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Song Parodies -> "A Day in the Exodus"

Original Song Title:

"A Day in the Life"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"A Day in the Exodus"

Parody Written by:

Spaff.com

The Lyrics

I led the Jews today, oh boy
Up to this mount - I think it's "Cyanide"
And oh the Jews were rather bad
But I just raised my sta-aff
And smashed their golden ca-alf

It blew my mind, that hand of God
I never knew he wore a pinkie ring
The crowd was read his new Top Ten
They sure complained a lot
Nobody was really sure if they'd obey one Thou Shalt Not

I saw a plague today, oh boy
The Egypt army, smacked with bugs and frogs
The cows and people puked all day
But I just held my nose
Said: Yo Pha-ra-ohhhh
Dude let my
Peo...
ple...
Go...

[An awesome sonic crescendo orchestrates the even awesomer parting of the Red Sea.]

[Then an alarm clock jars Moses into this flashback:]

Got born
Got near erased
Rode the Nile - a basket case
Found by Pharaoh's daughter, what a shock
I learned to walk
Like an Egyp-ti-an (heh heh heh heh)

I was Prince, but whacked a creep
Jumped my bail, moved in with sheep
Stayed for forty years there, holy smoke
A burning bush spoke
And I thought I'd gone insane:

"Sla-a-a-aves...
Free the SLA-a-a-aves..."
(etc.)

[Brass:]
(MEAN - WHILE BACK - AT CAMP)

I led the Jews today - oy vey -
Right through a hole; the Red Sea disappeared
The armies came and it refilled
We'll test their swimming skill
Best of all, the lot was caught on tape by Cecil B. DeMille

I'd love to
Reach...
Zi...
on...

[Moses counts the commandments to make sure they're all still there.]

[The parting of the Red Sea is such a crowd pleaser that the scene is repeated here.
(No, it's not parted twice in the Bible, but this is Hollywood.)
At the peak of the sea-parting crescendo, the water walls fall in on the Egyptian army to the sound of a final, sustained chord.]

[And there is much rejoicing.]
["Yayyy."]

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 34

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DKTOS? - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Don't Know The Original Song? (Really?) It's temporarily available at spaff.com/dktos
Johnny D - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey everybody, read this 5-worthy opus by Spaff --- He brew-up a good one here!
Rick D - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Didn't John Lennon say he was greater than Moses?
Matthias - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Thou Shalt Not Covet 5's, but you did so.... oh well
Royce Miller - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Very interesting parody about a very interesting story.
Kristof Robertson - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Commandment 11: Thou shalt not giggle at a Spaff parody. Try keeping that one, sinners! 555
alvin rhodes - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
i love biblical parodies and this one is top-notch...5s
Chuck A. Spear - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
This is the BEST parody I've ever read! Hilarious! And so well done! Here's a 555 to ward off 666!
Sweet Indigo - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
I covet this parody! Good work :D
Paul Robinson - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Just the way I remember reading it in my Bible...HEY, doesn't that make this plagiarism? OH...wait...maybe it was worded differently...I guess I just REMEMBERED it that way...Great stuff, a true Technicolor Classic...5's ~ ~ ~
Rick C - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
God wrote this through your hand, I can tell! It's perfect!
Jonathan C. - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Cecil B. DeMille, eat your heart out. (Since he's been dead a long time, the insects and maggots may have already done that for him. :D)
Peter Andersson - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Favorite Line: "Like an Egyp-ti-an (heh heh heh heh)". It's really more like panting in TOS, isn't it?

