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Song Parodies -> "The World War One Song (Bang, you're dead!)"

Original Song Title:

"Tag, You're it"

Original Performer:

Melanie Martinez

Parody Song Title:

"The World War One Song (Bang, you're dead!)"

Parody Written by:

FC Macbeth

The Lyrics

I came with this parody while I was listening to 'Tag, you're it.' by Melanie Martinez. Then I thought that since I learnt World War 1 before, it fits so well with the song. So, instead of Crybaby (the name of the character in the song) getting raped by a stranger, it is about the horrors of the 'Great War' where soldiers are killed in horrible ways.
[Verse 1: Soldier]
Went to join the armed forces,
Mum, I'll promise I'll be home next year.
[Switches to Narrator]
What happen is a disaster.
A tragedy that breaks her heart.*

[Soldier]
Trained to fight in the warzone,
learnt to shoot a gun and fight melee.
[Narrator]
Instead of finding adventure,
you find a horrible event.**

[Chorus: Victim of War]

Charging through ^No Man's Land^,
but bombs have killed everyone!
Bang, you're dead! Bang, bang, you're dead!
Caught in the barb wire,
gunned down by the ^^Emma Gee^^.
Bang, you're dead! Bang, bang, you're dead!

Can anybody save me? I'm heavily bleeding here!
Can anybody help me when the ^^^gas^^^ is choking us?
Hearing 'Bang, you're dead. Bang, bang, you're dead!'
We're hearing 'Bang, you're dead. Bang, bang, you're dead!'

[Chorus 1: General of the British Army]
England expects every men,
to do his very glorious duty.***
[Narrator]
Your boys storm to the German lines,
turns out you're not so very bright.****

[Chorus]

[Bridge: War Protesters]

There will be not war today.....
if all mothers have to say,*****
'Give us our children back!'

Let's hope that this protest will
bring the world into a peaceful state so-o,
we will pray.

[Chorus 2x: Another Victim of War]

Charging through No Man's Land,
but bombs have killed everyone!
Bang, you're dead! Bang, bang, you're dead!
Caught in the barb wire,
gunned down by the Emma Gee.
Bang, you're dead! Bang, bang, you're dead!
*When the soldiers get killed, the mailman sends the letter to their mothers. There, the letter says that their son has died during the war. That's how it breaks her heart. C;C;C;C;C; **Many soldiers are influenced by the recruitment posters, thinking it is an adventure and they'll be home in no time. Instead, they have to survive 4 years of horrible conditions and terrible deaths. C;C;C;C;C; ***A reference to the slogan used in British army recruitment posters, 'England expects every man to do his duty.' C;C;C;C;C; ****The narrator thinks the General is completely 'stupid' for sending his men to their deaths. This is an another referenced to the phrase, 'Lions led by donkeys.' The phrase describes the British generals that are mostly blamed for the deaths of the British soldiers. C;C;C;C;C; *****Yet another reference, this time in a popular anti-war song "I didn't raise my boy to be a Soldier." 'There be no war today if mothers all would say.............' C;C;C;C;C; ^It's the area between two trenches. Constant shelling and muddy terrain made it hard to move. That is where soldiers mostly die. ^^Slang for Machine Gun ^^^Poisonous gas like mustard and chlorine gas are used to kill the infrantry.

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Rob Arndt - February 27, 2017 - Report this comment
Not bad, but "bombs" killing everyone? More like heavy artillery. And no mention of a single K98 nor flammenwerfer? The MG ref is great, but Maxim 08/15 would have been suitable too. And no Stormtroopers with MP-18s towards the end? I'll pass you anyway- 555!

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