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Song Parodies -> "You Oughta Grow"

Original Song Title:

"You Oughta Know"

Original Performer:

Alanis Morissette

Parody Song Title:

"You Oughta Grow"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

I threw this in a hole, added water & sunshine. Here's what grew.
You need love to grow, this I'm happy to do
I wish nothing but the best for you ROSE

I sprayed for pesky disease
protected you from the freeze
Threw down wood chips and an iron chelater
You look so melancholy, and loosing your leaves
I was sure I'd make an excellent gardner

Cause the mud that I'd layed and the grade that I paved
Wasn't enough to make your blooms open wide, NO!
And every time I seek the terarain
To find your roots in a noose
I think that you died, I think you died, but your still alive

And I'm here to rebind you
and prop you up like your manure maid
Your impaired and defiy me
As the moss you bear waves into the breeze you, you, you... Miracle GROW!

Dew seems very swell, meadow wheatfull
Herbs seem to quell my thoughts of you now

You look dormaint to me, rigor deciduously
I hate to cotter, you are just a big splinter
Your just a sap in the place and you challenge my haste
and I'm thinking that I should just pluck-er

Cause you know that the spade and shovel were made
For your wasted contents of fugicide, OH!
I'll mulch you away as my thoughts entertained only
for your demise, your demise, Your compost....... surprise!

And I'm here and behind you
With a my back hoe and muscle to take you away
I don't care, You deprived me
In the plot that you'd shared is now a maple tree, you, you you didn't GROW!

At the nursery I paid for a Don Juan shade
And my hatchback was just lying open wide, OH!
And every time I seek the rain
Does it know how you fooled me and you made me cry, til you died. But It's still Alive

And I'm here to regrind you
I regret the test that you gave to me
And I don't care to remind you
That I chose not to be your manure maid, You You You you rotten ROSE!

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 4

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Jeff Reuben - August 25, 2003 - Report this comment
Good song, Diva!
Wild Man - August 25, 2003 - Report this comment
Hey Baby, Who is this Don Juan in your hatchback!
Diva - August 25, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks for your comment Jeff! .... Wild Man a Don Juan is a hybrid rose, burgandy red in color .
Claude Prez - August 25, 2003 - Report this comment
Good stuff Diva--"I'm here to rebind you" made me laugh
Diva - August 26, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks Claude!
T.J. Spindler - August 26, 2003 - Report this comment
You, ROCK! I loved the part that instead of saying the "F" word, You said Pluck-er! You and I have to make a parody together! Have you checked out any of my parodies? Search for me on the parody authors list. I think this is 5,5,5 material! You'll be a comedian. Check out my brothers parody, Hunted, Parody of Haunted, Originally by Evanescence. That is his only parody, besides the one that he made with me. Our band is called, 1 million to one. We made a parody of, I remember Larry, originally by Weird Al Yankovic, called, I remember Michael. It's talkin' 'bout someone I know. My bros name is Christian Spindler. Anyway, this is the greatest parody that I've ever seen! Keep it up!
Diva - August 26, 2003 - Report this comment
T J , thanks so much for your kind comments. I will read your parodies and leave you a comment. As for teaming up I have a writing partner, my husband is Wild Man. We each do our own solo parodies at times , and once in a while we write together. Thank you for the offer. I am flattered that you'd even asked.
Diva - August 26, 2003 - Report this comment
TJ , I doubt that this is the greatest parody you've ever seen. Just look in the top ten. You are quite the salesman I must admit. I'll check you out in the future. I like Weird Al, prehaps you could use a song from the 80's or 90's I'd be more familiar with.
Sweet Indigo - August 27, 2003 - Report this comment
Simply wonderful, the people who gave it low scores need to have their heads checked... Definitely an all 5s one.
Diva - August 27, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks Sweet Indigo, I appreciate all of your comments.
T.J. Spindler - August 27, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanx 4 da comments
Static - August 27, 2003 - Report this comment
triple five
Leah Lockhart - November 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Good one, I can relate. I can't even keep a philodendron alive.
Diva - November 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks for your compliment!
Birgitta - February 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Manure maid...compost surprise-Bwahahahaha!! Funny funny stuff Diva. LOL :-)
Diva - February 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks! "Rigor deciduously" I thought was an excellect subsiitue for "mister doublicity" , Myself. Can you tell I love to garden????Thanks very much for the compliment!

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