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Song Parodies -> "The Ants Are My Friends"

Original Song Title:

"Blowin' in the Wind"

Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"The Ants Are My Friends"

Parody Written by:

Merald Clark

The Lyrics

The chorus is a mondegreen I came across. The rest of the lyrics are of my own devising.
How many roots must the ants tunnel by
Before you can call it a nest?
How many grains of sand must they haul
Before it can withstand the test?
When a Florida hurricane uproots that tree
Will those little guys ever come to rest?

The ants are my friends
But they’re blowing in the wind
The ants are a-blowing in the wind.

How many sniffs of a pheromone scent
Can a worker take into her snout?
How many eggs can an ant queen lay
Before she’s completely worn out?
How many drones will mooch food from the nest
Before they swarm away, up and out?


How many brooms clean the sidewalks and curbs
As they go sweeping ants here and there?
Yes, and how many turns must that lawnmower blade
Go spinning about—it’s not fair.
How many times must the leaf-blower roar,
Sending ants flying into the air?


How about that boy with his very own ant farm
A-jumping on that bouncy trampoline?
What was he thinking? How could he be
So very, very, very, very mean?
Bumped his head on a branch, threw the ants in the air
Craziest thing I’ve ever seen.


How many times must an ant look up,
And on the far distant sea see the moon?
How many breezes blow from land to the sea
Whispering that sweet seashore tune?
How many ants simply sail away before
They stop building on top of a dune?

All lyrics (but the chorus) copyright 2009 by Merald Clark.

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 6

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Patrick - August 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Reminds me of that episode of "The Simpsons" in which Homer became a Space Shuttle astronaut. He clumsily breaks open an experimental ant farm. The ants begin to drift about in the weightless environment crying "Freedom, horrible freedom"! Great new take on an old song.
Guy - August 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Sort of the same thing happened to Pee Wee Herman on an episode of Pee Wee's playhouse a bunch of years ago that I viewed. His ant farm went unsecured and the ants went everywhere - it was actually very funny. I used to watch this with my kids when they were young enough to enjoy Pee Wee. I personally enjoy ants on a hot summer day with a magnifying glass - muhahahahaha... I was using the mag. glass on some ants once and someone told me to stop because I may be hurting somebody's aunt. You'll forgive this writer if he shares no love for ants. I live in an area that is inhabited with fire ants and their bites are no fun. Anyway good write and kudos to you for being honest about using the mondegreen for the chorus. The lyrics you did write are decent.
Mark Scotti - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Blowin' you fives, though I c"ant" stand them...
blackjack21 - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I will ante up with three more fives. Cute parody.
June Mac Auley - May 25, 2014 - Report this comment
Oh, no! Before I knew what was happening, I found that I was coughing because I had been laughing. This is detrimental to read/sing in your head when recovering from a chest cold.

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