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Song Parodies -> "Banana Man"

Original Song Title:

"Piano Man"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Banana Man"

Parody Written by:

Anny

The Lyrics

Picture this: a guy working in a 50s style cafe, surrounded by the usual customers. Usual, loud, fun, upbeat music blasting as people enjoy round after round of banana splits :D Kinda fun song :)
It's 9 o'clock on a Saturday
The regular fruit lovers come in
There's a cool guy sitting next to me
Having fun with his banana split

He says, Dude can you give me another banana please?
I'm relatively sure how it goes
It's soft and it's sweet and I am complete
With banana mushed into my toes

Yum de dum dum de dum
Yum yum de de yum yum dum

Give us some fruit, you're the banana man
Give us some fruit tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for a banana split
You got them tastin' alright

Now Sean is at the counter with a friend of mine
We get him his splits for free
And he's quick with a joke, he's a fine old bloke
And there's no place he'd rather be
He says "Phil I believe this is killing me."
As the smile never crept off his face
"Well I'm sure I could be a movie star
If I could just stop stuffing my face"

Oh, yum, de dum dum de dum yum yum de da dum

Now Raul is a serious politic
Who never had time for a bite
And he's talking with Davy who's slurping his gravy
And probably won't get a wife

And the waitress is practising astrologics
As the tough guys slowly get stoned
Yes, they're sharing a treat called a banana split
But it's better than eating alone

Give us some fruit, you're the banana man
Give us some fruit tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for a banana split and you got them tasting alright

It's a pretty good job on a Saturday
And the manager gives me a smile
'Cause he knows that it's me they've been coming to see
To feel bliss for a while

And the piano, sounds like a circus gig
And the counters smell like some fudge
And they sit at the bar and put 'split in their gobs
And say "Man, get some more over here"

Oh, yum,yum,yum de dum
Yum, yum, yum, yum, de dum

Give us some fruit you're the banana man
Give us some fruit tonight
We're all in the mood for a banana split
You got them tasting alright


Sorry if the pacing is a little off :)

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Overall Rating: 4.8

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Johnny D - June 05, 2006 - Report this comment
Pacing needs work, Anny, but overall it's a clever concept that shows a lot of potential for humor!
John Barry - June 05, 2006 - Report this comment
As JD notes, a bit of a pacing problem. 455
2Eagle - June 05, 2006 - Report this comment
Wonderful ode to bananas. They are good for you in more ways than one.
Anny - June 05, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Johnny, JB and 2Eagle! This one was fun to write :D
AFW - June 06, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm not real familiar with this other song, know some of Billy's stuff...but I really like your theme and story line....
Anny - June 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks AFW! :D
Phil Alexander - June 10, 2006 - Report this comment
It's funny (loved the "bananas mushed into my toes"), but could really do with a bit more consistency: ISTM that there are places where you left the original line in, possibly because nothing sprang to mind and you wanted to get it finished, e.g. "'Cause he knows that it's me they've been coming to see" - that could change nicely to "'Cause he knows it's a treat they've been coming to eat" or something similar more suited to the storyline.
Please don't take this the wrong way: I don't mean to be harsh, but there's a lot of potential in this OS and this idea, and what you've done isn't bad; but I'm sure you could make it that bit better.
Anny - June 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, Phil! :D I appreciate the constructive criticism. It helps that way I know what to work on :) I don't think ur advice is harsh. This one was kind of hard to come up with an idea for because I wanted it to be original, not just like the same themes that keep popping up over and over again(ie. poop and pee). I'm not too good at this parody-writing stuff yet, but I fully appreciate everyone's feedback. :D

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