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Song Parodies -> "I Will Kick The Bucket Unless The Pouring Ends"

Original Song Title:

"Wake Me Up When September Ends"

Original Performer:

Green Day

Parody Song Title:

"I Will Kick The Bucket Unless The Pouring Ends"

Parody Written by:

Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd

The Lyrics

Everybody talks about the weather but nobody is really singing or dancing in the rain when the oceans and the seas are coming together over the land and under the H2O of the skies, not until now that is, because here's a little waterproof ditty about where the sun don't shine (anymore).

A YouTube version of the original song can currently be found here:
Showers, they will not pass
My whole vacation's draining fast
Wake me up when the raining ends

Lights and thunder, then rehashed
Seems the climate warming's splashed
Wake me up when the raining ends

Heaven's an open vein, five weeks down so far
All Scandinavian good plumbers wealthy are

In sub-Atlante'n zest
I'm undermerged and water-stressed
Wake me up when the raining ends


Soaking wet is my ass
The monsoon scent's increasing fast
Wake me up when the climate warms

Weight' down by hails and then
Leeway beached by a hurricane
Wake me up when the climate warms

Web-toed Gods are in reign, fisting us sub-par
All Scandinavia's drowning - Au Revoir!

In a thunderstorm lost
With cats and dogs approaching frost
Wake me up when the climate warms


Soggy days merge en masse
There' cellulites on every ass
Wake me up when the soaking ends

Landlocked in the mountains, high
Waterlogged I'm swamping, I'll
Kick the buck't 'less the pouring ends
Kick the buck't 'less the pouring ends
Kick the buck't 'less the pouring ends
© Peter Andersson.
Pacing note: In the original song they use foggy rhymes like pass/fast and rests/lost, hence I only follow (in wet) suit in the droplet places where I do the same or similar things to stay afloat. All hail artistic licence!

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Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 8

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 5   8

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Below Average Dave - October 11, 2010 - Report this comment
One of my favorite Green Day songs because his imperfections really stress how he feels with this original song. This song is not the easiest to parody because it lends itself to fairly serious topics, and yours comes off as fairly serious, the rhyming was fine with me, it was the serious undertones--I didn't know if I should laugh or feel sorry for the poor fella whose vacation is getting rained out. . .last two stanzas were my favorites
Matthias - October 14, 2010 - Report this comment
A great parody but one line stood out to me as being stragely worded: "All Scandinavian good plumbers wealthy are". Unless you're trying to speak like Yoda it should be: "All Scandinavian good plumbers are wealthy". Other than that a great story about rain (one of my least favorite things).
Peter Andersson - October 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Dave: If you look at the stage banter (i.e the top and bottom notes) you'll notice how I tried to milk the subject of bad summer weather for all it was worth. With a longer and more upbeat original it might have ended up a list parody, but I wanted to work around that and tell a little story instead, kinda like you with your recorded "getting down to the wire". It actually did rain for five weeks here towards the end of this summer (and I started penning this song by the end of the fourth) so yes, there's an amount of seriousness to it too even if I myself like to think of it as goofy seriousness, I guess you could say that when I wrote it was literally somewhat under the weather!

Matthias: Yoda's home planet was mostly a swamp so in this context I see no problem with some pacing adjusted grammar ending up that way. In fact, I think it's a compliment. ;-)
Mark Scotti - October 15, 2010 - Report this comment
SOTM - "Showering" you with fives on this gem!
Claude Prez - October 19, 2010 - Report this comment
So YOU GUYS are the ones hogging all the rain, eh? It's been historically dry here, so thanks a load. Anyway, well done as usual; not hilarious, but I was actually thinking before I read Matthias' comment that the "Yoda line" was pretty funny. Good job.
SamuraiMaster - October 22, 2010 - Report this comment
SOTM - I'm from Seattle, and this is just another day for me. 5s.
Christie Marie M - October 23, 2010 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Great song to write for a rainy day! Not one of my fave Green Day songs, but great parody you wrote. "Raining" drops of 5's on your parade! :)
bobpiecheese - October 30, 2010 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I hate rain. Especially when it rains while I'm trying to sleep. Impossible! Anway, great parody here, a few odd grammar quibbles aside. 555 umbrellas for you!

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