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Song Parodies -> "A World Without Gyros"

Original Song Title:

"A World Without Heroes"

Original Performer:

Cher

Parody Song Title:

"A World Without Gyros"

Parody Written by:

Rex Ungericht

The Lyrics

Don't Know The Original Song (DKTOS)? It's on YouTube. This is a Cher cover of a Kiss song.
A world without gyros
Would be a son of a... gun
There ain't no Greek-y sandwich fun
Without gyros

And a world without gyros
Is just a bunch of tasteless dross
Without a good tzatziki sauce
We might as well be eating moss

So I order up a pita
With tomato, onion too
And a giant heap of myst'ry meat
In the heart of my gyro

I take mine to extremes
Adding spuds and sour cream
And a world without gyros
Would be a horrible thing
Like a pong without a ping
Or like Wayne without his "schwing!"*

And the gods up on Olympus
Want some gyros of their own
Ambrosia's great, but gyros sate

When I'm looking for a gyro
Then I use a gyro-scope
To help me spy Aegean pie
(is it lamb? is it Spam?)

It's a case of gyro worship
And I watch it on the spit
Go 'round and 'round til it is browned
(cone of meat can't be beat)

Can I get 'em all delivered
Via gyro-copter now
Just fly 'em here to bring me cheer
(And don't stop the air drop)

And I'm holding out for (a) gyro**
Just like Bonnie Tyler did
She likes to eat that spicy meat
(don't be meek, just go Greek)


* You do remember "Wayne's World", right? It hasn't been that long since it was in the theatres...let's see...it premiered in...um...1992. Egad.

** You do remember Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out For A Hero", right? It hasn't been that long since it was on the charts...let's see...in...um...1984. Gadzooks.

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Old Man Ribber - January 21, 2013 - Report this comment
Rex - Three fives...and a side order of baclava! ;D
Matthias - January 26, 2013 - Report this comment
So if Batman ordered one would it be a super-gyro? Delicious parody Rex!
Agrimorfee - January 31, 2013 - Report this comment
See my parody "In A Greek Taverna" for more on this topic. Yummy, I am hungry now. :) 555
Max Power - February 04, 2013 - Report this comment
What gyro has over a hero is a flat bread, gotta love pitas. Nice use of world play of the original title.
bobpiecheese - February 06, 2013 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Note to self: try Greek food sometime. It's apparently fantastic, much like this parody, in fact. 555 on the house!
Blaydeman - February 08, 2013 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Love gyros and I shudder to think about a world without them! Love the pun, good work!

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