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Song Parodies -> "Run Into Somebody That I Used To Know"

Original Song Title:

"Somebody That I Used To Know"

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Parody Song Title:

"Run Into Somebody That I Used To Know"

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The Lyrics

If they gave out degrees in "Ducking Into the Next Aisle When Seeing an Old Acquaintance at the Grocery Store," I'd have multiple PhDs.

Shopping time, I’m at Walmart; it takes forever
My list is growing, full of things I need to buy
Got the milk, I’ve got the meat and cheese
I’ve got the Lysol, got Tide and Febreze
I’ll head to produce ‘cause I need a fresh cucumber

As I’m stacking veggies in a lit-tle plastic baggie
I hear a voice across the way, FRIEND of a friend
I feel my muscles tighten, jaw I clench
Scared they’ll see me now, can’t move an inch
Deer in the headlights; I see THEM walking over

As they wave I wipe my MAD face off
Make believe that I am happy and that we are buddies
Not someone I’ve been thinking of
Wanna treat ‘em like a stranger
Not keep small talk up

But I really have no place to go
Hear their tales about their kids and
All a-bout their summer
I’d rather sift through garbage though
Than run into somebody that I used to know

Run into somebody that I used to know
Run into somebody that I used to know

Can’t believe how freaking long that took ‘til it was over
Now I am rid of ‘em and I gotta get hamburger buns
I see my former High School flame
If he spots me it’ll be so lame
I duck back in the junk food row
Just to save myself from running into someone that I used to know!

Then my fourth grade teacher cuts me off
Asks me if I’ve got a husband and three kids or somethin’
Escape is what I’m dreamin’ of
My head is now in danger
Of exploding—PUFF!

So I cut around the cookie dough
Build a Toll House roll protector
As a shield from someone
Off of a cliff I’d rather go
Than run into somebody that I used to know

That I used to know
(Avoidin’ somebody that I used to know)
That I used to know
Somebody that I used to know
(Hidin’ from somebody that I used to know)

I used to know
That I used to know
I used to know

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Total Votes: 12

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Peregrin - August 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Arwen! That's great! This song fits your subject perfectly. "I’d rather sift through garbage" and "Off of a cliff I’d rather go", we can all relate to. I really enjoyed this.
Jeff Reuben - August 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Funny idea for this song, I can relate to that terrifying moment when eye contact is made. Just last week Olaf cornered me in the cereal aisle and I didn't make it out for an hour.
2Eagle - August 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Just hope you don't meet somebody who hated you in high school. That may happen if you sign up for Facebook.
Porfle Popnecker - September 17, 2012 - Report this comment
I can't stand people, so I could really relate to this!
Matthias - September 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Running into people you haven't seen in forever is always super awkward and you covered that nicely with this amazing song.
bobpiecheese - September 28, 2012 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I'm glad I'll never run into this situation, though that's mainly because the whole "friend" thing took a while for me to really get into. That said, great parody, love the twist on the title, glad to see this awesome song get more recognition amongst the Amirightians. 555!
Blaydeman - October 01, 2012 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I can even begin to tell you how sick I am of this OS!!!!!! (But that's not your fault. I blame society.) Anyway, super funny and you definitely captured that awkward feeling that comes with running into old acquaintances.
Abbott Skelding - October 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Sorry Blaydeman, but I'm still a big fan of the OS and I think Arwen, you did a great job with the pacing and the rhymes. I also like how each person got more and more obscure, and I loved the cookie dough barrier line. Nice work as always!
Jeff Reuben - October 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Still love this, see above!
Glen S - October 22, 2012 - Report this comment
Bit late, but well done here Arwen. Many great and well-paced gags and laughs. That always seems to happen to me in a supermarket too. Gotta put on your game face before you enter.

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