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Song Parodies -> "Spider - man (It's Not Easy)"

Original Song Title:

"Superman ( It's Not Easy )"

Original Performer:

Five For Fighting

Parody Song Title:

"Spider - man (It's Not Easy)"

Parody Written by:

Steven (Parody Man) Ogle

The Lyrics

This is the Spider-Man version of a Superman classic song by Five For Fighting
(Piano music starts)

I can't stand to fly with my webs
I'm not that good at it
I'm just out to find
The better part of Peter Parker

I'm more than a guy:I'm more than a spider-based hero
More than some guy saving Mary Jane
and It's not easy to be a Spider-Man

Wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
About Uncle Ben who I'll never see again

It may sound absurd:but don't be naive
Even Heroes have the right to spin a web
I may be disturbed:but won't you conceed
Even Heroes have the right to swing around rooftops
It's not easy to be a Spider-Man

Shooting my Webs up, up and away:
away from NYC
It's all right: MJ you can all sleep sound tonight
I'm not crazy:or anything:

I can't stand to glide with my webs
I'm not that good at it
Men weren't meant to hide
With a mask over there face

I'm only a man in a silly red and blue Spider-Suit
Digging for villains like Green Goblin, Venom, and Doc Oct
with the best Spider-Sense I know!!
Only a man in a Spider-Mask, missing his Aunt May while
Looking for special things inside of his alter-ego

It's not easy be a Spider-Man
(Piano music fades down and out)

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Pacing: 3.4
How Funny: 4.1
Overall Rating: 3.8

Total Votes: 11

Voting Breakdown

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   1
 2   4
 3   1
 4   0
 5   5

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Arwen - July 05, 2006 - Report this comment
You're asking me to comment, and so I will simply say this: you have GOT to get a hold on what pacing is all about. You can have the best idea in the world...(I'm always a sucker for a superhero based parody)...but it will fall flat every single time if the pacing is off...especially if it's off as much as this is. I'm sorry...just being honest.

Keep trying!
Steven ([Parody Man) Ogle - July 05, 2006 - Report this comment
Uh, be homest with you... I got THE HOLE PACING THING DOWM!!! It's in how you look at it!! I could sing this song in the tune of the origanal, I do that wth all my parodies befoere I summet them so I know there all right.... so I'm teling youI ... You just GOT to get the commeting thing down,I'm sorry...just being honest. Keep trying!
Arwen - July 05, 2006 - Report this comment
Oh, so by "getting the commenting thing down" you mean that I should lie? Okay. I'll keep that in mind.

I'm sorry...I wasn't (am not) trying to be malicious...I was simply sharing my honest opinion. Clearly, there are those who think this parody is perfect...given your three 555 votes...(although I wonder why the folks who left those votes chose not to leave you some verbal praise)...but that doesn't change the fact that I thought this was poorly paced. And even if you CAN sing this parody along with the OS, I will continue to think that it's poorly paced, regardless of how much you yell at me and/or mock what I say.

I'd like to know how old you are and also where you're from, by the way.
Red Ant - July 05, 2006 - Report this comment
Steve, you asked for comments, so here you go. The idea, as Arwen alluded to, was very good, however the meter (or as we say here, pacing) is substantially off in several places; notably "The better part of Peter Parker" for "The better part of me"; you could conceivable squeeze in 3 extra syllables there, but the next line comes rather quickly, and IMO there isn't really time to do that. Also, "I'm more than a spider-based hero" doesn't even come close to scanning to "I'm more than a plane", and doesn't rhyme at all with the next line, either. The next paragraph is more or less lifted from TOS, and the 4th the rhyming is off again.

I hope I'm not coming off as overly harsh, but you won't improve without some honest feedback, which is what Arwen and I have given you.
No 56279 - July 06, 2006 - Report this comment
I have to say I agree with Arwen and Red Ant on the pacing. There are some good ideas here, but disjointed phrases (the result of poor pacing) undermine a lot of the jokes. Again, I'm not trying to be unnecessarily critical, just honest.
poomaster - July 06, 2006 - Report this comment
Parody Man - July 06, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks for comment poomaster and for every one else, thanks for all the comments and sorry for coming off harsh!!
Mr. Critic - October 19, 2006 - Report this comment
Poorly paced, but good concept.

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