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Song Parodies -> "I Had Too Much Caffeine (Last Night)"

Original Song Title:

"I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)"

Original Performer:

The Electric Prunes

Parody Song Title:

"I Had Too Much Caffeine (Last Night)"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

Psychedelic garage rock from the late 60s. OS lyrics. Video.

This would be a lot funnier -- to moi, at least -- if it were less often true. But hey, *something's* gotta power those parodies!

Last night, espresso danced across my thirsty lips
Quite quickly quote quixotic quintessential quips
Quaffed quoffee qups, quiz̉ás quintillion, maybe mo' [1]
Jokes not quotidian, but quid quo "pro"
Then came the dawn
The sandman, gone
All I spawn: Yawn, yawn

I had too much caffeine last night
Bales of the bean
Didn't sleep before day's new light
I had too much caffeine
Last night
Last night

My pulse was racing as I staggered from my bed
My eyes were glazing; what I wrote could not be read
So much appeal; ideas ideal, I coined with ease
Prolific'ly penned per-fect parodies
Came the Sun
My songs were done
Ev'ry one: fun pun

I drank Coke™ by the case last night
(Snorted a trace) [2]
How I nailed perfect pace last night!
But my shoes, can't unlace:
Too tight
What plight!

Too much coffee with cream last night
Sunrise, I've seen
Won't be able to dream tonight
Shoulda' drank tea of green
Last night

Next morning, arrive
Am I still alive?
Thanks to caffeine last night
My song is a Five!
(My song is a Five)
(my ...

[would like to repeat to fade, but he's already faded away from sleep deprivation]

[1] "quizás" = "maybe" (Spanish, but was sort of running low on "qu" words in English that would fit)

[2] Yes, it was called COCA-cola 'cuz... contained coca leaf extract. The tiny bit of cocaine was removed after the early-1900s anti-drug hysteria, but the author still remembers the ingredient labels on old bottles, "Coca leaf extract (cocaine removed)". Eventually, they dropped the reference (and the ingredient) altogether. Isn't parody educational?

Did someone say, "alliteration?" Have at it! :-) © 2009 Tommy Turtle. All rights reserved. E-mail:

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Timmy1000 - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Been there and done that - and sometimes without any caffeine, which is even worse. Great job on Electric Prunes; I haven't heard of these guys in awhile.
Old Man Ribber - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
A turtle in a "crash" is never a pretty Technically a brilliant job...loved lines 2 and 3 (q-te!) ;D
Max Welhouse - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Your beany buzz begat bizarre behavior?
Is there really such a thing as too much coffee? Surely not...
Mark Scotti - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
That's my second blood, TT! Really funny...
Christie Marie M - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I was on a caffeine buzz with your parody. Creative use of "c" words using "q" instead! I can't go a day without caffeine at work. Great parody. Worked well with the OS! Anyhow, here's 5 Starbucks Coffee, 5 Espresso shots, and 5 Red Bulls!
Andy Primus - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Great writing but horrible subject for me because I'm allergic to coffee. Tried it twice about 30 years ago & both times It made me as sick as I've ever been
Tommy Turtle - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Timmy1000: I *hear* ya, man! ("sometimes without...") The Prunes faded pretty quickly, I think, but OS is a heartbreaker of lost love that I still enjoy, esp. after dreaming of a former love. Thanks for v/c.

Old Man Ribber: Thanks for the qute quomment!

Max Welhouse: Yeah, the floor was al-littered with empty sugar packets. Sanka lot for the v/c!

Mark Scotti: Then a bite from a vampire would keep him up all day! .... thanks for v/c.

Christie Marie M: Thanks for the treats! .. and the votes. Enjoy your buzz!

Andy Primus: Actually, I've never boffed a sheep, either -- some people don't get that these works are fiction :-) Not allergic, but rarely drink coffee. Once had a job on midnight shift; I was the only non-coffee-drinker. Prefer tea, despite lack of British ancestry :) ... thanks for v/c.
bRed Bull - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
High powered indeeeeeeeeeeed! I drink, ergo(t) I am... Hahahahahahaha! Well, you get the picture.... excellent slice o' life, in the moment storytellin' Mr. T(heophylline)! And interesting OS you linked to!
Gotta go... I'm in atrial ribulation!
Andy Primus - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
If mine weren't fiction I'd be a suicidal, cross dressing, toad licking, ewe humping, cow shagging, chubby chasing, post 'roid op vampire crackhead who likes putting things in his rear end, eating monkey brains and has a bladder control problem with an overweight wife who can't drive well, cooks pandas and wants to cut my naughty bits off - and some of those just aren't true!
AFW - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Got me laugheen 'bout the caffeine
alvin - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Tea Tea - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
bRed Bull: No lie:--surgical acid trip down punnery lane there! And what was theawfulline you were complaining about? .... I'd lend you my de-ribulator, but God borrowed it to make Eve, and hasn't returned it yet. ... thanks for v/c, and as soon as I come up with a pun for methylxanthine, will get back to ya -- must not have had enough caffeine yet tonight!

Andy Primus: Same idea here -- but have had some taken seriously anyway...and we're all waiting for the list of which of yours are true :).

AFW: thanks (lol)

Guy - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm cougheen up some fives for this 'un. Sleep dep. can make C's look like Q's. (I've done that , man) Get some shut eye, will ya before youo write another one - oK, please? Talkin' about C's and Q's what else? The security code on this comment is CQ7
Andria - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I had too much caffeine last night too, but in real life and not parody. I had better give you some 5s and then try to get some sleep. (head crashes into keyboard)
TT - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Guy: Will do ... with a "major" project completed, might take a break for a while. Yep, I know the feeling ... thanks for v/c.

Andria: According to an old mathematical proverb, if your head crashes into the keyboard enough times, eventually an excellent parody will show up on the screen. (Actually, it was something about a roomful of monkeys ... details on request.) Thanks for v/c, and sleep well.
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