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Song Parodies -> "Failure For Inspiration"

Original Song Title:

"Lose Yourself"

Original Performer:

Eminem

Parody Song Title:

"Failure For Inspiration"

Parody Written by:

Your Worst Nightmare

The Lyrics

Ok, after ransacking my brain for days, I finally thought of the perfect thing to write about. Having trouble writing a parody. (NOTE: I have never actually listened to the original song by Eminem, but based the parody on a lyrics sheet. Although it has perfect pacing, it may sound weird when trying to sing it.)
Look, has your mind blanked out, you can't write a parody
And tried everything you ever thought of but can't do it
Would you go insane or just try some more?

Yo
My mind is racing
Can't work with the pacing
I'm throwing the thing away already, mom's spaghetti
I'm nervous, so I'll say things that make no sense already
I forgot, I used that word already
I write this rot, probably smoking pot
I check it again, see I messed up a lot
I'm angry now, why'm I tryin' anyhow
Think I'll fill this place by saying BLOAH!

Could write 'bout reality
Filled with controversy
I could write my opinion
People could get real mad, really mad at me, no
I'll do a song about no ideas for a spoof
And so it wil be proof
I'm back on the rebound
I've returned to my word processor
You will see my parodies
What kind of a lame-brained idea was that I just said again?

CHORUS:
I'm gonna kill myself looking for inspiration
No rations to hit me as far as I know
I think I'm developing carpal tunnel syndrome
No opportunities for a good parody, no

I'm so frustrated, oh man, I really hate it
Getting intimidated
I don't sleep, until I do fix all the lyrics
Don't want it to be boring, but really funny
I know the critics
Has to be perfect
I'll see the verdict
But I gotta write it, the stress is all on me
I can't think straight, I'm just fresh out of ideas
Write about my cousin's toes
No way, that wold be gross, but I'm desp'rate
Nothing to hit me, not even just a bit
I'll hold my breath, 'cause there goes my sanity
Could've used that last line a lot earlier
I'll move on to the next line that comes
Just dive and think of somethin'
But te whole plot just never seems to unfold
I suppose it's dumb, but I will simply go on
Da da dum da dum da da

(chorus x1)

Now no more, now I'm filled with ugly rage
I've been constantly thinking, but can't fill a page
Seemed so easy at the beginning, the whole thing changed
'Fore I finish the whole thing, I'll die of old age
I can't keep rhymin' and watch pacing, it's all useless
But I've determination, and I am ruthless
Well, not quite that wat, but you know what I mean
Thinking things to type on my PC screen
Exactly why is it so hard just writing a parody
'Cause man, sometimes your mind blanks out and nothing
I'll watch a movie to spark some ideas for a good spoof
Gotta explore the depths of my brain so
I'll finally catch up and write a full parody, after that I wanna
Just lay back and let my poor brain relax
Right now I'm stuck in a song
And will I possibly think of something to write?
Always a failure attempt at a brainstorm
I've got to think of something, but whatever I do, win the fight
Can't find anything good at all for the next line, what'll I do
But I feel like my brain is going to blow
I cannot keep this up, my mind's shot
I'm just really bored a lot
And now I can't remember all I said, because I'm so sleep depraved

(chorus x2)


I can do anything I set my mind to...not
Ok, I know, I didn't do a good job at rhyming, but this is the most difficult song I've ever parodied.

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EmiLoca - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
I don't believe it. An Eminem parody without a single profanity? You've accomplished the unthinkable (that's "unsinkable" with a lisp), and guess what? It wasn't even half bad! 4 for pacing, but since you didn't know the original and the rhythms are tricky, I totally understand. Good work on this one!
Your Worst Nightmare - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, EmiLoca! I never put profanity in my songs. Unless maybe "bloah" is a new curse word invented by Eminem.
Apricot - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Wonderful. I salute you for coming so close without ever hearing the actual song. Hey, I like pot too!
Wife of a thug - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
That's pretty good considering you didn't hear the song. I like it. Nice job!
Meriadoc - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
I think you have a lot of potential with this parody. You should get a copy of the original song and do a re-write - I think you could turn it into a masterpiece!
Your Worst Nightmare - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
I was using a copy of the original. BTW, I forgot to mention that this is my tenth parody! Now I'm on the Parody Authors list! *does a victory dance*
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Congrats on making the list! I agree that is a completely impossible song to parody well, as my first for this site was 'Luke Yourself' and it appears to not have appeared in my Parody Author file. You were right, the pacing is good but when you apply it to the music it does sound a bit off, so 4-4-4 from me. Good stuffs. (That's 'Good stuffs' without a lisp)
Paul Robinson - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
YWN - Congrats on reaching 10 parodies. You are now 40 years ahead of me in that category, since I didn't post my 10th until I was 53 (always have been sharp in math...). DKTOS, since I do my best to not hear anything Eminem ever says or does...don't like rap...
Your Worst Nightmare - June 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Paul! I don't listen to Eminem either, but only to a Weird Al parody. I did, however base it on the printed out lyrics of the original instead of Weird Al's though. I'll give you a sample of what is on his talented mind. "Put it *****, right like a **, 'cause you ******* know ya gonna **** all over me, yo"

And thanks, Luke! (That's "tanks, luke" with a lisp)
Adagio - June 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Hehe...your last comment! DKTOS, but congratulations on 10! :)
Your Worst Nightmare - June 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Adagio! :-D
raddog20002002 - June 24, 2004 - Report this comment
This parody reminds me about how a few of my parodies sucked.
Your Worst Nightmare - June 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Um, is that good or bad?
your worst nightmare's worst nightmare - August 17, 2004 - Report this comment
it was raggy!you should all be ashamed!giving an applause!i mean my goodness that reeked!try better next time!
yourworstnightmaresworstnightmare - December 04, 2004 - Report this comment
you know im just kidding your worst nightmares that rocked especially without profanity i guess i was having a hissy fit at that time^_^nice parody.
yourworstnightmaresworstnightmare - December 04, 2004 - Report this comment
just to ask you can u rate my song im just a stomper?i cant make the list yet=(

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