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Wednesday
Jul302008

I Really Do Appreciate It

It's bedtime, and I'm listening to "Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw" by Jimmy Buffett. On an album designed for putting small children to sleep.

Somebody who either has absolutely no access to Lyrics Depot or an amazing sense of the twisted has created instrumental versions of "Margaritaville" and the aforementioned paean to drinking and screwing and packaged it as Sleepytime Tunes: Jimmy Buffett Lullaby. It's very relaxing, as long as you don't sing softly along as Baby gently slumbers to the strains of "I just bought a waterbed, it's filled up for me and you."

I mean, I've heard of The Parakeet Album, which features children singing sanitized lyrics (everybody wants a cold root beer rather than a cold draft beer, don't they?), but that one reaches way, way back into the catalog for such mild offerings as "Christmas in the Caribbean" and "Off to See the Lizard." The lullaby one? Man, you want Buffett, you've got him.

Night-night, little one likely produced by drinking and screwing at:  mbe@drinktothelasses.com

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Reader Comments (4)

Sounds like the kind of themes the Vikings would sing to their little ones to soothe them :-)

July 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

this made me laugh so hard I almost cried.

August 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJules

Ever since my mom saw the movie The Doctor, or something resembling that title, with William Hurt, where he sings Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw while he's operating, she LOVES that song and sings it at the top of her lungs. My mother is what you would call conserative and very moral (not that there's anything wrong with that...) but she thinks this song is just terrific!!! Makes me laugh every time.

August 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKris

I bought the Parakeet Album for my older daughter after accidentally singing along to Why Don't We Get Drunk in the car when she was about 2 years old. Luckily, she didn't notice.

Sleepytime Tunes? Hilarious!! Did you notice the Metallica lullabies in the same section of Amazon? True story.

August 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie
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