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Song Parodies -> "Paper Bag Lighter"

Original Song Title:

"Paperback Writer"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Paper Bag Lighter"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

When I was writing the Counterfeit Biden parody to this song, I was reminded of an old idea I never got around to finishing. So I did.. and now, when I check I see that a dozen years ago Stan Hall had the same title sub, about the same sort of prank. Different storyline, though, so I'm still posting this :-)
Paper bag lighter (Paper bag lighter)

Obnoxious neighbour, I've a joke to play
Gonna ring your bell, and then run away
I've left a bag of poo upon your step
It'll be aflame,
So I'm gonna need a paper bag lighter
Paper bag lighter

I realize that it's a childish joke
When your door is opened and you see the smoke
It all goes splatter as you stamp it out
Then you start to swear
And you wonder who's the paper bag lighter?
Paper bag lighter

Paper bag lighter (Paper bag lighter)

Say you'll get your own back on who done you wrong
But it wasn't me you got revenge upon
And now it's spreading all around the town
The police are called
And they're asking who's the paper bag lighter?
Paper bag lighter

It's gone so viral, it's hard to endure
Whole city smelling like an open sewer
People saying it should be stamped out
But that's the problem
Everybody's being a paper bag lighter
Paper bag lighter

Paper bag lighter (Paper bag lighter)
Paper bag lighter (Paper bag lighter)
Paper bag lighter (Paper bag lighter)

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Total Votes: 15

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Peter Andersson - February 23, 2021 - Report this comment
555. It's one of those pranks that aren't tied to April first I guess, not that I'd know from personal experience, but some kid at my school once did it indoors outside our classroom door to mess with the teacher. I have a pretty good idea who it could have been, but as far as I know he got away with it.
Patrick - February 24, 2021 - Report this comment
I've head of this prank from literature and TV, but never saw an authenticated case or knew anyone who claimed to have done it. In today's climate, I expect the perpetrator would be charged with attempted arson.

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