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Song Parodies -> "Under the Sea"

Original Song Title:

"Under the Sea"

Original Performer:

Sebastian from The Little Mermaid

Parody Song Title:

"Under the Sea"

Parody Written by:

N. Townsend

The Lyrics

The seaweed used to be cleaner
‘Til BP’s foolish mistake
Their oil rig just blew-up there
Inspectors were on the take

Now look at the world around us
Right here on the ocean floor
Unlimited sludge surround us
Can’t see nothin’ here no more.

Under the sea
Under the sea
Each day it’s thicker
Making us sicker
We hate BP!

Up on the shore they work all day
Trying to clean tar-balls away
While we devotin'
Full time to floatin'
In misery

BP CEO ain’t happy
Shareholders he must console
And Coast Guard says, ‘Make it snappy
And plug up that bloody hole!’

But BP CEO is lucky
No chance he’ll suffer the fate
Of those who have lost their business
His assets are far too great

Under the sea
Under the sea
No more they beat us
Fry us and eat us
Now we’re deadly

We what the land folks used to cook
Now we be coated with black gook
No fish they fryin’
‘Cause we all dyin’
Under the sea

Under the sea
We still deplorin’
How oil keep pourin’

Even the sturgeon an' the ray
Floatin’ belly-up everyday
Those BP bastards
Caused a disastrous

The shrimp all went limp
The trout dropping out
The cod feelin’ odd
Their lives be in doubt
The bass died, alas
The chub, he got scrubbed
The fluke he puke on the sole
The ray passed away
Got stuck in the muck
The crab feelin’ drab
We just got no luck
Pelican and gull
They not faring well
An' oh that blowfish woe

Under the sea
Under the sea
When the sardine
Begin to look green
It just sickens me
What’s BP got? A lot of dough
Here we got nothin’ but endless woe
Each little clam here
Know that they’re damned here
Under the sea
Each little bird here
Sad this occurred here
Under the sea
Each little snail here
Cry and they wail here
That's ‘cause we’re dyin’
Here in the brine
We got no luck here
Down in the muck here
Under the sea

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 10

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McKludge - June 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Nice work! A few minor pacing blips, but not enough to mess it up. Welcome to AmIRight!
Earl Well - June 15, 2010 - Report this comment
So sad, but so true. This would really be funny if it weren't so tragic. You did a good job here Townsend and I echo McKludge's welcome to the site.

I've traveled the Gulf shoreline from Ft Walton Beach Florida all the way to Corpus Christi, Texas down to South Padre Island over about a twenty year span. I live close enough to the coast that I can make a day trip to it. I am saddened that I probably will never see it in its pristine state again. Thanks for writing this. It really drives the point home.

We can put a man on the moon but we can't plug a damn hole just one mile out of reach?
N. Townsend - June 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks for the welcome here McKludge and Well. I saw the Gulf years ago when I was young. I've been promising my wife and kids to see it someday, and I hope I haven't waited too long.
E. Well - June 16, 2010 - Report this comment
You are quite welcome N. Townsend and if you continue to write here and write this well , you will soon get to be well known on the site. I'm a contributer but haven't posted anything in months but I'm ramping up for a comeback. I'll use my real handle then. Hope to see more of you.
McKludge - June 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm hardly an oil company apologist, Earl, but it's not the distance that is the problem, it's the pressure. At 5000 feet, the water pressure is 154 times greater than atmospheric pressure. Very little can operate at that depth.

And yeah, we did put a man on the moon. But it took us 8 years to do it. BP really screwed the pooch on safety measures, but, sadly, it is asking too much for this problem to be solved quickly.
Old Man Ribber - June 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Confining my observations and scoring to parody and humor matters, this is exceptional! Techincally well-done, great concept, and it passes the Dorothy Parker test..."Real wit has truth in it - wisecracking is merely verbal gymnastics). ;D
N. Townsend - June 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Thank you very much for boosting my confidence! It means a lot. I'll have some more here today and later this week. Right now I'm just focusing on the oil spill, but I hope to branch out eventually. Thanks again so much for the feedback!
Phil Alexander - June 17, 2010 - Report this comment
So.. you have this parody gusher that might spread over more than just the oil spill? Excellent parody (especially if you're new to this game - you've got just the right sort of wordplay to fit this OS). So what's next: "**** BP" to the tune of "Let It Be"?
N. Townsend - June 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks Phil. Working on "Smoke on the Water" and "American Pie" right now, then I'll give "Let It Be" a try :)
Cheka Man - June 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I can so imagine it as a Disney cartoon complete with Sebastian singing. 5/5

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