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Song Parodies -> "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"

Original Song Title:

"Smoky Places"

Original Performer:

The Corsairs

Parody Song Title:

"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

Flip side of today's other smoosh. ... Lesser-known "Smoky Places" video, some words and lines stepped on by the backups, here.

(doo-wop intro)

Doubting: Is my love, new, true?
Wond'ring if love clouds perception
Saying, "You don't know her well, do you?
"When in love, tend to lose your sight"
But them, I pooh-pooh

But I replied
And tried to say
"How my heart, loud, cries;
"Can't be denied"
Mmmm, but they still say
"Heart's on fire
"Smoke gets in your eyes"
("Makes your brain unwise")

Themmm: laughing, 'cause love's untrusted
Mmm, chiding their childish warnings
Oh, they are thinking
I'm blinded 'cause I've lusted
But my love: hold another, tight
Man, she's so busted!

So teary-eyed!
They're deriding me
Crying, cannot hide
She went away: cheap tart
Like they told me:
That my true love had lied

'Splaining why eyes "perspire"
Mmm, hiding while sadly, I'm mourning
I'll just keep glancing --
-- Away, as they inquire
So in love, blinded by the light
From heart on fire

Smoke above, blinded by the height
Of my desire

Truth thereof: blinded, lost my sight
"Heart-burn", transpire!

Who knows what secret homages lurk in the songs of turtles? (heh, heh!)

(Does anyone even know that famous intro line from the comic book/radio/TV show/movies/video games? "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" ... New "Shadow" movie rumored to be in production for possible 2012 release.)

"The Shadow" ®, and intro line ©, Condé Nast Publications. All else © 2010 Tommy Turtle. All rights reserved. E-mail:

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.7
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Total Votes: 7

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AFW - October 14, 2010 - Report this comment
You sure know how to blend a three-way, TT
TJC - October 14, 2010 - Report this comment

They asked me how I knew
T concocts his smoo-sh
Oh, AIRheads I’ll confide…
He’s Jeckyll and Snide!

They've seen his fertile mind
Ewes and math could bind
E-quations, shell-shock thighs—
Gropings parodize—
Smoke him out with fives!
Old Man Ribber - October 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I didn't KTOS (thanks for the link, it's a good tune). Phase One is a roaring success. Mind you, I'm still partial to the melodies of Jerome Kern. Onward to the next! ;D
Patrick - October 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Not familiar with the original melody, but I recognize the reshaping of the lyrics. Got one of my own in the works, maybe next week. The columns have been rearranged, parody artist/title first, original next, but I can now see all the information at once on the same day. Search and submit work just fine.
Tommy Turtle - October 14, 2010 - Report this comment
AFW: LOL ^2! Thanks!

TJC! Once again, I'd suggest finishing that into a full parody, if it weren't a clear conflict of interest. ;) Thanks for v/c (versical comment) and vote.

Old Man Ribber: Always happy to bring the "unknown hits" to public attention -- sort of a niche, actually. ;) Thanks for v/c.

Patrick: Glad to have been the go-between as you and Chucky got it sorted out. Thanks for v/c. .. .oh, and if you do your smoosh, email me. As commented elsewhere today, I need to catch up on stuff that's been piling up while smooshing.

EVERYONE: I see it's a low "catch a not-so-secret-homage" day -- but aren't they all?
DK why TT bothers - might try putting total nonsense in a song some time, just to see if anyone actually *reads* them, as opposed to, at best, skimming. Don't mind me -- I'm backed up on work; hence, irritable, and also tired of going the extra mile in these things, only to have them fly overhead like a flock of geese into a 767.
          Yes, I know that just because someone doesn't comment on something doesn't mean they didn't get it, but this was so striking I LOL'd when I thought of it and wrote it, and it was alerted in the outro. I'll get over it in a couple of weeks and come back. ... I know I should keep expectations low (I. e, zero), but that's an insult to readers. I'm sure everyone understands my disappointment. Cheers.
Blinded by the Slight - October 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Or is that Slighted by the Blind? Whatever. I found the ending oddly Oedipal... (You incredible Oedipal egg...)
Tommy Turtle - October 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Blinded by the Slight: Both, actually.... Oedipus Wrecks, doesn't he? :-D (thanks for v/c)
Mark Scotti - October 15, 2010 - Report this comment
The 'mesh" king stikes again! Wonderful twofer, TT!
Tommy Turtle - October 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Mark Scotti: Makes me sound like Vince, the Sham-Wow™ guy on the infomercials :;), but who's complaining? Thanks!
Alpha Skua - March 15, 2022 - Report this comment
Let your Mashmellows burn black toast your Hot Dog well put ona few Hamburgers and rotisery a Chicken

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