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Song Parodies -> "1885"

Original Song Title:

"1985"

Original Performer:

Bowling for Soup

Parody Song Title:

"1885"

Parody Written by:

Chris Bodily TM

The Lyrics

A little history lesson for ya... of sorts. I should have picked a better year from a better century, but oh well.... enjoy!
Woo-hoo-hoo

Woo-hoo-hoo

Brahms' Fourth Symphony
And Huckleberry Finn
Grover Cleveland was
President of USA
John Macdonald, Canada
Harry Truman's one year old
He'd become the President
In many decades past

Roller coaster was invented
Mr. L.A. Thompson did
Sammy Clemmens wrote a book
And he made Huck Finn a star
His pen's name was Mark Twain, he's the Tom Sawyer guy
The Washington Monument
Was finally seen by our eyes

It's the era of the light bulb
Way before Ted Roosevelt
There was horses, and Jules Verne
And old guys as our Presidents
Civil War was over
A President named Grover
Abe Lincoln was not alive
In 18, 18, 1885

Woo-hoo-hoo

1885

Woo-hoo-hoo

She's read all the classics
At least up to that time
Moby Dick, Charles Dickens
Even Alice in Wonderland
We rocked out to Bach
Didn't like Solieri much
Just one hundred years
Before the E=MC2

The AT&T formed in New York
And we had Beethoven instead of Van Halen
There was no such thing as a T.V.
What ever happen to Lincoln, John Adams

In the concert halls was

Mozart, Beethoven
Way before Sinatra
There was no one you've heard of
And there still was no MTV
The Statue of Liberty
Finally arrived in New York
We all lived in boring times
In 18, 18, 1885

Woo-hoo-hoo

It's boring, make it stop
When did Skid Row become J.S. Bach?
And when did Beethoven become an doggy?
Please make this stop!
Stop!
Stop!

I hated

Mozart, Beethoven
Way before Sinatra
There was no one you've heard of
And there still was no MTV
The Statue of Liberty
Finally arrived in New York
We all lived in boring times
In 18, 18, 1885

The era of the light bulb
Way before the auto
There was Mozart, and Jules Verne
Sebastian Bach was not Skid Row
Civil War was over
A President named Grover
Abe Lincoln was not alive
In 18, 18, 1885

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Steve K. - January 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Ah, the good old days, before Chuck Berry told Beethoven to roll over (and I'm not even talking about the dog).
Adrians Revenge - January 05, 2005 - Report this comment
LOL! Great parody!
Michael Pacholek - January 09, 2005 - Report this comment
I won't give up the title of Master of the Historical Parody so easily, Chris, but this was pretty good. No mention of the shootout at Hill Valley? Oh, wait, that was just a movie.
Reverend Flash - November 22, 2005 - Report this comment
I was very disappointed with this parody. I almost didn't notice how bad it was worded because I was too astounded at the trashing of the original's rhyme scheme. Can we have this parody removed on account of it offending my comedic sensibilities? (Geez, I so wanna rewrite this the right way, as it could have been a great one.)
cheers - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
lol, what an awesome parody man!

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