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Song Parodies -> "We Are American Trash"

Original Song Title:

"We’re an American Band"

Original Performer:

Grand Funk Railroad

Parody Song Title:

"We Are American Trash"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

Original song on YouTube. The song proper starts at about the 33 second mark, if you would prefer to avoid 33 seconds of watching a gaggle of long hairs adjusting instruments and tapping microphones (making them an instant enemy of the sound engineer) and generally convincing each other they were all terribly funny funny guys... (rolls eyes)...

His undershirt worn forty days
Each night he’s pretty crocked - smacks her in the face
Three in morning: dogs still bark
She’s cadgin’ more smokes
In this here trailer park
On the dole with ready swing
He just got outta pokey this spring
A-snoozin’ late days; house a fright
But surely we can stagger to the bar to fight

We are American trash
We are American trash
We’ll overplay Free Bird
Louder than you ever heard
We are American trash

Four junked Impalas in the back yard
Debating if the neighbor’s a b*tch or a ho
Squealing tires peeling paint - pack ratter delight
Them mowers and edgers are nowhere in sight
There’s dealings, shady, down in Spokane
Baby loudly bleats while Roy’s on the can
Each day’s takeout food and pot homegrown
And if you’ve any to spare I’ll take you down

We are American trash
We are American trash
Our grammar’s run amuck
‘Cus every third word is f*ck
We are American trash

We are American trash
We are American trash
As Maury Povich blares
To see which daddy is theirs
We are American trash

(Insert one hour of Smoke on the Water intro)

We are American trash
We are American trash
Life’s one big disarray
We let our kids, on road, play
We are American trash

We are American trash
We are American trash
You know our son was born
On the pool table in lawn
We are American trash
Kids live with diaper-y rash - ewww
Each night go out and get smashed - brew
We are American trash - true

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 10

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Jerry Springer - September 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Hey, that's my show's lifeblood you're knocking!

(Interesting afterthought: If one were to parody African-American trash, which of course is also only a small portion of that population group, wouldn't it be regarded as racist? .... guess that gives away the author of this comment, lol. ;)
Peregrin - September 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi Jerry, nice to see you! I take your afterthought in the light manner it is intended. It may well be, for any number of reasons. This parody is a comment on reality. "Trailer trash" has no ethnic boundaries! Nor geographic, if it weren't for the obvious fit with the OS title, it could just as easily apply to Australia where I live.

Say! We have just given you a whole new topic for your show!

Re your last comment: You'd think so wouldn't you, but I am a bit dull today!
AFW - September 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Good job..some clever edgy lines there, like, "The pool table on the lawn", and others...I've done a few in this theme vein, myself..After all, us parodists have to make fun of some lifestyles, don't we? Leno, Letterman, and Kimmel do.
Matthias - September 07, 2012 - Report this comment
This gets the Matthias Redneck stamp of approval and you've given me an idea for a song I've been struggling with on my Weird Al Polka Parody Project. I think I'm going to turn "Poker Face" in "NASCAR Race"
Peregrin - September 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks AFW. You hit the nail on the head - what's the point of doing parodies if you can't rattle some cages?
Peregrin - September 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Thank you Matthias. I look forward to your NASCAR Polka :)
Jerry Springer - September 07, 2012 - Report this comment
In the US, for some reason, only white people seem to live inside houses made of recycled beer cans. Poor black people may live in run-down shanties or other substandard housing, but mobile homes never did seem to catch on among African-Americans. Which proves they're smarter than their white social/economic counterparts. Or realize that aluminum homes are easier to break into.

So "trailer trash" = poor or low-class *white* (a few Hispanic). People of all other colors are smart enough to live in a more sturdy shell.
wandlimb - September 08, 2012 - Report this comment

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