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Song Parodies -> "Litotes"

Original Song Title:

"Let It Be"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Leo Jay's parodies about onomatopoeia and alliteration got my fevered brain working. Litotes (LYE-to-tees): understatement in which an affirmative is expressed as the negative of the contrary--i.e., "That's not bad." for "That's good!"
When I'm tired of talk that is called double,
'Nother method comes to me--
Speaking words, I twist 'em: litotes.
Some say I'm dour and snarkness
Causes what they call effrontery.
Speaking words, I twist 'em: litotes.
Litotes, litotes, litotes, litotes.
Twistin' words to mix 'em, litotes.

After I'd spoken, started peepin'
Negatives of contraries.
That way I could answer obliquely.
Let's say someone has farted, air is
Still, no chance then for a breeze.
Air has made his pants stir visibly.
Visibly, mis'rably, hope for he not viscously.
So I'll take my chance, sir--litotes.

I don't cry "Oh, shite!" loudly
l approach his plight serpentinely.
Shite spawn's left his hollow--stench it be.
I say not, "That sound. . .it seems you sick."
Rather: "Smells not good to me."
Sneaky words on his bum. Litotes.
Litotes, shite o' cheese. Ignite no lighter, please!
Whipsawed words on his bum. Litotes.
Lightly tease: "Wifely squeeze, might be Bs, not huge, these.
There's ill-speak of mams, sir: light titties."

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Pacing: 3.9
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Overall Rating: 3.3

Total Votes: 7

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Dee Range - April 04, 2005 - Report this comment
I want to say THIS AIN'T bad, but that's too obvious. I'll just say NOT UNSPECTACULAR. Or in a word, BRILLIANT!. It's obious the title scared people away, but your definitions in the preface make this easy to understand. People, take a peek at this. Super high 5's
Adagio - April 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Good one!
Johnny D - April 05, 2005 - Report this comment
This parody definitely failed to not succeed at being non-bad! Now if you'll excuse me, that comment cost me....I've gotta go lie down for a while...

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