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Song Parodies -> "Study The Book All Day"

Original Song Title:

"Bang The Drum All Day"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Todd Rundgren

Parody Song Title:

"Study The Book All Day"

Parody Written by:

Hu's On First

The Lyrics

In Israel, there've been a lot of tensions recently between mainstream (secular or moderate) Israelis and the Haredim (ultra-Orthodox) minority. The Haredim have much higher birthrates (8 children per family on average) and some Haredi men don't work outside the home because they believe it is their religious duty to study the Torah all day. Instead, they often subsist on government welfare. Considering their high birthrate, these tensions are going to get worse the as the Haredim, currently 10% of the population, edge closer to becoming the majority (which probably will happen around 2030 or so).
I don't want to work
I've got to study the Book all day
I've no time to play
I've just got to study God's Book all day

Ever since I was a tiny boy
They taught me in shul that I needed no toys
"Oh just get a wife and make a whole lot of kids
Just like God said to Adam" and so that is what I did, now I say

I don't want to work
I've got to study the Book all day
I've no time to play
I've just got to study God's Book all day

When got older, 'bout twelve or so
They said "You're a man, here's what you need to know"
You must memorize the whole book of the Law
Then you can get your Bar Mitzvah, oy gevalt and hurrah! And I said

I don't want to work
I've got to study the Book all day
I've no time to play
I've just got to study God's Book all day

Now I'm older, and when I go out
I wear blurry goggles cause there's women about*
I've got seven children; number eight on the way
And I'd be so verklempft if even one of them turned gay, because

I don't want to work
I've got to study the Book all day
I've no time to play
I've just got to study God's Book all day

I don't want to work
I've got to study the Book all day
I've no time to play
I've just got to study God's Book all day
*Many Haredi men believe it is a sin to look at a woman, especially if she's "immodestly" dressed (well, most women today would be immodest by their standards)

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Patrick - October 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Israel pays men to sit at home and make babies? They really are like us in so many ways. Except the Israelis spend their time studying Scripture while Americans drink beer and smoke crack.
Meriadoc - October 17, 2012 - Report this comment
LOL to the parody and to Patrick's comment! :D

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