Idol Rewind: 'Pants on the Ground'

01/14/2010 at 12:00 AM EST

He might not have made it to Hollywood, but General Larry Platt tickled the American Idol judges on Wednesday's episode, which featured the season 9 auditions in Atlanta.

The 62-year-old veteran sang his own song, "Pants on the Ground," a musical critique of low-riding pants, that rivals Renaldo Lapuz's original composition, "We're Brothers Forever."

Choice lyrics: "Pants on the ground, pants on the ground, lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground / With the gold in your mouth, hat turned sideway, pants hit the ground / Call yourself a cool cat, looking like a fool, walkin' downtown with your pants on the ground!"

The judges couldn't contain their glee and even Simon Cowell told Platt, "I have a horrible feeling that song could be a hit."

Randy Jackson's take: "I'm going to get my pants up. I'm going to buy some belts after this."

Sadly, though, Cowell was quick to inform Platt that he was over the show's 28-year age limit.

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