Amusement in music - songs and artists that make you laugh (on purpose)

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    Amusement in music - songs and artists that make you laugh (on purpose)

    This thread is for songs and artists that make you laugh.  I added 'on purpose' because I'm not talking about songs you laugh at because they're really bad or really stupid.  I'm talking about stuff that was meant to be funny.

    First up for me is 'Talk to Ya Later' by The Tubes.  This is a song that always makes my wife and I laugh.  (I was fortunate enough to find someone with a sense of humor that's a lot like my own.)

    On paper the lyrics may look nasty or misogynist, but if you know the band and hear the song you know it's all tongue-in-cheek...mostly anyway.  Musically it's a very tasty number with great punchy hooks and some nifty soloing at the end.

    I met her on the Strip
    It was another lost weekend
    The band was too slick
    And the people were twisted

    So I asked her for a date
    She reluctantly agreed
    Then we went to my place
    And she never did leave

    (She won't even miss me when she's gone
    And that's okay with me, I'll cry later on)

    It's been six months
    She hasn't shut up once
    I've tried to explain
    She's driving me insane

    (She won't even miss me when she's gone
    And that's okay with me, I'll cry later on)

    Talk to ya later
    Don't want to hear it again tonight
    Talk to ya later
    Just save it for another guy
    Talk to ya later
    Don't want to hear it again tonight
    I'll just see you around

    Get out, I'm telling you now
    Do you catch my drift?
    What could be plainer than this?
    Nothing more to be said
    Write me a letter instead
    I don't mean to be cruel
    But I'm finished with you

    (She won't even miss me when she's gone
    And that's okay with me, I'll cry later on)

    Talk to ya later
    Don't want to hear it again tonight
    Talk to ya later
    Just save it for another guy
    Talk to ya later
    Don't want to hear it again tonight
    I'll just see you around 
     
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    Ray Davies has to be the standard-bearer when it comes to putting humor in rock music.  Right from early tracks like 'Sunny Afternoon' and 'Dead End Street' he showed a sly, satirical wit even when the subject matter was on the dark side.

    I know some Kinks fans don't care for the 'Low Budget' album but I've always loved it.  I think it's got the funniest song lyrics ever.  Here are the words for the album's single '(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman'.  Talk about self-deprecating!

    Woke up this morning, started to sneeze
    I had a cigarette and a cup of tea
    I looked in the mirror what did I see
    A nine stone weakling with knobbly knees
    I did my knees bend press ups touch my toes
    I had another sneeze and I blew my nose
    I looked in the mirror at my pigeon chest
    I had to put on my clothes because it made me depressed
    Surely there must be a way
    For me to change the shape I'm in
    Dissatisfied is what I am
    I want to be a better man

    Superman Superman wish I could fly like Superman
    Superman Superman I want to be like Superman
    I want to be like Superman
    Superman Superman wish I could fly like Superman

    Woke up this morning, what did I see
    A big black cloud hanging over me
    I switched on the radio and nearly dropped dead
    The news was so bad that I fell out of bed
    There was a gas strike, oil strike, lorry strike, bread strike
    Got to be a Superman to survive
    Gas bills, rent bills, tax bills, phone bills
    I'm such a wreck but I'm staying alive

    (Look in the paper, what do I see,
    Robbery, violence, insanity.)

    Hey girl we've got to get out of this place
    There's got to be something better than this
    I need you, but I hate to see you this way
    If I were Superman then we'd fly away
    I'd really like to change the world
    And  save it from the mess it's in
    But I'm too weak, I'm so thin
    I'd like to fly but I can't even swim

    Superman Superman I want to fly like Superman  
    Superman Superman wish I could fly like Superman  
    Superman Superman wish I could fly like Superman
    Superman Superman I want to be like Superman
    Superman Superman I want to fly like Superman 
     
     
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    Would "The Lumberjack" song from Monty Python count? If not, I've always liked some of the nonsensical lyrics of They Might Be Giants.

     
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    I always liked the Tubes. Another one by them that is kind of humorous is "Turn me On."

    And yes, Ray Davies was a humorist , too. "Prince of the Punks" a Kinks song that I believe was originally only released as a rarity ( finally showed up on the double live album in the late 70's) had some real funny lines.

