Another piece of evidence as I build a case for why Weird Al Yankovic should be hailed as one of the most skillful songwriters of this generation. Take a look at these lyrics – notice anything unusual?
I, man, am regal – a German am I
Never odd or even if I had a hi-fi
Madam, I’m Adam, too hot to hoot
No lemons, no melon, too bad I hid a boot
Lisa Bonet ate no basil, Warsaw was raw
Was it a car or a cat I saw?
Rise to vote, sir, do geese see God?
“Do nine men interpret?” “Nine men,” I nod
Rats live on no evil star.
Won’t lovers revolt now? Race fast, safe car
Pa’s a sap, Ma is as selfless as I am
May a moody baby doom a yam?
Ah, Satan sees Natasha. No devil lived on
Lonely Tylenol not a banana baton
No “x” in “Nixon”, O, stone, be not so
O Geronimo, no minor ego
“Naomi,” I moan, “A Toyota’s a Toyota”
A dog, a panic in a pagoda
Oh no! Don Ho! Nurse, I spy gypsies – run!
Senile felines, now I see bees I won
UFO tofu. We panic in a pew
Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo
God! A red nugget! A fat egg under a dog!
Go hang a salami, I’m a lasagna hog
Add a simple video that also parodies Dylan’s groundbreaking video and you have a work of art.