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Song Parodies -> "Where Are My Old Games?"

Original Song Title:

"Revolution is My Name"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Pantera

Parody Song Title:

"Where Are My Old Games?"

Parody Written by:

Below Average Dave

The Lyrics

I am at badave.com
82' the year I was born
And three years later, Somethin' came from afar
It's the NES took over my days
I stayed inside while my friends got grass stains

but now this new thing in my hand
There's no challenge here my friend
Where's my old games???

Where is the arcade??
Want to waste change
Mega Man was my game!

Duck hunt got worn, played Zelda ev'ry day
Blasting's fine? I played Contra when I slayed
Metroid was king in outer space she is lost
Mike Tyson's Punch Out? a great epic brawl

Castlevania all A.M.
Final Fantasy weekends
Where are my games?

How things have changed
How I miss those days. . .
When Mega Man was my game

Some things won't change
NES Stays
Mega Man's still my game

Where are my games?
Where are my games?
Where are my games?
Where are my games?
GIVE THOSE BACK

(He notices someone has all his old games, and throws a hissy fit)


I'll never change
I will stay the same
Mega Man is still my game

Shooting bots ain't strange
You think I'm lame
I still prefer old games
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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.9

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agrimorfee - June 03, 2011 - Report this comment
We have a PS2 system but all I play on it are retro compilations of Namco, Atari and Activision. Now THOSE are games! The repeated "Mega Man" motif was a little clunky against "Revolution Man"--"Pac Man" could have gotten some love there.
Matthias - June 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Don't want to insult you here Dave but this came off as a lazy write. I could tell that your heart wasn't fully invested in it. Same old-same old topic about video games (which you already did with your Green Day tune which was pulled off much better). Also the constant use of "Mega Man" was a bit tedious. There are other games you could have used like Aggy said "Pac Man" or even "Bomber Man" and others.
Wendy Christopher - June 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I always look forward to seeing a parody of yours up on the board, Dave! My duff hearing meant that I couldn't follow TOS very well (I always seem to have trouble with the loud metal songs, it seems) so I'm trusting you on the pacing with my 555 - I'm sure it's on target :^)
(Oh, by the way - when I searched for TOS on YouTube, I discovered... there's only a cover of this song that's been done by - Justin Bloody BEIBER!! OH. THE. HORROR!)
Below Average Dave - June 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks Wendy. I am curious what Bieber could possibly do with this song with that annoying voice. . .or moreover how Pantera allowed that to happen

I won't reply on my heart not being in this one, safe to say the song is very simplistic to begin with as, in my opinion, Pantera was as a whole. Also I am beginning to slowly feel differently about over-alternating choruses. . .Mega Man, rewritten, may seem tedious--but as a recording and from a logical stand point--you only have one favorite classic, it wouldn't make sense to change it to Pac Man, Bomber Man (which I hated) etc throughout the song. I respect your opinions Matt and Agri, but stand by my choice of wording. I'm slowly inching away from contests because my writings pre-contests have improved no doubt, but what works as a recording and what works as a write are two different things--its proven itself time and time again when a recording becomes a big hit even though as a write the song may have gotten bombarded with words like "lazy", "could have been better", "not your best". . .Among others, "I've had Enough of Your Shtick Babe", "Life in Animation", "Young and Old", "Gluttonous Guy", "Wind Beneath My Butt", "Everything He Flaunts" and many more got sub par to even an occasional scathing review only to become some of my most popular recordings. There seems to be little if any correlation. My top three songs of all time by recording? Pps Dpndncy, Mix Two Chemicals, and Wind Beneath My Butt; Only one of which has gone anywhere in contests (Mix Two Chemicals was blasted in AIR and only did marginally better in ABC) and I'll never forget the commentary on Life in Animation, which thus far is my most popular pay-for song--not top ten, but number one. . .I don't know, also the Green Day thing, similar idea, yes, this was more focused on old-old-old games. . .I agree that one was better, I like TOS better, but I personally don't think covering a topic in different ways is a bad thing, how many songs of similar topics does Al himself have. Again, your opinion, I just have to disagree with you on both counts, and its just from experience playing both the role of recording artist and writer. . .they are different worlds, comments of repetition as far as topic ideas are beginning to become blah to me, Mad TV was stuck on one note and one note only--bashing other artists--because they did that well, no one got on them for doing the same topic, I do it twice and well--you get the picture. . .anyway, thanks regardless
agrimorfee - June 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Hope you arent really mad at me Dave...you know I am more a stickler for repetition, and was thinking aloud about what else could have been used. In the end run of course it is your work and however way it results is yours and is best for your desires as an artist, as it should be. Peace.
agrimorfee - June 05, 2011 - Report this comment
And I definitely feel your heart was in this one.
Below Average Dave - June 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Mad. . .no not at all, just stating something that I felt I needed to clarify. . .I have a lot going on, I am not mad at anyone, just clarifying my position on things
Blaydeman - June 10, 2011 - Report this comment
(Artistry) The repititon doesn't bother me here, I think it makes sense personally. Although I find it kinda funny in your view change, cuz you used to be the one that dingged me on some of my beginning parodies for repeating choruses and repetition. i.e. Three Dimensions, Rewind, & Gumbo Cajun Creolé. Overall the parody's good. It has some great lines in it, but not quite over the top LOL. Pacing was good though. I'd say 545.
Below Average Dave - June 10, 2011 - Report this comment
And you should find it funny. . .because in some ways you were among my influences to step back away from over-alternating. . .I still alternate, but I am beginning to think that changing up choruses too much may take away from some original songs, and as such I'm trying to recapture that in those songs
Rex - June 12, 2011 - Report this comment
And going WAY back, I still prefer side scrollers. A game should be a GAME, by gum, and the closer they get to realism the less I like 'em. But anyway, nostalgia is always a great topic -- now where's my copy of Jazz Jackrabbit?
bobpiecheese - June 13, 2011 - Report this comment
(Artistry) I've had a fair amount of interaction with fandoms, so I can recognize the "I only want the original stuff, all the new stuff sucks because it wasn't what I had when I was a kid" mindset. You captured it well here, even if the OS didn't give you much to work with by the looks of it. Anyway, nice parody, 555 for you, sir!

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