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Song Parodies -> "404"

Original Song Title:

"Fireflies"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Owl City

Parody Song Title:

"404"

Parody Written by:

the_conqueror_of_parodies

The Lyrics

Yes, I wanna get my hand in the AmiRight 404 error message parody page thingamadoo...I'm so excited, not only is this the first parody that I've done in years that wasn't for a contest or challenge or something in years, but I have no idea how to submit this to be in the rotation of 404 parodies? Could someone help out in that regard?
When surfing the web while bored
And you hit a 404
The shock's enough to jar you from sleep
You mistyped a URL
A clicked link was dead as hell
You'd be pissed off, but then
You'd click somewhere else

I'd like to surf the web in peace
But I just suffer dead links
You may just say that I'm
Making this much worse than what it is
But it happens to you and you get peeved

Cause I wanna have some fun
But dead links result in none
I wanted to hear that 'Smooth Romance'
My laptop is on my bed
Can't think cuz' I seeing red
To blow some steam I'm off to play Left 4 Dead

I'd like to waste some time here, please
But nothing works, not for me
I'd like to say that it's
Someone else's fault, ain't that easy
Cuz pinning blame is harder than it seems
(It's not that easy)

I try to get some help from Jack
(Is your net connection strong?)
But his suggestions aren't doin' jack
(Try restartin' Firefox)
Why am I pissed off that I can't tweet?
(Have you turned it off and on?)
I've done too much raging at this, I'm beat

Seen ten million 404's
And yes, I was keeping score
When you're pissed, some counting can calm you down
So random, at least so far
The dead links get real bizarre
I was there before
But now the page has gone - ARGH!

I'd like to browse the netweb, please
Why won't the thing work for me?
I cannot say what is
Wrong, cuz I have not a clue, sorry
Not everything's as simple as it seems
(I don't know, sorry)

I'd like to go on Facebook, please
You blasted thing! Work with me!
I'd have to say that I
Don't know anyone who'll fix this heap
Cuz everyone just gives up, useless geeks
(Fix this worthless heap)

I'd like to browse toy galleries
But all the links are broke-y
It's hard to say that I'd
Almost use a Mac than this PC
But things just aren't that desperate, nosiree
Smooth Romance. And for this to make sense, I just realized that the Left 4 Dead mentioned would be the Xbox 360 version.

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Overall Rating: 4.6

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Matthias - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
This was still technially for a contest... Errr... A project of collection songs about 404 errors for the web site. Still it was a good parody on a fun song to parody.
Dan Creeden - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I like to give your 404's some 555's. Great job.
Phil N - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
It's a classic! Really liked it
JMasta - April 15, 2010 - Report this comment
This is the best parody I've read in ages on this site. Reminds me of a parody I'm going to do: 'Mozilla Firefox' . 555
Jeff Reuben - May 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I think it's funny that you wrote that this is the first parody you've written for a contest in awhile...and I'm reading it in a contest! Good song, hope you get some airplay in the broken link realm of amiright!
Matthias - May 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I've got one of these 404 parodies as well mine is to an Iron Maiden song. I know this song forward and back since I podiumed a couple months ago with my take on it "Pokemon"... Good work.
The Charnstar - May 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Funny, for some reason I completely forgot about 404's until I read this parody... Not being on the internet for a year is bad... Still, someone's already made a pun on 555's so I'll leave it at that. Great work
Warren Baker - May 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks for the original tune. Nice and catchy. Liked the way you handled the subject and kept each verse fresh with a different POV. 5's.
Below Average Dave - May 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Matty introduced me to this not long ago, something about it is fun and uplifting, oddly. . .I don't know, I don't normally like 404 parodies, but yours was actually pretty good Conqueror, good job on turning this original song into a heavy-hit topic that actually managed to keep the interest throughout, rhyming wasn't perfect, but certainly good enough for the purposes intended, good job
Mark Scotti - May 14, 2010 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Well done, and your effrorts did not go "nowhere". 404 got 555!!
Peter Andersson - May 28, 2010 - Report this comment
SOTM April 2010 - My comment has been placed on the forum voting thread:
http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=40536.0

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