Saturday, October 25, 2014

Living With a Hernia by Wierd Al Yankovick

Help me out! Dig!
All I do is grunt and groan
Hurts me to walk anywhere
Went to see my physician, Dr. Jones
He took my trousers off, told me to cough
Doctor says there ain't nothin' to discuss
He tells me any day I might have to wear a truss

Living with a hernia
All the time, such aggravation
Living with a hernia
Gonna be my ruination
Living with a hernia
Got to have an operation
Feel so old

Too much bad pain
Good gawd, drives me insane
Can't run, barely crawl
Got a bulge in my intestinal wall
Walk real funny, bless my soul
Can't play tennis and it's hard to bowl
You can't even do the splits now... Say it!
Better call it quits now
Now I'm sick of all this dancin' anyhow

Living with a hernia
Hurts me bad in a tender location
Living with a hernia
Had enough humiliation
Living with a hernia
Got to have an operation

I live with a hernia
Can't get up, can't bend over
Now I live with a hernia
Wait a minute...
You may not be familiar with the common types
Of hernias that you could get
So just settle down, let me clue you in
There's incomplete
Lumbar hernia
Richter's hernia
Inguinal and Direct

Living with a hernia...Rupture!
I said it's causin' me such irritation
Living with a hernia
Have to have my medication
Living with a hernia
I feel bad! 



Aaron Vattano said...

It you look at the the lyrics of this song all by them selves it's of course totally stupid and basicly a retarded song. Like all of weird Al's songs. But he is of course writing these songs with the assumption that you have heard the original song he is Making a parody of. With this new perspective taken into consideration one is able to recognize the pure brilliance of his song writing. Not only are his lyrics brilliantly constructed but he also is able through his performance to subtly make comments about the artist who wrote the original song. Weird Al is one of the most under rated and intelligent song writers of our time.

Dan Tschirhart said...

I will have to echo Berv's thoughts on this subject, because I've been a fan of his since I bought his first record on vinyl when I was 12. His gift of parody and brilliant song altering, has brought joy to my heart for decades. Classics like 'Another one rides the bus', 'Yoda', 'The Plumbing Song', 'Eat It', 'I Lost On Jeopardy', and that's just to name a few. His new album has a track 'Word Crimes'(Blurred Lines), and it is pure genius. Clever stuff.
Weird Al always contacts the artists he parodies just to make sure it's ok, but 98% consider it to be an honor to have a song of their own chosen. - Madonna said she knew she had made it when Weird Al asked to parody 'Like a Virgin' and Kurt Cobain was more than thrilled when Weird Al asked to parody 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'.
The man is living legend and I just hope someday I can thank him in person.

El Bastardo said...

So, I clicked the link that was supossed to take us to "the greatest comedy genius of all time." I realized when i got there that Chris is truly a fucking joke. Wierd Al? He's amusing, but the greatest comedy genius he is not. Chris makes me laugh not because he's a genius. He makes me laugh because he's a buffoon.

Pirate Aggro said...

It is sad that El Bastardo is so angry and is so blind to great comic genius. I advise him to consult with Mr. Vattano and Mr. Tschirhart regarding comic Genius. Learning to see Genius can be learned. Even if your knuckles drag on the ground.