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Song Parodies -> "Deaf Ear From Timpani"

Original Song Title:

"I Hear a Symphony"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Deaf Ear From Timpani"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

I could never be a percussionist........
They've given me an earache
And when I play I feel ground shake
For a sound that goes Ba-whoom
So deep throated, just two-noted

Now sound isn't clear
Deaf ear from timpani
A painful malady
Playing the big drums
Big drums is my art

Then muddily,
Deaf ear from timpani
Ooh, those sticks are hitting hides
Damaging bones inside
Till I start to play behind
I'm lost in the piece
Oops, it's not in three

It's getting severe
Deaf ear from timpani
Causing great injury
Every time those sticks beat skins
Pow, baby

Baboom, baboom
I can't reverse this trend
Please let my eardrums mend
But I play on and on and on
Pow, boom boom boom boom
These gigs don't pay the bills
This music gives me chills
And for the meager crowd that comes to concerts

It's fading I fear
Deaf ear from timpani
I just can't find the key
I play this classic crap but not for long now

Bawoom bawoom
As I stand in the back
Sitting through a thousand rests
Those sappy violins play the best

Pow, boom boom boom boom
Please make this concert end
This art is not my friend
Ooh, just no my friend
Boom bum boom bum
Deaf ear from timpani
I'm now in agony

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Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 7

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   7

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Johnny D - July 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Here's a parody that just can't be beat.
John Barry - July 30, 2004 - Report this comment
I like the imagery and the cymbalism.
alvin rhodes - July 30, 2004 - Report this comment
ear splitting AND side splitting...5s
Johnny D - July 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Looks like there's a steady punbeat of commentary developing.
Rod W - July 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Boomity-bam, funny you am! 5s for title alone.
Dee Range - July 30, 2004 - Report this comment
From somebody who has a deaf ear, this is so true to life. I can't even go to concerts for the noise anymore. God work, 5's across the sound board
Guy - July 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Q. What do a drum, an egg and a good parody have in common?
A. You can beat a drum, you can beat an egg, but you can't beat a good parody.

Well done RIck!
WhizkidF - July 30, 2004 - Report this comment
555 for a parody about life on the kettledrums!
Rick D - July 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Guy. Where you been? We miss you.
Guy - July 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Rick, it's nice to be told that I am missed. I took a hiatus. I have a proper song submitted that should post tomorrow that I think is appropriate as my come back. Congratulations on achieving third place in the ratings. I should be posting regularly for a bit now. It's nice to be back.
Rick D - July 31, 2004 - Report this comment
In that case, I'll happily kiss third place goodbye.
Paul Robinson - July 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Rick D - I'm sure there's a "drum" pun that hasn't been used yet here but I can't think of any. So I'll just give you 5's. And a small bit of self-promotion - now to those who may disapprove I'll FYI you that Rick and I know each other a bit and we share and point stuff out to each other all the time. Of course, from what I've seen with the voting tabulation problem a vote tonight might reset the vote counter on the parody and put me back to zero(well, 1, actually). But, what the hey, it's more about sharing and getting feedback and hopefully an occasional pat-on-the-back for your stuff

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