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Song Parodies -> "Crazy Makin' Printer"

Original Song Title:

"Hazy Shade of Winter"

Original Performer:

Simon & Garfunkel

Parody Song Title:

"Crazy Makin' Printer"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Time, time, time
Passing away from me
And projects abound
I've got a deadline, you see
Need to print five of these

Hear a sound
And I frown
Because I
Have a crazy makin' printer

Don't tell me there's a paper jam!
Oh, have you ever tried
To rescue something stuck inside?
I just burned my hand
It's about all I can stand

Lookin' down
Toner's brown now
Dammit I
Hate this crazy makin' printer

Throw out all your hopes, my friend
If you load the paper tray
It'll say "empty" anyway
Cancel, resend
Too bad, it's jacked up again

All around
The tension's high
I've gotta gripe
Want to hack it with a knife

Ohhh, how I hate this machinery
Want to practice my carpentry
Take a saw to letter tray three
The feeling would be sublime
Funny how each third page it rips
While printing all my manuscripts
This is the ninth time
Better take cover 'cause I'm...

Gonna pound
I'm unsound now
Thanks to my
Stupid crazy makin' printer

Look around
Wailing sounds
Come from me curled up on the ground!

Look around
Wailing sounds
Come from me curled up on the ground!

Look around
Wailing sounds
Come from me curled up on the ground!

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 24

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Dominic L. - July 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Great parody, it's funny and it's really fun to sing with the original. Good stuff. 5's
Stuart McArthur - July 14, 2005 - Report this comment
yes, and why is it ALWAYS tray three? - is it like being third-born or something? - great OS and great subs, Arwen - 555
John Barry - July 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Print these 5s.
alvin rhodes - July 14, 2005 - Report this comment
i admire your passion...5s
AFW - July 14, 2005 - Report this comment
I hate printers, too...but love this parody..fives
Serafina - July 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Arwen!!! I absolutely loved this!! I'm going to print a perfect 5-5-5 vote on this one. :) Have a wonderful day!
Paul Robinson - July 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Funny AND definitely Real Life...reminds me...(what doesn't, right?)...during a "dry" employment spell a few years back I took a two-day temp job at some place...that consisted solely of monitoring a very large printer doing a huge print job...they had problems with it jamming quite often and it was just taking too much valuable time of people who actually had something to they ordered out for a flunky to sit they and wait for the printer to screw up and take menial steps to get it running...I had explicit instructions that if the menial steps didn't work I was NOT to go any further...had an "emergency extension" to dial in that case...a "Real" person would come by and do whatever was needed. Happened a few times, too. Less than stimulating...longest two-8 hour workdays of my life, I think...5's here for the funny and for giving me this chance to tell that story ~ ~ ~
Ashkicksass - July 14, 2005 - Report this comment
PC Load Letter! What the hell does that mean?

Arwen, this is fantabulous! And oh so true!
Jeff Reuben - July 14, 2005 - Report this comment
I promise, someday, your prints will come in! Great line: "If you load the paper tray It'll say "empty" anyway"
Tiffany Funk - July 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Printers are there to help us. Obviously you aren't following the users manual like you should be. Because if you were, you wouldn't have printer problems. I suggest you visit for some helpful hints. I hope this aids you in your future problems, and I also hope you have a super day!
Johnny D - July 14, 2005 - Report this comment
You write such witty and clever "slice-of-life" parodies, Arwen --- I'm happy to see you doing more writing these days --- please --- keep it going!
Michael Pacholek - July 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Printers... God's punishment for writing up parodies on your work computer.
Arwen - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Dominic...thanks a bunch!!'s tray three because three rhymes with the OS...; ) Just kidding...LOL on your comment...and thanks!

John B...thanks...don't mind if I do...=)

alvin...and I admire pretty much everything about you...=) Thanks!

AFW...mission accomplished! My dream is really to form an alliance of printer hating, parody loving geniuses...=) I'll send you a program brochure...Thanks!!

Serafina!!!...thanks a ton, as always! is always good to know that you're good for a story. I, myself, have a doozy about me and a treadmill that happened just last night...but this is not the time to share it. Perhaps if someone posts a parody about a treadmill...or me falling while using the treadmill, I'll share it then...=) Thank you! got it, of the greatest films of all time...and yes, Michael "Why should I change, he's the one who sucks" Bolton kicks ASS!! Thanks!

Jeff...that was one of my favorite bits, too...=) Thanks!!

Tiffany...thanks, but who are you talking to?

Johnny...Thanks a lot. But, I can only write them as they come to me...I've got a couple more in the works...but have yet to get over the hump with them...stay tuned!

