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Song Parodies -> "Don't Let My Son Go Down On Me"

Original Song Title:

"Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"

Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"Don't Let My Son Go Down On Me"

Parody Written by:

Old Man Ribber

The Lyrics

What is this? Old Man Ribber dares to attempt a parody about the time-honored myth of Oedipus? Gasp! Isn't this like asking a Tin Pan Alley hack to write an opera. Why yes!. For many years, I've sung the first line of the chorus as you see it here. I checked all previous parodies of the original and to my amazement not one was about this subject. I write this as Jocasta...naturally, so that the wonderfully wicked title makes sense. ;D

I just learned - 'bout my second husband
He's the baby - my King Laius left to die.
The prophecy - said he'll kill dad and wed mom.
Shepherds came - and they saved his life, oh my!

Corinth-raised - by King and Queen, but left them.
He heard warnings - misunderstood. That stinks!
He killed his dad - not knowing, going to Thebes.
Saved the town - by solving Riddle - of the Sphinx.

Don't let my son go down on me!
That is so horrible - the worst of all Greek tragedy.
Some day they'll tell this sad tale in - mythology.
For nothing is more YCCHH - than when my son's going down on me.

Made him King - married me, the widowed Queen.
Had four children - and everything seemed right.
Plague came to Thebes - and the blind sage spoke the awful truth.
So that is why I'm - hanging myself - here tonight.

Don't let my son go down on me.
I've heard of incest but - this is as bad as it can be.
You wonder why I'll kill myself? It's plain to see.
For nothing is more EEWWW than when my son's going down on me.

Don't let my son go down on me.
I know psychiatrists - will name a complex after he.
Hip-hop/rap dudes will use the word - eternally.
For nothing is more sick than when my son's going down on me.

And so whenever you hear the obscenity "muthaf***er", remember that the speaker is merely showing that he knows the story of Oedipus. ;D

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 11

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John Barry - February 18, 2013 - Report this comment
There was a king, Oedipus Rex,
Who married his mom and had sex.
He learned of his sin;
Now he’s an eponym
For a very well-known complex.
Wendy Christopher - February 18, 2013 - Report this comment
...And this was in the days BEFORE 'Sex and the City' and 'Desperate Housewives!' Inspired choice of OS - coincidentally, a 69 is also the same value as a 555. There's serendipity ;^)
Callmelennie - February 18, 2013 - Report this comment
Been there, done that (well parodywise, at least :-D) Here's Oedipus's Valentine's Day message to his mother -- Are the stars out tonight ... I don't know if it's day or it's night ... I no longer have eyes for you (baroomp CHING!)
Callmelennie - February 18, 2013 - Report this comment
See the WHOLE DAMN SONG at'stop99. It's #16 on the Lennie top 99!!!!
Barry J. Mitchel - February 18, 2013 - Report this comment
Under Obama, Oedipus would have no shame, except that he's hetero. For a pre-PC take, see
Rob Arndt - February 18, 2013 - Report this comment
555 for immoral content! Even _I_ haven't done incest yet!!!! Madonna's "Burning Up" would be perfect: I'm burning up/Burning up for my son/I'm burning up/Burning up for my son/sick desire. I wanna see him down on his knees/I pull his head full forward/tongue- insert, please/I'm his sexy mother/ I'll play with his thing/A family thing/ The way we swing/ We're on fire!!!
AFW - February 18, 2013 - Report this comment
Excellent work on this...I never delved into Greek Mythology much..but evidently, this guy was well named..for such perversion.. O-edipus
John Lomain - February 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember reading about this story back in college
Patrick - February 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Thought this might be the start of a song about a pedophile priest who blames his victim. "Don't Let Your Son Go Down on Me". Anyone want to run with that?

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