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Song Parodies -> "Know Your Power Chords"

Original Song Title:

"Know Your Enemy"

Original Performer:

Green Day

Parody Song Title:

"Know Your Power Chords"

Parody Written by:

Nuclear Bubble Wrap

The Lyrics

This parody is about the original Green Day song. For anyone who wants to know, the chords are B, E and F sharp, open fifths. HEAR THE RECORDING HERE
Got no creativity
No creativity
We don't know anymore than just three notes

Got no creativity
No creativity
If you thought that we did, the answer's nope

Got no creativity
No creativity
We just can't seem to think cause we're on dope

This song has like three words in it
Cause I'm illiterate
But make a billion dollars in this band

And so I'll just repeat this line
And then I'll make it rhyme
Our fans have really sort attention spans

We could have wrote a different part
But let's not think too hard
We gotta put this riff into its place

And even though we're middle aged
I still dress punk on stage
The makeup helps to hide my ugly face

Add some backing vocals here
To make it sound bigger
And also this guitar riff is a loop

We wrote this song out of thin air
But we don't even care
We're only in this for the chicks and booze

Now we'll just invert the chords
It keeps us from getting bored
Now the solo's simply more of what you heard before

This part is all dramatic like
It's time to bring down all the lights
And then scream something in the mic
While wearing this red sissy tie
And now I'll scream cause I'm so badass

And now it is just solo me
Yeah just guitar and me
Because I am so awesome at guitar

Got no creativity
No creativity
We don't know anymore than just three notes

Got no creativity
No creativity
We just can't seem to think cause we're on dope

It is hard remembering
Where we could end this thing
Our drummer says he's lost and doesn't know

Got no creativity
No creativity
This song should have been over long ago

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McKludge - April 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I don't like the OS for the very reason you are making fun of it.

As Hank Hill said in King of the Hill, "It's okay if you only know three chords, just play them in the right order."

Here's three open fifths for you.
Old Man Ribber - April 01, 2010 - Report this comment
The I, IV, and V chords are the basis of blues and early rock and roll. Do, Fa, and So(sol)...and this is "So" good. ;D
Jonathan S. - April 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Very funny stuff. Already enjoyed the recording. 555
Matthias - April 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Reminds me a lot of Weird Abbott's "So Easy To Parody" song, if you haven't seen it check it out, but this was different enough to be fresh. I also can't stand this song for the same reason (How can they go from Boulevard of Broken Dreams or Jesus of Suburbia to this?!)
Phil N - April 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Good. I used to like them years ago, until they got boring. Cool parody

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