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Song Parodies -> "Really Prone to Distraction"

Original Song Title:

"Eve Of Destruction"

Original Performer:

Barry McGuire

Parody Song Title:

"Really Prone to Distraction"

Parody Written by:

John Davison

The Lyrics

Listen to the youngsters covering ‘My Way’,
Digest all the slogans lining every highway,
Watch those TV bulletins spreadin’ information,
Struggle with the pop-up ads drivin’ your frustration.
Take another sip of Coke, it’s gone well beyond a joke
And I tell you, over an’ over and over again my friends,
“I do believe we’re really prone to distraction”.

Listen to executives admitting to corruption,
Wave your flags at Phil and Liz without an interruption,
Marvel at the pussycats photographed on Twitter,
Discover that your football coach is worse than Gary Glitter.
His behaviour was horrendous, now switch over for EastEnders,
And I tell you, over an’ over and over again my friends,
“I do believe we’re really prone to distraction”.

Look at the hate there is in the White House,
Cleaning out the garage look at all those spiders!
If you’re feeling under pressure, have a dose of Lemsip,
Look at that graffiti, neither funny nor offensive,
Down another cocktail but still you’re feeling pensive,
Deejay gets excited by a record he’s discovered,
He’d really be astounded by the vinyl in your cupboard.
And I tell you, over an’ over and over again my friends,
“I do believe we’re really prone to distraction”.

My train has broken down, just outside the station
But my battery’s low, impairs communication.
The secondary school rejects my son’s admission
See yesterday’s politician tryin’ to show contrition,
Weep as displaced Syrians suffer malnutrition,
Getting home from football, saw your team defeated,
Catching up with e-mails, should this one be deleted?
And I tell you, over an’ over and over again my friends,
“I do believe we’re really prone to distraction,
I do believe we’re really prone to distraction.”
Coke is the nickname of a soft drink marketed by the Coca-Cola company and was in use prior to the launch of the Diet Coke brand. In 1969, Reckitt & Colman (now Reckitt Benckiser) launched Lem-sip nationally across the UK. It was the first medicated hot lemon drink to be specifically developed to relieve the symptoms of colds and flu, and has since been additionally offered in a blackcurrant flavour. A Deejay is a disc-jockey. EastEnders is a televised BBC soap opera set in a fictitious part of inner London, England. "Phil & Liz" is a colloquial reference to Queen Elizabeth II and her husband. In the UK, a secondary school caters for pupils between the ages of 12 and 18 and may - or may not - select pupils according to exam outcomes achieved in a primary school.

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Patrick - July 12, 2019 - Report this comment
"Eve of Destruction" is one of my all-time favorites. Got some good insights into British culture from your rendition. With reality as grim as it is today, a bit of distraction is the only consolation.

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