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Song Parodies -> "XYZ"

Original Song Title:

"Next To Me"

Original Performer:

Emeli Sandé

Parody Song Title:

"XYZ"

Parody Written by:

Abbott Skelding

The Lyrics

Ah yes, the problems of a faulty zipper. Original Song
Woke this morning thinking I’d be able
Get the promotion that’s meant for me
Must give presentation at big table
Suit and tie on, all eyes are now on me

Try to sound smart, like I’m on their level
All twenty of them snicker from their seats
Then the bossman said, “We must let you go”
That’s when Abby stopped laughing, and told me…

“XYZ” (ooooh noooo)
“XYZ” (ooooh noooo)
“XYZ” (ooooh noooo)
So embarrassed, no severance pay for me

So to pay the rent, with reputation tarnished
I went ahead and got a job down at Subway
A long fall for me, to sandwich artist
No one else would, no one would hi-re me

Then one sunny day, a beauty came to order
And that’s when I asked her, “Would you like to eat…
That six or twelve inches?” …she dove across the counter!
Then she slapped me, boss laughing…he told me-

“XYZ” (ooooh noooo)
“XYZ” (ooooh noooo)
“XYZ” (ooooh noooo)
Again fi-red, so tired…woe is me

When I got back home, my girlfriend, really mad, asked-
“Honey, where you been? Haven’t seen you all week!”
Then she looked down, asked “Who’s the other woman!?”
Told my missus, “This isn’t what it seems...”

XYZ (ooooh noooo)
XYZ (ooooh noooo)
XYZ (ooooh noooo)
There’s no stripper! My zipper betrayed me!

XYZ (ooooh noooo)
XYZ (ooooh noooo)
XYZ (ooooh noooo)
Now wear sweatpants, stretch waistband…works for me!

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Overall Rating: 5.0

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Matthias - June 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Wrote this to shoehorn your way into the W/X round with a bang up parody. Your zipper might have been a downer but this song totally lifted my spirits and raised the bar on penis jokes
Max Power - July 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Better than what I'm trying to do for the Y/Z round, nice stuff though.
Agrimorfee - July 31, 2013 - Report this comment
I thought, "oh great, another 'XYZ' joke song", but you took it it to a whole new level. Lots of laughs, especially verse 2 incorporating double entendres into Subway, which I'm sure the corporation would just LOVE to hear. Well done! (btw, I just discovered Emeli Sande myself, I am gonna follow her work...)
bobpiecheese - August 01, 2013 - Report this comment
(ABC) While it hurt inside to sing "zee" instead of "zed", I thoroughly enjoyed this parody! The wording was a bit odd in places, but your mastery of the internal rhymes more than made up for it. 555!
Red Ant - August 03, 2013 - Report this comment
If you record this, I hope you make the pacing work and use more conversationally styled grammar. good stuff tho, loved the "Would you like to eat… That six or twelve inches?” line best. examine these 5s
Blaydeman - August 06, 2013 - Report this comment
(ABC) Although the tone was somewhat somber, this was still packed with humor. I was laughing more and more with each situation. The Subway verse was hilarious! 555 broken zippers!

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