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Song Parodies -> "Nothin' But 'Roos"

Original Song Title:

"Nothin' On You"

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Parody Song Title:

"Nothin' But 'Roos"

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The Lyrics

Part of my "Don't Stop The Pop" self-challenge. I honestly don't know how much the general American public knows about Australian animals (aside from they can all kill you), but for this parody, let's assume that the average 'Merican knows only one Aussie animal: the kangaroo.
Weird Aussie beasts, so strange and unique
But you don't know them, only one that you know is
The bloody kangaroo, buddy
Just kangaroos, buddy
More than them, guys, it isn't okay
Lots of Aussie creatures, just one on display
And it's that damn kangaroo, buddy (yeah)
Damn kangaroo, buddy
(Nuh-nuh-nuh-nothin' but 'roos, mate, nuh-nothin' but 'roos)

I doubt you'd know where I'm comin' from (from)
America has unique beasts, but not as much (much)
As Aussie, we've got bizarre creatures by the ton (the tone)
There's our not-ostrich, the emu's not much (much)
It shares the emblem with the 'roo, how come (come)
It doesn't get recognised nearly as much (much)
As the damn kangaroo? Sense, it's makin' none (wha?)
At least to me, but that's not sayin' much (huh?)

Could blame the fiction on television
It's mostly set in your country, it's true
Not many shows set here Down Under, so the koala
Doesn't get as much presence as the 'roo (not as famous as the 'roo)
And though I don't watch many TV shows (don't watch many shows)
When I catch one ep that's taking place in my home (one set in my home)
Country, just one beast you wanna show, show, show, show, show

Strange Aussie beasts, so weird and unique
Not common knowledge unless you went to college
All you'd know is the 'roo, buddy
(Nuh-nuh-nuh-nothin' but 'roos, mate, nuh-nothin' but 'roos)
Only the 'roo, buddy
(Nuh-nuh-nuh-nothin' but 'roos, mate, nuh-nothin' but 'roos)
I don't know why (why), seems to be this way (way)
Have you heard of bilbies? (Nuh-uh) Didn't think so, mate
'Cause you know nothin' but 'roos, buddy
(Nuh-nuh-nuh-nothin' but 'roos, mate, nuh-nothin' but 'roos)
Nothin' but 'roos, buddy
(Nuh-nuh-nuh-nothin' but 'roos, mate, nuh-nothin' but 'roos)

Right, hands up if you know of any Aussie birds (yo!)
Who said Kidman? No, I mean the feather-covered birds (aaaah...)
There's the galah, which is also slang for twerp
Cockatoos might be one of which you've heard (nuh-uh)
Maybe you've heard of wombats, what about the numbat?
Ringin' any bells? Not a single one? Well, crap
We've got bandicoots, maybe you've heard of one named Crash
Well, they're Aussie, my man

Wait, I know somethin' you'd know, no bluffin'
Yeah, the platypus, that you should know (you should know)
A weird creature mashup (yeah), can't make it up (yeah)
Must've heard of it befo' (can't say no)
It's on that Phineas and Ferb show (TV show)
That should be worth something, you know (come on, bro)
But your face is blank like Tom Wiseau, -seau, -seau, -seau, -seau

Weird Aussie beasts, so odd and unique
They're just a myst'ry except that bloody Skippy
A.k.a. that damn 'roo, buddy
(Nuh-nuh-nuh-nothin' but 'roos, mate, nuh-nothin' but 'roos)
There's more than 'roos, buddy
(Nuh-nuh-nuh-nothin' but 'roos, mate, nuh-nothin' but 'roos)
No short supply (-ply) of weird creatures, mate (mate)
But when we're in your shows (ha-ha), just one that gets named (wha)
'Cause all you know is the 'roo, buddy
(Nuh-nuh-nuh-nothin' but 'roos, mate, nuh-nothin' but 'roos)
Nothin' but 'roos, buddy
(Nuh-nuh-nuh-nothin' but 'roos, mate, nuh-nothin' but 'roos)

Ev'ry show I watch where there's an Aussie on stage
And there's animals involved, only one is ever named
And it's a really big shame (shame), 'cause there's more 'roos, mate (mate)
Why not let quolls share the stage, they've got a funny name!

Strange Aussie beasts, bizarre and unique
There's lots to choose from, but just one you rely on
So I'm sick of them 'roos, buddy
(Nuh-nuh-nuh-nothin' but 'roos, mate, nuh-nothin' but 'roos)
Lots more than 'roos, buddy
(Nuh-nuh-nuh-nothin' but 'roos, mate, nuh-nothin' but 'roos)
Echidnas, guys (guys), there's possums as well (possums)
Diff'rent from your possums, could draw parallels (wha)
But, nope, you just use the 'roo, buddy
(Nuh-nuh-nuh-nothin' but 'roos, mate, nuh-nothin' but 'roos)
Nothin' but 'roos, buddy
(Nuh-nuh-nuh-nothin' but 'roos, mate, nuh-nothin' but 'roos)

Yeah, and I'm just so sick of it
Heheheh, kangaroos make me tired
Wallabies, use them for once

Yes, America and Australia have different kinds of possums. Ours are marsupials (pouched mammals), whereas yours are spelled "opossum" because reasons. I'm sad that I couldn't work in a reference to budgerigars, in particular the terminology "budgie-smugglers" for what you call Speedos, but any attempt just came off as really awkward. Ah well, another day, perhaps...

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Matthias - July 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Not bad but this parody pegged us as the typical stupid American which I don't appreciate (no matter how true it may be)

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