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Song Parodies -> "Fame Is A Tragedy, Man"

Original Song Title:

"Mr. Tambourine Man"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"Fame Is A Tragedy, Man"

Parody Written by:

Ethan Mawyer

The Lyrics

Fame is a tragic thing man, none at all for me
I'm not greedy and I don't want chasing photo crews
Fame is a tragic thing man, none at all for me
Since I hope they keep ignoring me on gossipy news

I would hate it if the entire world recognized my face
Life much too fast paced
And each small private disgrace
Would seem gigantic
Undoubtedly relationships are publicly displayed
Like my life's a parade, which just might make me afraid
To be romantic

Fame is a tragic thing man, none at all for me
I'm not greedy and I don't want chasing photo crews
Fame is a tragic thing man, none at all for me
Since I hope they keep ignoring me on gossipy news

Famous people seem to have houses of their dreams
With swimming pool and streams, driveway with limousines,
Impossible to clean, unless I bring in people
And their job's helping
But living there would make me just the kind of snob I hate
And it would isolate, me from my friends who are great
Fun but they are just not wealthy


Fame is a tragic thing man, none at all for me
I'm not greedy and I don't want chasing photo crews
Fame is a tragic thing man, none at all for me
Since I hope they keep ignoring me on gossipy news

Though I might have mansions, porsches, butlers
And lots of awesome stuff
It would never be enough,
Life for celebrities is tough
To want more's the price for all that ambition
And if you've climbed society's ladder to the top
Your sole option is to stop, and look way down at mom and pop,
And struggle greatly to not drop
Since a fall would hurt much more from that position


Fame is a tragic thing man, none at all for me
I'm not greedy and I don't want chasing photo crews
Fame is a tragic thing man, none at all for me
Since I hope they keep ignoring me on gossipy news

But I won't stop achieving just because I fear success
Because celebrity stress, would probably cause less
Pain than my regrets, of not doing my best
I'd never get to rest if in poverty
Best laid plans are known to go awry so I'll go with the flow
And hope I can always go, where all normal people can
And not think the street is Hell, always spend my money well
And hope that I can always tell who wants to hurt me

Fame is a tragic thing man, none at all for me
I'm not greedy and I don't want chasing photo crews
Fame is a tragic thing man, none at all for me
Since I hope they keep ignoring me on gossipy news



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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 18

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Olvan The Terrible - January 16, 2005 - Report this comment
Whoever voted 3-2-3 for this should not be taken seriously.
Bob Gomez, awestruck - January 16, 2005 - Report this comment
This parody shows one hell of a lot of hard work put in. Congrats, Ethan, on a good message with a very challenging rhyme scheme to imitate. 555 d;:^)
Tim Mayfield - January 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Clever and great!
Phil Alexander - January 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Brilliant, Ethan - very well constructed and on a theme I'd agree with. While it's not exactly funny, I'd say the message is very strong and well-put. I hope you'll consider this for SOTM :-)
Know 1 can hear you dream - February 07, 2005 - Report this comment
I was gonna write something along the lines of "so why should we vote for you in SOTM" but your last part cleared out that idea. Remember though, when you reach the top, we do not want to see you have your house "burgled" for private videos of the Pamela Andersson or Paris Hilton type, unless of course youÂ're well masked and the other "playmate" is Pamela Andersson och Angelina Jolie. ;-)
Scathe - February 08, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) There's a positive message within this satire. Well done, Ethan.
Agrimorfee - February 08, 2005 - Report this comment
(sotm) Smart stuff, Eth.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - February 08, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Well done. Fine structure, fine rhymes. Sign these fives now so I'll have 'em when you're famous.
Adagio - February 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Good one. 5's
Rick D - February 11, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM 555
Kristof Robertson - February 11, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) This got into my top 5, Ethan...and for this month, that means it's exceptional. 555
Adam Eccleshall - February 12, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Not bad. 545
Guy - February 18, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) You can't top 555 and that's what I'm giving you. Fine piece, Ethan.
John Jenkins - February 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Well done, Ethan. Good message which seems to reflect a Bob Dylan-type attitude.
Spaff.com - February 20, 2005 - Report this comment
All these idiots scrambling to embarrass themselves on reality TV are proving Andy Warhol right about everyone being famous for 15 minutes. I'd much rather be rich than famous (in case any of you out there are planning to offer me the choice). Great work, E-thang. Ditto Bob & Philbo.
Johnny D - February 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Ethan, this is very well-written. Good job.
Ash - February 23, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Guess what......... DKTOS! Ahh!
Jeff Reuben - February 23, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM--Well done!
Stuart McArthur - February 26, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM - clever and well thought through - some excellent pacing to the OS - 555
MysteryGoat - February 27, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) VKTOS (vaguely know the original song)
Arwen - February 27, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM--Very nice work here, Ethan. =)
2nz - February 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Sometimes it doesn't matter whether it's funny or not. Sometimes you just need to say something that deserves to be said. ANd you said it well. Well written and 5s from me, Ethan.

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