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Song Parodies -> "Like a Retriever"

Original Song Title:

"I'm a Believer"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Neil Diamond

Parody Song Title:

"Like a Retriever"

Parody Written by:

Doug Raiden

The Lyrics

She looked like a princess from a fairy tale.
But sometimes life isn't what it seems.
Never thought they were stretching
When they said she was fetching.
I thought she was the woman of my dreams.

Then I saw her face. Looked like a retriever.
She gave chase all the way to the end
While I raced for a place I could leave her.
Not all dogs are man's best friend.

I like to take my date out for a walk.
Or call her for a frolic on the beach.
I like heavy petting
But not in this setting.
Chasing tail is just a figure of speech.

Then I saw her face. Looked like a retriever.
She gave chase all the way to the end
While I raced for a place I could leave her.
Not all dogs are man's best friend.

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 24

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Neil Diamond - March 01, 2005 - Report this comment
I wrote this song, but I myself never performed it; the Monkees performed it. So you should not have credited me as the original performer.
Neil Diamond - March 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Correction. I suddenly realized that I did perform this song and that my recording is contained on my greatest hits collection, The Essential Neil Diamond. Whoops!
Neil Diamond - March 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey, wait, I'm the REAL Neil Diamond! :P
Neil Diamond - March 01, 2005 - Report this comment
So am I.
Anastasia Romanov - March 01, 2005 - Report this comment
I'm the real Anastasia Romanov.
The Fake Neil Diamond - March 01, 2005 - Report this comment
(confused) Will the real Neil Diamond please stand up?
Neil Diamond - March 01, 2005 - Report this comment
(standing) I am Spartacus.
Nom de Neil - March 01, 2005 - Report this comment
The song's pretty funny, but all the Neil kibitzing is hilarious.
Slim Shady - March 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Will the real Neil Diamond please stand up? I think we've got a problem here.
Michael Pacholek - March 01, 2005 - Report this comment
I'm hoping the real Neil Diamond is the young guy who sang "Cherry, Cherry" and "Cracklin' Rosie" and "Sweet Caroline," not the middle-aged "Jewish Elvis" who sang "Desiree" and "Hello Again" and "America"... today or any other day.
Eminem - March 01, 2005 - Report this comment
SS: Hey, that's my line!
Saddam Hussein - March 01, 2005 - Report this comment
I command the forces of American imperialist oppression to stop impersonating celebrities on this page. P.S. I am available for commercial endorsements. Please contact my agent.
Sadaam Hussein's Evil Twin - March 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Why not? You're impersonating a celebrity too, so why not practice what you preach?
Saddam Hussein - March 03, 2005 - Report this comment
I just wanted to say that in my opinion Neil Diamond was the first to perform "I'm a Believer." Also, I wanted to let everyone know that I have applied for copyright protection for the term "weapons of mass destruction." And a patent.
Saddam Hussein - March 03, 2005 - Report this comment
I have also applied for a patent for the use of all articles and prepositions, like "the" and "of."
The Monkees - March 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Correction: Neil Diamond wrote it for us. :-P....,.

