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Song Parodies -> "Smithereens"

Original Song Title:

"Vasoline"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Stone Temple Pilots

Parody Song Title:

"Smithereens"

Parody Written by:

MooRocca

The Lyrics

Won't try their crude alternatives
No sub for Devil's Ale
Too addicted now to break its ho-old

Fix or food? We won't eat
Sacrifice the air we breathe
Kill and die, lie and cheat
Blow it all to smithereens!

Can't fight complete dependency
Pumped up, we've found our grail
Unholy chalice carved in bone

Slaves in our master's liege, we are
So hooked we can't survive
Without the buzz that it provi-ides

We'll destroy all we see
Just to get it on the cheap
Pay the price, ever steep
Got to feed our endless need

We crave the junk... though we curse the price
We'll pay the price... yes we will

Helpless and tremb-l-ing, we are
Strung out and unrefined
Can't quench a thirst that won't subsi-ide

Killing you, killing me
Earth's revealed her swollen teats
Greedy swine, on our knees
Suck-l-ing her gasoline


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Spaff.com - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Dead-on satire. I have an IV running from one of Earth's swollen teats directly into my SUV. It means I can only travel a few blocks, but that's all I've ever been able to afford anyway.
Stuart McArthur - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
and as the price goes up, trouble looms in more ways than one - 555
Rick C - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Well done....555
Johnny D - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Fill 'er up with fives. Spaff --- don't they pump saline into them teats at some point, too? Poor ol' Mother Earth!
Melhi - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Spaff, Stu, Rick C. & Johnny D. ...and here I was worried I'd get a bunch of DKTOS's on this one, if anyone read it, at all. :) LOL Spaff!
Catch 23 - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Very good observations here. Truth in advertising for the Hummer would make their mileage claim read : Estimated MPG Highway=1, city 0.
Melhi - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Catch 23! LOL!
Olvan The Terrible - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Biting social commentary + Stone Temple Pilots = An Amiright classic. Three fives for this big bang baby.
Melhi - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Wow, thanks Olvan! :)
John Jenkins - April 14, 2005 - Report this comment
At first, I wondered why you gave it the title you did instead of "Gasoline," but I agree that "Smithereens" does express the attitude of the parody better. Well done, Melhi.
Melhi - April 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks John! Yeah, I kinda thought so, too.
Red Ant - May 03, 2005 - Report this comment
( SOTM ) 555 as I only found this CD a few days ago.
Melhi - May 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Red Ant!
Dumb Ass Kid - May 07, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Didn't Know The Original Song, but thanx to your pacing aide provided, I can say that, for me, this is a strong contender 555
Melhi - May 07, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks DAK!
Agrimorfee - May 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Interesting parody...thank goodness for your mp3 or I would not have been able to have an opinion. I couldn't understand the OS lyrics, but yours are probably better.
Scathe - May 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I'm gonna have to write a parody about these kinds of parodies called "Somewhere Over My Head Now".
Melhi - May 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Agrimorfee & Scathe! Sorry about the crappy quality on the MP3, it was the only one I could find. Scathe... it's just about our dependency on gasoline, no hidden "Davinci Code" messages in this one... of course, all of my others contain hidden clues to the treasure, the location of the grail, the identity and exact bombing coordinates of the Ones Guy and the Neimann Marcus cookie recipe. :D
Rick C - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) already voted, commented
Jeff Reuben - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Well done. Why do we keep using so much? Your gas is as good as mine.
Melhi - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Rick C. & Jeff! LOL Jeff!
Dee Range - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM...Brilliant parody to a hard song to do. High 5's
Melhi - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Dee Range!
Arwen - May 13, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM--I'll add my praise to the lot!
Melhi - May 14, 2005 - Report this comment
And I shall heap many thanks upon you in return, Arwen. :)
Guy - May 14, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Not much we can do about the price of gas so I'll just remember this parody when I'm applying for a loan to pay off my credit card gas bill for the month. At least I can laugh about something then. Well done Melhi.
Spaff.com - May 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Dead-on satire. I have an IV running - blah blah blah.
Melhi - May 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Guy & Spaff!
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - May 17, 2005 - Report this comment
There must be a pun along the lines of "pumping jack dash, it's just gas, gas, gas" here, but I can't come up with it.
Melhi - May 17, 2005 - Report this comment
I think you just made it, K1! :)
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - May 18, 2005 - Report this comment
You're no fuel. 555 on an explosive critique.
Melhi - May 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Tanks, Luke! ;D
Charlie Decker - May 20, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Nice job, Melhi. You're on a roll recently!
Melhi - May 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Awww... thanks Charlie! :)
Rex - May 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) It's rough getting old - I remember complaining about the price of a tank of gas for my car going over $10, $20, and now $30.
Melhi - May 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks for the read-through Rex. Yeah, I'm not digging this "getting old" scene, much. Happened a lot younger than I expected it would. *GGG* I *vaguely* remember the occasional pre-Carter era gas wars in my area -- gas went from 49.9 down to 29.9, the last one that I recall. (That was way back when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth and gas came in just two flavors: Regular and Unleaded!) ...And back then, a friendly attendant not only came out to pump it FOR you, he cleaned your windows, checked the air-pressure on your tires and put air in them if you needed it, checked your oil, hoses & belts and, if you'd told him to "fill 'er up" -- you got a free gift! My folks used to get all kinds of cool junk for tanking up: a broad assortment of beach, bath & dish towels, tools, pocket knives, wrist watches, flowers, shrubs, a "turn it over and the girl's dress comes off" Zippo lighter, etc.... I used to love the sound of those clicky-change-making thingies the attendants wore on their belts. Haven't seen one of those in years.
Johnny D - May 22, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!
Melhi - May 22, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks for the repeat business, Johnny D. :)
Stuart McArthur - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS, and I reckon knowing it would be critical to appreciate this - but good point you make about the political/sociological repercussions of our dependence on one single commodity
Melhi - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Stuart. :)
Claude Prez - May 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Huh-huh. You said "swollen teats". Not funny at all, I'm afraid. Wicked stuff.
Kristof Robertson - May 30, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS, but a great read!
Phil Alexander - May 30, 2005 - Report this comment
I DKTOS either, but it's brilliant, period.
Melhi - May 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks for the great comments Claude, Stu & Phil! Wow, thanks Phil. The "B" word means a lot coming from you. :)
2nz - June 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Poetic and pissed off. I like it.

Can't fight complete dependency
Pumped up, we've found our grail
Unholy chalice carved in bone

Nice subs throughout, Mel.
Tim Mayfield - June 01, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) You siphoned some fives.
MysteryGoat - June 01, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS but good.
Melhi - July 07, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks 2nz, Tim and GoatMan! (I'm very sorry I didn't see your comments, sooner!) 2nz, I like that you cited those particular lines -- the word "in" in the 3rd line you cited, was the last word I wrote in this one... I was writing through block and spent an inordinate amount of time agonizing over whether it should be "in," "of" or "from." So, that you cited it, makes me feel like it was worth it. :) Thanks!
Jonathan S. - March 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Ready for a surprise? Not only have I heard the original off a CD, but I actually understood the lyrics, too! Very nice job on contrasting the OS lyrics, keeping the pacing, and decent subject matter! 555.

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