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Song Parodies -> "What on Earth Did I Fly Off To France For?"

Original Song Title:

"I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Arctic Monkeys

Parody Song Title:

"What on Earth Did I Fly Off To France For?"

Parody Written by:

Willz

The Lyrics

Another Arctic Monkeys song from me. I just think they are criminally under-represented on this site. I've parodied three Monkeys' songs so far and I reckon this one might just be the best. It hits out at everyone's least favourite country- the French!
I really despise the French bet that doesn't surprise all of you
Eating snails and French fries and things, I'd much rather eat my own poo,
With their dumb stripy shirts on (doesn't look right)
Riots and explosions (your car will ignite)
Go to the sea-o and lie on the sand
But someone nude will be there and a gang and a gang oh

What on earth did I fly off to France for
Maybe cause of a lack of finance or...
Perhaps I thought Spain was a bore
Oh what on earth did I fly off to France for
They eat things like frogs' legs and surrender yeah whenever they're fighting a war
Whenever they're fighting a war!

The Eiffel Tower is boring me, about nine hundred and fifty stairs
They gave the world Thierry Henry but their leader's as bad as Blair
With their dumb stripy shirts on (doesn't look right)
Riots and explosions (your car will ignite)
They sit drinking booze with a fag in one hand,
I'd much rather go to Brazil or Dubai or Orlando!

What on earth did I fly off to France for
Maybe cause of a lack of finance or...
Perhaps I thought Spain was a bore
Oh what on earth did I fly off to France for
They eat things like frogs' legs and surrender yeah whenever they're fighting a war,
Whenever they're fighting a war!

Oh they all smell so much of
Alcohol and cigarettes
There's weird cartoons and lots of sex and
Croissants galore and cheese you can't digest!

What on earth did I fly off to France for
Maybe cause of a lack of finance or...
Perhaps I thought Spain was a bore
Oh what on earth did I fly off to France for
They eat things like frogs' legs and surrender yeah whenever they're fighting a war,
Whenever they're fighting a war!

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 3.7
Overall Rating: 3.7

Total Votes: 7

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YAD - April 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Pacing's splendid. Giggles, but not sure what to vote. "Surrender whenever they fight a war"? That's debatable, but consider that France has about the only DEMOCRACY that actually functions.
Willz - April 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, but just look at World War II. All the democracy in the world doesn't prevent you from being French. And therefore surrendering.
Red Ant - April 18, 2006 - Report this comment
I found a copy of this OS. I won't be buying the CD any time soon, but not a bad song. Good parody with great pacing and clever title sub.
Mike K - April 19, 2006 - Report this comment
You are seriously the funniest parody artist I know, yeat another great Arctic Monkeys parody!! I think your right about the wars, and the Eiffel Tower (nothing compared to Blackpool Tower!!) Anyway, this is a hit for all the cheese-eating surrender monkeys! 5-5-5 keep it up!!
Willz - April 19, 2006 - Report this comment
Wow thanks everyone, especially Mike K. Aw I'm not the funniest parody artist you know, there are much better one's than me. Just look at the Best of the Month, they're incredible. But I wonder how many of them are 14...? Perhaps there should be an age category.
Mike K - April 20, 2006 - Report this comment
Hi me again, jus 2 let u know, I've got some new parodies up, so if you've got time please comment them Thnx
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - April 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Good parody. As for Arctic Monkeys and your statement about them being underrepresented: Well, from what I've heard of them so far they pretty much suck so hard they blow out the other end, which of course is no reason to not parody them but it could be the explanation why experienced music listeners immunized to MTV hypes avoid them. And considered this; the girls of Sugababes have covered this Indie Rock Hymn and made it rock 10 times as much as the overpraised original. Yes, Sugababes! Rainbow Cocktail Video Eyecandy No Talent If Their Life Depended On It Sugababes for God's sake!!! If there ever was an unlikely cover to work and kick ass with the original... BTW: Look out for my parody to that version next week or weekend! ;-)
n0tr3sp0ns1bl3 - May 05, 2006 - Report this comment
You, my good sir, are true genius!
Willz - May 06, 2006 - Report this comment
Awww stop it you guys! It's not that great :-P Thanks for everyone who commented, even if you don't like the Arctic Monkeys (weird but hey, everyone has their own favourite music).

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