Kristof: I was told in school that the 11:th commandment was "thou shall not masturbate or I will kill a kitten". I'm sure there's a parody about sporicide/genocide of biblical proportions in that one, but I've already written myself a seat reservation at the Purgatory Bowl so I'll leave that one for you petty sinners.
Paul Robinson - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Peter - Wow! I'm am aghast imagining all the poor little dead kittens lying lifeless and forlorn next to pools of spent...umm...wax...
Peter Andersson - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Oops! That didn't really come out the way I intended, which was to imply that I might, I say might, have qualified for Purgatory in other ways (than that particular one) than such petty sinners. =8-()
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Loved the 'basket case' joke. All hail the Golden Spaff!
Steven Cavanagh - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Great choice, Spaff. Good knowledge of the source material, some great lines (walk like an egyptian, basket case & Cecil). Now for some reason I have Keith Green's "So you wanna go back to Egypt" in my head...
Stuart McArthur - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
That is just fantastic, Spaff - the Egyptain army, walked like a egyptian heh heh heh heh, Cecil B De Mille - wow! - 555
Paul Robinson - June 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Peter - I'm not holding you responsible for any kitten deaths...but your "11th Commandment" note did bring on the imagery, in a comic rather than grotesque fashion...don't worry, I shan't be haunted nightmares of this...and IF I am, it will all be Spaff's fault anyway ~ ~ ~
Peter Andersson - June 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Paul: Considering the explanation of the word spaff we have been given I don’t think an exodusmosis imagery of kittens raining on puppies are to far fetched here. :-)
Phil Alexander - June 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Holy cow, Spaff... this one counts (IMHO) as your best yet. Simply brilliant.
Michael Pacholek - June 30, 2005 - Report this comment
So the words spoken by the Prophet Edmund were fulfilled: "The Pharoah wired in he had water coming in..." Not to mention the words of the Prophet Charlton: "Pharoah, the only way you're going to get my staff is to pry it from my cold, dead hands!" This is a parody of epic, nay, biblical proportions. Woe unto he who giveth this not five.
Chris Wolvie - July 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Dude, you had me from "I led the Jews today". :) If I could give SIXES, I would. As such, I give you all fives...out of fives!
Jack Wilson - July 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Loved it! 555!
Spaff.com - July 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanx, Johnny Deuteronomy & St Matthias & Royce Pilaf & Overlord Kristof & scholar rhodes & Indigo Montoya & s2art mcRthR & Local Celebrity!

RAD: I think the quote was "bigger than Ruth." Really pissed off the feminists.

P-Rob: Yeah, I pretty much took it verbatim from the book of Exodus. I'm expecting an infringement lawsuit from the estate of Moses.

Ricksy: That explains the carpal tunnel.

Jonathan: Heh heh.

PeterCHYD: Speaking of panting, way to implicate yourself there.

Ralphing Luke: "Hang in there - even Moses was once a basket case." I saw that on one of those sickeningly sweet wooden wall decorations in one of those sickeningly sweet craft stores. I had blocked it out but it un-blocked itself, unfortunately, while I was writing this.

Stevenagh: Hmmm...Never heard of that one. I'll see if I can track it down.

Michaelopedia: "Whoa!" unto THEE for thy uncanny ability to turn everything into either an Edmund Fitzgerald reference or a political rant. Or, better yet, both.

Chris Wolvie: Dude, did you just "dude" me? Thanx, dude.

Chuck A Spear & Philbo: Alas, it's no "Anal Vice," but thanks!
Melhi - July 03, 2005 - Report this comment
(How did I miss this?!) DKTOS but this is great!

Just kidding... about the DKTOS part (It's one of my fave Beatles tunes,) the "great" part I'm just vastly understating. :) I kneel before your greatness!
Tim Mayfield - July 05, 2005 - Report this comment
I can't believe you didn't use the 'God told me to take two tablets and call you in the morning' line... aww, the horror... still was an epic and monumental parody. 5's
Agrimorfee - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Spaff you did it again! In the words of Eddy G. Robinson (as filtered through Billy Crystal)...."Where's yer Moses nooooowwwww!?"
Leo Jay - July 08, 2005 - Report this comment
[SOTM (& G'MORRAH)] Genius. A parody of biblical distortions. You've outdone yourself with this one.
Dumb Ass Kid - July 08, 2005 - Report this comment
[SOTM] Absolutely fantastic 555
Red Ant - July 08, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Love the "Cyanide" substitution, "walk like an egyptian" and the "Yayyy" at the end, which reminds me of Crank Yankers. Other numerous "parts" as well. Great job on this one Spaff.
Arwen - July 08, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM--Do you have to understand and appreciate that religious/Utah humor to find this funny? Because...oh wait...um...oh yeah...this WAS funny...=) Nice work, Spaff. (and LOL to Leo's comment preface)
Agrimorfee - July 11, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) same old above
Mike (Mike Armstrong) - July 13, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Enjoyed all the bad puns, especially the basket case, good work
You're not going there. - July 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Go to hell. I would give you 666 but I have to give you 111.
Spaff.com - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanx for your entertaining comments, Hellhi & Tim the Enchanter & Aggro & Lee O Testament & DAK & Ant in Chains & Sister Evenstar & Aggro again & MofMandA!

