This is a "song" (if you can call it that) I wrote back in 1984. I was only 15 and I was making fun of all the fad diets not "fat people" (as my ex-wife liked to accuse me of doing). When I sing it (very rare) It kind of goes like the song that has the line "My mama done told me...." (which of course I don't know the name of). In any case here it is for what ever it is worth.

By the way, This song is Copyright 1984 by Emil DeVries, All rights reserved.


Banana For Breakfast
Now come real close and list - en to me ---
There's a new diet out and this one's free ---
You eat a -
 
Banana for breakfast
And lettuce for lunch
Some celery for supper
But not very much
 
You got to keep those calories way down low ---
Or you'll look like a blimp now didn't you know ---
You eat a -
 
Banana for breakfast
And lettuce for lunch
Some celery for supper
But not very much
 
Now you tried this pill and the other pill too ---
But none of them ever worked for you ---
So you take a -
 
Banana for breakfast
And lettuce for lunch
Some celery for supper
But not very much
 
Well you work like hell just to keep real thin ---
And you done a good job but you still won't grin ---
Cause you got to eat a -
 
Banana for breakfast
And lettuce for lunch
Some celery for supper
But not very much
 
Well you go right down to the corner store ---
You buy a half a chocolate bar but you get no more ---
You eat a -
 
Banana for breakfast
And lettuce for lunch
Some celery for supper
But not very much
 

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