Monday, April 13, 2009

Sambar of '69

Was going through some of my old treasured mails and found this one...
(To be sung to the tune of Bryan Adam's Summer of '69)

I had my first real six rupees.
Stole it from my father's pants.
Went to a madrasi hotel,
to eat the Sambar of '69.

Me and some kadke dost,
Had it all and we caught bukhaar,
Jimy puked, Joey got ulcers,
And Bagga ne maari dakar.

Oh when I went back there now,
The food was as stale as ever,
And though it was 1999,
Still the Sambar was being served over there...
That was the worst food of my life...
Back to the Sambar of '69.

There's no use in complaining,
When you got no other place to eat,
Rushed in the evening to the doctors clinic,
But he too was at the toilet seat,

Yeah standing there waiting outside,
Nurse told me I will wait forever,
Oh and when I held my breath,
I knew that I had to use that loo there
That was the worst food of my life.
Back to the Sambar of '69.

Man I was getting killed,
I was full and restless,
I needed to unwind,
I guess nothing can wait forever - FOREVER... NO!!!!

And now the dhabas are changing,
New dishes have come and gone,
Sometimes when I pass that old Madrasi lane,
I still smell it, I can't be wrong.

Standing in those unwashed clothes,
The waiters still call me in there,
Oh the way my nostrils burn,
I know that it will be served forever,
What was the worst food of my life.
Yeah it was the Sambar of '69, the Sambar, the Sambar, the Sambar of '69 .....


  1. This is seriously funny...great one!!

  2. nice one...
    i get a lot of forwarded messages like this.. really funny stuff

  3. Hehe... I can't stop ROFLing... :D

  4. :) cool!! BTW, you got writer's block.. last two posts are forwarded mails :)

  5. hehehe..

    enjoyed reading it..

    i have a parody too in Hotel California tht goes like Hotel Kerala- fornia :D

  6. I've read this one before! But nice read :D

  7. @ All : Thanks guys...

    @ Scattered Thoughts : :) well, have my mom visiting me after almost a year so spending all the time freaking out with her... so blogging's taken a backseat... will bulldoze away the block in a day or two! Till then... enjoi! :)

  8. First time here....the name of you blog totally connected with my heart!! I live by that!
    If you get visit my blog and especially read the very first post( and you will know what I am talking bout!!
    Loved you blog and I must say hilarious version of the song..really cool :P

    Btw am blogrolling you..:)

  9. I am going 2b singing this song in my collage!!!!!!!!!