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Song Parodies -> "Layla"

Original Song Title:

"Hey Ya"

Original Performer:

Outkast

Parody Song Title:

"Layla"

Parody Written by:

Chris Bodily TM

The Lyrics

This "Hey Ya" song is so annoying that it inspired a hybrid with Eric Clapton's "Layla." It's Layla's lyrics over "Hey Ya" instead of vice versa, which has already been done.
[Intro]
(Sung to the tune of the "Layla" guitar riff)
Dun! Dun Dun Dun-Dun Dun!
(**)

[Verse One - Andre 3000]
What you do when you're lonely?
No homeys by your side?
And this I know fo shooo..
You spendin' too much time runnin'
It's just your foolish pride
(**Sung to the "Laya" riff**)
Do-do-do-dooo..
Do-do-do do do do do
(**)
Because you got me on my knees, oh, don't you knooww..
I'm beggin' ya darlin', please
Layla, darlin' won't you ease
My troubled mind nooowww...
UH!

[Chorus]
Laaayyy... Laaaaaaa..
Laaayyy... Laaaaaaa..
Laaayyy... Laaaaaaa..
Laaayyy... Laaaaaaa..
Laaayyy... Laaaaaaa..
Laaayyy... Laaaaaaa..
Laaayyy... Laaaaaaa..
Laaayyy... Laaaaaaa..

[Verse Two - Andre 3000]
I been tryin' to
Give you consolation
When your homeboy let you down
An' juss like a foo'
I fell in luv wit' you
We've been together
My world is upside down
Laylaaa-aaa-aaa, baby, you got me on my knees
Laylaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Layla, baby, I'm beggin' ya darlin' please
Laaaa-aaay-la, Laaaa-aaay-la, Laaaa-aaay-la
Won't ya ease my worried miiiiiiiiind
(Lay-laaaa-aaaaa-aaaaa) Got me on my knees
Layla, Layla, Layla got me on my knees, Layla
Won't you ease my worried miiiiind
Fell in love with you, my world's upside down

[Chorus]
Laaayyy... Laaaaaaa.. (Layla)
Laaayy Laaaaaaaa.. (Layla)
Laaayyy... Laaaaaaa.. (Layla, got me on my knees, Layla)
Laaayy Laaaaaaaa.. (I'm beggin' ya darlin' please, Layla)
Laaayyy... Laaaaaaa.. (Layla, won't you ease my worried mind, Layla)
Laayy Laaaaaaaa.. (Layla, got me on my knees, Layla)
Laaayyy... Laaaaaaa.. (Oh, Layla! Oh, Layla!)
Laayy Laaaaaaaa.. (You got me on my knees, Layla, you got me on my knees)

[Bridge - Andre 3000]
Let's make the best
Of the situation
'Fore I become a total foo'!
(Yeah, Fool!) Layla, Layla
Fore I become a total foo'!
(Yeah, Fool!) whooo...
Layla, Layla, Layla, Layla
Layla, Layla, Layla, Layla
Layla, Layla, Layla, Layla
Layla, Layla, Layla, got me on my knees, (YEAH!)
And please don't say we will never, ever find a way
Now don't have me break this thang down for nothin'
I don't wanna hear ya say that all my love's in vain
I love ya Layla, Layla got me on my knees, oh oh!
Layla, Layla, Layla, Layla (OHH OH)
Layla, Layla, Layla, Layla, Layla, Layla (OHH OH)
Layla, Layla, yeah, you got me on my knees, Layla, Layla
Yeah, I love you, Layla, oh, Layla, Layla, love you, Layla
(Love you, Layla) Layla, yeah, you got me on my knees

[Verse Three - Andre 3000 (Repeating "Layla..." in background)]
Don't like Beyoncé, Ashanti
I love that girl from Clapton's song
(From Clapton's song)
(Sung to the "Layla" riff)
Do-do-do-do dooo..
Do-Do do do do do
(**)

[Chorus]
Laaayyy... Laaaaaaa.. (OHH OH)
Laayy Laaaaaaaa.. (OHH OH)
Laaayyy... Laaaaaaa.. (OHH OH)
Laayy Laaaaaaaa.. (Uh oh, Layla)
Laaayyy... Laaaaaaa.. (OHH OH)
Laayy Laaaaaaaa.. (Uh, uh, OHH OH)
Laaayyy... Laaaaaaa.. (OHH OH)
Laayy Laaaaaaaa.. (OHH OH)

[Chorus continues until fade]

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MattD - March 16, 2004 - Report this comment
This is a work of genius! Well done my friend! Funny as fudge! 5's
Rice Cube - March 16, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm just thinking of Eric Clapton doing that Time-Warp-ish dance and wearing a funky green suit in a music video...muahahaha...
Diva - March 16, 2004 - Report this comment
That was fun.... More of Clapton!
Michael Pacholek - March 16, 2004 - Report this comment
This was wonderful tonight -- maybe we could do a whole album of these, and call it "Shades of Gray." Gray album, get it?
Agrimorfee - March 16, 2004 - Report this comment
You may well have one-upped my "Hey Yo!". Clapton is a tired old hack...this breathes new life into this one. 555

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