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Song Parodies -> "Horrid Disease"

Original Song Title:

"Harder to Breathe"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Maroon 5

Parody Song Title:

"Horrid Disease"

Parody Written by:

Ethan Mawyer

The Lyrics

How dare you say that all I have is hypochondria
I'm dehydrated so I know that I have cholera
I stay up endlessly from terrible insomnia
I just had strep now I have flu that is abdominal

Tooth pain and viral aches are some of my afflictions now
My butt is itchin', head is ringing like bells on a cow
I've got the plague, no not really I can't back that up
I'm sick like tongues are red, how come you look in-cred-u-lous?

Well I've got cold sores, bites, and some blotches from rubella
I simply cannot believe all your claims that I ain't got a single symptom
Give me a tissue right now, ok, cause there's not a chance I will not sneeze
I must sleep for one hour cause I've got a horrible, horrid disease
I must sleep for one hour cause I've got a horrible, horrid disease

From emphysema I'm wheezin' it's not the common cold
I've got humongous foot fungus, blisters, and then warts like toads
Give me a pill so I might not have these swollen nodes
Go right to my class you say? I might as well make gold


Well I've got cold sores, bites, and some blotches from rubella
I simply cannot believe all your claims that I ain't got a single symptom
Give me a tissue right now, ok, cause there's not a chance I will not sneeze
I must sleep for one hour cause I've got a horrible, horrid disease
I must sleep for one hour cause I've got a horrible, horrid disease

Now that class-
Es are done
And its time to have fun
My disease seems to have disappeared

If I had
To explain
All I think i could say
Is that sometimes these things are quite weird



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Diva - October 29, 2003 - Report this comment
Very well done Ethan! =)
Melhi - October 29, 2003 - Report this comment
I have a particular fondness for this song. I was working at a radio station when their promo disc came in. The accompanying promo material we received was pushing another of the tracks. We couldn't use anything on the disc, but I picked this track as the one with hit potential, on the first listen and mentioned it at a weekly staff meeting. Everyone else, there, disagreed. Anyway... nice job on a song with some surprisingly tricky pacing... and your version of the hook line is hilarious!
Ethan - October 29, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks Diva and Melhi... i had been trying to write a parody to this song for a while. (at least a couple of months) First i tried to write something about kids being greedy called harder to please, got about halfway through and gave up. Then i tried to do one called carbon 14 and the same thing finally happened. Then i finally got this idea yesterday and was surprised how quickly i was able to write it. The hook line actually gave me a lot of trouble it was originally going to be "why does everyone doubt that I've got a horrible horrid disease?" and then i realized that didnt quite fit the original so i had to try a few more times until i could make it fit. Too bad most people who visit this site seem to live in a musical bubble and somehow don't know the original song even though it's a national top 20 hit and its been around for a long time. Melhi: when was it when you got the maroon 5 promo? Apparently this song has been on mtv rotation for over a year even though i first heard it this summer
Melhi - October 29, 2003 - Report this comment
Well, I don't actually listen to top 40, on purpose, so I am off in my own music bubble, to some extent. But, some of the top 40 stuff makes it into my ears, anyway. I actually hear this one quite a bit, once every day or two. I don't remember exactly when we got the disc. I can narrow it down between April 1 and Oct. 1 of last year... probably closer to April than October. Felt good to finish this one, didn't it? I went through a similar process with Eve 6's "Inside Out." (Not my best parody, but finishing it was very satisfying.) Again, nice job and congrats on getting a keeper out of it! :)
Ethan Mawyer - October 30, 2003 - Report this comment
i have really pleasant google ads for this 1... all from 1 line
S.O.L.D. - March 25, 2004 - Report this comment
Dude!! That's like hilarious man.
"A" - July 05, 2004 - Report this comment
DUDE! WAY KEWL JOB!!! LOL =p

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