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Song Parodies -> "Emoticons"

Original Song Title:

"Express Yourself"

Original Performer:

Labrinth

Parody Song Title:

"Emoticons"

Parody Written by:

Blaydeman

The Lyrics

I really don't like the use of a lot of emoticons (emotion icons), or obsessive emoticonning. I'm guilty of this too. After this guy discovers he can use emoticons, he takes it way too far until he becomes an emoticon!
Verse 1: I wanna text this girl
But here’s what’s wrong with text
Ain’t got no tone or feel
Won’t know how to inflect
What if she takes the message wrong?
Like chicks have in the past
This could be my last
Must do something real fast!
Whatever to do?
Make it good…
Don’t wanna be screwed! Screw it, screw it, oh Lord, Lord
If I could… yeah
Oh wait!

Chorus: Emoticons! Emoticons! Yeah do’em
You see it’s not what the words say
When you put a little smiley
Emoticons! Yeah do’em

Verse 2: Here we go now
When I get on Facebook I use them in my posts
And in my term paper, I switch them in for quotes
And it is not wrong until my face gets close, and gets froze
Now emoticons transpose!
Now whatever I do…
You know my mood!
So whatever I do! Do it, do it, oh Lord, Lord
Know my mood

Chorus: Emoticons! Don’t do’em!
Emoticons! Don’t do’em!
See there’s no substitution
For expressing your true feelings
Emoticons! Don’t do’em!
Switch it up, hey!

Bridge: Lose those pouts and smiles
They show lack of good style
Show me you know words, oh
There’s nothing wrong with vocab, it’s so rad
Now let’s try one more time!

Chorus: Emoticon! Skip those buttons now
Emoticons! Won’t do’em
So it’s not ‘bout the icons?
It’s about the content within?
Emoticons! Won’t do’em
Emoticons! Won’t do’em
Emoticons! Won’t do’em
But it’s okay to sometimes
Put a winky face or two, right?

Outro: Emoticons!
Oo, on your phone now
Yeah, on your phone now
Oo, on your phone now
Yeah, on your phone now
Emoticons!
Oo, on your phone now
Yeah, on your phone now
Oo, on your phone now
Yeah, on your phone now
Oo, on your phone now
Yeah, on your phone now
Oo, on your phone now
Yeah, on your phone now
[Fade out]
February 17, 2013. Please rate and comment! :) ;) :( >:( :*( 8-) :D :S :-]

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Wendy Christopher - February 18, 2013 - Report this comment
*Looks at the ground with shifty eyes*
According to 'scientific research,' over-use of emoticons is most common in women who lack self-confidence. Well thanks for THAT nugget, boffin-heads, way to make us feel better..! I'm giving this a 555 - and then I'm going to slink away and never speak of this again ;^)
Old Man Ribber - February 18, 2013 - Report this comment
Blayde - I changed the colored blocks on my late 70's cube puzzle to emoticons. I call it my "Rubi-con". I think Caesar is planning to sue me. Good job. ;D
John Lomain - February 18, 2013 - Report this comment
Funny story
Abbott Skelding - February 22, 2013 - Report this comment
Didn't know what song it was until it started playing...nice work! I like the title switch and there some pretty funny lines in here. Good job
Agrimorfee - February 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Hate to say it, but this didn't grab me at all. Rhyming "do" with "mood" was kind of well, not really rhyming. Seemed to be written very quickly. Sorry, B.
Max Power - March 03, 2013 - Report this comment
I once spelt emoticon as "emocon" :(
bobpiecheese - March 03, 2013 - Report this comment
(ABC) Interesting twist on the OS' theme. Express yourself...but not with tiny faces, that's just stupid. The ending was a bit repetitive, but otherwise this was really good. 555!
Matthias - March 03, 2013 - Report this comment
This was a pretty decent parody. Good take on a OS I never seen parodied before and original topic but I really wish there was some more OOMPH to this parody: :-)
Jeff Reuben - March 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Clever! And no emoticons in the parody itself. I'm trying to get through this whole comment without emoticons.
brightCAP - March 04, 2013 - Report this comment
(Side note: the ad above the lyrics is for an emoticon site must have some context detection going on there.) I like how you posed a problem in the first verse then the chorus revealed the solution but the solution turned out to be a problem. I also like the fact that EMOTICONS allow you to EXPRESS YOURSELF! Favorite line, “Won’t know how to inflect”
Abbott Skelding - March 12, 2013 - Report this comment
See Above: Still some really good stuff here.
Peter Andersson - March 24, 2013 - Report this comment
A bit forced sometimes but overall pretty good, :-), :-), :-), :-), :-),
bobpiecheese - March 29, 2013 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!
glen s - April 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I can confidently say :cD ;v) @@@:o) Xc( :P 0.0 Funny stuff blayde
Lifeliver - April 02, 2013 - Report this comment
Dkos, but Glen's comment made me curious. Good topic, good attitude and and good job. Have some 555s for that, and for giving me a chance to state the following:

There's this thing on our keyboards called the alphabet, and when arranged in a certain way according to phonetic rules, it spells words which represent meanings and emotions. There are a lot of other symbols, mainly used to set rhythms and pauses and logical links and sequences called punctuation. Making cute pictures with them is not their purpose, and I almost always think less of any writer who uses them that way. There! My rant of the day. I can shut up now. I'm smiling.

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