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Song Parodies -> "42"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Taylor Swift

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Jeff Reuben

The Lyrics

It feels like a perfect night, for rockin at dance clubs
Till I throw out my backside (Oooh Ow! Oooh Ow!)
It feels like the perfect time, for a mid-age crisis
Come check out my new Mustang (Uh huh! Uh huh!)

I'm aging, wise secure and worldly at the same time
It's veteran experience
Oh yeah
Tonight I'm gonna try to stay out past 8:30
My time! Uh huh!

Got a new song for you
Cause I'm turning 42
All my clothes are back in style
Now I'm so retro and cool!
Sure I can't drink all night
Well not like I used to
But I know I'll be alright
And my life won't end just cause I'm
42, ooh-ooh
42, ooh-ooh

Shirt tucked, pants riding too high, my kid is embarrassed
I hear her screaming, DAAAAAAAAAADDDDYYYYYYYYY! (uh oh, uh oh)
It seems like now is the time, to get new glasses
Can't see the menu, or read these lyrics

I'll tip you 42 percent if you would card me
Distinguished, smart and dignified
Oh yeah
Fiance' thinks it's hot and sexy that my hair's grey.
Well, Yay! Uh Huh!

Baby I still love you
But I'm turning 42
So I went to see the doc
Cause once a week just won't do!
And he gave me these pills
They're little and light blue
Gonna keep me up all night (all night)
And I won't be lame just cause I'm

42, ooh-ooh
42, ooh-ooh
How the thirties just flew
42, ooh-ooh
42, ooh-ooh

I rocked that mullet so tight
Now it's receding
I used to party all night
Now I love sleeping
It seems like now is the time
To up my healthcare, and trim my nose hair, cause now it grows there

Doctor's gonna see you (Doctor's gonna see you)
Cause you're turning 42
Take a listen to your heart
Better check that prostate too!
You got pain in your knees (You got pain in your knees)
And your ankles hurt too
Gonna have to take Advil
So you don't keep feeling like you're

42, ooh-ooh
42, ooh-ooh
42, ooh-ooh
42, ooh-ooh

I look down at my waist line
Seems like my gut grew
It feels like now is the time
To ditch the fast foods
Maybe my parents were right
I should be thrifty, 40 is nifty, it's the new 50!

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 9

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 3   0
 4   1
 5   7

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WarrenB - January 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Two things:
1. Welcome back. Your humor has been seriously missed, so please don't be a stranger.
2. I'm not familiar with the song (cos I'm 52!), so you actually made me listen to Taylor Swift.
3. This was frickin' funny! A breath of fresh air, Mr. Ruben. The line about staying out past 8:30 had me rolling.
Was that 3? Sorry about that. You tend to lose count when you're in your 50s ;-)
Jeff Reuben - January 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Thanks Warren! I plan to be more active this year and I look forward to seeing your songs again well!
Rex - January 26, 2014 - Report this comment
Enjoy your year of being the answer to life, the universe, and everything! See you at the Flock of Seagulls concert!
bobpiecheese - May 29, 2014 - Report this comment
(ABC) Equal parts mid-life crisis and your-dad-trying-to-be-cool, this was a great parody. You sure haven't lost your parody skills with age, 555!
Agrimorfee - May 30, 2014 - Report this comment
As a 1970-baby, I can attest to the truth of many of the details here. I don't know how old you are, Jeff, but you nailed it.
Blaydeman - May 31, 2014 - Report this comment
(ABC) This was a very refreshing take on a topic seen all too often (old-age). It was cool to have you writing in the perspective of on older character who's happy to be older and embraces their age, but still wants to have some fun. Really enjoyed this Jeff!
Matthias - May 31, 2014 - Report this comment
I thought I commented on this before! I remember reading it and enjoying it although I'm glad I'm still young 26 in a couple weeks. This is a lot of fun and reminds me of my own tribute to old age "Living Like I'm 70"
Abbott Skelding - June 01, 2014 - Report this comment
Excellent work! A lot of funny lines in here and the pacing was pretty spot on. A great spoof of a pretty good OS.

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