Davy Jones: By the way, I don't think you're really Sadaam Hussein. Does he speak any English?
Mickey Dolenz: Probably not.
Saddam Hussein - March 03, 2005 - Report this comment
I translate my entries through Babel Fish.
who gives a **** about my name - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
You really expect me to believe that you're Sadamn Hussein?
Saddam Hussein - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
The "Saddam Hussein" in Iraq is an impostor. In reality I live in Garden Grove, California and am negotiating a major endorsement deal for a line of women's underwear.
who gives a **** about my name - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Okay, how about telling me your real name? (And please put your real name in the name field so I know who you are.)
Saddam Hussein - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Well sometimes I go by the name of Dr. Filth. By the way, please stop using articles and prepositions. Kadaffi has the patent on nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Arafat used to have it on personal pronouns but now it belongs to his estate. I think you can still use adverbs and gerunds.
who gives a **** - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Excuse me but I can use them if I damn well please. You are not the boss of me. EVERYBODY uses them. So just shut the hell up about it or your comments will disappear.
Neil Diamond - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Could you make my comments disappear? I didn't say half the things I said.
Neil Diamond - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Neither did I.
Neil Diamond - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
All right you two, will you cut it out?
Saddam Hussein - March 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Come back, fake celebrities! Come back! I was only joking abut the prohibition. Saddam Hussein is not to be taken seriously.
Sadaam Hussein's Evil Twin - March 07, 2005 - Report this comment
The person above me is NOT the former Iraqi leader.
Saddam Hussein - March 07, 2005 - Report this comment
And sorry, I don't have change.
Seymour Butz - March 07, 2005 - Report this comment
What teh hell do U mean?
Saddam Hussein - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
If you owe $87,000,000 and pay $100,000,000, I can't give $13,000,000 back.
Oliver Klozoff - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
I think you're trippin.
Saddam Hussein - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Yes, I know. By any chance, do you happen to think that I write song parodies that don't meet the pacing of the original?
Red Ant - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
I have heard TOS, and I believe it was written by the Monkees, but I'm probably wrong. Didn't vote, but this has got to be the funniest thread I have ever seen. Lets have a celebrity death match between Neil Diamond and Saddam Husein. Now lets all shut up.
No Name Given - March 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Red Ant, I should inform you that Neil Diamond wrote TOS, but the Monkees performed it. Can we all just be quiet about it now?
The Author - March 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Red Ant: Although I did not write the fake Red Ant comment, I thought it was both hilarious and well-intentioned. He clearly was not trying to pass himself off as the genuine Red Ant. His comment does not reflect badly on you. In any case, while you are welcome to continue to post comments here that are either humorous or relate in some way to the parody, I would appreciate your not using this page as your personal blog.
The Author - March 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you Red Ant.
no name given - March 09, 2005 - Report this comment
I'msorry I didn't realize that the first comment labeled "Red Ant" was by an impostor. I wasn't trying to be harsh or anything.
no name given - March 10, 2005 - Report this comment
You probably don't know any of my parodies because I am not a parody author; I'm just a commenter. There are other people who visit this site who write comments but no parodies. When I made my first comment on this comment thread, I had no idea that I was responding to the fake Red Ant. We all know what it's like to be misunderstood, right?

P.S.: if you want to make paragraphs, just hitting the carriage return on here won't do; you will have to use the "br" tag (between the lessthan and greaterthan symbols).
NNG - March 10, 2005 - Report this comment
But I didn't vote 1,1,1. A Parody Police Officer must have.
How to Work a Room - March 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey, wait, I'm the REAL How to Work a Room.
How to Work a Room - March 11, 2005 - Report this comment
all right you two, will you cut it out?
Neil Diamond - March 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Red Ant, you killed the thread that wouldn't die.
Brown Ant - October 12, 2006 - Report this comment
I'll just try to settle this infamous argument by informing everyone who has made weird comments that Neil Diamond WROTE this song, but he himself did not PERFORM it. The Monkees did.

