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Song Parodies -> "Chumba-Mumbling"

Original Song Title:

"Tubthumping"

Original Performer:

Chumbawumba

Parody Song Title:

"Chumba-Mumbling"

Parody Written by:

Red Ant

The Lyrics

Intro:
We'll be swinging,
When we're in it
We'll be sinking


I get no doubt, but I get over it
If I ever own a lead guitar
I get no towel, but I get hope again
You never gonna give me towel
Ain't got no tone, it's just reverb again
Ain't never going to grimsby town
Gotta get no job, when I get home again
You're never gonna keep me down

Dissin' the right of way
F***ing the night away

He drinks a risky drink,
He drinks a Mocha drink,
He drinks a lava drink,
He drinks a side of drink,
He sings the songs that remind him of the good times,
He sings the songs that remind him of the bed times

Ohh, tiny boy, Dannon boy, dammit boy..

I've got my town, it's in the Almanac
You're never gonna keep me out
Gotta get some now, get knocked up again
You're never gonna beat me now
I get No Doubt, but I'm an opera fan
You're never gonna beat me now
I get knocked down, by an elephant.
You're neva gonna beat me down

This is the night and day
Dancin' the night away

He drinks a sissy drink,
He drink an awful drink,
He drinks a larger drink,
He drinks inside a drink,
I smell the socks that remind me of the bad times,
I smell the socks that remind me of the better times

Don't cry for me export label

I got no job, but I got alcohol
You're never gonna kick me down
I get knocked up, then I have a kid
He's an illegitimate child
I get no tongue, but I'll get over it
You're never gonna make me drown
I got no job, but I get up at 10
You're never gonna keep a job

(misheard chorus 'til outro)

What they singing?
Keep on drinking
We're mishearing
I had to make this from downloaded lyrics, haven't heard TOS in ages. If you like misheard lyrics parodies, CLICK HERE to see more of them.

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 22

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Agrimorfee - October 07, 2005 - Report this comment
I haven't really thought much of your misheard parodies until this one. 555
Rick C - October 07, 2005 - Report this comment
Now, what'd that song say? I always liked the OS. Very good job with this one, Mr. Ant. 555
Red Ant - October 07, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Agrimorfee; they're not to everyones' taste but I'm glad you enjoyed this one.

Thank Rick, I like TOS too. The lyrics for the main chorus are : I get kncoked down, but I get up again, you're neva gonna keep me down (according to the sheet I read).
Stephen aka Step-chan - October 07, 2005 - Report this comment
555 on this one, the original would be more interesting if OS lyrics were really like that(I've heard the song plenty of times).
AFW - October 07, 2005 - Report this comment
Cool and crazy...far out funny...fives
Yet Another Dutchman - October 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Whoa, Red Ant, you're a machine! I don't think this'll ever get old!
Red Ant - October 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Step-chan (I'll get to your parody in a minute), AFW and Yet Another Dutchman. I hope you know Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me", I submitted a misheard parody to that song and the title is killer. ;-)
Scrawny Johnny - November 28, 2005 - Report this comment
I remember when this song was such a big hit...now its hardly played. Doesn't bother me since I hardly like it. Anyway, this misheard song has too many funny lines to mention, but the ones that stick out is "I got no job/ I have alcohol" and "He drinks inside a drink".
Red Ant - December 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks again SJ, I thought the OS was too repetitive but still catchy. I imagine many of these lyrics were misheard/made up by those intoxicated in pubs.
Dylan Baranski - February 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Misheard lyrics parodies are always fun, so 5-5-5 for this one.
Jonaphantom (fellow parody author) - February 19, 2007 - Report this comment
Absolutely Flamin' Hysterical!! Here's another 5-5-5 for ya!!
Red Ant - February 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Pooper felated spanks ( I mean "Super belated thanks") to Dylan and Jonaphantom.
Matthias - April 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Some great gets in this one Red Ant, such as "I've got my town, it's in the Almanac" and "I get No Doubt, but I'm an opera fan". This original song isn't too shabby, but I agree that it's hard to make out what exactly the singer is trying to say.
kevin - April 02, 2009 - Report this comment
well written however i found a lot of this confusing and hard to follow
Agrimorfee - April 02, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Hey Kevin, Red Ant has specialized in the Misheard Lyric style of parody writing...a style that is not always to my taste, but funny when applied well. I see here now on my 3rd or 4th read that you kept one line of the OS verbatim---not the best thing to happen to a parody in competition.
bobpiecheese - April 09, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) I can always dig a misheard-lyrics parody - they're absolutely hilarious due to being so utterly random and profoundly stupid. Obviously, 555.
Arwen - April 10, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC...Hee...I love misheard lyrics. I have my own favorites of songs...that I know are wrong...but I sing them anyway. This was like a crazy surreal stream of consciousness...but I loved it!
Below Average Dave - April 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Misheard lyrics can be interesting, and I've seen really good ones by you, this one was alright, but I guess I can't really see these as misheard lyrics as much as just random lines that are somewhat near the original. Misheard lyrics parodies also tend to lean towards too much of OS sticking around, only one complete line (side of drink) but there many were very close to OS. As with "Broken Song"'s recording, I think as a recording this one would lose some of it's charm. Still 5 worthy, but admittingly, not one of my favorites in your collection.
Jeff Reuben - April 11, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC--Old school! Funny song for a good idea.
Melanie Lee - April 11, 2009 - Report this comment
This was a tough one to rate. I like the adventurous idea of stringing together misheard lyrics to create a parody. Some genuine laughs here. Trouble is, you have too many of the original lyrics, and for the purpose of a songwriting contest, that's too much. 5-3-4. (If not a contest, I might have said 5-4-4 or even 5-4-5.)
Annie - August 25, 2015 - Report this comment
LOL too funny :D 555.

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