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Song Parodies -> "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"

Original Song Title:

"Hot N Cold"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Katy Perry

Parody Song Title:

"Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"

Parody Written by:

James Kilian

The Lyrics

I've been wanting to write a parody about this show for a while, since I actually want to be a contestant. (And, of course, your comments are welcome.)
I’m kinda smart
Watch a lot of game shows
Thought I could do that
And then win lots of dough

Maybe Millionaire,
Wheel or Jeopardy
Then I found
The game that’s right for me

‘Cause it’s stuff you should know
If you’re ten years old
Jeff Foxworthy hosts
But no “redneck” jokes
Get ten questions right
You prove that you’re bright
That last question’s tough
You’re bound to screw up

(You) You don’t really want to drop out
(You) But you don’t really want to flunk out

It’s stuff you should know
When you’re ten years old
But then you find out
You’ve don’t know it now

I used to be
Good in school, As and Bs
But now, gotta “Peek”
On First Grade History

Used to know everything
Now my brain’s throbbing
I just hope
That I can use my “Save”

‘Cause it’s stuff you should know
When you’re ten years old
“What’s seven plus two?”
“What’s yellow plus blue?”
“Who ruled Palestine
In 1409?”
I think it’s King Tut
No, that was Egypt

(You) You don’t really want to drop out
(You) But you don’t really want to flunk out

It’s stuff you should know
When you’re ten years old
But then you find out
It’s gone when it counts

Thought I knew the answer
“Am I smarter than a fifth grader?”
Who’d guess that, though I’m older
I can’t get past Third Grade

I used to think
I’d win big on this show

‘Cause it’s stuff you should know
When you’re ten years old
I thought it’d be cake
Boy, what a mistake
These kids sure are bright
They got them all right
I’m thinking, maybe
It’s time to “Copy”

It’s stuff you should know
When you’re ten years old
Like Astronomy
Or World History
Math, Grammar, and Art
Why is it so hard?
Your mind just goes numb
You really seem dumb

(You) You don’t really think your brain’ll heal
(You) Should’ve gone on Deal or No Deal

It’s stuff you should know
When you’re ten years old
But then you find out
It’s all brain mush now

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Jonathan S. - November 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Good write! 555
Christie Marie M - November 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm definitely NOT smarter than a 5th grader!!! (j/k), you're smart enough to get 3 sets of 5's!!!!!
blackjack21 - November 19, 2009 - Report this comment
This is a very good write, nice job. Repeat 5th grade 3 times.
emily - December 21, 2009 - Report this comment
hi can i sing this song on my website?
James Kilian - December 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Hi emily. Yes, I've love to hear this song actually sung (especially since my singing isn't that great). Any way you could send me a copy of it when you're done? (And please credit me as the song's writer.)

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