Period.
Neil Diamond - November 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Dear Brown Ant: I performed the song while writing it.
Deal Nymond - November 30, 2006 - Report this comment
That's a lie. The real Neil Diamond didn't even write that comment!
Neil Diamond - December 01, 2006 - Report this comment
Dear Deal Nymond: First of all, I don't think you wrote your comment. Secondly, it is impossible to write music without performing it while you write. Thirdly, TV commercials are a lie. Secret deodorant might be made for a woman but it is not in fact strong enough for a man.
the REAL Neil Diamond, dammit! - December 01, 2006 - Report this comment
If any of YOUR comments were true, then Dick Van Dyke's real name would truly be Penis Van Lesbian.
Chick Daney - December 02, 2006 - Report this comment
Lol at the Real Neil. (Hey! I just made something rhyme!)
Sirhan Sirhan - December 08, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm thinking of changing my name to Neil but I might spell it Neal or possibly Kneel.
Chick Daney - December 09, 2006 - Report this comment
^ ^^ ^^^ Cut it out, you morons.
Sirhan Sirhan - December 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Sirhan Sirhan is too repetitive. I've been repeating it my entire life. That's why I'm thinking of changing my name to Neil Neil.
Chick Daney - December 11, 2006 - Report this comment
To the moron who keeps posing under different aliases (most recently "Sirhan Sirhan"), get a life. You're boring me to death.
Yubble Doo - December 11, 2006 - Report this comment
You tell him, Dickie.
Sirhan Sirhan - December 12, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm also considering Diamond Diamond ... or maybe Neil Diamond Neil Diamond.
Chick Daney - December 12, 2006 - Report this comment
I said GET A LIFE!!
Bobie Kryant - December 13, 2006 - Report this comment
You guys are criving me daisy. Steeze plop it.
Jikal Maxon - December 13, 2006 - Report this comment
As the price vesident said, let a gife.
Jim Morrison - December 14, 2006 - Report this comment
Whoops, wrong song. I meant people are strange.
Chick Daney - December 15, 2006 - Report this comment
I bet the last three comments were all written by the same person. Beisdes, the real Mim Jorrison is dead now. He would've turned 63 last Friday if he were still alive.
Saddam Hussein - December 27, 2006 - Report this comment
I would like to use this forum to say that I oppose my death penalty.
Chick Daney - December 28, 2006 - Report this comment
The REAL sadaam didn't write the above comment. And the one above that one, well, it wasn't even written by the real Mother Teresa (there's no H in her name), and thats because she's been dead for nine years. So PTHBTPBPT!!
Mother Theresa - December 28, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm a different Mother Theresa. Theresa is a very common name, you know. There are six Mother Theresas in my convent, at least four of whom have never molested children.
Mother Theresa - December 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Also, you misspelled Saddam.
Chick Daney - December 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Just a minute, Mother Theresa. How can you have more than one mother per convent?
Mother Theresa - December 29, 2006 - Report this comment
We were promoted. Sister Superiors were promoted to Mother. Mothers were promoted to Grandmother.
Chick Daney - December 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Hey, wait, I'm the REAL Chick Daney. I didn't write that comment!
Yubble Doo - December 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Will you all please be quiet??
Yubble Doo - December 29, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm the real Yubble Doo.
Austin Stench - December 29, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm the real Austin Stench, International Man of Overpowering Bodily Odor.
Ack Jabramoff - December 29, 2006 - Report this comment
STOP IT, ALL OF YOU!! You're acting like children!!! Not one single comment on this comment thread has to do with the parody itself, which is what is intended. If you do not stop, I will personally ask the admins to take it down, and if the author still gives a s**t about his parody, he will have to re-submit it.

Seriously people. Grow up.

P.S.: the nazis who keep copying everyone's comments and ridiculing the names (who are probably all just the same moron under different aliases) can kiss my ass.
George W. Bush - December 29, 2006 - Report this comment
You're both wrong. I'm the real Yubble-Doo.

It's site quimple. Just whip your flerds.
Below Average Dave - December 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Abraham--I agree--whole heartedly, it's intended to be ABOUT THE PARODY---and these posts are far from about the parody--well not that I read all of them, but the ones I quick scanned weren't.
Schwarnold Ortzanegger - December 29, 2006 - Report this comment
B.A.D.: Who is Abraham?
Walter Bernstein - December 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Just curious, Ack. What difference does it make to you?
Bobie Kryant - December 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Leave him alone, Balter. Mr. Jabramov is just trying to stop this comment thread from getting too outta control, and I support him whole heartedly. Let's have someone make an actual comment about teh parody, for cryin out loud.
Walter Bernstein - January 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Ack, are you the author of the parody? Are you the site owner or administrator?
Bobie Kryant - January 02, 2007 - Report this comment
I said leave him alone, dammit.
Mother Theresa - January 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Don't leave him alone, Walter. Question him without mercy. Also, I liked the pardy and gave it 3 stars out of 5.
Jikal Maxon - January 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Don't listen to the MT imposter, he/she/it/banjo is just asking for trouble. I support Bobie Kryant whole heartedly, so all you nazis can go kiss my wazoo.
Chucky G. - January 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Please stop with the unnecessary comments, people. I bet most of the comments on here were written by the same 8 year old posing as famous people. Nice try, sucka.

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