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Song Parodies -> "How to Save a Line"

Original Song Title:

"How to Save a Life"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Fray

Parody Song Title:

"How to Save a Line"

Parody Written by:

Gabe S.

The Lyrics

I wrote this while I was helping with a show in 2007. I had very little to do when the show itself was up and running so I wrote this song in my vast amounts of spare time. There are some inside jokes of course but I think and hope that you guys will enjoy this. Brian and Thomas, this one is for you guys!
Step one you go and read your script
Beware you will always be with it.
They stare and smile faintly right at you
You sit and realize that you’re screwed.
Some sort of exit to stage right
As you go left, I mean stage right.
Between the lines of those on stage
As you wonder what you’re supposed to say.

Where did I go wrong, I’m lost again.
Somewhere between the middle or end
(And) it would have gone on all just fine
If I'd known, how to save a line.

Let them know that you are stuck
Cause after all we see that mack truck.
Try to get through this long pause
Without showing all your flaws.
You hear a list of all that’s wrong
Where do the candle sticks belong?
And you pray to God they skip you.
And you pray to God they skip you.

Where did I go wrong, I’m lost again.
Somewhere between the middle or end
(And) it would have gone on all just fine
If I'd known, how to save a line.

As you start to walk across
You give it up, count it as a loss
Walk until you reach the room
And feel as if you need to fume.
It will be one of two aches
Then another actor breaks
And you realize that it is the page
Where you are still supposed to be on stage.

Where did I go wrong, I’m lost again.
Somewhere between the middle or end
(And) it would have gone on all just fine
If I'd known, how to save a line.
Comments, praise, and critiques are all welcome. Just keep them civil. Thanks guys.

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Below Average Dave - August 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Loose on the pacing and rhyme scheme, but great OS to target, and pretty good--I believe this is the first I've read by you--if so I hope it's not the last, a set of welcome 5s if I may.

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