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Song Parodies -> "Poormans Paradise"

Original Song Title:

"Amish Paradise"

Original Performer:

Weird Al

Parody Song Title:

"Poormans Paradise"

Parody Written by:

Zak Randall

The Lyrics

As I walk threw my living room there's garbage everywhere
Can't even afford a new pair of underwear
But that's just perfect for a poorman like me
You know I can't afford things like electricity

Early every morning I'm sleeping on the floor
Getting many cramps and also many sores
And I've been sleeping and snoring so long
Even my momma thinks that that my life is gone

I'm the leader of my land I've got no discipline
Got a free paper in my hand and a beard on my chin
And let me tell you that it looks really fine
Because I haven't shaved since 1999

I've been spending most my life livin in a poormans paradise
My homes infested with rats and mice livin in a poormans paradise
I've learned to make a sacrifice livin in a poormans paradise
I live off beans and rice livin in a poormans paradise

A local boy kicked me in the butt last week
I just frowned at him and turned the other cheek
I kind of minded but I wished him well
But as I left I said I'll see you in hell

But I ain't ever punched a person even if they deserved it
A poorman with a'tude you know that's unheard of
I never wear dress clothes, but I always wear a hat
And all my friends agree I really look kinda fat

If you come to visit I'll understand your tears
I won't have enough for the phone bill for 300 years
But I'm not really happy its just life won't treat me fair
And it feels like everybody stares

I don't have no phone, no lights, no motorcar not a single luxury
Like Robinson Curuso it's as primitive as can be

I've been spending most my life livin in a poormans paradise
I can't look up pictures on websites livin in a poormans paradise
I've tried dog food once or twice livin in a poormans paradise
I read by candlelight livin in a poormans paradise

Hitchin rides with buddies, eating sticks of butter
I am considerate of others

Think your really righteous think your pure at heart
While I know you're a million times better than I art
I'm the poorest guy no one wants to be like me on my knees every night
Praying to God for a better afterlife

I'm always vain and sometimes whiny
I think I deserve a swift kick in my heinie

I've spent my whole life livin in a poormans paradise
I can afford things at discount price livin in a poormans paradise
I'll dig in garbage for an old pizza slice livin in a poormans paradise
But you'd probably think it bites livin in a poormans paradise

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Pacing: 4.2
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 8

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Rock Princess - June 07, 2003 - Report this comment
Actually, the original is "Gangasta's Paradise" by Coolio...
Tone-Def - June 07, 2003 - Report this comment
actually the pacing of weird al's version is much different from the original and it seems this song is more like the weird al version than the coolio version
Ol' John Brown - June 07, 2003 - Report this comment
Cool idea, a parody of a parody. Well done too.
Josh - July 08, 2003 - Report this comment
I think he could be the next "Weird Al" Yankovic.
Faith - August 22, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice job Zak......"Someday your gonna be famous"
Red Ant - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Yeah, TOS is from Coolio, so this is a parody second removed or something, but being poor is something I can relate to, only difference for me is I had mice too, but I raised them to sell to the pet store to feed to snakes for a quarter for each one!! Anyway, 455 for you.
Ethan Maywer - March 05, 2005 - Report this comment
I know, but the parody author intended to reflect Weird Al's version. but like i said, this more reflects the original of the original
Thunderball - January 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Well, if you want to get technical, Coolio's is a reworking of "Pastime Paradise" by Stevie Wonder. So this is like some sort of super-parody.

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