Here's a cover of 'Jack & Diane' but the lyrics are just 'suckin' on a chili dog'

click to enlarge Here's a cover of 'Jack & Diane' but the lyrics are just 'suckin' on a chili dog'
Youtube, Tom McGovern

In the spirit of that cover of the Human League's "Don't You Want Me Baby" from a few years ago that replaced all the lyrics with "you were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar," here's something we thought our Detroit-area readers might appreciate.

It's a cover of John Mellencamp's 1982 hit "Jack & Diane," except most most of the lyrics have been replaced with the song's iconic if a bit disturbing line, "suckin' on a chili dog."

The weird cover was preformed by New York-based Tom McGorvern, who recently posted the song on Twitter, where it went viral. However, others pointed out that a performer named Clownvis (an Elvis-themed clown known as "The King of Clowns") had been doing a similar cover "for years."

"I would never, EVER intentionally steal another artist's bit," McGovern wrote on YouTube. "Rather than leaving more angry comments, I ask you to consider that two creators can arrive at similar (dumb) ideas independently."

He added, "Thank you for watching this stupid shit!! I hope it brings you a bit of joy amid the madness!"

Anyway, enjoy the cover below.

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Lee DeVito

Leyland “Lee” DeVito is the editor in chief of Detroit Metro Times since 2016. His writing has also been published in CREEM, VICE, In These Times, and New City. He once asked porn star Stormy Daniels to spank him with an issue of Metro Times. She obliged.

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