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Song Parodies -> "The Sounds of Violence"

Original Song Title:

"The Sounds of Silence"

Original Performer:

Simon & Garfunkel

Parody Song Title:

"The Sounds of Violence"

Parody Written by:

Melanie Lee

The Lyrics

Possible Ages of Amiright 2 entry, though I may go with something else. Okay, this OS has been done umpteen times, a few times with this title. And I hereby do it again. OS:
Heavy darkness, half past ten.
I'm walking home from work again.
Did I hear footsteps softly creeping?
Turn my head, car alarm's beeping.
I see visions of my body in a bag
With a tag.
Was it the sound of violence?

Through shadowed streets I walk alone.
Local winos getting stoned.
Brazen hooker hugs a street lamp.
A homeless vagrant sleeps upon a ramp.
Will my back be stabbed by the slash of a switchblade knife
That ends my life
Because of greed and violence?

Then on the brownstone steps I see
Ten thousand hoodlums--maybe three!
Hoodlums talking about hitting!
Hoodlums talking about kicking!
Hoodlums shouting "Yo!" and "Shove it up your rear!"
Could those jeers
Turn into sounds of violence?

9-1-1 I want to call!
Terror like a shadow falls!
Watch that drifter--he might grab you!
Watch that biker--he might nab you!
A new noise like padded footsteps fell!
(Scared as hell!)
No! Listen--here it comes--the violence!

As I ran I wished and prayed
That the noise would go away,
And a crash gave out its warning!
Braced myself--knew what was coming!
And the bang! and the roll of a garbage can
Scared away an alley cat
Who ran pitter-pat!
Well! So much for the sounds of violence.

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 15

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alvin - February 03, 2009 - Report this comment
love the surprise ending
Patrick - February 03, 2009 - Report this comment
That title just popped into my head yesterday. You did a much better job than I could have. Great ending. Gave me a laugh. I could picture the whole scenario in my head.
Timmy1000 - February 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Even if a repeat, we always like a well done parody. Good ending.
Tommy Turtle - February 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Have you considered moving out of NYC? Like, maybe, Hays, Kansas? 555
Andy Primus - February 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Good parody & funny ending
adagio - February 04, 2009 - Report this comment
This is sorta like mine...
adagio - February 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Good S&G song.
adagio - February 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I left you the wrong's the right one....
Matthias - February 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I was sure that I posted a comment on this one. Weird... Anyways I liked it, it's horror but like alternative horror not scary movie horror and that in itself is great.
Agrimorfee - February 13, 2009 - Report this comment
(Ages) Been there, living in the4 big bad city...interesting stuff, but you used "gave out its warning" which could have used a susbstitution.
tomario - February 14, 2009 - Report this comment
There are shades of the Jams "Down in the Tubestation" about this. i loved it ! Your mind plays so many tricks when your out of your comfort zone.
bobpiecheese - February 24, 2009 - Report this comment
(Ages) Ah, the first of the three 'Paranoia' entries in this round (it's fun when you have two options - you don't know who'll pick what!)! Never heard anything by Simon&Garfunkel, so I can't vote for fear of giving an incorrect pacing mark, but this was very well written. Keep it up!
Arwen - February 25, 2009 - Report this comment
AGES...this is SO me every time I'm walking alone at night, Melanie...I'm a total scaredy cat, and am pretty sure every noise I hear will be my last...only to find myself safe at home after every time. =) Excellent job!
Invisible Boy - February 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow...where do you live Melanie ?
I liked your storyline, your imagery and your ending. Very nice job.
Below Average Dave - February 25, 2009 - Report this comment
(Ages) First guesses: Detroit, St. Louis or Brooklyn. . .anyway, very eerie use of OS. Played more on paranoia than horror and being one of very few who did, bonus points for that. Very funny, just one line I must point out "Ten thousand hoodlums--maybe three!" 'stalking me' may have worked better than 'maybe three', that one line was iffy, but solid parody overall
Melanie Lee - February 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I live in Corona, Queens, NY--a couple of miles from where S&G lived in Forest Hills. S&G mentioned Corona in "Me and Julio".
Below Average Dave - February 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I was close with Brooklyn then
Jeff Reuben - February 25, 2009 - Report this comment
(Ages) Paranoia or horror...take your pick! Works for horror as a psychological thriller. Not an LOL funny song, but very well written and perfect for the genre that you were writing.
2nz - February 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Great soundalikes and I liked the theme here, Melanie. Especially liked the line: "Ten thousand hoodlums--maybe three"

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