Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Song Parodies -> "Barnacles"

Original Song Title:

"Carnival"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Natalie Merchant

Parody Song Title:

"Barnacles"

Parody Written by:

the_conqueror_of_parodies

The Lyrics

Did you know that barnacles are actually crustaceans? That makes about as much sense as one dude having to clean an entire ship of them, doesn't it? Well, now that you mention it...
Well, we're off to sea
The perfect stage for folks like me
Name is what I'm makin'
Was my plan, got taken down, you see
Got the worst duty
Scrape the barnacles, this sucks, you see
The hull is gigantic, does my shoulders damage
With ev'ry one flung free

Takes up my time (time), this feels so wrong (wrong)
Pain spikes like hell, I don't know why
It's what I must do, night after long night, I scream

Well, now we can't leave
All the extra weight will cause some drag, you see
Like if you tried runnin' with anchors on your buttocks
Bad hydrodynamics, yeesh
So it's up to me
Scrapin' off clingy bastards, keep things clean
It's confusin', to be honest:
How can this enormous job be completed by one dweeb?

It will take time (time), a bit too much (much)
"A while" is under-said by miles
It feels like there's no right word to describe this, geez
What have I done (done)? Does not seem nice (nice)
This job is quite the big-ass one
Just one guy to revive the ship's speed? Why? And how?
Sounds nuts, at least to me
Is it just me?

The stench of brine (brine), encrusted salt (salt)
These were my wants (these were my wants), I cannot lie (I cannot lie)
But now they're gone
Won't bring me peace of mind, that's what my
Plan was but that's dead now (it was but that's dead now)
Tons of tiny barnacles (whoa-oh, tons of barnacles)
I have no might (might), I'm not that strong (strong, I'm not it)
All that I longed (all that I longed) for was the sights (to see the sights)
They may still come
But not now, it's not right, tell me why
No help will come around (no help will come around)
To remove these barnacles
These damn barnacles

Once, there was an ugly barnacle. He was so ugly that everyone died. The end.

Your Vote & Comment Counts

The parody authors spend a lot of time writing parodies for the website and they appreciate feedback in the form of votes and comments. Please take some time to leave a comment below about this parody.

Place Your Vote

 LittleLots
Matches Pace of
Original Song: 
How Funny: 
Overall Score: 



In order for your vote to count, you need to hit the 'Place Your Vote' button.
 

Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 14

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   1
 1
 1
 
 2   0
 0
 0
 
 3   0
 0
 0
 
 4   0
 0
 0
 
 5   13
 13
 13
 

User Comments

Comments are subject to review, and can be removed by the administration of the site at any time and for any reason.

The author of the parody has authorized comments, and wants YOUR feedback.

Link To This Page

The address of this page is: http://www.amiright.com/parody/90s/nataliemerchant4.shtml For help, see the examples of how to link to this page.

This is view # 275