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Song Parodies -> "Rats Galore"

Original Song Title:

"Africa"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Toto

Parody Song Title:

"Rats Galore"

Parody Written by:

the_conqueror_of_parodies

The Lyrics

I've always been a light sleeper, although it was never due to rats or whatever. But who says parodies have to be based on personal experience?
I just cannot fall asleep tonight
I'm hearing all the critters crawling all around my kitchen
I'd chase 'em out, but they can bite
And I can't tell just what they are, my eyes can't see since it's darkened

Shame they don't come out in the day
I'd end their lives with my homemade battle axe, or a big scimitar
But no, the buggers hide away
Cheeky sods, you piss me off, you do!

Can you leave me alone, I can't sleep, all thanks to you
I bet there's 'bout a hundred of them sods who steal my food
My house is swarming with rats galore
They'll destroy my life, if don't make a cunning plan, ooh

Their squeaking rings out in the night
It penetrates my brain, it drills so much, it echoes eerily
If I could just find my flashlight
Then I'll be killing the bastards, taunting like a villain straight from an action movie

To tell the truth, I'm scared inside
What if they're just things made to destroy?

I'm gonna risk my life, I'm taking them out real soon
As soon as I can find my Hammer Of Depressing Doom
I'll face the creepy-looking rats, oh Lord!
See the glowing eyes, they lunge at me, I've pissed my pants, ooh

[instrumental break with lots of rat squeaks, thumping noises (it's dark, I can't see a thing) and various obscenities]

Isn't what I planned, this isn't cool!

This silly thing has been a drag, quite a bummer too
The rat-things were annoying, now they'll have me for their food
I run still covered in rats, which bite
Run out the door, greet the morning light
The rats they shrivel and die, that's right
I guess they were demon rats, oh shite
What if they're bite's like a werewolf bite?
Nah, that can't be right, annoying things can't be that bad, ooh
I only recently put this song into my playlist, and I LOVE IT. Note: "bite's" is a contraction for "bite is", it's not a grammatical cock-up.

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 17

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Melanie Lee - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
What's with the stupid one-bomb? The pacing looks spot-on to me! I'll be back another day to judge the work.
Melanie Lee - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
BTW, One-Bomber, it's pretty cowardly of you to drop 1's and yet not leave 1 comment!
Matthias - May 07, 2009 - Report this comment
"Hammer Of Depressing Doom" (That sounds like weapon in the Munchkin card game... I actually might be) This was a pretty catchy song and a good parody.
Arwen - May 20, 2009 - Report this comment
AGES...extra points for using the word "bastard," which I always appreciate. This made me squirm a little bit...I dealt with one mouse in the house once, and it almost did me in. Not sure what I'd do with rats!!
Melanie Lee - May 20, 2009 - Report this comment
(Ages) Having had experience with rats as pets and as unwelcome houseguests, I can say I can relate...except that sometimes they do come out in the day, too! Now that I've listened, I think some of your pacing may be a little ragged, but what the hey. A couple of good belly-laughs. BTW, "bite's" is "bite is", but "they're" is "they are", and I think you meant "their". Grammar notwithstanding, 5-5-5. Tear 'em up!
Invisible Boy - May 20, 2009 - Report this comment
"Ben...the two of us need look no more"...whoops, wrong song.
Toto is a fave of mine and you did them proud. Extra points for using the word "scimitar"
Below Average Dave - May 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Thank you so much for putting this song back in my recent memory, I haven't heard it in years--I used to really love this song. There are slight imperfections sure--but TCOP, it's been an honor embarking on this journey with you--Ages is always a grueling contest, and you have been a great competitor from round 1. .fun round and song choice.
Jeff Reuben - May 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Bass turd. Lol. Nice job with this, I got lots of yuks.
Glen S - May 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I enjoyed this thoroughly, COP. Your weapons of destruction and your use of the original were both impressive. Points for the 'Hammer of Depressing Doom' and the twist at the end. 'DEMON RATS'
Agrimorfee - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Funny stuff...risky rhymes for the title sub and the coda. (kinda wish that coda was consistent, but it worked well)
Mark Scotti - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC), "Ben" would be proud!!!
Guy - September 30, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC05QR)

Best use I've seen to date of the word "scimitar" and I even know what it means without the need to look it up in an online dictionary.

What you are describing is the building I work in. It is an old WWII warehouse - so I've BEN there and done rat and the rat bas turd chewed a hole in my tee shirt.

Great write here Ag. I like what I read. Fine write, sir but I like 'em with a bit less perfect grammar. =;-) Feel your leg being pulled do you?
Guy - September 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Whoa - whoops - my bad COP. I thought for sure this was an Agri parody. I've been awake too many hours in a row and I am having a bout of "sometimers". The parody is great - it's me that's screwed up right now. 6 1/2 to 7 hours of sleep will fix this. Sorry.
DJ Blaze - October 01, 2009 - Report this comment
One word comes to mind..... RATS!!! 555
Matthias - October 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Hammer Of Depressing Doom was still the best line of this parody! I just loved it!
Below Average Dave - October 01, 2009 - Report this comment
See above, still love TOS (especially after Ant made me hear that horrible 'song' If again)
Leo Keough - October 02, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC5(QR) Well matched with the OS, great pacing and rhyming, one of your best!!!...555!!!
Stuart McArthur - October 02, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) the title sub was a knockout so you had me at hello, bobpie - one of your best imo - 555
Red Ant - October 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Fun work to a great OS.
Melanie Lee - October 04, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Same as my comments above. I added another 555.

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