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Song Parodies -> "Don't Care 'Bout What's Happ'nin'"

Original Song Title:

"Live Like You Were Dying"

Original Performer:

Tim McGraw

Parody Song Title:

"Don't Care 'Bout What's Happ'nin'"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

I rarely know anything that's current news. And if I do, it's after it's had it's rounds as the top "OMFG HAVE YOU HEARD??!!1" story.
He said "Have you heard the latest story
'Bout that rapper, Kanye West? He
Taylor Swift won something, he thinks it's a crime!
He barged right onto the stage
Steals the trophy and says
"Yo, Beyonce had the best video of all time""
I asked him when it happened
He replied "Two months ago, I guess"
If it's been that long, how can it still be "news"?
It's boring too
So I said

"I find news boring
There is nothing that's exciting
Can't go 2.7 seconds without some wag telling you
Some twit and his son
(Somehow named "Falcon")
Ev'ryone thought the boy was in a balloon"
And he said "I think that I might understand
You do not care what's happ'nin'"

He said "Hang on, how 'bout the recession?
That made our cash worth nothin'
At least somethin' along those lines, I can't recall
And, while on the subject, here's a good one
I'm sure that you care 'bout this one
The first black president, don't you care at all?"
Well I, I said "No, and that's because
I'm not a Yank, I live in Oz
I think it's cool and all, but beyond that, who cares?"
He said...

"You find that boring?
Must be something that's int'resting
Gimme 2.7 seconds, I'll find news to int'rest you"
And I just snickered
And I could figure
That I'd be here all day but he'd find nothin'
And he said "Someday I hope I get the chance
Make you care 'bout what's happ'nin'"

"The recession, that was shit!"
Don't you know Australia did not have one, don't bug me with it
Plus you just talked 'bout it
And I just ignored it
Why should I care 'bout it?

"For fuck's sake
I am startin' to get irate
Just for 2.7 seconds could you care about the news?"
And I just replied
"Well, I'd could not try
Cuz I know there's nothin' that is int'restin'"
And he said "Someday I hope you shit your pants
When you care 'bout what's happ'nin'
Please care 'bout what is happ'nin'
Please care 'bout what is happ'nin'
Please care 'bout what is happ'nin'
Please care 'bout what is haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaapp'nin'
And for the record, I don't care how many hissy-fits Kanye West throws, I'll always think of him as a rapper first, producer second, egomaniac seventeenth.

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 7

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Matthias - November 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Isn't there ANYTHING intresting that goes on in Austrailia? American can't be the ONLY intresting place on Earth, although we do have things like Falcon, Kayne West (that douchebag) and Barack Obama. You guys had Steve Irwin, and ummmmm.... Russel Crow?
DJ Blaze - November 23, 2009 - Report this comment
This is sometimes how I feel, but I really liked this! Honest truth, Conq... and.... you're Australian? 555
Matthias - November 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I really liked this one. There were a few pacing issues, and a few rhyming issues but other than that this was a quality parody and I feel this way about a lot of news stories as well. Awesome song choice as well.
Arwen - December 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Hee hee...your apathy is funny stuff, Conq. While I DO care about what goes on...I tend to care for a much shorter amount of time than others...(I hate it when things get drawn out!) I kind of agree with this...
Mark Scotti - April 13, 2010 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I really care....about how well done this was! Fives..
tomario - April 16, 2010 - Report this comment
can so identify with this. current affairs dont do it for me. well written and rhymned.
Andria - April 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Excellent... shows how inane current events were toward the end of 2009, and they're still crap now. Hollywood, idiotic, greedy civilians (non-celebrities), wars, politics, blah-blah-blah. Thus, I turn to The Onion and Comedy Central for my "news".

With the exceptions of some little pacing and rhyming glitches, the parody was VERY well executed, the apathy is right on the money, and this parody warrants a 4-5-5 where the mainstream news networks would warrant me switching the channel to Spike TV, History Channel, Discovery or TruTV.
Christie Marie M - April 17, 2010 - Report this comment
(ABC C/D) It's always important to watch the news, but sometimes the reporters make it sound so controversional! Very interesting and you just leaked a bunch of 555's to the press! Telling like it is, T-COP, telling like it is!!
Abbott Skelding - April 24, 2010 - Report this comment
ABC- I really don't like the original song, but you did a great job with this one!
Agrimorfee - April 26, 2010 - Report this comment
Kanye's a mediocre rapper though. :) Interesting thing here...a parody about topicality that will lose its topicality within a few years or months.
Below Average Dave - May 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Holy Crap, that original song is the worst original song I have heard since Red Ant introduced me to If, and it's actually not far off from beating that--wow Conq, I'm sorry, that was hard to listen to--the parody reads well ( I couldn't make it through the whole parody using the song, it was making me want to gouge out my ear drums) I have to say the Kanye West thing hasn't been in the 'news' here for a long time, but I agree with the sentiment, I have to slap you for making me listen to that horrific original song though

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