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I Sing Like a Toad

Updated on December 18, 2012

Mike's Common Sense

Like most people, after a hard week of work I feel the need to decompress; you know let my hair down and have some fun. I often like to have fun by going down to the local watering hole where they have karaoke every Friday night. Like most of the people in there, it often takes me a couple of shots of “liquid courage” to get the guts to go up and sing. Well that’s what I call it, singing; however a few of the locals in there would disagree with me on that.

For these folks, and everybody else that has to put up with people like me that think they can sing on Karaoke night; I have written a song. It is sung to the tune “King of the Road”


Karaoke, Friday night,

A few drinks, I feel alright.

Tin ear, no musical sense,

I smoke lots of cigarettes.

Ah but, two hours of sipping drink,

That’s when I start to think,

I’m gonna get up there and sound like Elvis, but I

Sing like a toad.


Bob Segar, the Ramones,

I get up, and they all moan.

I think that I just can't miss,

But my voice is as flat as piss.

Ah but, When I get up on that stage,

I think that I am all the rage.

I think I sound like Sinatra, but I

Sing like a toad.


I know every singer, and every song,

All of the patrons, we all get along.

But every time I get up there to sing,

They all put in ear plugs so they can’t hear a thing…


Karaoke, Friday night,

A few drinks I feel alright.

Tin ear no musical sense,

I smoke lots of cigarettes.

Ah but two hours of sipping my drink,

That’s when I start to think.

I’m gonna get up there and sound like Elvis, but I,

Sing like a toad.

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    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      9 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi paper moon! My wife is angry I wrote this song because I really can sing pretty well. It is just supposed to be funny, and parody a lot of karaoke singers we are familiar with.

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      Paper Moon 

      9 years ago from In the clouds

      It is good to let your hair down, whether you have hair- or not, or can sing/ or not.

    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      9 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Grandma! Yeah, I am really a prince inside. (ask my wife).

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      too kiss a toad and find the prince...:O) Hugs

    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      9 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Christine! It would be but , I guess you haven't looked at my picture with your reading glasses on yet have you?

    • christine almaraz profile image

      christine almaraz 

      9 years ago from colorado springs

      ha ha funny. better to sing like one than look like one huh?

    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      9 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi James! We know you can sing, thanks for stopping by.

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      James A Watkins 

      9 years ago from Chicago

      I love to sing Karaoke. I enjoyed your Hub.

    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      9 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Tom! Thank you for the nice complement. I would do youtube, but you would be disappointed, because I really can sing... sorta.

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      Tom Rubenoff 

      9 years ago from United States

      Priceless! Thank you

      You should do a YouTube!

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