    Assuming you are not referring to novelty songs , here's a few:

    Cheap Sunglasses-ZZTop
    Crackin' Up - Nick Lowe
    The Wall Street Shuffle- 10CC
    Terminus Eldorado-Ted Nugent
    Within You, Without You- Beatles (Harrison)
    State of Confusion- the Kinks
     
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    Frank Zappa, while sometimes very serious, did some great ones. Stinkfoot, The Adventures of Greggary Peccary, Why Does it Hurt When I Pee?, St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast, and Don't Eat the Yellow Snow are a few that come to mind. And of course Valley Girl, which is funny the first few times, but got old pretty quick. I remember when it was released, a hartford area radio station played it something like 23 times in a row.

    Then there's Weird Al. The videos for "Eat It" and "Fat" were pretty funny.
     
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    'Mexican Radio'- Wall of Voodoo

     
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    My first offering is a song recorded by the Monkees:

    Now? You know my girl...now? You know my girl just called my up
    And she woke my from my sleep. *Snores*
    You should have heard the things she said
    You know she hurt my feelings deep.
    I'm gonna buy me a dog.
    A dog?
    A dog.
    Why?
    Why?
    'Cause I need a friend now.
    Babe, you need all the friends you can get!
    I'm gonna buy me a dog,
    My girl, my girl, don't love me no how.
    Don't riun my song man. It's the only song I have.
    It was ruined when it was wrote.
    Uh, where's the verse?
    She used to bring me my, my newspaper
    You don't even know where it's at!
    'Cause she knew where it was at.
    She used to keep me so contented,
    But I can teach a dog to do that.
    I'm gonna buy me a dog.
    You couldn't teach a dog to do that. You can only train elephants.
    'Cause I need a friend now.
    I need a friend now!
    Now!
    Yeah!
    I'm gonna buy me a dog.
    A dog. Here Rover, Fido, Spot!
    Here boy! *Whistle*
    My girl, my girl, don't love me no how.
    One.
    Two.
    Three.
    Four
    One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, hike!
    Hike!
    Hike!
    I was late on that one.
    I just got back from Africa, you know. I was playing cards with the natives.
    Zulus?
    No, I usually won. Ah, ah, ah!
    I wish I had a glass of water.
    Why? Ya thirsty?
    No. I want to see if my neck leaks.
    I'd buy a raccoon, but John already has one.
    Thirty-five bucks.
    Where do I come in, here?
    I...I'm gonna bbuy me a dog.
    Dog!
    A dog...hmmm!
    Yeah!
    'Cause I need a friend now.
    Yeah, yeah!
    Boop, boop, sh-bop, bop, ramalama-
    I'm gonna buy me a dog.
    My girl, my girl, don't love me no how...how...
    How now, Brown Cow?
    I think I'm gonna buy me a dog. yes sir, I'm gonna buy me a dog. If I was looking for a word to describe what I'm gonna buy, I think dog would be the word.
    Would it? Would it be dog?
    It would be dog.
    Definately dog.
    It would come springing from my lips, dog.
    Springing from your...
    Boing, boing, boing!
    It would be springing from my...
    Is that it Tommy? Can ya turn it off please?
    Can somebody open the door and let us out?
    They're coming to take us away! Ha ha ha!
     
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    My 2nd offering is a tune by Frank Zappa from his live album - Roxy and Elsewhere. I give you Cheepnis:


    I ate a hot dog
    It tasted real good
    Then I watched a movie
    From Hollywood

    I ate a hot dog
    It tasted real good
    (Yum-yum yummy-yummy-yum
    Yum-yum yummy-yummy-yum)
    Then I watched a movie
    From Hollywood
    (Dum-dum dummy-dummy-dum
    Dum-dum dummy-dummy-dum)

    Little Miss Muffett on a squat by me, yeah
    Took a turn around, I said: Can y'all see now?
    The little strings on the Giant Spider?
    The Zipper From The Black Lagoon?
    (HA HA HA!)
    The vents by the tanks where the bubbles go up?
    (And the flaps on the side of the moon)

    The jelly & paint on the 40 watt bulb
    They use when the slime droozle off
    The rumples & the wrinkles in the cardboard rock, yeah
    And the canvas of the cave is too soft

    The suits & the hats & the tie's too wide
    And too short for the scientist man
    The chemistry lady with the roll-away mind, yeah
    While the monster just ate Japan

    Ladies and gentlemen,
    The monster,
    Which the peasants in this area call FRUNOBULAX
    (Apparently a very large poodle dog)
    Has just been seen approaching The Power Plant
    Bullets can't stop it
    Rockets can't stop it
    We may have to use NUCLEAR FORCE!

