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Song Parodies -> "Side Effects"

Original Song Title:

"The Bear Necessities"

Original Performer:

Phil Harris

Parody Song Title:

"Side Effects"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

All medicines have side effects,
Real aggravatin' side effects
Sometimes these bad effects outweigh the good
Boo on those nasty side effects
They make us shake like nervous wrecks
Take out of meds all side effects, they should

They give us a headache
They give us the chills
Them remedies we take
Just add on ills..
Like anal failure, lung collapse
Oh, beware of these tiny caps
Be sure, My Chaps,
All of such mishaps
Don't make a sicker you...

Those awful side effects, that's what they do!
That's what they do!

Prescription drugs have side effects
You'd think, by now, great intellects
Would've brought to the world the perfect pill
Why do they still have side effects?
A chain reaction that connects,
Of all those side effects, I've had my fill..

Check your antibiotic,
Read enclosed brochure..
Might make you neurotic,
Produce no cure..
Beware of certain drugs that you pick.
Check 'em and be sure..
Take a leisure lick,
Some drug labels can be a trick
Paper shysters, with fine print real slick
Concentrate on what you read..

Those awful side effects aren't what we need!
Not what we need!

Like low blood pressure, fever,
Dizziness, and speech that's slurred
Or a big old patch of rashy itches
Lower sex drive and confusion,
Vision dim and blurred..

A heartbeat that skips, a mouth all dry
Your mem'ry is gone, your pulse rate's high
Don't fool around, when you feel bad, shout it
Phone Jones and Jones, file a suit about it
We must do more than cuss..
Before that side effect of death comes down on us

Can't let that side effect of death come down on us..

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Total Votes: 10

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Andy Primus - May 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Enjoyed that - remember being taken to see Jungle Book as a young lad when it came out
AFW - May 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Andy
Tommy Turtle - May 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I understand that they all have side effects, but I just wish that the front effects would last longer than the side effects -- always seems to work the other way around. Can you handle the side effects of this 555 mg dose?

And where TF is everybody today??? Should be lots of v/c on this. Was there a nuke war that I missed or something?
AFW - May 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, TT...I think it's the economy...altho' some of the so-called experts say it's beginning to level off...
TJC - May 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Great one and sooooo true! Truth in advertising... erhaps the phrase "rape n'pillage" should reformatted to "duped n' pill'aged"?
alvin - May 13, 2009 - Report this comment
very a lot of ground here
Leo Keough - May 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Sorry I'm late...I didn't realize that they would be taking attendance...Many great rhymes and very funny...555!!!
LittleBooBooBear - May 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Sir L'Air de Farce, I do love this tune ! This wins the < YogiBareAll > Seal of approval
AFW - May 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, TJC, alvin, and thanks, Little boo boo
@ Leo Keough: - May 14, 2009 - Report this comment
No slam intended: I'm usually quite late myself, but it just seemed like *all* the songs today had far fewer v/c/hits than usual. Guess it was just a late day. -- TT.

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