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Song Parodies -> "1995 (A Trainer's Lament)"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Bowling For Soup

Parody Song Title:

"1995 (A Trainer's Lament)"

Parody Written by:

Sylvia Viridian

The Lyrics

1995 was the year that changed many budding gamers' lives: a pair of games came out, RPGs different from any others. Though the franchise has changed somewhat since then, the old school crowd remembers. Pokemaniacs, unite!
I think I've hit a wall;
I never caught 'em all.
Hours spent each day
Declining GPA
I beat the Elite Four
No challenge anymore
Training's no fun, man...
What happened to my plans?

I was gonna be a master,
Be my middle-school's star
I wanted to take a ride,
In that yellow Pika-car.
Life moves too fast, you see
Time is my enemy
Advances cause me strife
Need more
Time for
Real life!

Bring back Squirtle, and Blissey,
Way before Jirachi,
There was Mewtwo, and Ho-oh,
And music on the radio,
Now some kids, in high school,
Will tell me that I'm uncool.
But I'm too preoccupied
With nineteen, nineteen,

I've played through those classics,
Several dozen times.
Red version, yellow and blue,
Even Metallics, too
Go Mewtwo, Psychic, bam!
(Not a big Rayquaza fan)
Surf next to Cinnabar,
Safari Trick will take you far!

I do like Color Change
And Shed Skin,
But where's the old Elite,
Please tell me, where has Lance been?
Team Rocket's split into
Two teams of gangsters...
Please make this stop, stop,

And bring back Squirtle, and Blissey,
Way before Jirachi,
There was Mewtwo, and Ho-oh,
And music on the radio,
Now some kids in high school
May tell me that I'm uncool.
But I'm too preoccupied
with 1995!
I came up with this in high school, although I'm in college now. Dedicated to neminem. Please comment!

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Allicat - October 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Awesome- definitely a 555! Really good idea... I used to like Pokemon so much when I was younger. I hate this song (1985) so much! It just gets on my nerves. It makes me sick. Probably because of the thing about U2 in the chorus- U2 is one of my fav bands. But I like to read parodies of it anyway. Everyone knows this song, so you should get a lot of votes.
Boris - November 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Good job i laughed so much thanks for making my day
Dylan Baranski - December 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Actually, the games didn't come around until 1996 (1998 in the USA).

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