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Song Parodies -> "Hey There Plain White Ts"

Original Song Title:

"Hey There Delilah"

Original Performer:

Plain White Ts

Parody Song Title:

"Hey There Plain White Ts"

Parody Written by:

Charlene Lipkus Shotwell

The Lyrics

Lot's of people, including myself, thought this was a cover of an old Simon and Garfunkel song. When I found out that it wasn't actually a cover, I was totally blown away by how much they emulated the Simon and Garfunkel style.
Hey I’m Paul Simon
And we’re really quite beside us
Me and Garfunkel have noticed
Plain White T’s, they sound just like us
Yes they do
Haven’t they got better things to do?
We swear it's true

Hey I’m Paul Simon
And the first time I was listening
I was really taken back
‘Cause it sounded so familiar
Oh those guys!
Oh it really took me by surprise
Those songs were mine!

Stop plagiarizing me
Stop plagiarizing me
Stop plagiarizing me
Stop plagiarizing me
Plagiarizing me

Hey I’m Paul Simon
I know all my songs by heart
And they copied all the cadence
All the chords on the guitar
Those guys are good
They should write their own songs if they could
I wish they would

Hey I’m Paul Simon
And it shouldn’t really matter
Because they say imitation
Is the sincerest way to flatter
But come on
Can’t these guys come up with their own songs?
Let’s just move on

Stop plagiarizing me
Stop plagiarizing me
Stop plagiarizing me
Stop plagiarizing me
Plagiarizing me

A thousand songs I’ve wrote so far
All about girls and love and bars
I’ve covered every topic I could say
Our fans would sing along with us
As me and Art got on the bus
Off to another city we would go
Paul Simon, that is me it’s true
And if I feel the urge to sue
The Plain White T’s will never be the same
They’ll catch the blame

Hey I’m Paul Simon
Please stop trying to sound like me
Please write songs that are original
And you’ll be making music history too
And please start sounding like you too
You can say whatever you want to
Hey there Plain White T’s here’s to you
This one’s for you

Stop plagiarizing me
Stop plagiarizing me
Stop plagiarizing me
Stop plagiarizing me
Plagiarizing me

Oh oh
Oh oh
Oh Oh
Oh Oh
Copyright 2007 by Charlene Lipkus Shotwell

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Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.1
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 16

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TJC - September 16, 2007 - Report this comment
Not sure about the pacing but the concept is fantastic and quite a few of the lines are LOL (what's that? 'LOL' is copyrighted and I'm plagerizing... Tee you in court!)
Justa Lisena - September 22, 2007 - Report this comment
That was very well thought out! Love for Paul Simon to see it....
zak knight - August 21, 2017 - Report this comment
I knew I heard that sameness. I have asked musicians in comments what makes it sound the same, because I don't know forensically. but I have not received an answer. timbre, cadence, rhythm, chord progression, pitch, key, notes, a minor , f sharp ?????????

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