A Chicken Song - from Prarie Home Companion

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Buff Hooligans, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Sung to Simon & Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence"

    (as part of their annual Joke Show on National Public Radio)

    The Sound of Chickens

    Hello chickens, my old friend
    It's the joke show once again
    And I'm wondering, turning, tossing,
    Why the chickens make their crossing
    Is it due to some complex internal code
    They cross the road
    I hear the sound of chickens

    I feel sorry for the blondes
    Somehow the public still responds
    To the jokes about a low IQ
    Among people who are blonde and blue
    But I wonder even though I am Norwegian
    Should I be vegan
    I hear the cries of chickens.

    In restless dreams I walked alone
    Wondering where the birds had flown
    Were they crossing roads with ganders
    To escape from Colonel Sanders
    And perverts who are twisted and obsessed
    With chicken's breasts
    I hear the sound of chickens.

    And in the naked light I saw,
    Ten thousand chickens maybe more.
    Chickens crossing every highway,
    Avenue and road and byway
    Chickens crossing roads that have no crossing guards
    And hit by cars
    And that's the sound of silence

    And the people bowed and prayed
    For the eggs that would be laid
    But the chickens galloped at top speed
    They did not want to be fricasseed
    Or boiled with celery and carrots
    They couldn't bear it
    I heard the sounds of chickens

    "Chicks", said I, "You do not know
    You should cross a highway slow
    If you do not look around both ways
    You could be run down by Chevrolets
    And if you should be flattened by a Chev
    Chicken Kiev
    I hear the sounds of chickens.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2008
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Okay, I'm committing my first semi-illegal bump,

    but only because I think this is so darn cute.
  3. That is entirely too funny, and I'm glad you went out on a limb and bumped it. Sometimes we miss the good stuff first time around!

    I LOVE S&G, I love PHC, and I love this song.
  4. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    That's funny! Took me a little bit to figure out what song those words were too.

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