‘I Want to Know What That Is’, by Toddler (A Foreigner Parody)

people-315908_1280Sorry, I am afraid I am writing parodies again. This time of I want to Know What Love Is, by Foreigner. (You can hear the original here.)

 
 
I Want to Know What That Is

(By Toddler)

 
I gotta take a little time
A little time to colour the books here
I better scribble on every line
In case anyone wants to read the Shakespeare

Now this bookcase I must climb
Feels like Mummy wants me not to
This happens all the time
All the fun things I cannot do

In my life there have been tantrums and tears
All your warnings fall on deaf ears
Can’t stop now, I’m running away
To knock down that display

I want to know what that is
I want you to show me
I want to touch what that is
I demand that you let me

I’m gonna take a little time
A little time to vanish in the shop
I’ve got nowhere left to hide
It looks like I’ll have to throw a strop

In my life there’s been tantrums and tears
All your warnings fall on deaf ears
Can’t stop now, I’m running away
To knock down that display

I want to know what that is
I want you to show me
I want to touch what that is
I demand that you let me

I want to know what that is
I want you to show me
I want to touch, I want to touch what that is
Right now, I demand that you let me

Let’s talk about that
I want to know what that is, before I throw a fit
I want to you to show me, because I’m feeling quite grabby
I want to touch what that is, no, you just cannot hide it
I know you can show me

I want to know what that is, let’s talk about that
I demand that you show me, I want to have it now
I want to touch what that is, I want to touch it now
And I know, and I know, I know you WILL show me
Show me cos it’s mine
I WANT TO KNOW WHAT THAT IS

49 comments

  1. Humor at its best and I like how you you cleverly referenced foreigners without explicitly mentioning them. When you travel to another country you do want to touch and taste everything.

  2. Michelle says:

    Oh that’s so fun to read it from the toddler’s point of view and as I was reading it I was singing the tune of it in my head. I am surprised I remembered the tune but as soon as I got to the chorus, It just came back to me:-) #coolmumclub

  3. Talya says:

    OMG this is my favourite song and loving this parody so funny! Crying with laughter! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely lady x

  4. Charlene says:

    Yep, perfect. My boy can currently sit for hours pointing at things and going, ‘That?’ waiting for me to name it and then nodding solemnly #brilliantblogposts

  5. Amanda says:

    Amazing. Crying with laughter, as I’m belting out the song to my husband in the lounge. Oops, best not wake baby! OMG now he’s actually woken up :S #PicknMix

  6. I want to know what that is, I demand you to show me! OMG this is going to be going round and round my head all day now – just brilliant – I can see myself singing this in the car later and getting very odd looks from my hubby! #fortheloveofBLOG

  7. Yep I was singing along with eyes half shut (half open to read obvs) and doing the croony head movement and the dramatic “grab the air and pull it in” 80s move. You know how to rock a power ballad! Fantastic! 🙂
    #justanotherlinky

  8. Emiky says:

    Pha ha ha I might or might not have sung along to that. Very clever and totally relatable…. (Sings out of tune) I WANA KNIW WHAT THAT ISSSSSSS

  9. This is genius and I had the tune in my head as I read it!! Totally true too – they always want in at everything, want to touch at things and know what things are! Little monkeys! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  10. Michelle G says:

    This is hilarious. I love the line about the Shakespeare. my baby’s preference is to throw the DVDs on the floor and wheel over them in her walker x#KCACOLS

  11. Haha in case anyone wants to read the shakespeare! Love this parody, was singing a tune in my head! My little one is still very small so I’m looking forward to these years (NOT!). haha Thanks so much for sharing with #StayClassy!

  12. Saffy says:

    Hahaha, one of the biggest fits the boy ever threw was over me not letting him touch (with the clear intention of trying to eat) a dog poo. Thank you for coming back to #chucklemums, we love having you!

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