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Song Parodies -> "A Knack For Code"

Original Song Title:

"Tobacco Road"

Original Performer:

David Lee Roth

Parody Song Title:

"A Knack For Code"

Parody Written by:

Chris Caillouet

The Lyrics

Coding ruins countless lives every year. Don't let this happen to you.
He was born in the south
Had a silver abacus in his mouth
He was ugly as a toad
But the fella had a knack for code

Workin’ at Radio Shack
Found an old TRaSh-80* in the back
Wasn’t much but still it showed:
That kid’s BASIC** knack for code

Back at home, his Apple II helped him to hone
Nascent skills, minin’ the lode: his knack for code.

He grew up, got a job
In a cube where he lived like a slob
Makin’ money, oh how it flowed
Off the charts, what a knack for code!

But at home, his lonely wife wants to explode
She has needs, but he’s so cold (his crack is code)

“Take your stupid code - every line
Stick it all where the sun never shines!!!
Gonna head on down the road
Find a fresh iMac upload.”
* Tandy’s TRS-80 microcomputer
** Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

Copyright © 2015 by Chris Caillouet. All rights reserved.

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Pacing: 2.9
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Overall Rating: 2.9

Total Votes: 8

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W. Gates - February 10, 2015 - Report this comment
0101s. Security code: SY5. Mere coincidence?
John Lomain - February 10, 2015 - Report this comment
Interesting and fun read, my security code really is 555
Chris Caillouet - February 11, 2015 - Report this comment
Mr. Gates, this is high praise coming from you!

Hi John, glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the vote.
Old Timer - February 11, 2015 - Report this comment
Weren't the Commodore PET and Apple II out slightly before the TRS-80 as well as pc kits? I saw some of those at an electronics expo in '76 and was amazed. I used to toy around with P-Box kits and CB radios back then when technology arrived at a much slower pace; in fact, you could order electronic items right out of a Sears or Wards catalogue. You didn't have to rely on Radio Shack for everything.

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