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Song Parodies -> "My Co-Dependent Baby"

Original Song Title:

"My Melancholy Baby"

Original Performer:

Ernie Burnett / George A. Norton

Parody Song Title:

"My Co-Dependent Baby"

Parody Written by:

Andy Senior (aka The Carpal Tunnel Kid)

The Lyrics

"Melancholy Baby" was written in l9l2; I wrote "Co-Dependent Baby" in 1993. While I usually write original songs (see my site), I have written a number of parodies over the years. This is one of my favorites:
Come, sweetheart mine--
Don't snort that line,
Put away your crack pipe and your airplane glue;
Lay off those pills--
Darling, speed kills;
I kind of wish you'd ease up on the vodka, too.
Though you protest,
I know what's best--
When you're clean and sober you'll be feeling swell;
But when you toke,
Drink, or do coke,
I love you more than ever though it hurts like hell:

Come to me, my co-dependent baby,
Cuddle up and don't despair;
Your substance problems, whatsoever they be,
Are just the sort of thing to make me care;
You know dear that I would never leave you,
And here's a fact that's sad but true--
Though it seems like suicide
I must have you for my bride:
I guess I must be co-dependent, too.

- - -

Dear, when you jones
And take out loans
Just to buy the junk that keeps you acting straight;
I know it's wrong
But go along
Though I know the stuff will kill you soon or late;
I feel a twinge
Each time you binge--
And it's not unpleasant if you get my drift;
Life will be drab
Once you rehab--
For every time you're high it gives my mood a lift:

Come to me, my co-dependent baby,
Cuddle up and shoot some horse;
If you join a twelve-step program, maybe
That will be what leads to our divorce;
For though I vow to care for you in sickness
Once you're healthy, dear, we're through;
But there can be no doubt
Just as long as you're strung out
I'll love you, 'cause I'm co-dependent, too.
Copyright 1993 Andy SeniorThe Carpal Tunnel Kid Rides Again!

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Kristof Robertson - March 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Whoa!!! This is some heavy stuff, Andy...but written beautifully with lashings of pitch black humour. More! 555
Michael Pacholek - March 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Did you ever see the movie "Codependence Day"? Talk about aliens with issues... Joke stolen from some DJ on WNEW-FM in 1996, I've forgotten which one.
Andy Senior (aka The Carpal Tunnel Kid) - March 16, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Kristof--I'm new to the site and I thought I would come out with my best shot. (Plus, I already had it typed out on my blog, so it was easy to copy and paste.) More is on the way. Michael, I think I saw "Codependence Day" on a double bill with "A Woman of Substance(s)."

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