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Song Parodies -> "Amanita"

Original Song Title:

"Man Eater"

Original Performer:

Hall & Oates

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

The extremely poisonous mushroom Amanita virosa, known in English as "destroying angel", has caused eight people to be hospitalized and gotten one killed in Finland this year. I've done already one mushroom parody some time ago, so it is time for another.
She does only grow at wood
The white with webbed hood
She looks so innocent, that white mushroom
Destroying Angel
She's growing next to spruce but she brings with her the doom

So many have tasted her
- it's toxic to liver
Her flavour ain't bad, but she'll sure make sad your kinfolks dear to you
Within a week -
if you've eaten one Grim Reaper will come, you'll turn blue

Oh oh, there she grows
Watch out boy, don't chew it up
Oh, oh, there she grows
She's Amanita -

Oh oh, there she grows
Watch out boy, don't chew it up
Oh, oh, there she grows
She's Amanita -

I wouldn't if I were you
I know what she can do
She's a deadly 'shroom, and she could really rip your liver apart
Amanitine -
The beauty is there but the poison is within

Oh oh, there she grows
Watch out boy, don't chew it up
Oh, oh, there she grows
She's Amanita -

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Christie Marie M - September 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I am so addicted to mushrooms, except for the poisonous kind. I also read in an old article awhile back on how eating canned mushrooms could be dangerous because of the botulism disease...Hey wait, that's from one of the episodes in "All In The Family". Anyways, take 555 antidotes for the poison!
Fiddlegirl - September 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Good concept and title switch, Suzanne Suz-amanita! :)
Tokusou Sentai Blessranger - September 07, 2009 - Report this comment
There's also a Super Mario RPG character named Amanita.
Susanna Viljanen - September 07, 2009 - Report this comment
TSB, the character has been modelled after another mushroom, Amanita muscaria (Common Fly Agaric). It is mildly poisonous and has hallucinogenic properties.
Mark Scotti - September 07, 2009 - Report this comment
That was trippy(oh, it's not that kind of mushroom..)LOL, well done!
Guy - September 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I've done my share of mushroom picking. I learned at an early age what to pick and what not to pick. Where I grew up we had a fungi called a sheep head. They were huge like the head of a sheep and usually grew on dead trees in dark damp woods. It only took one to feed a small army. They were rare and hard to find but when you found one it was like gold. I've got to go t the mushroom now - here I'll leave you these fives.
Red Ant - September 07, 2009 - Report this comment
A. Muscaria isn't poisonous - it is hallucinogenic. A. Phalloides is the deadly one here, and are easily avoided. Picking edible mushrooms from the wild is dangerous. Looking for psychedellic ones is much easier - all psilocybin containing mushrooms bruise blue. Although I avoid amanitas and LBMs, I'm glad I stumbled across this one. Nice work, Susanna.

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