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Song Parodies -> "Give Me the DEET, Boy!"

Original Song Title:

"Drift Away"

Original Performer:

Dobie Gray

Parody Song Title:

"Give Me the DEET, Boy!"

Parody Written by:

The Lyrics

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Sittin' on logs and roastin' s'mores
In a camp at the end of your secret trail
But I'm losin' blood through all of my pores
Although you meant well
I'm itchin' like hell!

Oh, gimme the DEET, boy, and spray my clothes
I wanna fight off all the mo-squi-toes
They're thick today
Oh, hit me with DEET, boy, from ears to toes
A big ol' mosquito flew up my nose
I'm ticked today!

Thanks for the tent that you shared with me
It's cool you go camping and take me along
I like to be here with the lake and trees
So I hate to complain -
The bugs are insane!

Oh, give me the DEET, boy, the good Lord knows
I'm catchin' West Nile from these mo-squi-toes
I'm bit today
Oh, give me the DEET, boy - this campground blows
And take me someplace where the windows close
I quit today!

(Lather, rinse, repeat)
Copyright 2003+

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 9

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Billy Florio - August 25, 2003 - Report this comment
Wild Man - August 25, 2003 - Report this comment
Refreshing , I actualy lol today spaffy!
Diva - August 25, 2003 - Report this comment
I enjoyed It!
Claude Prez - August 25, 2003 - Report this comment
You rule, man. Except I just got this damn thing out of my head after two weeks of my kids asking me "What are musky toes?" from when I heard the mp3 and kept singing it...By the way, I went to your site recently and read everything I hadn't before--some of your stuff seriously kicks ass. The Vermont thing was great; reminded me of Dave Barry. Also, I can't listen to Roy Orbison without thinking, "Witty Mormon...walkin' down the street..." Okay, I'm done now.
FuNkY mOnKeY - August 26, 2003 - Report this comment
Hahahaha!!! Your parodies are the best on this site! I could probably never write something that clever in a million years.
Mikey F - August 29, 2003 - Report this comment
lol...this one is really good.
Meriadoc - September 02, 2003 - Report this comment
Didn't read the thing earlier because I didn't know what DEET was (I don't get out a lot - ha!) but glad I finally checked it out. Good job! - September 03, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks, Billy & Wild & Diva & Mike & Merry. Funky: Yes you could, and probably in far less than half that time. Claude: Thanks for checking out the site. Dave Barry is a god, so any comparison to him is a huge compliment, but the Viva Vermont exchange was actually inspired by Don Novello, aka Father Guido Sarducci, aka Lazlo Toth; he has a book called Citizen Lazlo! wherein he reprints the goofy letters he's sent to corporations, government offices, etc., along with their bewildered replies. Great stuff. Finally, musky toes are symptomatic of West Nile, so you should get yourself checked.
Anonomous Virus Hater - September 12, 2003 - Report this comment
Song was funny, but the website gave me 46 viruses and now if I log on to some websites, porn comes up. thank a lot. NOT!
Peter Norton - September 14, 2003 - Report this comment
That's what you get for not getting a decent anti-virus program (I can suggest one!) and keeping it up-to-date.
Anonomous Virus Hater - September 14, 2003 - Report this comment
I have Firewall Virus scan (Updated September 11) and I have 12 backup virus scans. They all are. I'll send those viruses back to him. And the porn. This isn't long enough to be the whole song.
Kanadien - September 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Looks to me like you had a virus before you ever got to the page. I see no viruses...and I like the song. :)
Anonomous Virus Hater - September 17, 2003 - Report this comment
Anono: What you have must be West Nile. My site is plain ol' HTML with some downloadable MP3's, and I virus-screen that stuff before it goes up. But just for you I went back and rechecked everything - it's clean as an Irish Spring whistle. But if, as you say, visiting my site gives you free access to porn elsewhere on the web, that's great news - I can start charging admission.
Johnny D - December 09, 2003 - Report this comment
LOL! 5,5,5 This one's particularly funny to me since a friend of mine and I call ourselves "The Deet Boys" - when we go hiking in bug season we use Deet, whereas my wife uses that stuff that makes you smell like a patio candle. - December 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks, Johnny Deet.
Johnny D - December 18, 2003 - Report this comment
SWAT! OUCH - I should have seen THAT pun coming....'sokay, puns like that don't bug me....they just fly in one ear and out the other....and remember, a myth is a female moth with a thpeech impediment.
Melhi - June 07, 2004 - Report this comment
G pers, creepers, glad you got that Deet, sir! G pers, creepers, you deserve those fives! ;)
MysteryGoat - June 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Awesome dude, good for me no one can vote for you anymore. :-)
Paul Robinson - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
(G contest) Spaff - Wow! I know I've read this one before and I thought I voted and commented. Hmmm...looking at the dates I see it pre-dates when I started posting here. I might have voted back then but been "TOO SHY" to comment. I remember looking and voting on some of the postings a bit before I actually started participating. This must have been during that period. Anyway, another great job. 5's
Claude Prez - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Still love it. My daughter went camping with the girl scouts recently and came home covered in bites; I'll have to play her this one. Also, I'm glad I looked at it again cause I always wondered why you called him "Johnny Deet".
Jack Wilson - June 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job! 555!
Jeff Reuben - June 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Have to give credit to the new OFF commercial, which really helped me understand this song. I'm ticked today...nice! - June 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanx, Mello & Magical Mystery Goat & P-Rob & Jackie & Jeffaroo!

Claude: Yeah, it went from Johnny Deet to Johnny Angel to Johnny Angle to Johnny Dangle. "Claude 4 Prez" was a no-brainer; coming up with a decent nickname for this guy is more of a challenge.
2nz - June 27, 2004 - Report this comment
(delayed abc's comment) Coulda sworn I commented on this earlier. Enjoyed very much by myself, especially the last stanza.
Arwen - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Just randomed upon this one, Spaff...hilarious!! 555! - July 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Looney 2nz & Evenstar: I was gonna say thanx for buzzing by, but that's WAY too lame of a pun.
Canadian Chris - July 22, 2004 - Report this comment
All your parodies are the best, and most true to the original!!! AWESOME I agree with all the above comments ... Melhi, that was tacky, but very TRUE - July 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanx, Canuck Chris. But Melhi? Tacky? Impossible!
TheCoffinRobber - March 19, 2005 - Report this comment
wow... I am impressed :) i just dl'd the mp3 - March 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanx, CoffinRobber. Only a few more months till mosquito season!
Jack Wilson - November 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Ever readm y Grill Today?

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