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Song Parodies -> "Awesome Herman Li"

Original Song Title:

"Yellow Submarine"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Awesome Herman Li"

Parody Written by:

DJ Blaze

The Lyrics

A tribute to the greatest guitarist of all time. (Well.... second to SRV.)
In the time that it came out
I played Guitar Hero 3
But I couldn't beat the song
By the awesome Herman Li

So I tracked down Dragonforce
'Till I found their great CD
And I played it quite a while
Guitar player Herman Li

We're all pawns to the awesome Herman Li
Awesome Herman Li, awesome Herman Li
We're all pawns to the awesome Herman Li
Awesome Herman Li, awesome Herman Li

People think he speeds his riffs
That's a big load of jealousy
Super fast, he starts to play
(Insane solo, ending with Pac-Man noise)

We're all pawns to the awesome Herman Li
Awesome Herman Li, awesome Herman Li
We're all pawns to the awesome Herman Li
Awesome Herman Li, awesome Herman Li

(Full speed guitar, Mr. Herman! Full speed guitar!
Guitar solo now, sir!
Whammy lifting, whammy lifting!
Solo, now! Solo!
Awesome! AWESOME!)

As he lives a life of ease
No one can compare, to Herman Li (To Herman Li)
Waves of crowds (Waves of crowds)
Makes lots of green (Makes lots of green)
Cause he's awesome (Cause he's awesome)
Herman Li (Herman Li) (Whammy bar guitar-lift)

We're all pawns to the awesome Herman Li
Awesome Herman Li, awesome Herman Li
We're all pawns to the awesome Herman Li
Awesome Herman Li, awesome Herman Li

We're all pawns to the awesome Herman Li
Awesome Herman Li, awesome Herman Li
We're all pawns to the awesome Herman Li
Awesome Herman Li, awesome Herman Li
If you're still confused on who he is (you shouldn't be), he's the guitarist of DragonForce, whose song "Through The Fire And Flames" was featured in Guitar Hero 3.

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Chance G - June 04, 2009 - Report this comment
i like stevie ray vaughn but ive never heard herman li but its a shame that stevie died.
DJ Blaze - June 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks for the comment, Chance. Yes, I feel so down just remembering Stevie's death. Still, Herman Li is a great guitarist, and I wish more people would listen to Dragonforce's music.
Mark Scotti - June 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Cool tribute, DJ...
DJ Blaze - June 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Mark Scotti! Herman Li needs more tributes and less videos of people making fun of him, thinking he speeds up his riffs and calling him "Herman Ri".
Christie Marie M - June 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Great tribute to Herman Li. Truth is I haven't gotten far on Guitar Hero games! I always lose in that game, but I had fun with it anyways. I've tried almost every song except Herman Li's. As usual, excellent parody, especially with sound effects and guitar riffs. Rock on 555's!
DJ Blaze - June 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks again, Christie! Not everyone is good at Guitar Hero, but hey, we're only human, although Herman Li might be inhuman. (LOL Dragonforce album title pun) Personally, I can beat pretty much every song in every Guitar Hero on Expert except Jordan and Through The Fire And Flames. Here's hoping for Fury Of The Storm (or my parody "Fury Of The Store") for Guitar Hero 5!
Silver Power - June 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh, you play Guitar Hero and Rock Band too? I also play expert, lol. On the Guitar Hero series, I can't beat Jordan or TTFAF on Expert, on the Rock Band series I can't seem to beat Green Grass and High Tides on expert. Cool tribute, even though I'm not a fan of Dragonforce. He is a monster on guitar, though. [But if you go on Youtube, you'll notice that most asians are exceptional at playing instruments].
DJ Blaze - June 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, SP! I have to agree: most Asians are exceptional musicians. Another Asian guitar virtuoso I'm a big fan of is Kozo Nakamura. You might know him for "Dragon Blade". And yes, Herman is a monster on guitar!!!
Guy - July 26, 2009 - Report this comment
DJ - I must digress on who I believe was the best guitar player ever and that was Jimi Hendrix. Jimi was left handed and so poor that he could not afford a left handed guitar (at least that is the story that I've heard about him). He did actually play a right handed guitar left handed by turning it upside down.

Your parody writing skill shows a lot of promise and potential. I especially liked how you mimiced the original with these lines:

Solo, now! Solo!
Awesome! AWESOME!)

I could actually hear in my head the submarinish muffled comms system in those lines. This is pretty good.
DJ Blaze - July 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Guy! I do agree that Hendrix is an outstanding guitarist, however, I had no clue that he was poor! Stevie Ray Vaughan (whom is my real favorite guitarist) was so poor, he had to sleep on pool tables, from what I've heard. Herman Li has pretty much had a good career, the earlier D-Force albums selling OK. But when GH3 came out, Inhuman Rampage sold like hotcakes! Thanks for enjoying this parody. I'm thinking about doing another Herman Li tribute to another Beatles song, this time "Come Together".
Guy - July 27, 2009 - Report this comment
"Come Together" is one of favorite OSes to parody. I have a handful of them published. Feel free to check some of them out for ideas on that planned parody. There is a lot of cool stuff that can be done with the OS lyrics.

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