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Song Parodies -> "Dead Horse"

Original Song Title:

"Dark Horse"

Original Performer:

Katy Perry feat. Juicy J

Parody Song Title:

"Dead Horse"

Parody Written by:

Nib Oswald

The Lyrics

Hollywood has got formuiaic remakes, reboots and sequel franchises down. Let's kick them while they're down. Click here for original song. Will post link to my recording in the comments once it's finished.
(Front row!)
Yeah, Hollywood show biz
Never varied, all the same
Uh huh, get paid

From Middle Earth - one book made a trilogy
Jurassic Park – time for asteroid casualties
Dark Knight - the caped crusader swoops again
Plus Superman - Lex Luthor’s damned
Make a new franchise nightly
Bruce Banner, Steve and Tony
There’s nooo… originality
Those X-men screen, here endlessly

How did Chipmunks make a hat-trick?
Pumping out Pokémon, Bond and Thor
Lazily rehash your movies
Hollywood is pummelling a dead horse
We’ve had seven Saws, several Jaws
New Avatar, planning more
Got Star Wars IX up in line
(What a load of hacks.)

(Pay, pay, pay, pay!
Pay, pay, pay, pay!)

It’s absurd - how Harry Potter went to eight
Shrek the Third? Now Puss In Boots perpetuates
You’re bound to earn - if your movies stay the same
And never change
(Remade) The Dawn Of The Dead and Fame - gee
(Now they’re) bound to greenlight a Babe 3
Remaking more - from drama films to comedy
Homogeny, a monopoly!

Golden Age was cinematic
Putting on a show with orchestral score
Now we never care for movies
Paranormal Activity Part IV?!
We’ve had seven Saws, several Jaws
It’s such a bore, watch us snore
Production line dollar signs
(They get loads of cash.)

Uh, take your seats - the screen’s enormous
The latest film’s out - a new Transformers (Boo!)
Teen werewolves, pirates and more King Kong
Walter Mitty was 5 pages, stretched to 2 hours long!
Take a Nabokov film Lolita
Or a Carrie, Annie and repeat her
No need to write a script to make the charts
To steal old films is easier
The viewers keep spending
On our line of Twilight drama
Maleficent, Sleeping Beauty
Snow White’s gonna see another

Then we’ll do another, Spider-Man mag
Get Hungover again
Just when you think the story’s over
Get your ass back in that chair
We plug each follow-up
Screw the high art filmic critics
Our skills have got no scope
So here’s another mimicked gimmick

Though you used to play us classics
Everything we see now was done before
Maybe you should pitch some new scripts
Hollywood is pummelling a dead horse
We already saw one Red Dawn!
We’re sick of Bourne, please no more!
Godzilla? Nein, we decline!
(We’re so over that.)

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Matthias - February 10, 2014 - Report this comment
This was brilliant! The song is basically as much beating a dead horse as the movie business is so this is a perfect pair up. Lots of great references in here to upcoming and current movies. Being a film buff I absolutely loved this one. I kinda want to turn this song into a Dr. Horrible tribute now though...
Agrimorfee - February 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Fantastic! It is so good to see you here again in AIR. Have you plugged thison FB yet? You should, while the song and topic topicality is hot. I would urge you to enter this as SOTM, if it weren't for the fact that we don't plan on holding SOTM contests for the time being!

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