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Song Parodies -> "I’ll Be Graving"

Original Song Title:

"Call Me Maybe"

Original Performer:

Carly Rae Jepsen

Parody Song Title:

"I’ll Be Graving"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

Pippin says: You know how people have their hidden sides? Some collect stamps, some pursue activities that are a tad more - different. You know, I look into the future and I think Merry would have all the qualifications to turn into a 'crazy cat lady' (a nice one, I might add). But that will never happen, because she is already a - CRAZY GRAVE LADY!!! Original song on YouTube, and if I hear it too many more times, to the grave is exactly where it might send me!

I threw my kit on the seat
Grass clippers, trowel and a treat
Notebook, my camera, Deet
And now I’m on my way

I’m headin’ out to the sticks
Old metal sign mustn’t miss
Now in the woods and it’s bliss
Right now’s a fine, fine day
Old stones beholding
Ripped jeans: spines were growing
Mop sweat: sun is glowing
Fear: I think there’s poison ivy...

Hey, my S.O. dude - he thinks I’m crazy
Stay in and slumber ‘cus I’ll be graving
The dead will not wait: ‘scriptions fading
Before stones crumble recall them graving!

Fine sights beset you, wild roses, daisies
Day’s unencumbered, my heart is racing
With photo-art employ; past embracing
Departed number: we call it graving!

I clambered over a wall
I stepped in hole and did fall
I heard a rattle, quite small
But still I backed away

Old stones I photo with zeal
Talk to dead when I kneel
Folks didn’t know the appeal, it’s
Taphophile-ic way

Hist’ry unfolding
Clipped vines, moss is growing
Grass high, ain’t no mowing
Benadryl is needed maybe!

Hey, relatives do, say this is crazy
Stay home in comfort - but I’ll be graving!
They shake their heads; sigh, at me maybe
Winter or summer, know I’ll be graving!

Great! All these plots are sunlight facing
Eternal slumber - (uneven spacing)
It’s all my utter joy in this place be
It makes one humbler to follow graving

But pouring foam unto a stone: explicit: so bad!
All folks should know that...illicit modes, so bad!
Beware of chalk or rubbings: strive for nothing to add
All must forego that...can mess up stones so bad!

That pointy bush thing tried to grab me!
Why’s all this shrubber - y tried to stab me?

Hey, all my kids do, say mom is crazy
But I’m unhindered, ‘cus I’ll be graving
Yes, kin do friends employ to dissuade me
Advice I shun, sir! Still I’ll be graving

Before tombs came into my life: amiss - was so drab
Now this is so rad! And bliss is to be had
Adore tombs came into my life with digital fad
Applaud: dead do that -
‘Cus I’ll be graving!

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Wendy Christopher - September 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Yess!! It's now an OFFICIAL hobb - um, er, no I never said anything..!

Liked this one very, very much - I want Carly Rae Jepson to sing this when she's thirty with a brood of kids around her ankles. A definite 555 :)
Thomas Graves, 1st Baron Graves - September 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Where do you come up with these OSs? ... DK, of course, and after the warning in the intro, not about to go there. If the author can't stand listening to it .... ;)

@ Wendy Christopher: IIRC, alvin rhodes also had a hobby of visiting graves, particularly of celebs. so it was already official. :-D

Back To The Parody: *Still* trying to blame Bush, a/k/a Shrub? It's been Obama's economy for almost four years now! xD ... and IMHO, the situation is quite grave.
  ANY-way, 555 for this crypt-ic parody.
Meriadoc - September 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Wendy: thanks for stopping by and commenting. Great visuals on an 'old' CRJ.

Tommy: LOL! Yes, I blame Bush for my ripped jeans! Don't be dropping politics into this masterpiece, or I'll have to bury you...;) As for the OS, this half of the duo thinks it is delightful, albeit admittedly trendy. Has some nice violins. Pip is just an old fogey - ha!
BC - September 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I'll be singing this as I'm graving.
Bmbe - September 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Nice parody! I loved it a lot. ;)
Lifeliver - September 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Now I know what graving is - took a verse or two to imbed. Nice pacing and inter-esting concept (using my new TT-conferred credentials). But the song needs burying without a marker.
Tommy Turtle - September 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Sorry, I thought that the juxtaposition of "bush" and "shrub" in consecutive lines was a subtle reference, and that you'd be happy that it was caught. My bad for reading too much into it.

What's with all the low votes? Well, they're anonymous, as usual, and no reasons given, so -- regard appropriately. And it brought you a huge number of views, by today's standards. Oh, don't thank me for injecting the unintended controversy -- always happy to help out! ;-D
TT P.S. @ Merry - September 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Actually, the comment was half "caught a subtle ref" and half "facetious". Unfortunately, IDK an emoticon that covers both possibilities. Do you?

In any event, the sentiment wasn't en-grave-d in stone.
Peregrin - September 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I contend that it needs cremating ;) Still, it is still more desirable than parodying "Milkshake" by Kelis.
alvin - September 14, 2012 - Report this comment
don't know the song but the words are wonderful and i am a big fan of graving.....great job
Peregrin - September 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Hey! It's alvin! Hi there :)
Meriadoc - September 14, 2012 - Report this comment
BC and Bmbe - thank you for dropping by!

Ll - thanks for the read, v/c. Glad you listened to the OS; sorry it was too much for you ;) I had asked a co-worker, who is young, to recommend me a 'modern' song to parody, since so many on this site are younger folk. Listened to the song; thought it was 'trendy' and generally I HATE trendy, but it grew on me. And then I realized it would work for the graving parody I had been mulling over for years. Happy ending (except for Pippin, who had to listen to it) ;D

TT: Well, I thank you Sir, for picking up on the reference that wasn't, 'cus I know that you'll pick up on ones that are in the future. :) And of course, my threat to 'bury' you was a facetious subtle ref to the gravity of the situation. Ah - my wit is moribund me feareth...

Alvin! - thank you much for checking this one out. I knew it would be up your alley! :D
divadog - September 14, 2012 - Report this comment
sums it up great, yeah to a fellow graver
1 Corinthians 15:55 and Hamlet (Parody Comment Makes Strange Bedfellows) - September 15, 2012 - Report this comment
And here I thought you were doing Nikita Kruschev at the UN ....

Q: "O grave, where is thy victory?"
A: It's in this parody.

Hamlet, Act III, Scene 1:

.... to die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd.

... as is this parody.
  BTW, if either of you are fans of sosillyquizing, TT's done the above seven times (so far), but this one is currently at the top of the Shellboard Charts (in views):

http://www.amiright.com/parody/misc/williamshakespearehamlet0.shtml

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