"You're not going there.": Yours isn't my first 111, but it is my first "Go to hell," so I suppose I should thank you for the invitation. I have no idea what pissed you off, however - care to elaborate?
Paul Robinson - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Spaff - must have been that Attorney for the Estate of Moses dissing you for that plagiarism of the OP (Original Psalm) - bet you can expect a big subpenis in the male soon ~ ~ ~
Dee Range - July 18, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I re-iterate...there should be 6 voting buttons numbered 1-2-3-4-5-SPAFF. You constantly set the bar higher with every parody you do, and this is no exception. But why do you enter SOTM, instead of the SOTU....Song of the Universe? Because this is Other-Worldly good.
Charlie Decker - July 19, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I've been putting off commenting on this one. It's really fantastic. One of your best yet, IMHO. "I learned to walk like an Egyp-ti-an..." you just make it seem so easy. Well done!
Dr. Bob - July 19, 2005 - Report this comment
cute idea. a couple of good lines in the 'got born' verse. thou shall receive high marks.
Jeff Reuben - July 22, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Well done! Love the parting of the Red Sea in the video!
Rick C - July 27, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Still excellent, especially the Cecil B DeMille line.
Johnny D - July 28, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!
Tim Mayfield - July 28, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Go ye and seek above! Also, good thing Moses didn't get a staff infection and also good thing heels weren't invented yet, can you imagine the women complaining?
Stuart McArthur - July 28, 2005 - Report this comment
(sotm) erudite or well-researched, or both? Your parodies have so much unexpected detail, Spaff - maybe to provide a backdrop for your procession of witty subject-related gags? - I dunno, but the whole style works a treat, and this is one of your funniest and cleverest - and an OS that I know!!! applause again for the lines I mentioned last time and an extra guffaw for the "Thou Shalt Not" line
Phil Alexander - July 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Spaff - you may say it's no "Anal Vice", but I have a bit of a penchant for (sac)religious parodies, and this hits the spot perfectly.
Kristof Robertson - July 31, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Your parodies are so rich, well crafted and chucklesome, Spaff...you're really only competing with yourself. This is another fine product from the Spaff Laff Factory....:-)
Mikey Squirrel - July 31, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM.. You never cease to amaze me, Spaff. Love the narrative line scattered throughout. It's like watching the music video. Very well done. 555
2nz - August 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Coulda SWORN I was here before. Great stuff, man. Really liked 'I led the Jews today, oh boy' and the 'creep/sheep' couplet. Keep pimpin' that pinkie ring.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - August 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Still a heap of humorous holy crap.
JUNE 2005 SONG OF THE MONTH BRONZE MEDAL - August 13, 2005 - Report this comment
http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=3009.0;id=7433;image
Claude Prez - August 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Better late than never, right? Brilliant from the first line on down. Won't even try to single any out, just WOW.
Spaff.com - September 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Belated thanx, P-Rob & Dee Secrated & Sgt Decker & Dr Bob & Jeffaroo & Tim Shaltfield & s2art mcRthR & Overlord Kristof & Squirrelbait & Looney 2nz & Ralphing Luke & Claude For Freaking Prez!

Philbo: I consider "Anal Vice" my lamest parody, so I don't mind if you consider this one to be on a somewhat different level.

Johnny BD: I actually came in fourth, not third, but thanks for the medal all the same. I wear it nonstop.

Everyone: Coming soon: RICK CORMIER, and possibly Cheech & Chong. And that's all I'm gonna say about that.
Agrimorfee - October 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey Spaff, as far as the recordings I liked Wandering Bytes better, but only when the sound bites were really relevent to the material. The vocal and mix were better. But I also need to add there was a little too much clutter of bites in the final chord, too...sample more of the Ten Commandments movie.
Spaff.com - October 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey Aggro - Very cool of you to check 'em both out and offer feedback. Thanx!
HERE'S RICK CORMIER'S RECORDING(S) - October 04, 2005 - Report this comment
http://www.amiright.com/performances/items/performances_1128354187.shtml
jerry - April 03, 2010 - Report this comment
spaff if some guy tried to talk you into becoming a pagan then what would you say?
Spaff.com - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Wow, it's been MONTHS since the pagan missionaries last knocked on my door. I can't remember exactly what I said, therefore, but I'm pretty sure I didn't sign up.
white trash - April 06, 2010 - Report this comment
i had jehovahs witnesses knock on my door but god told me not to answer so i listen just like im tired of all these born-agains walking around asking if you know God speakin of You Know Who Yeah, but there's no proof though"
Spaff.com - April 12, 2010 - Report this comment
God speaking to you isn't sufficient proof?

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