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Song Parodies -> "I Stumbul (And Constantlytopple)"

Original Song Title:

"Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

They Might Be Giants

Parody Song Title:

"I Stumbul (And Constantlytopple)"

Parody Written by:

Kristof Robertson

The Lyrics

A celebration of all those who are ambulatorily challenged...
I-stumbul and Constantlytopple
Really Unstabul, I Constantlytopple
Must be something wrong, Constantlytopple
Maybe fatally sick, or me feet too big

Ev'ry day I Concernthepeople
Shoutin' " He's-tumbled!", I Concernthepeople
Even standing still, I Constantlytopple
Irritating, how I-stumbul!

Ev'ry time I walk, on my huge ass I land
Why it happens, I don't know
24 hour vertigo? D'oh!

In china shops I Constantlytopple
And in front of cops I Constantlytopple
When they ask "You drunk?"can't stand; in trouble
I don't Constantlytopple 'cause of beer
I must have a faulty inner ear

Ow ow ow, ow ow.
I-stumbul (I-stumbul!)
Ow ow ow, ow ow.
I-stumbul (I-stumbul!)

Ev'ry time I talk to a new doctor man
I'm told nothing's wrong with me
Maybe I like things horizont'ly!

Gave up booze; still Constantlytopple
Even bought new shoes; still Constantlytopple
I've been on the news! Constantlytopple
I don't Constantlytopple for a joke
It seems I'm an under-balanced bloke!

There's no romancin'. Constantlytopple
And I'm lethal dancin' Constantlytopple
When they say "You're drunk"can't stand; in trouble
I don't Constantlytopple 'cause of rum
I've just got no equi-lib-ri-um!!!

I STUM-BUL!!!


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Pacing: 4.9
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Overall Rating: 5.0

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Rick Cormier - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
This had me constanlylaffin! 555
Johnny D - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
A tour-de-force of syllabic synchronicity.
Arwen - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Too good, KR...and you know this hits close to home!
Kristof Robertson - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanx, Rick, JD and Lady Evenstar...yeah, Arwen, I sort of had you in mind when I wrote this..:-)
Arwen - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Nothing makes me happier than being inspirational...hehehe.

P.S. Can somebody call a medic? (again) I think I dislocated my shoulder (again) from patting myself on the back one too many times... (again) =)
Leo Jay - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
This is a brilliant idea, well executed. I don't know the exact lyrics, so I can't absolutely attest to the pacing, but this seems to be carefully-enough crafted that I have to assume that it's darn close if not dead-on. Kudos.
John Barry - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
This is no turkey. In fact, it's extremely clever.
AFW - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
This knocked me over..
alvin rhodes - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
definitely the funniest title of the day..and the parody lived up to the title...fives
Rick D - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Very cool, funny. I share your pain.
Red Ant - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
DKTOS, so no vote, but I thought at first this was about the 7.5 Richter earthquake that hit Turkey a while back.
Stuart McArthur - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
what Johnny said, but less cleverly - masterful wordplay Kristof, and inspired title (hmm, like everyone else has said - I gotta get here earlier) - 555
Jake A Ralphing(Luke Brattoni) - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
SittingOFLMAO. 555
Michael Pacholek - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but the title is a fiver all by itself.
Tim Mayfield - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
This is truly a work of a master.
Charlie Decker - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Unbelievable. Great choice for the OS, and a fantastic parody every which way. Thanks for writing it!
Charlie Decker - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
I know I already commented, but I don't think that one comment does it justice. This is superb! Terriffic! Top notch! It's grrreat!
Claude Prez - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
They Might Be Fives
Leo Jay - June 30, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Reiterating my prior kudos...
Rich Kapalin - July 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Awesome!!!
Adagio - July 02, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05)So very cute! 5's
Ethan Mawyer - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
ABC I : Q: How did the man why simply couldn't stand avoid embarassment? A: He sat down and wrote brilliant parodies
Agrimorfee - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) How did I miss this one? EXCELLENT!
Red Ant - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
(I-05) Still DKTOS but I'll trust ya on the pacing. Here's some 5s to balance you out.=)
Rich Kapalin - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Excellent job, all 5's all the way!!! Especially loved the line "Even bought new shoes; still Constantlytopple"
Arwen - July 07, 2005 - Report this comment
ABC--you KNOW how much I love this one, KR...=)
Mikey Squirrel - July 08, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Excellent job on making this parody work. Tri-Fives.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - July 08, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) It still looks brilliant from this angle!
Stuart McArthur - July 11, 2005 - Report this comment
( I ) - in-your-face brilliant silliness, Kristof - with your trademark funny rhymes
Johnny D - July 11, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above. Kristof, your genius is starting to SCARE ME. ;-)
Dee Range - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
(I) DNKOS, but very funny read
Dominic L. - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
455 Pacing was off on a couple of lines, but it was very funny. nice job
Scathe - July 13, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC-I) This parody was quite a trip. ;D
Rick C - July 14, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05)See above
Adam Eccleshall - July 16, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) That was great :-)
martha - July 17, 2005 - Report this comment
very funny and ingenious parody so many good lines...
Jeff Reuben - July 17, 2005 - Report this comment
I fell for this one. Well done!
MysteryGoat - July 18, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS and too many big words.
ABC's OF PARODIES ROUND " I " BRONZE MEDAL - August 13, 2005 - Report this comment
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Jonathan S. - September 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Basically, what everyone else here has already told you. 555

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