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Song Parodies -> "Grab A Cadaver"

Original Song Title:

"Abracadabra"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Steve Miller Band

Parody Song Title:

"Grab A Cadaver"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

Demand for cadaver tissue fuels illegal activity. This is a topical parody on a developing news story that broke earlier last week from a lawsuit filed against UCLA for misuse and mishandling of cadavers that were donated for scientific research. Access the link provided below for a news source on this subject matter. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/03/10/state2151EST0202.DTL&type=health
Pull sheet up, this man has drowned.
And no next of kin,
to be found.
No grave mound or ground to close,
Processed parts don't decompose.

Need a heart, you got chest pains?
We're on the lookout for remains.
Let us be your parts supplier,
Parts for a fee 'fore the buyer retires.

Grab a, grab a cadaver,
To fix a breached vena cava.
Grab a, grab a cadaver,
Grab ya a waver.

Before they rot, we freeze them dry,
No grave yard plot, cadaver guy.
Corpses turnin' in their grave,
It's too late for those parts to save.
'
Grab a, grab a cadaver,
To fix a breached vena cava.
Grab a, grab a cadaver,
Grab ya a waver.

Parts biologic via carcass,
Biologic parts order Fed Express.
Nose is flattened hit with a vase,
Int'rest you in a brand new face?

Orthodontics can apply,
We'll jerk some teeth from some dead guy.
Hair follicles have left and gone away,
Cadavers Inc. gonna make your day.

Grab a, grab a cadaver,
To fix a breached vena cava.
Grab a, grab a cadaver,
Grab ya a waver.

Need a heart, you got chest pains?
We're on the lookout for remains.
Let us be your parts supplier,
Parts for a fee 'fore the buyer retires.

A heart donor can't be found?
Don't put that cadaver in the ground.
A heart donor can't be found?
Don't put that cadaver in the ground.
A heart donor can't be found?
Don't put that cadaver in the ground.

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Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 8

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Jack Wilson - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job, Guy!
Royce Miller - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Guy, I saw this title right away and it caught my eye cause I was going to write the very same title to the very same song, about the very same subject.
Guy - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Royce - please be my guest if you want to do one. I have no problem with it. Sorry I beat you to the draw. Actually a while back Smurf did one called bad cadaver but I didn't see it until I was done writing this one. The two parodies are different though.
Royce Miller - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Guy--that's just fine, yours is gonna suffice for me. I just thought it was funny that I had the same idea-and speaking of Smurf, do you know what became of her? I thought she wrote some good parodies.
Adagio - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good, Guy! I read the article too and was just imagining starlets going around with maybe the knowledge that they have dead fat in their lips......eeeewww! And being kissed? eeeewwwww! 5's
Johnny D - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
The folks at C.S.I. would be proud, Guy. 5's
Rick D - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Darn you, Guy. I was going to do something very close to this. Oh well, great minds think alike.
Diva - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job!
Tim Hall - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Congratulations! You have written the new UCLA fight song!
alvin rhodes - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
the title alone was worth a 5...funny one
Jeff Reuben - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Good work Guy. Original idea, good fit for the song.
Meriadoc - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Pretty funny Guy!
Jan Unwin - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Dead on. 5-5-5
Peregrin - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
"I see dead people..." Good one Guy!
John Jenkins - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent, timely parody, Guy. A lot of very good lines - I liked "'fore the buyer retires."
Mr. X - March 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one! Ya know, I actually voted on this yesterday but forgot to comment. So I'm commenting right now. :)
Guy - March 13, 2004 - Report this comment
My thanks go out to one and all who voted and commented. This song surprised me. I didn't think it would get near this much attention. It proved to be a long and difficult writing endeavor and I almost scrapped it, but since I had a lot of time invested in it I decided to post it anyway.
KC - March 13, 2004 - Report this comment
"Pull sheet up..." - LOL!
Fiddlegirl - August 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Hahaha! This *should* fetch $555 on the black market... ;)
Guy - August 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks Fiddlegirl - Some people at work looked at this way back when. We had a female contractor working on a server for us and the system admin that was working with her showed it to her. Her remark was "I don't like the term cadaver, I prefer to call them empty spirit vessels" - Oy vey! Pazzo maron!. I said to her, "well ma'm, this here's Texas and we don't like to call 'em cadever's either, we just call them 'Grave Yard Dead". Thanks for checking this out and glad you liked it.

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