    HERE COMES THAT POODLE DOG!
    BIG AS A BLIMP WITH A RHINESTONE COLLAR
    SNAPPIN' OFF THE TREES
    LIKE THEY WAS BONSAI'D ORNAMENTS ON A DRY-WOBBLE LANDSCAPE
    KEEP IT AWAY! DON'T LET THE POODLE BITE ME!
    WE CAN'T LET IT REPRODUCE! OH!
    SOMEBODY GET OUT THE PANTS!

    The National Guard has formed up at the base of the mountain
    And is attempting to lure the enormous poodle towards the cave
    Where they hope to destroy it with napalm
    A thousand of the troopers are now lined up and are calling to the monster . . .
    Here Fido
    Here Fido
    Here Fido

    GOT A GREAT BIG SLIMEY THING
    GOT A GREAT BIG HEAVY THING
    GOT A GREAT BIG POODLE THING
    GOT A GREAT BIG HAIRY THING

    GOT A GREAT BIG SLIMEY THING
    GOT A GREAT BIG HEAVY THING
    GOT A GREAT BIG POODLE THING
    GOT A GREAT BIG HAIRY THING

    C'mon! Everybody! Hurry! Let's go!
    Somebody get the
    distilled water
    ! Get the canned goods!
    Get the
    toilet paper! You know we need it!

    GO TO DA SHELTER
    MY BABY, MY BABY,
    GO TO DA SHELTER
    GO TO DA SHELTER

    GO TO DA SHELTER
    MY BABY, MY BABY,
    GO TO DA SHELTER
    GO TO DA SHELTER

    Little Miss Muffett on a squat by me,
    Can ya see the little string danglin' down
    Makes the legs go wobble an' the mouth flop shut, yeah
    An' the HORRIBLE EYE,
    An' that HORRIBLE EYE,
    An' that HORRIBLE EYE
    Go rollin' around

    Can y'see it at all
    Can y'see it from here
    Can y'laugh till yer weak on yer knees
    If you can't, I'm sorry 'cause that's all I wanna know
    I need a little more cheepnis please
    Baby, I'm sorry 'cause it's all I wanna know
    I need a little more cheepnis please
    Baby, I'm sorry 'cause it's all I wanna know
    I need a little more cheepnis please
    Baby, I'm sorry 'cause it's all I wanna know
    I need a little more cheepnis please
    (Cheeper the better)
    Baby, I'm sorry 'cause it's all I wanna know
    I need a little more cheepnis please
    (Cheeper the better)
    Baby, I'm sorry 'cause it's all I wanna know
    I need a little more cheepnis please
    (Cheeper the better)
    Baby, I'm sorry 'cause it's all I wanna know
    I need a little more cheepnis please
    (Cheeper the better)
    (Cheeper the better)
    (Cheeper the better)
    (Cheeper the better)

     
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    Yet another Tubes song -- "What Do You Want From Life" -- immediately springs to mind, but my fave "fun" song has to be "Rock Lobster" by the B-52's.  And just to show the timeliness of this thread for me, the "song of the week" at work this morning was "Little Red Riding Hood" by Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs ... oldie but goodie!
     
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    Speaking of Pharaohs, I'll add King Tut by Steve Martin, which I think debuted on SNL. Martin is actually a hell of a banjo player, and even won a grammy for his bluegrass record this year. Here is clip of him with Bela Fleck and others that's pretty good if you like banjo music:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jn3KCZEqxc

     
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    I always liked "You never even called me by my name"

    Written By Steve Goodman
    As Recorded By David Allan Coe

    WELL, IT WAS ALL
    THAT I COULD DO TO KEEP FROM CRYIN’
    SOMETIMES IT SEEMED SO USELESS TO REMAIN
    BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO CALL ME DARLIN’, DARLIN'
    YOU NEVER EVEN CALL ME BY MY NAME

    YOU DON’T HAVE TO CALL ME WAYLON JENNINGS
    AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO CALL ME CHARLIE PRIDE
    AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO CALL ME MERLE HAGGARD/ANYMORE
    EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE ON MY FIGHTIN’ SIDE

    CHORUS:
    AND I’LL HANG AROUND AS LONG AS YOU WILL LET ME
    AND I NEVER MINDED STANDIN’ IN THE RAIN
    BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO CALL ME DARLIN’, DARLIN’
    YOU NEVER EVEN CALLED ME BY MY NAME

