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Song Parodies -> "He's Bound By Silence"

Original Song Title:

"The Sound of Silence"

Original Performer:

Simon and Garfunkel

Parody Song Title:

"He's Bound By Silence"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

If you had told me back in December 2002, when I first found Amiright, that I would one day write a parody about mimes, I would've said... nothing. This is an answer to my man Johnny D's "Suspicious Mimes," and, Johnny, in case you're wondering about that ". . . . ." comment I left, count the dots!
Hello, Marcel, my old friend.
I've come to talk, but you pretend.
Because precisioned is your creeping.
Making motions like you're weeping.
That precision that was planted in my brain
seems insane.
But you are bound... by silence.

His best routine, he walks along
there in place on cobblestone.
'Neath the halo of a streetlamp
exercises an art that's so camp.
And his guise was dabbed with the splash of the white makeup.
Some shakeup.
And he is bound... by silence.

And in his upturned hat I saw
ten dollars, five cents, maybe more.
He is talking without speaking.
We are hearing without listening.
Now I'm writing song... his voice will never share.
Would not dare.
Because he's bound... by silence.

Schools to learn this, I don't know.
Silent routines, can he grow?
Hear his words, you can't, I bet you.
Don't like mimes? You say, "I'll get you"?
But his words... like silent raindrops fell.

Don't heckle.
His will
is silence.

And the people bowed and prayed
to the whitefaced god they made.
And the people, they gave such clappin'
to a guy who's acting like Chaplin.
But I say there
"I've seen better entertainment
written on the subway walls
and tenement halls!"

Hey, Mister...
You're bound...
by silence.
One time, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams were on "The Tonight Show" together. Jay Leno mentioned that Williams had once been a mime. Suffice it to say that Williams has since found much louder ways to entertain people. Crystal must agree, because he said, "A mime is a terrible thing to waste."

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Pacing: 4.6
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Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 9

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alvin rhodes - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
perhaps the most elegant mime song on the site which only makes it funnier
YAD - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
I think we're running out of mime jokes... Running out of mime. [checks invisible wrist-watch] Yes, we're running out of mime, all right. [scrapes the bottom of an invisible barrel for more mime jokes]. Nah, I'm all out. Or maybe I just don't SEE 'em. 5s, Michael.
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
What Alvin said. I contemplated doing "The mime's still alive bearing sounds of silence" to that well known ditty from "Sound of Music" for today, but I couldn't find the words.
John Barry - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm silently giving you fives.
Stephen Harrington - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
(makes a motion of showing five fingers, three times). ^___^
Johnny D - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
THAT WAS GREAT MICHAEL THANKS FOR MENTIONING ME AND YES I GET IT YOU GAVE ME FIVE DOTS TO REPRESENT A VOTE OF FIVES THANKS AGAIN I REALLY APPRECIATE IT I HOPE YOU CAN HEAR ME I'M TRYING TO TALK ABOVE THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT
Larry Hensley - April 14, 2006 - Report this comment
Hilarious, so many good lines. 555's
Michael Pacholek - September 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Rest in peace, Marcel Marceau. May we have a moment of... oh, forget it.

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