Verdant Vittles

Parody of “Strange Messenger”, words and music by Michelle Dockrey and Tony Fabris

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Parody lyrics ©2012-06-09 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.

I had been minding my own business, with a newspaper to read,
When this guy raced by on dog-back, standing up at breakneck speed.
He came back again on cat-back, which is even more inane.
He held a sort of picket sign that merely bore his name.

Then he spoke in monosyllables.  It struck me as absurd:
Of our rich and varied language, he employed just fifty words.
And one brightly colored breakfast that he held up to my eye.
Then he set out to convince me it was something I should try.

So tell me, when it’s breakfast time, or lunch or in between,
Would you fancy meat and omelets of the brightest emerald green?
Would you eat them from a carton, with a vulpine on the train?
Would you eat them with a rodent, in a tree out in the rain?
Would you eat them in your dwelling, in the bathroom or the hall?
Would you eat these verdant vittles now?  Eat them anywhere at all?