Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Nasty Wasty Skunk

There are some very descriptive lyrics in that song!

One of the radio stations here in LA plays non-stop Christmas music from Thanksgiving through Christmas (which is always enjoyable) and, over the past few weeks, they've played the "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch" song several times while I happened to be bobbing and weaving my way through our lovely city traffic.

And, until this year, I don't think I've ever really listened to the full lyrics...always distracted by the animated thievery going on during the much-anticipated annual broadcast of the cartoon.

While listening, I realized I didn't really remember most of the actual song lyrics, other than "I wouldn't touch you with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot POLE". But, after being trapped in the car with the song playing, I actually heard, what I thought, were new extended lyrics...

Your brain is full of spiders
You've got garlic in your soul.

Your heart is full of unwashed socks
Your soul is full of gunk.

Your soul is an apalling dump heap
overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable rubbish imaginable

You're the king of sinful sots
Your heart's a dead tomato splot
With moldy purple spots

You're a three decker saurkraut and toadstool sandwich
With arsenic sauce

That last one reminds me of the time I got food poisoning at an Oktoberfest celebration many years back.

Talk about "overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable rubbish"...uggh.

Of course, I did some research and found out that all of these lyrics are actually in the cartoon and I just never noticed.

That Dr. Seuss really had a wonderful economy with words.

He and Alanis Morissette could probably have written an awesome man-hater song together!

Here is the video of the song, should you wish to Grinch-ify your Christmas Eve for a few minutes.

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