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Song Parodies -> "Mad Abstraction"

Original Song Title:

"Satisfaction"

Original Performer:

Rolling Stones

Parody Song Title:

"Mad Abstraction"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

If this link is still active, it will provide some context for the parody: http://www.contracostatimes.com/danvilletimes/ci_8487531?nclick_check=1
I don't paint no mad abstraction,
I can't paint no mad abstraction.
So I lie, and I lie, and I lie, and I lie.
I don't paint no, I can't paint no.

I'd been tryin'--not too hard--
To learn how to do some painting. No,
I was talentless to the core.
Objets trouvés held fascination--
I started pasting things on substrate. . . shun
Brush and paint. . .none, no, no, no. No
Way I play it like Franz K[line].

I don't paint no mad abstraction,
I can't paint no mad abstraction.
So I lie when this guy says that I have an eye.
I don't paint no, I can't paint no. . . .

I was in the gallery
When this man came up to tell me,
He liked my gaucherie.
He called it "abstract,"
So I said, "Okey doke."
My lame, sick vignettes folks see,
Yet I paint no, no, no, no. No
Way I play like Pollock, J.

I can't paint no mad abstraction,
I can't paint no swirling action.*
So don't try, so don't try, so don't try, so don't try,
But get hung so, hang at the show.

It ain't right I'm in this world,
But I duped them hicks
Although I'm a hack.
So I'll try to make some girl;
I'll tell her: "Baby won't ya come see
My etchings sleek,
And ya know I'm a de Kooning freak."

Yet I etch no, no, no, no, no.
Come this way. . ."atelier."

I can't get no, I can't get no, I can't get no,
No satyr action, no sack-it action, no slam-bam action.


*action painting, as exemplified by Jackson Pollock, e.g.



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Stan Hall - March 08, 2008 - Report this comment
JB, oddly, tho' your supplied contexting link led me nowhere, c&p-ing what preceded its last slash took me to a page whence I then linked to the very place to which your link pointed. ANYWAY .... Nice riff on what I'm guessing was an entirely incidental inspiration. :-)
Peter Andersson - March 08, 2008 - Report this comment
"No satyr action, no sack-it action, no slam-bam action" should have been in the original, it would have been even better for it. :-)8
John Barry - March 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks, Stan, Peter.
2Eagle - March 08, 2008 - Report this comment
A certain newspaper columnist would get started on what passes for art these days - such as a can of poo (I am not making this up.). Somebody famous could barf on the floor of an art museum and label it Ralph. Has anyone ever xeroxed his butt and tinted it and entered it in an art exibit?
John Barry - March 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks, 2Eagle. Funny you should mention a tinted butt. I've done that, tinted it blue, and titled it "Blue Moon." I plan to enter it. The link I gave above is dead. This might work: http://www.contracostatimes.com/danvilletimes/ci_8487531
littleCupCakes - March 08, 2008 - Report this comment
ART is always in the mind/heart of the beholder, Sir John.
Guy - March 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Mick Jagger's "Mad Abstraction" is "Painted Black"

I ate a mushroom and it made me act quite whack,
Then got a mad abstraction that I painted black..

Wonderfully weird Sir John of Art.
alvin - March 08, 2008 - Report this comment
you're an artist with words...great theme and a nice job on a tough song to pace

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