ('ing yer face) Rick! - loved the park benches line
Josh 2 - August 30, 2006 - Report this comment
nice tuff, people pretty much covered comments i woulda made, 5s
Jeff Reuben - August 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Peas...healthy eating there for Mr. Extra Cargo. What's he wearing today, cargo pants? Well done.
Kristof Robertson - August 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3E) It's DANG hard to do an eating/fat parody for Amiright nowadays, coz most of the jokes have been done...but you pretty well pulled it off, Rick. 555

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