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Song Parodies -> "That's a Moray"

Original Song Title:

"That's Amore (1953)"

Original Performer:

Dean Martin

Parody Song Title:

"That's a Moray"

Parody Written by:

Brad Snyder

The Lyrics

If you can, listen to the original. What I like about how this came out, is how light-hearted the music is for such a potentially dire situation. It makes it more funnier. B > )
(artist: Lean Marlin)

( intro )
You’re snorkeling beside the reef,
You think it's safe, but think again.

While just swimming around, you see fangs and a frown - that's a moray!
You were minding your biz; now you hope he'll mind his - that's a moray!

He's an eel, not a friendly seal, and you start to feel this is really the end now.
You can't run. It's no longer fun. Life, it could be done.
This is one bad weekend, now.

You are too scared to move; he sees you, you’re seafood - that's a moray!
Better not stick around, or you goin’ down, that's for sure.

You have got to get gone, 'cause you're just a big prawn in his doorway.
Better flee, or you'll be chicken under the sea for a moray!

You are frozen like stone, floating there all alone with a moray!
Your poor heart starts to pound as he’s staring you down like a gourmet.

"Will he bite? Does he wanna fight? How's his appetite?".
Your whole life flashes by you.
Why you stay? He don't wanna play. Live another day.
That moray, he don't like you!

What you gonna do now you are facing the jowls of a moray?
If you back away slow, maybe he let you go - try and see!

As you drift toward the shore, you're in danger no more.
(Huh!) Guess you okay!
You face death and you live! You can tell you grandkids
The great stor-ay of your day with a moray!!
Since "That's Amore" is basically an homage to Italian love, and since Dean-O (Dean Martin - look him up; his Roast specials are great, and there's no foul language) is Italian, you may have noticed that sometimes the grammar in the above parody seems incorrect. But I did that on purpose, to stay true to the Italian theme. I include "-a's" on my original copy (eg: "that's-a spicy-a meat-a-ball!"), but I figured it would be too confusing in this case, since you can't actually hear it being used. If I ever figure out how to get my parody tracks on this site, you'll be able to hear what I'm talking about. I know - yay.

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Yawn - February 20, 2018 - Report this comment
This has been done before...
Claude Prez - February 20, 2018 - Report this comment
Well, "Yawn", cowardly anonymous rude posting has been done before too, but that didn't stop you, did it? Nice job Brad.
Brad (that's my sto-ray) Snyder - February 20, 2018 - Report this comment
Yawn: Really? The same exact wording! Oh, my gosh! That's amazing! Oh, wait, maybe I got this parody from them. I should apologize. My pal Yawn (is that Swedish?), it doesn't matter how many times a song is parodied, but how well it's parodied when it's parodied (I did it - used "parodied" three times in a sentence! Now I can die a happy man). If you don't like the parody, just say you don't like the parody. Heck, rate it low if you want. But "done before"? EVERYTHING's been done before. I mean, check out Ecclesiastes (no, not that first new Doctor Who, Christopher. The Bible book). There is NOTHING new. I just tried to put a new twist on an old classic. Check it out one more time, if you dare, and base your judgment on the parody itself. Whoops! Ow! I fell off my soap box! Peace out. -Brad (that's my sto-ray) Snyder
Brad Snyder - February 20, 2018 - Report this comment
Claude: Maybe I was a little hard on Yawn. But I appreciate your defense, and your comment. This is one of my favorite parodies (it's actually a lot of fun to sing karaoke to, for me anyway), so I'm glad you posted your review before I got onto the site and only saw Yawn's "review". That would've stung a little. You rock! -Brad
Looked it up - February 20, 2018 - Report this comment
Using Search, it has been done (by title and topic) twice before by Malcolm Higgins and Susanna Viljanen. Just sayin'. I think Yawn was implying that it's not a new idea.
Claude Prez - February 20, 2018 - Report this comment
"Looked it up" - yes, of course it's been done before. No need to get all precious about it though. Sure, maybe it would be better to check and acknowledge an idea that's been used before, but really, what's the big deal? More importantly, why are people so afraid to use their regular handles? If you're not willing to stand behind what you're saying, maybe you shouldn't say it. Do me a favor and think about it. I thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Brad Snyder - February 20, 2018 - Report this comment
"Looked it up": and Jeff Moran also wrote one, called "It's a Moray". Hey, guys, just to clarify - I looked over my responses above, and realized they could have been interpreted as being cynical, or mocking even. I was really just having fun with the comment, and thought I was being cute. It's easy to forget that the tone in my head doesn't always come across in print. Sometimes my wise-guy comments may come across as not-so-wise. I tend to be long-winded, ADD and all that. I really am cool with negative comments. Parodying is an art form that takes what's already been done, and changes it up, for fun. So let's have fun. I'm having fun. B > ) Are we having fun? Let's have fun. Yay.
Brad Snyder - February 20, 2018 - Report this comment
Another 1-star review. Yay. Somebody likes me.
Agrimorfee - February 28, 2018 - Report this comment
hey Brad email me agrimorfee@hotmail.com. I can answer the questions you asked CML.

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