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Song Parodies -> "Easy Instructions"

Original Song Title:

"Eve of Destruction"

Original Performer:

Barry McGuire

Parody Song Title:

"Easy Instructions"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

Ever get one of those PC games that refuses to work right...?
The PC game - well it is loadin'
Horns are blarin' - cars explodin'
Here I can drive to kill - it's not verboten
Pedestrians beware - carnage will see me gloatin'
But I cannot change the gearing - or is it broken?
Searched the box now over and over and over and in the end
Ah I don't believe - there are no easy instructions

Don't you game makers understand my dismay?
An' can't you see I just wanna blaze away?
When the button was pushed I expected to play
If I got hold of you there would be hell to pay
I would really jump for joy, if things I could destroy
An' my angst boils over and over so till the joystick I bend
Ah I don't believe - there are no easy instructions

Yeah my blood's so mad - big business I'm a-hatin'
I'm sittin' here just carbon datin'
I can't change the gears - can't tell of my frustration
Handful of valium won't see me sedatin'
Bet I'm not alone in my desperation
A few simple lines I could be translatin'
If I catch you guys you'll need armor platin'
An' you sell me something quite worthless and is this what you intend?
Ah I don't believe - there are no easy instructions

Think of all the angst - I've now got angina
If I could play the game this minor would feel finer
I simply refuse to play this disgrace
Box may be useful for a packing case?
It wouldn't even win a potato race
Think this game it should head for a legal case
Hate the PC game place that sold it with a straight face
You've screwed me over and over and yet I can't comprehend
I don't believe - there are no easy instructions
No no I don't believe - there are no easy instructions

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Michael Pacholek - October 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Remind me to never play video games with you two. Then again, some of us think "video games with Merry & Pippin" means something else completely.
Melhi - October 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Looks like you don't need the instructions, after all: You just scored 3 kills at 5 pts each.
Claude Prez - October 08, 2003 - Report this comment
I just love it when a self-important hippie protest song gets used like this. Great job.
John Jenkins - October 08, 2003 - Report this comment
A lot of good lines - I like the carbon datin line best.
Billy Florio - October 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Great work!
Meriadoc - October 08, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks guys! This one was Pippin authored from beginnning to end, except for some pacing changes on my part. (And that means I can conveniently blame Pip for the missing 't' in the title... hee hee)
Matt - October 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Great parody. Fives all round from me. Bo
mandamoo - October 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Well done ! Love it !
Peregrin - October 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Thank you all for your comments (and Merry) for the credit. We may have to disagree on the title spelling reason though!
Guy DiRito - October 10, 2003 - Report this comment
My sentiments exactly. Another great original by you two. Loved every bit of it!
Smurf and Mr.Horse - October 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Excellent parody!
Spaff.com - October 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Another hit, Dude! Good job.
Shaz - October 13, 2003 - Report this comment
V. V. Good! Two thumbs wayyyy up! :)
Johnny D - October 30, 2003 - Report this comment
LOL ! You guys just keep cranking out the greatest stuff - keep it up! Your stuff is a gas to read!
Spaff.com - May 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Adding to what Spaff said, the rhyming in this is killer. I particularly liked "verboten."
Paul Robinson - May 24, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Great job here. 5's clever rhyming. Yeah, "verboten" but also "angina" with minor & finer.
Adagio - May 24, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) I really like it...good word play. 5's
Johnny D - May 24, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above!
Agrimorfee - May 24, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) I like how you found different ways to work with the "over and over again" refrain. 555.
Jeff Reuben - May 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job here
neminem - May 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Yeah, the variation of rhyming in this song really grabs me. Great stuff. 4.5/5/5, rounded up.
Claude Prez - May 29, 2004 - Report this comment
I hear video games have gotten a little better since the Atari and stuff; I'll hafta try em one of these days. Anyway, still great fun here.
neminem - May 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Hehe... Claude: I'd have to say that depends entirely on which Atari game you're talking about, and which modern one ;-). Cause there are Atari 2600 games that hands-down beat some of the crap being spewed out. On the other hand, there's also ET :-D.

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