    WELL, I’VE HEARD MY NAME
    A FEW TIMES IN YOUR PHONE BOOK (Hello, Hello)
    AND I’VE SEEN IT ON SIGNS WHERE I’VE PLAYED
    BUT THE ONLY TIME I KNOW
    I’LL HEAR "DAVID ALLAN COE"
    IS WHEN JESUS HAS HIS FINAL JUDGMENT DAY

    REPEAT CHORUS

    RECITATION:
    WELL, A FRIEND OF MINE NAMED STEVE GOODMAN WROTE THAT SONG
    AND HE TOLD ME IT WAS THE PERFECT COUNTRY & WESTERN SONG
    I WROTE HIM BACK A LETTER AND I TOLD HIM IT WAS NOT THE PERFECT COUNTRY & WESTERN SONG BECAUSE HE HADN’T SAID ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT MAMA,
    OR TRAINS,
    OR TRUCKS,
    OR PRISON,
    OR GETTING’ DRUNK
    WELL HE SAT DOWN AND WROTE ANOTHER VERSE TO THE SONG
    AND HE SENT IT TO ME,
    AND AFTER READING IT,
    I REALIZED THAT MY FRIEND HAD WRITTEN THE PERFECT
    COUNTRY & WESTERN SONG
    AND I FELT OBLIGED TO INCLUDE IT ON THIS ALBUM
    THE LAST VERSE GOES LIKE THIS HERE:

    WELL, I WAS DRUNK THE DAY MY MOM GOT OUT OF PRISON
    AND I WENT TO PICK HER UP IN THE RAIN
    BUT BEFORE I COULD GET TO THE STATION IN MY PICKUP TRUCK
    SHE GOT RUN NED OVER BY A DAMNED OLD TRAIN

    CHORUS:
    AND I’LL HANG AROUND AS LONG AS YOU WILL LET ME
    AND I NEVER MINDED STANDIN’ IN THE RAIN
    NO, A’ YOU DON’T HAVE TO CALL ME DARLIN’, DARLIN’
    YOU NEVER EVEN CALL ME
    WELL I WONDER WHY YOU DON’T CALL ME
    WHY DON’T YOU EVER CALL ME BY MY NAME
     
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    [QUOTE]Speaking of Pharaohs, I'll add King Tut by Steve Martin, which I think debuted on SNL. Martin is actually a hell of a banjo player, and even won a grammy for his bluegrass record this year. Here is clip of him with Bela Fleck and others that's pretty good if you like banjo music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jn3KCZEqxc
    Posted by softwareDevMusician[/QUOTE]

    Speaking even more on Pharaohs, "Ramses the II is Dead, My Love" by the Fugs is pretty funny. Ed Sanders sings it like a country song  - Ramses the II is dead, my love, he's left from Memphis to Heaven....
     
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    I have to go with my man Warren Zevon. Is there a more hilarious opening stanza in Rock and Roll history than ...

    Grandpa pissed his pants again
    He don't give a damn
    Brother Billy has both guns drawn
    He ain't been right since Vietnam
     
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    Charlie Daniels    Uneasy Rider

    I was takin' a trip out to L.A.
    Toolin' along in my Cheverolet
    Tokin' on a number and diggin' on the radio

    Just as I crossed the Mississippi line
    I heard that highway start to whine
    And I knew that left rear tire was about to blow

    Well the spare was flat and I got uptight
    'Cause there wasn't a filling station in sight
    So I just limped on down the shoulder on the rim

    I went as far as I could and when I stopped the car
    It was right in front of this little bar, a
    Kind of a red-neck lookin' joint called the "Dew Drop Inn"

    Well I stuffed my hair up under my hat
    And told the bartender that I had a flat
    And would he be kind enough to give me change for a one

    Well there was one thing I was sure proud to see
    There wasn't a soul in the place except for him and me and
    He just looked disgusted and pointed toward the telephone

    I called up the station down the road a ways and
    He said he wasn't very busy today
    And he could have somone out there in just about 10 minutes or so

    He said," Now, you just stay right where yer at!"
    And I didn't bother to tell the dern fool
    That I sure as hell didn't have anyplace else to go

    I ordered up a beer and sat down at the bar
    When some guy walked in and said, "Who owns this car
    With the peace sign, the mag wheels and the four on the floor?"

