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Song Parodies -> "Spoof Song"

Original Song Title:

"Love Song"

Original Performer:

Sara Bareilles

Parody Song Title:

"Spoof Song"

Parody Written by:

Wendy Christopher

The Lyrics

"Dear Teacher, please excuse Wendy Christopher for not being able to do her parody homework today, for explanation please see excuses below. Thank you, love, Her Mum."
(Here's a link to the original song.)
Nose to the grindstone
And my keyboard is imprinted on my face
Slept at my PC, I’ve been here so long

Bored to the bone I’m here on my own
In an unhappy head space
‘Cause I’m full of words, oh, but they’re all wrong

Blank head and blank Word doc
I’ve hit a Writer’s Roadblock
Does this mean my demented brain’s run dry?

I just wanna write me a spoof song
‘Cause it’s what I do, it’ll please me, but hey
There’s nothing that works for a spoof song
No ideas, not one, where’s my mojo gone?
This is not my day
‘Cause it’s like my mind just won’t play
It feels like constipation of my own imagination
I can’t write a spoof song today
No way

Should work, I know, but
Need a doughnut, and a cup of tea
My kitchen sink is full of unwashed plates
And I need a cup, should wash them up
And The X-Factor’s on at eight
Hell I’ll… procra… stin… ate…

Can’t focus, it’s no use
All I need is one dumb excuse
I’m trying to not think housework could be fun

I just wanna write me a spoof song
Get it over with, get the job done, hooray
But nothing’s gone right with this spoof song
I’m still trying but I’m an idiot
Nothing smart to say
It’s quite a pathetic display
I think I’ll go on Twitter, oh yeah now I feel much better
I can’t write a spoof song today

Bear with me, I’ll think of something
It aint easy, this parody crunching
I’ll have to leave it, okay? It’s a good job no-one will pay…

…Me for writing a spoof song
‘Cause they’d feel ripped off, wouldn’t like it, no way
I still haven’t written a spoof song
Wolves are at my door and they’re really sore
Because I aint written a spoof song
It’s a travesty, someone kick me, and say
Shut up and get on with a spoof song
‘Cause you’re wasting time, doesn’t have to rhyme
If it scans okay
You might as well post it and pray
You should just be damned and publish
Even if it’s really rubbish
If it’s done you should display that
And at least then you can say that
You’ve written a spoof song today

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 10

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Rob Arndt - May 27, 2011 - Report this comment
Wendy, nice work, 555!!! I can identify with this b/c last night I almost didn't write anything. Came in late and just wanted to go to bed but managed 3 songs anyway :-D
2Eagle - May 27, 2011 - Report this comment
Sometimes you get a bright idea, but can't put it to rhyme - until ten years later! I was away from Am I Right for a month because I had this flu that was going around. It took over a month to shake it and in the meantome I couldn't sit at the computer for long.
Hammerhead - May 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I admire all the people here who can write parodies. I have been trying for the longest time to do just one song and haven't got it right yet!!!
Wild Child JIN - May 30, 2011 - Report this comment
Keep trying, and you will! ;-) Oh, and great parody Wendy 5's for your great "Spoof Song" ;-)
Wendy Christopher - June 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks for the lovely comments, everyone!
@2Eagle - I'm glad you're better now. I'm not sure how our paths haven't crossed much before now (I tend to flit on and off AmIRight) but I'm always happy to see your name on the New Entries page of AmIRight, because I know I'm in for a good read and a laugh. :^)
@Hammerhead - What Wild Child said, don't give up! None of us here on AmIRight were just 'born good' at writing parodies - we've all learnt the art as we went along. My earliest parody attempts were pretty dire, and I've posted some spectacularly duff ones on this site even quite recently ("P-U-B-L-I-City" and "Lassie" I'm a-lookin' at you!) We all learn from each other, and continue to learn all the time. I'll look forward to seeing your first post here - when you feel brave enough. We're mostly lovely people here ;^)

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