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Original Performer:

Green Day

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Parody Written by:

Below Average Dave

The Lyrics

This one was fun as heck to write, and came to me out of nowhere. .. may get recorded if I can find a better backing track than the one I've got, check out my other recordings though at and if you DKTOS, check out the official YouTube video submitted by Green Day themselves--Minority from the album Warning
I cannot sort my priorities
Which one should get my seniority
I multi task and write these stories
But I still can't pick a Priority

I built, a website
called badave dot com
Invited all my friends
and it started off quite strong

but low & behold
My sandwich has some mold
After a pout, I threw it out
Forgot to eat somehow

I cannot sort my priorities
I'm not too good with authority
Timing is not in my policy
Oh I still can't pick a Priority

Thought I still had time
Yeah my mind is quite absurd
Made out with a mime
Bus just passed my house
Late for work oh no!

The beach was nice, till I saw a shark
But I swam on by him, saw a gift card for K-Mart
It opened it's mouth, it sensed my damn nose bleed
Opened wide, caught my hide, was eaten' alive

I cannot sort my priorities
That choice made me a headline story
Cut through the shark, it was quite gory
n' I wish I could pick priorities


One time, unwind, naked in a dark
I was just enjoying my vacation in New York
Then I heard a shout
It was aimed at me
Wrong room and all, had a brawl, Bottom got split wide

I cannot sort my priorities
Why do I have this abnorm'lity
Can't say I'm much for conformity
'Cause I cannot sort my priorities

I cannot sort my priorities
I cannot sort my priorities
I cannot sort my priorities

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 17

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Matthias - September 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Saved the best for last. I love the whole "Jaws" scene, and you would go for the K-Mart gift card wouldn't you. As long as it's not Wal-Mart their prices are low enough. Flash a smile, and thumbs up at the camera, but seriously Dave.. "Made out with a mime"! She's cheating on me!!!!!!
AFW - September 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Great switching, here...
John Barry - September 21, 2007 - Report this comment
This and "Disgrace" have inspired me.
Tommy Turtle - September 21, 2007 - Report this comment
I think we all have this problem -- I know I do... I meant to vote you Fives, but I got distracted - sorry. :)
Below Average Dave ( - September 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks everyone for your comments about "Priority" I really appreciate it, it encourages me to keep writing and to focus on things outside my problems. . .which problem should I take care of first. . .hmmm I think I'm creating a dilemma for my SOTM choices. . .Which one should be my SOTM--I've done too many songs this month. . .See--Priorities, what are mine? Oh. . .and John Barry. . .from you that is a HUGE compliment, thank you
Bilbopooh - August 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Fun song, and I especially dig the verse with the shark! Nice job!
Mark Scotti - August 19, 2010 - Report this comment
My first "priority" to give you high "fives'!!
Mark Scotti - August 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Whoops...forgot my "second" priority..(ABC)
Matthias - August 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Never in a thousand years would I have thought of using the word "priority" well, I mean I might have but I wouldn't know how to use it as a parody which you did and did extremely well so hat's off to you.
Abbott Skelding - August 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I thought this was really good, but some of the pacing was off and the whole thing was a little too random for my taste...still really good work though!
Agrimorfee - September 03, 2010 - Report this comment
This was pretty good, but at the last verse I completely didn't get it at all.
bobpiecheese - September 05, 2010 - Report this comment
(ABC5) I wish I could set my priorities, but that's kinda tricky when all the things I have to do are all variations on "wasting my time". Great parody to a great OS, 555 for you, sir!
Andria - September 05, 2010 - Report this comment
(ABC 2010 O & P) Very good, and priorities are indeed an odd subject material. One problem I might have had if I didn't know you, your songs and your site like I do, was with pronouncing "badave", I pronounce it as "bad Dave", it paced well that way. 5s.
DJ Blaze - September 06, 2010 - Report this comment
UBER LOLZ, BTW, I love the OS, and your sense of humor in this is very wacky. 555
Jeff Reuben - September 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Funny stuff, I can totally relate to this. You fit some whacky ideas to the subject :-)

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