    Well he looked at me and I damn near died
    And I decided that I'd just wait outside
    So I laid a dollar on the bar and headed for the door

    Just when I thought I'd get outta there with my skin
    These 5 big dudes come strollin' in
    With this one old drunk chick and some fella with green teeth

    Now I was almost to the door when the biggest one
    Said, "You tip your hat to this lady, son!"
    And when I did, all that hair fell out from underneath

    Now the last thing I wanted was to get into a fight
    In Jackson Mississippi on a Saturday night
    Especially when there was three of them and only one of me

    They all started laughin' and I felt kinda sick
    And I knew I better think of something pretty quick
    So I just reached out and kicked old green teeth right in the knee

    Now he let out a yell that'd curl yer hair
    But before he could move I grabbed me a chair
    And said "Now watch him Folks cause he's a furly dangerous man!"

    "Well you may not know it but this man is a spy.
    He's a undercover agent for the FBI
    And he's been sent down here to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan!"

    He was still bent over holdin' on to his knee
    But everybody else was lookin' and listenin' to me
    And I laid it on thicker and heavier as I went

    I said "Would you believe this man has gone as far
    As tearing Wallace stickers off the bumpers of cars
    And he voted for George McGovern for President."

    "Well he's a friend of them long haired, hippy-type, pinko f_ags!
    I betchya he's even got a commie flag
    Tacked up on the wall inside of his garage."

    "He's a snake in the grass, I tell ya guys
    He may look dumb but that's just a disguise
    He's a mastermind in the ways of espionage"

    They all started lookin' real suspicious at him and
    He jumped up and said "Now just wait a minute Jim!
    You know he's lyin' I been livin' here all of my life!"

    "I'm a faithful follower of Brother John Birch
    And I belong to the Antioch Baptist Church.
    And I ain't even got a garage, you can call home and ask my wife!"

    Then he started saying somethin' 'bout the way I was dressed
    But I didn't wait around to hear the rest
    I was too busy movin' and hopin' I didn't run outta luck

    And when I hit the door I was makin' tracks
    And they were just taking my car down off the jacks
    So I threw the man a twenty and jumped in and fired that mother up

    Mario Andretti woulda sure been proud
    Of the way I was movin' when I passed that crowd
    Comin' out the door and headed toward me at a trot

    And I guess I shoulda gone ahead and run
    But somehow I just couldn't resist the fun
    Of chasin' them all just once around the parking lot

    Well they're headed for their car but I hit the gas and
    Spun around and headed 'em off at the pass
    I was slingin' gavel and puttin' a ton o' dust in the air

    Well I had them all out there steppin' and fetchin'
    Like their heads was on fire and their aszes was catchin'
    but I figgered I'd better go ahead and split before the cops got there

    When I hit the road I was really wheelin'
    Had gravel flyin' and rubber squeelin'
    And I didn't slow down till I was almost to Arkansas

    Well I think I'm gonna reroute my trip
    I wonder if anybody'd think I'd flipped
    If I went to L.A., via Omaha
     
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    Here's one that is not only amusing, but also appropriate for the season.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzGz0f8ndWY

    In fact, just about everything on Life in the Foodchain is pretty funny, now that I think about it.
     
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    [QUOTE]I always liked the Tubes. Another one by them that is kind of humorous is "Turn me On." And yes, Ray Davies was a humorist , too. "Prince of the Punks" a Kinks song that I believe was originally only released as a rarity ( finally showed up on the double live album in the late 70's) had some real funny lines. Assuming you are not referring to novelty songs , here's a few: Cheap Sunglasses-ZZTop Crackin' Up - Nick Lowe The Wall Street Shuffle- 10CC Terminus Eldorado-Ted Nugent Within You, Without You- Beatles (Harrison) State of Confusion- the Kinks
    Posted by ZILLAGOD[/QUOTE]

    Good call with 10CC.  Humor was an integral part of their music, sometimes to an outrageous degree...they were sort of the Monty Python of Anglo-rock.  Here's part of the lyrics for their first single Rubber Bullets, which became a Number One in the UK:

    I went to a party at the local county jail
    All the cons were dancing and the band began to wail
    But the guys were indiscreet, they were brawling in the street
    At the local dance at the local county jail

    Load up, load up, load up with rubber bullets
    I love to hear those convicts squeal
    It's a shame these slugs ain't real
    But we can't have dancing at the local county jail

