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Song Parodies -> "Hell Is Others"

Original Song Title:

"Help Me, Rhonda"

Original Performer:

Beach Boys

Parody Song Title:

"Hell Is Others"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

You don't have to go down
To the underworld with the doomed dead
To find folks you don't like;
All you gotta do's look over the hedge.

These others will make you pine (make you pine)
For relief from a full-blast gas line.
That's because hell is other
People, as observed Jean-Paul Sartre.

Hell is other,
Hell, hell is other [6x]
Hell is other people,
As noted by Sartre.

I have got a ruined life
'cause my neighbor's Satan's handyman
(Tools' borrower).
And his ruthless, couthless wife
Spilled some beet soup on my new white divan
(Fool! Just bought it!).

The others gossip and spy (talk and spy);
That's just two of the many reason why
You'll find that hell is other
People, per existential Sartre.

Hell is other,
Hell, hell is other [6x]
Hell is other people,
As noted by Sartre.

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Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 8

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Rex - March 23, 2007 - Report this comment
I agree. There's nobody worse than people. :-)
alvin - March 23, 2007 - Report this comment
jaunty songs about hell are always amusing
Yoidy - March 23, 2007 - Report this comment
I coulda said that "hell is other people" but with a name like Jean Paul Sarte, he had to be famous. 555
Red Ant - March 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Excellent stuff, John. I just got back from dinner out, and on the way back I had to actually get out of the car and tell the lady in front of me to pull foward so she would trip the effing light. People are okay, except when they visit VA. Other people's kids... 5s.
John Barry - March 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, Rex, Alvin, Yoidy, Red Ant.
MrMacphisto - March 25, 2007 - Report this comment
Very scholarly... I like it... :)

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