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Song Parodies -> "It's Not An Anthem If You Have To Tell People It's An Anthem!"

Original Song Title:

"The Anthem"

Original Performer:

Good Charlotte

Parody Song Title:

"It's Not An Anthem If You Have To Tell People It's An Anthem!"

Parody Written by:

J. Rotten 1102

The Lyrics

A friend of mine misheard the lyrics of the original "Anthem" as "I wanna be you", so I took off from there. Anyway, no matter what those dudes say they are NOT influenced by the Pistols and the Clash. They are influenced by Blink 182, Green Day, and other bands of the 90s punk "revival" set off by grunge. Really, it's just pure pop. If you're a Good Charlotte fan, please don't expect me to cater to you! Go read a Britney parody so you can feel superior! Maybe this pardoy will set your sad little minds straight...Johnny Rotten ROCKS!!!! YEAH!!!!!
We're a new band
But we're five years old
We play good songs
That's what fans are told
But every song
It just all sounds the same

At my studio
The songs sound to me
Like a Xerox
A not-so-perfect copy
My time spent listening
I still didn't see

That I desperately wanna be you
I wanna have the image you do
I'm gonna sing the lyrics you play
And I really wanna
I really wanna be


I wanna be Blink 182
What I want this to be
is an anthem
for so called "pop punk" bands-ah
Wanna be Blink 182

"Go to practice take
a songwriting class
Write your own songs"
Is what no one said to me
guess a carbon copy is what they want

I'm gonna get cash
And just sing Blink's rhymes
Laugh while fans step
In a zombie like line
I'm a major threat to the creative mind

I'm trying to be like them
But convince fans I'm not another trend
Trying to be the punk rock crowd
I desperately wanna be
Trying to be

{repeat Chorus}


Copy it once ain't fine
Why twice-Blink's not good anyway!
Copy three times you'll never write a song by YOURSELF again

I wanna be Blink 182
What I want this to be
is an anthem
for so called "pop punk" bands-ah
Wanna be Blink 182
If ya wanna hear me, yall gotta bear me
I wanna be just like you (Blink 182)
Trying to be an anthem
For so called "pop punk" bands-ah
If ya wanna hear me, yall gotta bear with me
Another wanna be anthem (oh God no 3x)
Another wanna be anthem
Ha! Howdya like THAT!

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Junior - July 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Pacing was off, but I loved the message, especially considering I despise Good Charlotte. Keep it up.
Alex - July 10, 2003 - Report this comment
GC sucks, but Blink rocks! What's wrong with you?
J. Rotten 1102 - July 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Now, Alex, I'm not saying that I particularly hate Blink 182, I'm just saying that their stuff isn't worth stealing. I'm more of a fan of the punk 70s anyway.
Cabyn - July 11, 2003 - Report this comment
I'm a GC fan myself but unlike others,I have a sense of humor.Great job on this,it made my day not-so-boring.I've written a few of my GC-hatin' parodies cause the twins annoy the crap out of me.Aren't I a weird little bugger?
Christina - July 11, 2003 - Report this comment
I like GC and Blink, but that was funny. Horrible pacing, though.
J. Rotten 1102 - July 11, 2003 - Report this comment
Yeah, I know the pacing was bad. I've only heard the song a couple of times, so I can't really pace well.
J. Rotten 1102 - July 12, 2003 - Report this comment
If you liked this parody, I wrote another one called "Lifespans of the Truth to the Breakthroughs" and it's a take on "Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous". It's currently being approved (or not approved, whatever). If it's up, you should see it in a couple of days.
EmiLoca - July 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Very funny, like the majority said, though, a few pacing problems. I thought it was very clever, kudos for creativity.
me - July 22, 2003 - Report this comment
i despise Good Charlotte so i think the parody is cool. good job, man.
Static - August 11, 2003 - Report this comment
anthem is good i should hate this but good job it's funny
Katie - October 12, 2003 - Report this comment
i like good charlotte but im not obsessed like... cough-lindsay-cough eh hem sorry... ne ways that was great- i can take ppl making fun of stuff i like... just dont touch evanescence or i'll get u! no just kidding, i couldnt care less.
Static - October 12, 2003 - Report this comment
the anthem, once you listen to it enough, actually does sound like all the small things. smart title, i just realized it was there... oops. 555 from me.
Blue_pUnKrOcKeRgIrL - October 21, 2003 - Report this comment
Hell yea!!! Rotten rocks!! But his songs where not full of content actually... anyway, i liked ur parody!! It was kool, by the way, i like good charlotte and green day, but also pistols, clash and dead kennedys and exploited, but i think what this guy says is true... =/ see ya in tha pit!!!!!!
Static - October 22, 2003 - Report this comment
I found this awesome pic of Johnny Rotten here. Women take note: Bad photo right next to it.
Yuna - November 06, 2003 - Report this comment
Good one!!! I got SO sick of that song...I like your version!!!
Melissa - January 27, 2004 - Report this comment
I LOVE good charlotte.... They do write some good songs. You should probably know a little more about them if you want to dis them!
Agrimorfee - January 27, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but I 5'd you anyway. It seems you were trying for an Al-like "Smells LIke Nirvana" dis here. and it was cute.
alex - February 26, 2004 - Report this comment
good charlotte is awesome......... if u wanna know what pop punk is listen to simpel plan they suck
Jonathan McJunkin - June 20, 2004 - Report this comment
".. the pistols and the clash". Don't forget the Ramones! Good parody. 354
Air Force Chick - October 31, 2004 - Report this comment
hey, simple plan rocks! i like GC too, but great parody!!
Nadine - July 18, 2005 - Report this comment
that parody was.................ok. GC rock!!!!!!!!!! I'm not sayin it was xrap just cos i like em, it's the pacing and i don't think they're like blink and they do write their own songs!
viva la spatula guitarist - December 18, 2005 - Report this comment
YYYYYEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! DEATH TO POP PUNK.......... we will not stop until the blood of pop punk is spread, and forever stained on our guitars and drumsticks TM thats our slogan. the vls way

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