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Song Parodies -> "I Only Want To Be Of Use"

Original Song Title:

"I Only Want To Be With You"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Dusty Springfield

Parody Song Title:

"I Only Want To Be Of Use"

Parody Written by:

Ethan Mawyer

The Lyrics

Back to using my brain for songwriting...Now what would you do if you had a teenage kid who acted like this?
I'm sorry that I tried to cook and burned the fish
As well as that I tried to clean and broke the dish
Well you started saying, I'm lazy
After that I felt I should act helpfully
My attitude is new, I only want to be of use

I took the trash and threw it all in the wrong can
You sent me to get raisins, I got Raisin Bran
I've got an average of 96
You never thought that I could act as dumb as this
Well maybe I'll improve, I only want to be of use

I was mowing the lawn
And was doing fine with that
I looked up at the cloudy sky
I didn't see the cat

Now listen, mommy, I don't wanna lay around and make you curse
But when I try to help then I just make it worse
And you get all grumpy, when I do
Nothing but you get much worse when I help you
You're mad but I have proved, I only want to be of use

I was mowing the lawn
And was doing fine with that
I looked up at the cloudy sky
I didn't see the cat

Now listen, mommy, I don't wanna lay around and make you curse
But when I try to help then I just make it worse
And you should agree that, things will be
Better if you let me sit and watch TV
I'm saddened that I goofed, I just wanted to be of use
I'm saddened, I'm saddened that I goofed, I just wanted to be of use
I'm saddened, I'm saddened that I goofed, I just wanted to be of use
Thanks to phil alexander and the florio brothers for reminding me this song exists (see amiright awards)

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Pacing: 4.0
How Funny: 3.6
Overall Rating: 3.9

Total Votes: 8

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Arwen - October 05, 2004 - Report this comment
I just looked this up to see if anyone had parodied this song before...(I just submitted my own, which will be up tomorrow, I presume)...and this is HI-larious! 5s, Ethan!
Serafina - October 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Nicely done, Ethan. I give it a perfect 5-5-5. :)

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