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Song Parodies -> "Foreign Language"

Original Song Title:

"Zoot Suit Riot"

Original Performer:

Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Parody Song Title:

"Foreign Language"

Parody Written by:

Below Average Dave

The Lyrics

Can't get French in my Memory
Spanish is way too much for me
Chinese, German and Italian
Speak in Russian? Well I can't

Hear it every day
Can't forget it fast enough
Not much more to say
All but English gets me lost

Foreign Language
In and back out of my ear
Foreign Language
Hey Rosetta I need your help my dear

Foreign Language
Sound closer out of my rear
Foreign Language
If I speak it people laugh and stare

Can't speak it

I struck up conversation with French men
but I can't understand a thing they said
If I try to speak Arabian
They know I'm American

Careful what you say
If you do not speak their tongue
Cause if you don't know
They might think that your rough

Foreign Language
All sounds the same to my ear
Foreign Language
Gotta learn it for my job this year

Can't speak no Foreign Language
Can't speak no Foreign Language
Can't speak no Foreign Language

Quiero huevos
Parlez Vous Francais
Ich trinke Soda
obiettivo
inte äter mig
Mluví anglicky?
Nem vagyok meztelen
Ben ik dom

There's not much more to say
Have I butchered Greek enough
Do I speak in vain
When I try to speak your stuff

Foreign Language
Tried but I speak in despair
Foreign Language
All the dialects are hard to bare

Foreign Language
I think beer's derriere?
Foreign Language
I guess not since it sounds like rear

Can't speak no Foreign Language
Can't speak no Foreign Language
Can't speak no Foreign Language

Thank I'm about ready to speak
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Matthias - August 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Really good parody and I can totally relate to this one! I kinda want to hear you record this just for the reaction people who speak the language will get from whatever the heck you said in that one section of the song. Dave: What did you actually say in that one section of the song anyways?
Tokusou Sentai Blessranger - August 20, 2010 - Report this comment
455, and that's a good one!
Old Man Ribber - August 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Such language!! Good concept, wonderful execution. Just get yourself a new pen name...there is nothing below averagte in your stuff! ;D
2Eagle - August 20, 2010 - Report this comment
If you think we sound stupid trying to learn other languages, think of how it takes years for Asians to learn English.
Mark Scotti - August 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Translation: Wonderful Parody!
NorCALstinker - August 20, 2010 - Report this comment
sir Dave, The citizenry don't need no Stinkin' 4 In Languages !
NorCALgal - August 20, 2010 - Report this comment
SirDave, the ~RumRunner oMisery~ . . . all you need, Sir, is to grab a Stetson & talk Cowboy !
Below Average Dave - August 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Thank You everyone, fun one to write too:)
Rosetta Stone a.k.a Peter Andersson - August 25, 2010 - Report this comment
As long as there's 10000 hours there's hope:

http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/lifestyle/step_up/?p=464
Matthias - September 10, 2010 - Report this comment
This was is still really fun to read and I still want to know what exactly you said in that foreign language section of the parody.
Abbott Skelding - September 13, 2010 - Report this comment
SOTM: I took two semesters of spanish last year, and I don't remember anything more than I already knew! Great work!
Mark Scotti - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
SOTM- GSR(translation - great second read!!)
Jeff Reuben - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
My favorite parts of this song were the parts in other languages. It added depth to the rest of the song, which was more general in nature (can't speak spanish, don't get french, etc). Well matched to the OS.
bobpiecheese - September 29, 2010 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Heh, Rosetta. Love what you did with the scatting section. A really great read, despite being some lines sounding a bit weird (maybe the singer doesn't have much of a grasp on English as he thinks he does?). 555!
Mark Scotti - April 12, 2011 - Report this comment
(ABC) That was funny in EVERY language!!!
Blaydeman - April 13, 2011 - Report this comment
(ABC) The funny translates in whatever language it's in. Like my dad always says "Laughter is something everyone understands."
agrimorfee - April 13, 2011 - Report this comment
(Abc) There is definitely some Yiddish in there, Matty, but I I cant translate it right now. Berlitz School Grade: 555:
Abbott Skelding - April 20, 2011 - Report this comment
ABC: Still don't know much more Spanish than I knew last year...great work!
D-Mon - April 24, 2011 - Report this comment
(ABC) my brother and I used to have a CD of St. Louis Cardinals parody songs and this OS was on it, but I think this one is so much better.
bobpiecheese - April 24, 2011 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above!

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