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Song Parodies -> "The Imp Pressin’ on My Chest"

Original Song Title:

"The Impression That I Get"

Original Performer:

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Parody Song Title:

"The Imp Pressin’ on My Chest"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Have you ever been lost in reverie?
Your lawn trolls are goin’ bad,
Then you feel a pain—some sourpuss
Chest-nesting while you nap.
The sensation is not so good;
In fact, it is rather bad.
And you wonder, while sawing wood
(While thoughts are wandering,
Perhaps not clearly understood,
Somnolently maundering),
Dazed, you wonder while sawing wood:
Is the imp pressin’ on my chest?

You know, those odd creatures aren’t stacked too high,
But they have strength gnomes don’t possess.
You feel ’em as they sidle over your thigh. . .
Then sedentary on your breast.
The sensation is not so good;
In fact, it is rather bad.
Put under, you are sawing wood
While thoughts are wandering—
They wander while you’re sawin’ wood;
Your REM they’re sundering.
Those imps get restless on your chest.

They don’t go southward
Into a nest or testes—
Not incubus or succubus
Lad or lass.
Nonetheless, they’re pests.
They might pinch and then kink your nose
Or they might go mouthward
And tickle it while ’stricting your snout.
Those sensations are not so good;
In fact, they are rather bad.
And you wonder, while sawing wood—
As thoughts are wandering—
You wake up after sawing wood
Now up, you’re wondering,
Your dreams not clearly understood. . .
Why’re there impressions on my chest?

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Old Man Ribber - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm imp-pressed with this! Nice nod to the incubus and succubus. You have a great future as a "gremlinologist". ;D
Matthias - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Haha. I agree with Old Man Ribber's comment here and this was another great take on my favorite genre... Ska. Keep up the great work Mr. Barry.
Mark Scotti - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Great OS, and terrific rhyming!!!
Madame-o-Flee - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Got Fleas, YukonJack ? ?
AFW - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Most unique idea and title sub
John Barry - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
OMR: My new profession, thanks!
Matthias: Thanks, and thanks for the inspiration/support.
Mark: Many thanks!
Madame: I am a flea
AFW: Appreciate it.

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