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Song Parodies -> "(Bury me far from) Stephen King"

Original Song Title:

"Sleeping King"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"(Bury me far from) Stephen King"

Parody Written by:

Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd

The Lyrics

The horror! The horror! I wanted to shake my dying parody skills back to bone-rattling life for Halloween - so during the Night Shift I took my muse for The Long Walk to the Pet Cemetery, Salem's Lot and the Dead Zone. The results? I've already told you - plain horror!

A YouTube version of the original song can currently be found here.
When it is my time - I would rather be
Not near Stephen King - in the cemetery
Might be I'm a fan - of the things he write
But when six feet deep - in the midst of night

That is not for me!

Underscored screams - I want no part
Looking to stay clear
Caskets undone and shadow play
Partying with the dungeon keep'
Of all the places there's worldwide
Beyond his graveyard
When you're dead scared you'll understand
Bury me far from Stephen King

So here's my main(e) concern - when I'm put on ice
Want some death control - don't want no grave surprise
And should I go today - come hear my final plea
When disposing me - use some TNT!

Having my limbs blown miles apart
Might be the answer
But if I'm grounded in that way
There's still my soul, a garbage heap
There is a safe bet ghouls will try
Besting his graveyard
When you hang in the reapers hand
You want away from Stephen King

When I'm downstream of life and mort
I want the low gear
Don't want no zombie groundhog day
I want to stay at six feet deep
Find me a better place outside
Far from his graveyard
I am afraid I must withstand
Bury me far from Stephen King
© Peter Andersson.

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Total Votes: 4

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Glen S - November 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Sadly, I DKTOS, but I hate it when friends get no votes, and this was some spooky good fun from the free-read. Here's some votes, Peter. :c]
Chris Bodily TM - November 22, 2012 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Spooky fun. This is the main(e) attraction here! Isn't Night Shift a Michael Keaton/Henry Winkler comedy? Directed by Opie, I mean Ron Howard? DKTOS, but it f'n rocks! This is too good for a 555. I'm giving this a 666! (pun intended)
Matthias - November 23, 2012 - Report this comment
This came out at exactly the right time! Well, now it's Thanksgiving but I remember reading this when you posted it around Halloween. Not sure why I didn't comment or vote then but this is pretty brilliant.
Peregrin - November 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Oct 2012 SOTM: I enjoyed the parody and loved the main(e) reference back to Mr King. Still trying to work out if the original band are really taking themselves that seriously!
Glen S - November 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Fun parody, and I also really enjoyed the 'main(e) concern' stanza, as well as 'Partying with the dungeon keep'. Well done Peter
bobpiecheese - November 29, 2012 - Report this comment
(SOTM) To be honest, I didn't really enjoy this parody, mainly because it was so vague as to why being buried next to Stephen King is a bad idea. Maybe I'm just not aware enough of King's works, but all I got from this was a lot of generic Halloween imagery with King's name stapled to it. Just my opinion, but this parody didn't really say anything.
Meriadoc - November 29, 2012 - Report this comment
(SOTM) For some reason I was thinking that the OS was going to be "Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie"... Liked the TNT line and of course the main(e) reference too. Put a line in your will "Keep me out of Jerusalem's wood lot"
Abbott Skelding - November 30, 2012 - Report this comment
Never heard the OS before, but that title was ripe for spoofing and you nailed it. Nice work!
Blaydeman - December 01, 2012 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I'm a huge fan of Stephen King's work (specifically The Shining and It) and I loved all the references in this. I can see what TCOP is saying though. If you don't know anything about Stephen King, this parody would be a bit generic and hard to understand. I also agree that it doesn't state why being next to Stephen King would suck. I think you could've just left the title at "Stephen King" and you could've just paid homage to a truly amazing and talent author. Either way, it was scary good!
Arwen - December 03, 2012 - Report this comment
SOTM...Stephen King has been a favorite of mine since high school, and this had me giggling. Nice job!

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