    Well we don't understand why you called in the National Guard
    When Uncle Sam is the one who belongs in the exercise yard
    We all got balls and brains, but some's got balls and chains
    At the local dance at the local county jail

    Load up, load up, load up with rubber bullets
    Is it really such a crime
    For a guy to spend his time
    At the local dance at the local county jail
     
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    [QUOTE]I have to go with my man Warren Zevon. Is there a more hilarious opening stanza in Rock and Roll history than ... Grandpa pissed his pants again He don't give a damn Brother Billy has both guns drawn He ain't been right since Vietnam
    Posted by LloydDobler[/QUOTE]

    Warren Zevon was great.  I always chuckle at some of the lines in Werewolves.

    He's the hairy-handed gent, who ran amok in Kent
    Lately he's been overheard in Mayfair
    You better stay away from him, he'll rip your lungs out Jim
    Huh, I'd like to meet his tailor


     
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    Paul McCartney gave us a funny one, early on.

    Uncle Albert /Admiral Halsey.

    I use a modified line from this song to poke fun at some of the younger kids I work with , who don't bring loads of ambition to work with them ("but you haven't done a bloody thing...all day).

    And another one, "Mrs. Vanderbilt" has some funny lyrics.
     
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    Ray Stevens had some pretty funny songs:
    The Streak
    Ahab the Arab
    Guitarzan
    and others

    I'd also add Jim Stafford:
    Spiders and snakes
    My girl Bill
    Wildwood wacky weed
    and others
     
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    [QUOTE]I always liked the Tubes. Another one by them that is kind of humorous is "Turn me On." And yes, Ray Davies was a humorist , too. "Prince of the Punks" a Kinks song that I believe was originally only released as a rarity ( finally showed up on the double live album in the late 70's) had some real funny lines. Assuming you are not referring to novelty songs , here's a few: Cheap Sunglasses-ZZTop Crackin' Up - Nick Lowe The Wall Street Shuffle- 10CC Terminus Eldorado-Ted Nugent Within You, Without You- Beatles (Harrison) State of Confusion- the Kinks
    Posted by ZILLAGOD[/QUOTE]

    "Sushi Girl" always cracked me up.
     
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    Itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikimi always made me laugh. Beep Beep too.
     
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    In Response to Re: Amusement in music - songs and artists that make you laugh (on purpose):
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Amusement in music - songs and artists that make you laugh (on purpose) : Warren Zevon was great.  I always chuckle at some of the lines in Werewolves. He's the hairy-handed gent, who ran amok in Kent Lately he's been overheard in Mayfair You better stay away from him, he'll rip your lungs out Jim Huh, I'd like to meet his tailor
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut[/QUOTE]

    I have to go with Warren Zevon, too.  Hard to find a more sardonic, cynical lyricist.  

    I've always loved Mr. Bad Example.  Here you go with a few lines:

    I started as an altar boy, working at the church
    Learning all my holy moves, doing some research
    Which led me to a cash box, labeled "Children's Fund"
    I'd leave the change, and tuck the bills inside my cummerbund

    I got a part-time job at my father's carpet store
    Laying tackless stripping, and housewives by the score
    I loaded up their furniture, and took it to Spokane
    And auctioned off every last naugahyde divan

    I'm very well aquainted with the seven deadly sins
    I keep a busy schedule trying to fit them in
    I'm proud to be a glutton, and I don't have time for sloth
    I'm greedy, and I'm angry, and I don't care who I cross

    I'm Mr. Bad Example, intruder in the dirt
    I like to have a good time, and I don't care who gets hurt
    I'm Mr. Bad Example, take a look at me
    I'll live to be a hundred, and go down in infamy 
     
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    Ben Folds Five - The Battle Of Who Could Care Less  (Ben just oozes irony at almost every turn; a true song-smith...)

