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Song Parodies -> "Shriek Softly, Love (We're In A Public Place)"

Original Song Title:

"The Godfather Love Theme (Speak Softly, Love)"

Original Performer:

Al Martino / Andy Williams

Parody Song Title:

"Shriek Softly, Love (We're In A Public Place)"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

OS is probably most familiar in its instrumental version. It really does have lyrics, and they're in English here and in Italian here. Multi-lingual Midi here. NOTE to Song Title Cop: I know that the correct OS title is "Love Theme From 'The Godfather' (Speak Softly, Love)", but that was a little too long for the space allotted for titles.
Shriek softly, love; climactic screaming, do not start
Your shouts of joy could sometimes make the Billboard Chart
Out in the world
We're not alone
Methinks thee rightly, slightly, Mate, mete might mute moan

Wine-colored haze
Out in the sun
Got bored inside
Outside's more fun

Shriek softly, love, so no one hears impassioned cry
Dear, as you shake and quake, just make a quiet sigh
Locked in embrace
In public place
In view of thirty thousand browsing passers-by

(Interlude played by high school marching band leading parade passing by)

On courthouse steps
We're getting poon
Look at that clock
Nearing High Noon [1]

Shriek softly, love, no sound effects of Spanish fly
A crowd is congregating rapidly nearby
Reporters, live
From Channel Five
You'll come into their world tonight; Not soft e-... -nough!

[1] Double reference: a) Classic compliment about a woman's beauty: "I'd do her on the steps of the County Courthouse at high noon", and b) To the song "High Noon" (Frankie Laine), title theme from the 1952 movie. Last two lines of this verse pay homage to that song; last line is a verbatim copy of a line from it.

© 2006 Tommy Turtle.

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 14

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Michael Pacholek - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Just make sure you wear protection, and I don't mean your shell! (Yes, there are still turtle-shell jokes that haven't been used.)
alvin rhodes - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
especially like the bit about her shouts making the billboard charts
TJC - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Great word play, and I appreciated the link to 'spanish fly'... green beetle, eh? 5's
Adagio - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Beautifully constructed almost-porn 5's
Adagio - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
TT - I FINALLY got a look at your website, which was unavailable to me until today. I guess you like fuzzy little fake turtles rather than a picture of the real thing which I frankly went to a lot of trouble to provide. > : (
AFW - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Have heard of the exhibition fetish of having sex in a pubic (pun intended)place...but, never tried it myself..or (with somebody) not a member of that smile sly club..but parody here, is very humorous...see I learned how to spell humor us, now
PMS - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm gonna make you 555 offers you can't refuse
Dee Range - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Great parody, Tommy. One of my best friends in high school dated a girl who would OPEN her blinds in her bedroom so the neighbors could watch...this brought back memories of that....vivedly. High Noon 5's
Stuart McArthur - April 27, 2006 - Report this comment
great stuff TT - for some reason "A crowd is congregating rapidly nearby" slayed me with its beautiful pacing - 555
Larry Hensley - April 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Well written, 5s
TT - April 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Michael Pacholek, thanks; roger that ... alvin rhodes, thanks ;) ...TJC, thanks; there was an "urban legend" about girl who impaled herself on gearshift knob after bf slipped it to her ... bad stuff, though ... Adagio, thanks ... AFW, thanks; many good puns there, and very impressed by your spelling accomplishments :) ... guess all your "golden showers" have been indoors, huh rflmao ;-) ;-) PMS, thanks; I accept (do I have a choice?) .... that many offers should last a couple of years ... Dee Range, thanks; can you introduce me to her .. or to her daughter ... or granddaughter? lol... and since you brought up the topic, you might like another TTake on that subject: "Peckah" ... Stuart McArthur, thanks ... :) ... Larry Hensley, thanks!

Adagio, what's this "fake" business??? You sent me a very nice pic of "Crush, the Turtle" from "Finding Nemo", but the pics at TT website ARE the REAL Tommy Turtle!! He is wounded at your remarks :-(
Red Ant - April 27, 2006 - Report this comment
I've got a few stories about this, which all ended up horribly embarassing for me, so I'll spare the details. Quietly giving you 5s.
TT - April 28, 2006 - Report this comment
What a tease! Details, please... we love "embarassing" here. (It contains the words, "bare-ass", almost.) Until then, thanks... :)
Larry - April 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Great parody..
UnKnownVO - April 14, 2008 - Report this comment
very cheeky Sir . . . It can be great to be "Live On Five", as they say! At least your mate is quite ladylike in her exclamations . . .
Tommy Turtle - September 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Larry and UnKnown VO: Thanks for the votes and comments. Sorry I missed them!

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