My dad, like all dads, loves a good dad joke, but instead of the “I’m hungry” , “Hi hungry, Im dad” strand, he expertise lies in ruining my favourite songs with bad puns. You know, instead of “theres a bad moon on the rise” in Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Bad Moon Rising’ he’ll sing “theres a bathroom on the right” so, without further adieu, heres all the songs my dad has ruined… so far…

  1. “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” by Bob Dylan

 Preformed by Guns n Roses!

Actual lyrics: “Knock, knock, knocking on heaven’s door”

Parodied lyrics: “Knock, knock, knocking on Kevin’s door”


2. “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath

Actual lyrics: “I am Iron Man”

Parodied lyrics: “I am Iron Dad”

3. “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin

Actual lyrics: “And I’m finding the stairway to heaven”

Parodied lyrics: “And I’m finding the stairway to Kevin”


4. “Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Actual Lyrics: “Theres a bad moon on the rise”

Parodied Lyrics: “Theres a bathroom on the right”

Ok, so this one is more common knowledge, but I first heard it from my dad so I’m giving him credit.

5. “Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix

Actual Lyrics: “Excuse me while I kiss the sky”

Parodied Lyrics: “Excuse me while I kiss this guy”

My dad didn’t come up with this one either but if it weren’t for him I probably could of gone my whole life without releasing this.

6. “Breaking the Law” by Judas Priest

Actual Lyrics: “Breaking the law, breaking the law!”

Parodied Lyrics: “Im making the slaw, making coleslaw”

No dad, I don’t think that would be a good theme song for a cooking show about making coleslaw.

7. “Man On The Silver Mountain” by Rainbow

This particular song, he didn’t parody the lyrics. He just goes “WHAT SILVER MOUNTAIN?” when ever it’s on.

8. “Animals” by Def Leppard

He tried to convince me that this song was written about animal crackers… Now when ever I hear this song I think of the “Animal crackers in my soup” song, but that may be my fault.

9. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana

Ok, he didn’t ruin this one but he did point out that “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is (or was) a brand of deodorant, so now deodorant comes to mind when I hear this song.

10. “Hello, Goodbye” by The Beatles

Ok, so this ones on me. Whenever this songs on I feel the urge to go, “ELLO” in a clunky, fake British accent… sorry

Actual Lyrics: “You say goodbye, and I say hello”

Parodied lyrics: “You say goodbye, and I say… ELLO”

 11. “In Bloom” by Nirvana

Actual Lyrics: “But he knows not what it means”

You know the Christmas movie “Elf” with Will Ferrel? You know the scene where Buddy The Elf leaps across the desk to answer the phone and goes, “Buddy the elf, whats your favourite colour?”

this one:

Yeah? Ok, good. When ever Kurt sings,

Actual Lyrics: “But he knows not what it means”

my dad goes:

Parodied Lyrics: “Buddy (but he) the elf, whats your favourite colour…”


He ruined country music for me… wait no, country music ruined country music for me. My dad showed me good music and encouraged my fascination in it. Thanks dad! Don’t ruin anymore songs!!