    Do you not hear me anymore?
    I know it's not your thing to care
    I know it's cool to be so bored
    It suc#s me in when you're aloof
    It suc#s me in, it suc#s, it works
    I guess it's cool to be alone

    Will you never rest?
    Fighting the battle of who could care less
    Every day you wake up late
    Sometimes I wish I was that way

    You think Rockford Files is cool
    But there are some things
    That you would change if it were up to you
    So think about your masterpiece
    Watch the Rockford Files and
    Call to see if Paul can score some weed

    Do you never rest?
    Fighting the battle of who could care less
    Unearned unhappiness
    That's alright, I guess

    I've got this great idea
    Why don't we pitch it to the Franklin fu**ing Mint?
    Fine pewter portraits of General Apathy and Major Boredom
    Singing whatever and ever Amen

    Oh well, maybe not, I'll try again
    This should cheer you up for sure
    See I've got your old I.D.
    And you're all dressed up like the Cure

    You never rest
    Fighting the battle of who could care less
    Unearned unhappiness
    You're my hero I confess
     
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    And one more from Ben Folds Five - Underground (I also highly recommend "Rockin' The Suburbs"), because he's just that good, plus he swears a lot (which I strangely find endearing)....

    I was never cool in school
    I'm sure you don't remember me
    And now it's been 10 years
    I'm still wondering who to be
    But I'd love to mix
    In circles, cliques, and social coteries - that's me
    Hand me my nose ring (Can we be happy?)
    Show me the mosh pit (Can we be happy?)
    We can be happy underground

    Who's got the looks, who's got the brains
    Who's got everything
    I got this pain in my heart, that's all
    Hey you with the long and lonely face
    There's got to be something else
    Let me tell ya something else
    There was this girl who passed me by
    She gave a smile but I was shy
    I looked down, so down
    Don't look there no no, go go underground
    But now there's a place to go
    It's the morning, it's the evening
    It's everything
    I click my heels and I'm there

    Underground, underground
    Everything's happy underground
    You been kicked around
    Did life bring you down here
    Everything's heavy underground

    We'll be decked in all black and
    Slamming the pit fantastic
    Officer Friendly's little boy's got a mohawk
    He knows just where we're coming from
    It's industrial, work it underground
    Get down, get down, get down

    Underground, underground
    Everything's happy underground
    You been kicked around
    Did life bring you down here
    Everything's heavy underground
     
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    Re: Amusement in music - songs and artists that make you laugh (on purpose)

    In Response to Re: Amusement in music - songs and artists that make you laugh (on purpose):
    [QUOTE]I have to go with my man Warren Zevon. Is there a more hilarious opening stanza in Rock and Roll history than ... Grandpa pissed his pants again He don't give a damn Brother Billy has both guns drawn He ain't been right since Vietnam
    Posted by LloydDobler[/QUOTE]

    You could fill an entire catalogue with funny Warren Zevon lyrics. I happened to hear this one on my way home from work this afternoon.

    Hilarious.

    Mr. Bad Example

    I started as an altar boy, working at the church
    Learning all my holy moves, doing some research
    Which led me to a cash box, labeled "Children's Fund"
    I'd leave the change, and tuck the bills inside my cumberbund

    I got a part-time job at my father's carpet store
    Laying tackless stripping, and housewives by the score
    I loaded up their furniture, and took it to Spokane
    And auctioned off every last naugahyde divan

    I'm very well aquainted with the seven deadly sins
    I keep a busy schedule trying to fit them in
    I'm proud to be a glutton, and I don't have time for sloth
    I'm greedy, and I'm angry, and I don't care who I cross

    I'm Mr. Bad Example, intruder in the dirt
    I like to have a good time, and I don't care who gets hurt
    I'm Mr. Bad Example, take a look at me
    I'll live to be a hundred, and go down in infamy

    Of course I went to law school and took a law degree
    And counseled all my clients to plead insanity
    Then worked in hair replacement, swindling the bald
    Where very few are chosen, and fewer still are called

    Then on to Monte Carlo to play chemin de fer
    I threw away the fortune I made transplanting hair
    I put my last few francs down on a prostitute
    Who took me up to her room to perform the flag salute

    Whereupon I stole her passport and her wig
    And headed for the airport and the midnight flight, you dig?
    And fourteen hours later I was down in Adelaide
    Looking through the want ads sipping Fosters in the shade

    I opened up an agency somewhere down the line
    To hire aboriginals to work the opal mines
    But I attached their wages and took a whopping cut
    And whisked away their workman's comp and pauperized the lot

    I'm Mr. Bad Example, intruder in the dirt
    I like to have a good time, and I don't care who gets hurt
    I'm Mr. Bad Example, take a look at me
    I'll live to be a hundred and go down in infamy

    I bought a first class ticket on Malaysian Air
    And landed in Sri Lanka none the worse for wear
    I'm thinking of retiring from all my dirty deals
    I'll see you in the next life, wake me up for meals
     

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