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Song Parodies -> "Honesty"

Original Song Title:

"Yesterday"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Honesty"

Parody Written by:

Red Ant

The Lyrics

My first Beatles parody! While I have seen many, I don't think this is nearly as good as the others ( tried to get pacing pretty close ). Just an opinion and wish. The truth is that almost everything in the world would fall apart if everyone was honest all the time. Then again, "Imagine" was as much a wish as well.
Honesty
Is not always the best policy
I hate to say it but I can see
But I believe in honesty

Truthfully
I'm not the boy that I used to be
There's a rainbow now that I can see
Oh honesty came over me

Why he had to lie I don't know
Not telling me
I said something true,
How 'bout you for honesty?

Liars be
Damned it's such a tangled web they weave
When time comes they'll get no reprieve
Oh they deceive no honesty

Why she had to lie I dont know
Not telling me
I said something true,
How 'bout you for honesty?

Honesty
Was once such a foreign thought for me
I tell of my faults openly
Now I believe in honesty.....

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Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.2
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 23

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Johnny D - March 25, 2005 - Report this comment
Red Ant, if you can write a "Yesterday" parody as good as this, you ought to consider participating in "Jesterdays" on the song parodies messageboard.
MrMacphisto - March 25, 2005 - Report this comment
Honestly, this is very good
Dumb Ass Kid - March 25, 2005 - Report this comment
I can (honestly!) say i'm impressed! This is top class stuff
alvin rhodes - March 25, 2005 - Report this comment
"honesty" is not only a good policy...its a good parody
John Barry - March 25, 2005 - Report this comment
Truth to be told: I like it.
Michael Pacholek - March 25, 2005 - Report this comment
You want fives? "I think I'm entitled!" You want me to say this is a good parody? "I want the truth!" You can't handle the truth! Yes, you can, this was very good.
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - March 25, 2005 - Report this comment
They all lie to you, but someone has to be honest with a 444, and I guess thats me... :-)
Red Ant - March 25, 2005 - Report this comment
WOW, I'm blown away. Thnak you all. I had no idea how this would take in the funny category.
AFW - March 25, 2005 - Report this comment
Good message...good job..good for fives
Red Ant - March 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks AFW. To Johnny D: I say the "Jesterdays" thread, but really am not that interested in it ( in all honesty ). :)
Dominic L. - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
544, very good pacing... pretty funny
Red Ant - April 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Dominic L.
Red Ant - June 16, 2005 - Report this comment
After parodying this OS a few times, Johnny D got to me on the "Jesterday" thread. :-)
Adagio - June 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Great parody...all the good words were taken, except that I'll repeat that it had a good message too. 5's
Melhi - June 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(H) Nice job!
Agrimorfee - June 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) This is better than Billy Joel's "Honesty". I really like how you took an overall approach with different genders.
Charlie Decker - June 22, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Not bad, Red Ant. 555
Johnny D - June 28, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above.
Rick C - June 28, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) Good parody, Red Ant. One of my favorite OS's from my favorite band.
Dee Range - July 02, 2005 - Report this comment
(H) Words to live by, Red Ant. Pacing is close enough for 5's, IMO. 5's for message in place of humor. 5's overall, because overall this is a good parody.
Stuart McArthur - July 03, 2005 - Report this comment
(H) nice sentiments, Red Ant
Red Ant - July 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Adagio, Melhi, Agrimorfee, Charlie Decker, Johnny D, Rick C, Dee Range and Stuart McArthur.
Scathe - July 03, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC-H) This was pretty good.
MysteryGoat - July 05, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS
Jeff Reuben - July 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Huh...another serious one. Good job, came across well.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - July 05, 2005 - Report this comment
I loved it. Honest! A lovely parody, Red Ant.
Arwen - July 05, 2005 - Report this comment
ABC--not really giggling...but singing along with ease...=) Nice job, Red Ant.
Red Ant - July 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Scathe, MysteryGoat ( DKTOS? really! ), Jeff, Jake, and Arwen.
2nz - July 05, 2005 - Report this comment
If a woman asks you if she looks fat, the answer is always 'NO'. Sometimes it's a lie, but the correct answer is still Frikkin NO.

While not very 'funny' per-se, this parody is meaningful and I get the feeling it's something you were writing to express yourself at the time. Here be some 5s from me for this this one Red Ant.
Red Ant - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks 2nz, and agreed on the "Do I look fat" question.

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