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Song Parodies -> "Never Born to be Wild"

Original Song Title:

"Born to be Wild"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Steppenwolf

Parody Song Title:

"Never Born to be Wild"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

Horrible true story of Susan Wiley who was misdiagnosed as potentialy slightly retarded and thus, in the care of demented parents, was caged like an animal, fed little to nothing, was strapped to a potty chair for long hours each day, and when discovered was only 59 lbs- very weak. She walked poorly because of the cage and was never taught to speak. She has been moved from family to facilities all her life... tragic...
Get ready for something shockin'
The story of Susan “Genie” Wiley
Misdiagnosed as slightly retarded
Her parents locked her away

Yeah, Susan, it never should have happened
In her bedroom, she could not escape
Shut-in, they never let her out-not once
They chose to lock her in a cage…

Constant verbal abuse and beatings
Never taught to speak
Barely even fed her
At only 59 lbs, she was too weak

Yeah, Susan, it never should have happened
In her bedroom, she could not escape
Shut-in, they never let her out-not once
They chose to lock her in a cage…

The torment of an abused child
Not retarded, never born to be wild
Caged like an animal, becoming feral
It’s amazing she survived
Never born to be wild
Poor tormented child…

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Wild Child JIN - May 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh yes, this is much better Robert! :-), Good story about a bad tragedy :-(, and facts well presented! 5's! :-)
Rob Arndt - May 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks Wild Child JIN- I ordered the "Mockingbird Don't Cry" dvd today. Thank YOU for the inspiration for the song and the Genie Wiley info!!!
Wild Child JIN - May 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Actually it's ""Mockingbird Don't Sing" instead of ""Mockingbird Don't Cry" but I still understand what you meant. ;-)
Wild Child JIN - May 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm not sure how long you've been here Robert, but I too wrote a parody about Genie, it's of Radiohead's "Fake Plastic Trees" song, mine is called "Genie and Me" Here is the link to it - http://www.amiright.com/parody/90s/radiohead26.shtml
Rob Arndt - May 10, 2011 - Report this comment
WCJ, thanks for the info on the other parody- nice work!
Wild Child JIN - May 11, 2011 - Report this comment
When you get the DVD "Mockingbird Don't Sing", Rob, you will find out that it was Genie's father that kept her captive, and that Genie's mother was also being abused by him, as well as her son too.
Wild Child JIN - May 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I don't want to spoil the movie for you, but in the movie, the names are changed, for example, Genie is not called "Genie" in the movie, she is called "Katie", :-)

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