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Song Parodies -> "A Prophet"

Original Song Title:

"The Letter"

Original Performer:

The Box Tops

Parody Song Title:

"A Prophet"

Parody Written by:

Lionel Mertens

The Lyrics

This parody is about all those homeless people who can see their next bottle of booze in your pocket. I don't know how they do it--it's unkanny. They always have the oddest things to say. I do try to help those who help themselves. It's hard to tell what's going on in peoples' heads though.
Verse 1

Give me a dollar for a donut plain*
I read your mind for some Night Train
Homeless days have come, I'm a psychic bum
My drinking has made me a prophet

Verse 2

I can see how much money you've got to lend
Got to go buy me a bottle full of gin
Dollar daze have come, I'm a seeing funds
My drinking has made me a prophet


Well they call me a prophet, cause I predict the suckers being born
Listen mister I can see, I've got to get back to the future once more
Any change? (this guy is really out there)

(repeat verse 1,2, and refrain)

*-If there actually was a donut plane, I'd bet it would fry and fly faster if it was glazed, due to the improved areodynamics.

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 7

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Michael Pacholek - August 09, 2005 - Report this comment
It's not a "donut plane," it's a "Thunderbird." Here, you can bum five off of me.
Dee Range - August 09, 2005 - Report this comment
This is very good, and would be great if...when...?? expand it, and do original lines for the last two verses and refrain. I sure would like to hear an expanded version. 555
Red Ant - August 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Very good and what Dee said.
Lionel Mertens - August 09, 2005 - Report this comment
I knew you guys were going to say that? Your wish is my command
Johnny D - August 09, 2005 - Report this comment
You know what else, Nostradamus?

Well, uh, yes, I do.


Um, I knew you were going to say THAT, too.
Adagio - August 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Really good parody.
john ulvang - August 10, 2005 - Report this comment
this prophet drinking thing is awesome funny, and ditto Dee Range on the expanding cuz I think there's alot of ideas lurking and writing more lines tends to bring em out. Another funny song,Lionel, good job.

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