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Song Parodies -> "Eating Grapefruit"

Original Song Title:

"Dancing Barefoot"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Eating Grapefruit"

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The Lyrics

The original of this one was written by Patti Smith back in 1979 for the album "Wave." This parody is based on U2's cover of this song performed for the Threesome Soundtrack back in 1994. This was also inspired by Weird Al's parody of "Zoot Suit Riot", named "Grapefruit Diet." Note that the entire last stanza of the original "Dancing Barefoot" lyrics is left out of U2's version, and so this parody does the same.
I have food addiction
I am addicted to brie
Cheese is my food connection
And grease adds lots of calories

Here I gain cause I like to fry
Won't eat that celery
Gonna need another pound of meat

I'm eating grapefruits
Trying to get slim
Legs are bruising, cannot swim
People thinner look like mannequins

I tried dehydration
I tried some exercising
Ate some carbohydrates and
Then, I was roasting some wings

Here I gain cause I like to fry
Weigh four hundred twenty
Even though I'm only 5 foot 3

I'm eating grapefruits
Trying to get slim
Legs are bruising, cannot swim
People tell me I should try Atkins

Feed for recreation
Me, intoxicated by cheese
I need some liposuction so
I can finally see my feet

Here I gain cause I like to fry
Own stock with Sara Lee
Now I know I've reached obesity

I'm eating grapefruits
Trying to get slim
Kids can't use their jungle gyms
When I sit down, all the metal bends

Oh god, I want some food [11x]

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 3

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MrMacphisto - June 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Ouch... (looks at the vote) did I piss off the fat community?
Leah Lockhart - June 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Wow, this is fabulous. I bet you would have gotten a lot more votes if more people knew the song. I am a U2 fan and thoroughly enjoyed this... esp, "me...intoxicated by cheese!" Timing is impeccable, and great use of original lyrics!
MrMacphisto - June 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Leah... :) Yeah, this one is a bit more obscure... I'll check out some of your songs as well....
Looking for grapefruit songs - February 13, 2006 - Report this comment
how can I hear the song?
King Paul - August 04, 2006 - Report this comment
DUDE!!! This totally Rocks!! I can't stop laughing! Great job with a great cover!!
MrMacphisto - August 07, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, King Paul :)

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