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Song Parodies -> "Taste-tester Song"

Original Song Title:

"One Week"

Original Performer:

Barenaked Ladies

Parody Song Title:

"Taste-tester Song"

Parody Written by:

Bob O'Mara

The Lyrics

Inspired by the brownie eating in the movie 'Dirty Work"...and partly inspired by my own desire to quit my job and become a taste-tester for the rest of my life! Also, "Oliver" referenced in the song refers to "Oliver Twist".
“One Week”

It’s been one week since I tried the tea.
Took a sip of the Chai, and said “It’s tasty”.
Five days since I made the plea, saying
“Please have a doctor come here to see me.”
Three days since the itchy rash.
I knew of the side effects, but needed some cash.
Yesterday, they were treating me, but I will
come every day they’re having a study.

Holy cow, you taste the brownie?
Best in the county.
Although you’ll get to know Mr. John.
I tried the fish. What a dish, although I’d like to reminisce
it made me woozy and I passed out as I mowed the lawn.

Hot cup of coffee with a new taste.
But then my heart raced,
and then I ran around screaming.
That cookie’s got a good bit
Of gooey chocolate
that makes me hiccup when I’m dreaming.

Gotta take a break and shake the ache
That came when tryin’ bacon steak.
I like the taste, but didn’t care much for the heartburn.
Gotta get a grip and put the chip
into the dip but just a bit,
Cause it’s a laxative;
You’ll have a lesson to learn.

How can I help it if they’re giving food away for free?
Getting paid every time that they feed me.
Just the other day they made tuna casserole.
I’ve been depressed ever since I had a bowl.
I have a tendency to wear a bib when I eat.
I have a history of drooling on my shirt.

It’s been one week since I tried the brie.
Put a little on bread and said “I’m gutsy”.
Five days since it blasted me.
I still have the nausea caused by the cheese.
It’s been three days since the doctor said,
“You realize you’re just a pawn;
You are being misled.”
Yesterday, they had released me,
And now I’ll head back again for another study.

Already tryin’ the char-grilled chicken
It’s making me sick
but it’s finger-lickin.
Dunkin’ drum stick in the new sauce.
The flavor’s not lost,
Although it’s causing me some weight loss

Why can’t I afford to buy my own food?
Why, you would conclude
I’m nothing but a broke and hungry guy
Like Oliver, I’d like more, please.
Ignore my disease,
Cause I am scheduled for my MRI.

Gonna eye the pie and try a slice
Gettin’ pay each day when they entice.
Just so my bills are always getting paid in good time.
Now is opportune to grab a spoon
And pretty soon I’ll have a new
That makes me cry the whole time.

How can I help it if they’re giving food away for free?
Getting paid every time that they feed me.
And the other day I had pepperoni roll.
Bac-teria in my spleen
Took its toll.
I have a tendency to wear a bib when I eat.
I have a history of changing my shirt.

It’s been one week since my surgery.
They say I almost died,
But do not worry.
Five days since I left ER, saying,
“You guys did just superb and look at my scar!”
Three days since I left for home
I realized I was to blame,
But what do you know?
Yesterday, they were calling me,
so now I’m off once again to join in the study.

Now I’m off once again to join in the study.
Now I’m off once again to join in the study.
Too bad none of their food tasted cruddy.

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Meriadoc - October 05, 2012 - Report this comment
This was fantastic. Clever idea and a great job on a difficult song. Pacing was perfect; I had no trouble at all following it. Really liked how each food had a corresponding disease. The Oliver triplet was the best.
Peregrin - October 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I haveta say, I like the parody a whole lot more than I like the original song! As said above, a hard one to parody and pace, you did very well.

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