Michael...have you been peeking in my office window again? Thanks!!
Tim Mayfield - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Definitely sounds like an HP printer. I always enjoyed the accordian look when the first paper to jam didn't stop the print job, it took 5. And who doesn't love the fifteen blank pages that feed through together. The joke around office is that one of them needs to use the restroom... Tray 5's!!
Arwen - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Tim...right you are...when asked which model of HP printer I have, I say it's the HP-OS, Hellish Piece of Sh*t...=) Thank you!
Zee Meestress - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Ekshellent, Arven! Very, very funneez. I only beet my preenter when he refuse to make big poster from one of my 'recreational' photos. Zumthing about pornograph laws. Prood.
Arwen - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Mistress Leola...I am especially fond of the fact that you referred to your printer as a "he." Of COURSE all printers are male. It just makes sense...bastards.
Michael Pacholek - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Now, why would I be peeking in your office window, when your place of residence gives me a better view? (Oops, once, again, I appear to be "Indiscreet Where You Live.")
Arwen - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Jeff Reuben - August 03, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) This one strikes a chord with me (or I strike a printer with a hammer with this one). Liked it a lot, and a Bangels OS never hurts.
Dominic L. - August 03, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM- Like I said before, awesome parody! 5's
Dumb Ass Kid - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
[SOTM] I agree with Dominic, this was a really good parody, well done 555+
Kristof Robertson - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Just discovered this one thru latest comments. Freakin' hilarious title and parody to match...555
Adagio - August 08, 2005 - Report this comment
[SOTM] DKTOS. It's an interesting read though.
Charlie Decker - August 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I've been trying to do the OS for ages. Maybe I'll just print out a copy of this one! Well done as always!
Scathe - August 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS, but a relatible chuckle.
Agrimorfee - August 11, 2005 - Report this comment
[SOTM] That's a good one! Le'mme make a copy....dammit, it's down. 555
Johnny D - August 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above
Peter Andersson - August 23, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM - Printeresting idea...
Melhi - August 25, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I enjoyed jamming along with this one! :D
Red Ant - August 25, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Never had any problems with my HP printers. Good parody Arwen.
Tim Mayfield - August 25, 2005 - Report this comment
Red Ant - Here's the scenario: The company you work for bought printers for employee use TEN years ago. They have been shared with 50 users who print an average of 400 pages a day each. The maintenance guy knows your building inside out as he is there at least once a week. He brings a cloth rag, a vacuum and a toolbox but never any replacement parts. The springs should have been replaced six years ago but still "look good" to the maintenance guy because he makes more money by coming out to maintain the printer than he would if you paid for the $30 springs. Anyway, long story long, HP isn't a bad printer company, it's the maintenance plans that hurt us.
Stuart McArthur - August 27, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) and it's a great title-substitute too - surely you have an intense weird tech-type guy who would only be too willing to help you with this problem Arwen...hmmm?
Adam Eccleshall - August 28, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I loved this :-D
Phil Alexander - August 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Been there, done that, got toner all over the T-Shirt ;-)
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - August 30, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I think my guardians may have a 'best of' Simon and Garfunkel at home... I'll have to see if the OS is on there in order to enjoy this gem even more. A relatable subject done brilliantly, Arwen.
Rick C - August 31, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Good job.
Arwen - September 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Jeff - You and me both, my friend...=) Thanks a bunch!

Dominic - And like I said before...thanks a bunch!!

DAK - Thank you very much...I like it best when you all agree with other people who've already said I was good...hehehe...=)

Kristof - Through latest comments? You mean you're not skulking around my author page every day looking for new entries? (pouting now) I suppose I'll forgive you...thanks!

Adagio - should, at the very least, try to check the OS's good stuff.

Charlie - You're welcome to print this long as your printer works...=) Thanks very much.

Scathe - I do think it's something most people can relate to...thanks!

Agrimorfee - Hee! Well isn't that just the luck? Thanks!

Johnny - Thanks again...=)

K1 - Hee! Thanks!

Melhi - Glad you enjoyed it...I almost missed the 'jamming' pun...but caught in at the last minute...nice! =)

Red Ant - Well count yourself lucky, Mister. Seriously.

Tim Mayfield - You have a maintenance plan? I'm a bit jealous...

Stuart - I'd rather go crazy from the annoying printer than go crazy from the site of Fred...bleah. He told me he loves me the other about your crazy makers...I wanted to cry...

Adam - Well, mission accomplished, then...=) Thanks!

Phil - Hee! That toner is a damned bastard, isn't it? Thanks!

Luke - Thanks a bunch...let me know if raiding the old folks' CDs is enlightening...=)

Rick - Thanks, sir...=)

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