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Song Parodies -> "Way Down Under"

Original Song Title:

"Down Under"

Original Performer:

Men at Work

Parody Song Title:

"Way Down Under"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

Warning: Dark parody ahead!
Captured by a bunch of Nazis
Taken by rail, saw bunch of starving zombies
I met a strange doctor, he made me nervous
"To the Right!" guess those at Left were gassed
And he said:

"You're gonna work way down under
Where there's never sleep nor slumber
Building the latest underground bunker
You better work, or you'll not get bread & butter!"

Building tunnels over miles in hills
The SS men didn't look that thrilled
I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
They just smiled and then one hit me with a butt in my face
As I bled:

"You're gonna work way down under
Building another concrete wonder
Until you die in place you Unter...
Air raid siren, outsiders into shelters!"

Allied bombers hit by day
Not a scratch, the SS would say
Gonna be a 2-6-2 factory
If the heavy equipment arrives someday
F-cking railways! (Down again)

Ran into men who carried gold bars
Part of relocated Nazi plunder
Money? Didn't matter? Better to eat chowder*
We gotta live 'til Germany surrenders!


What's with all the German machine gunners?

* sawdust soup you dipped moldy bread in

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 21

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Jonathan - December 25, 2015 - Report this comment
"Weird Al" Yankovic is the king of parodies and a lot of his work is rather dark-humored so I see no problem here plus this OS is just one of many awesome tunes from the '80s! 5's
Rob Arndt - December 25, 2015 - Report this comment
Not for everyone, but thanks Jon!

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