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Saturday Night's Alright For Sleeping

It's gettin' late and
                                             we couldn't wait.
Me and Ma      just downed         12 cold beers.
It's seven o'clock 
                                 and we both are crocked.
And my drug dealer’s fi-nal-ly here.

My ole Dad’s a stinkin’ like
                    a skunk who’s been binge drinkin’
as my poor Mom       slumps           in her chair.
My sister looks hot 
                                   after smoking some pot.
I’m hoping that she’ll                 surely share-a!


C'mon and give me some medications!
I've had it with your saccharine!
Whoa! Saturday Night's alright for sleeping.
Getta little shut-eye in.
Gonna be as sleepy as Van Winkles brain.
Gonna set my clock – yeah, right!
Cause Saturday Night’s tonight, goodnight!
Saturday Night’s tonight – Goodnight…Goodniiiiiiight!


Well I’m whacked fairly tight 
                                                  and feeling light.
Taking one more Percocet               will do me right.
I may slug some Robitussin 
                                         and suck-in some weed.
Popping three more oxycontins will be
                                                          all I’ll need!

A couple-of-a drugs that are really keen
Are Sominex and Nytol 
                                                  with doxylamine.
I'm a juvenile junkie                 who hasn’t any class
Watching Motrin PM tablets 
                                                      fizz in a glass.


C'mon and give me some medications!
I'm tired of potassium!
Saturday Night's alright for sleeping.
Getta couple Zzzz-Zzzz’s in.
Gonna guzzle Ny-Quil ‘til I feel no pain.
Pullin’ down my shades real tight.
Cause Saturday Night’s tonight, goodnight!
Saturday Night’s tonight – Goodnight…Goodniiiiiiight!


Saturday Night, goodnight!

Saturday Night, goodnight!


For: Mr. John Heck
Dear John contest - Elton John (music)/Bernie Taupin (lyrics)
Sung to the tune of: Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting

Copyright © Kory Calhoun

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  1. Date: 2/22/2011 7:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your 1st place win Kory in John's contest "Dear John". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/1/2011 3:25:00 PM
    Wow! Great writing and interpretation of this song! It fairly sings itself right off the page. Congratulations on your first place win. Most deserved. I read this several times; enjoying the irreverence more each time. Good, good job Kory. Thanks too, for reading and commenting on my work. I'm really happy you like my poems. I'm looking forward to reading more of your work. Best wishes. Love, Deb

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 7:53:00 PM
    This was truly the most deserved of all the wins. Awesome parody and congratulations. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 5:20:00 PM
    LOL....come back..come back your left brain is missing you ....goodness you had fun with this one CONGRAD'S on your big win! Always in your corner Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 12:06:00 PM
    BIG congratulations on your first-place win, Kory! Loved these lyrics the first time I read them and sang along again today. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 11:36:00 AM
    Congrats Kory on your first place win in the Dear John contest with this fabulous write and entry .. enjoy the top spot with luv..

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 8:26:00 AM
    Wow Kory!! you nailed this track Big Style. Love your wordage on it. Many, many congrats on your terrific win. No 1 on the Soups Pop Charts....:)

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 8:23:00 AM
    Wow Kory, I absolutely love this.. Congratulations to you on your well deserved first place win and you made me smile with your comment on mine ;) Love Wilma

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 7:46:00 AM
    Yahooo for you, Kory!! This was a fabulous twist to the song....and so clever! Congratulations on your Number 1 well deserved !!! :)

  1. Date: 1/28/2011 6:14:00 AM
    Very sad....Good luck in the contest..Interesting write but if a person were to do all that I don't think that they would make it until Sunday..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work..I think that maybe you were the only person who knew that I was speaking of "The Little Rascals"..Sara

  1. Date: 1/26/2011 8:41:00 PM
    I'm sure John will like this entry into his contest. It is not easy to add new lyrics to such a fast melody, but you performed very well with this presentation.

  1. Date: 1/26/2011 1:50:00 AM
    An exceptional lyric,Kory.Very interesting.Thanks for congrats

  1. Date: 1/25/2011 1:18:00 PM
    Koolio re-write of a terrific Elton John track Kory. Good luck in the contest....:)

  1. Date: 1/25/2011 10:38:00 AM
    Nice one Kory - a witty lyric. Best luck for contest. Thanks for stopping by my work, "Whats the Point" and liking it. Luv & Best wishes Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 1/24/2011 11:14:00 PM
    Hey, you picked a peppy tune like I did. MIne was called REading in Bed, parody on Crocodile Rock. yours is one of the best I've seen in this category. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/24/2011 10:05:00 AM tackled a hard one!! Well done, Kory! John's gonna love it !!

  1. Date: 1/23/2011 2:14:00 PM
    Wishing you the best of luck in John's Contest, lyrics..this was not an easy entry but I bet it was fun..I wrote lyrics to "Sacrifice" a song I love..and it was tedious but fun, fun, fun! Thanks for reading my poem! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/23/2011 11:34:00 AM
    smokin', kory... get that rockstar blues in the winning charts, yo!! and thanks for coming by my page ; hope to see you real soon! :) hugggs, nette

  1. Date: 1/23/2011 5:28:00 AM
    I don't know much about this song but reading your poem gives an inkling of the original one, Kory

  1. Date: 1/23/2011 5:14:00 AM
    Kory, you employed some great satire in your interpretation of the Elton John song. It also fits well with the melody if you sing these lyrics aloud as I did. Best wishes for success in John's contest, Carolyn