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Song Parodies -> "Parody (Or, The Lack Thereof)"

Original Song Title:

"Yesterday"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Parody (Or, The Lack Thereof)"

Parody Written by:

Arwen

The Lyrics

I'm in a funk. When nothing else works...I turn to self pity and The Beatles...
Parody
It's a song where lyrics are funny
Changing what was said orig'nally
Oh how I love a parody

Usually
I can lay one down without much strain
Now I'm suff'ring writer's block again
My thoughts are clogged unusually

And my words won't flow--rhymes don't go
Oh, wo is me!
I've tried oh so long for a song
To parody...

Parod'ing
I can almost always find something
Funny to write on "Lord of the Rings"
But now I'm stuck--how annoying

I searched long and hard through the Bard
'T'was 'Not to be'
Can't work with Cheap Trick--makes me sick
No parody...

Parody
How I wish lyrics would flow freely
Can't even mock that bad film, "Gigli"
I've lost my knack for parody

Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 23

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Paul Robinson - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh, Arwen, you poor, dear Elf...Here, take three of these fives, alright? Now, can we see a bit of a pout out of you now? OH...hey, guess what? You wrote a PARODY!
Ravyn Rant - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Love it! "Yesterday" is the easiest song to parody, isn't it?
Johnny D - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
5-5-5. OK, here's a little help....for your next parody, Arwen, please write "Baby, You're My EvenStar" as a parody of "Baby, You Can Drive My Car" !
Adam Eccleshall - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice one :-) 5's
Dee Range - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Arwen, you got the knack back. 5's
Arwen - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Paul: Well, thanks, Mister Robinson...I'm not sure how you expect to see me pouting when you're handing me fives...but I'll give it a go...just for you...=)

Ravyn: Thanks so much! I think I'll have to agree on the ease of the original...although, for some reason, I also do "Luka" about 3 times a week without breaking a sweat. (I just stopped submitting them here...because I'm sure 3 is enough for all of you...but I did actually write one this morning..."My name is Arwen...and I'd like to eat some toast...Dipped in my breakfast eggs...I like sunny side up the most..."

Johnny: Thanks for the tip, buddy. I think, if I did do it...I'd change it to "Baby I'm Your Evenstar," just because I like to sing about myself...I'm vain that way...=)

Adam: Thanks a bunch...I honestly swear...one of these days I'm going to show you what I can do with the LOTR...this, however, is seemingly not that day...

Dee: Cross your fingers, pal! I'd better STILL have it tomorrow...and the next day...Thanks!!
Sweet Indigo - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
It's sickening that you can write a good parody about not having any ideas for a parody :D Good job, 555.
Arwen - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Aww...well that's about the best thing you could have said, Sweetest of all Indigos! Thanks!!!
Guy - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Pretty good parody for not even having one.
Arwen - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Guy!
2nz - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm fully in support of writing for the sake of writing. This approach has helped me many times to snap out of a funky, inspirationless writer's block. Best of luck, you continuously sexy elf.
Arwen - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Well, if it doesn't get me out of this funk, my favorite little 2nz, at the very least it got you to call me "continuously sexy," which always makes me grin...=) Thanks!
2Eagle - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Think songs with bad lyrics - such as "Yesterday". Why not try "Sometimes when WE Touch"?
Arwen - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
The honesty's too much? Yowza...

Thanks, 2Eagle!
Johnny D - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Some lines get re-touched

'Cause honesty's too much

And I have to clothe my lines with hide

I wanna bo-tox 'round my eyes

'Til they both break down and slide

To where my boulder's

Swingin' clear beneath my thighs
Arwen - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice, Johnny...
Ashkicksass - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Honey, I made a special trip to the site just for you, and I wasn't disappointed. Sweet Indigo is right - it IS sickening how you can write a good parody about not having one. Brat.

P.S. If you ever parody "Sometimes When We Touch" I will officially break up with you.
Arwen - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Ash: So glad to see you...thanks! I AM a brat, and that is why everyone loves me so much. As illogical as that sounds...it is the truth.

Oh...and does that mean that you're breaking up with Johnny D?
Ashkicksass - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
I can't break up with my honorary brother. He ain't heavy. But we ARE in a fight.
Johnny D - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Um, honorable honorary sister.....what fight is that?
Arwen - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
She's mad because you mocked "Sometimes When We Touch." Because it's going to be the theme music to her wedding video.
Johnny D - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Really? Gee, no offense was intended on my part. Ashkicksass, if you're listening out there, sister, your honorary brother apologizes and offers you a virtual bouquet of purple loosestrife as a peace offering.

(AKA, just out of curiosity...are either you or your fiance a graduate of "Lifespring"?)
alvin rhodes - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
muses can be a moody and mutinous lot....5s
Ashkicksass - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
LOL, Johnny, you crack me up. You know that Arwen was being sarcastic about my wedding video, don't you? I detest that song! If you scroll up and read my first comment, you'll understand. And what in the sam hill is Lifespring?
Arwen - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm sorry. There should be like a sarcastic icon. Other than the wink. Because sometimes the wink isn't "I'm being sarcastic"...it's "Come and get me, Baby!"

And thanks SO much, Mr. Rhodes...; ) (yeah...you can think about the wink...)
Johnny D - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Ah-HAHAHAHAHA!! Ashkicksass & Arwen, you so funny, me so stoopid today, hee hee ho ho *cough* *cough* okay, okay, okay. ;-)

"Lifespring" was one of those self-improvement workshops that grew out of the human potential movement of the 1970's and 1980's (the most famous workshop of that era was Werner Erhard's "est"). A TV show covered "Lifespring" once, and I remember that at the climactic group-hug point of the "Lifespring" workshop, the "Lifespring" workshop leaders were playing "Sometimes When We Touch" in the room while everybody was crying and hugging each other.........bleeaaaaAAAHHH !!!!

Ashkicksass - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh. Yeah. Pretty much my worst nightmare then...
Billy Florio - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
I feel your pain Arwen....I feel your pain ..5-5-5
Arwen - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Ah, Billy...I wouldn't wish it on ANY parodist...thanks!
Serafina - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Loved it! 5-5-5.
Arwen - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Well thanks, Serafina!!
The Thought Police - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Why look back on Yesterday when theres always Tommorow?

The Pun will come out
Dear Arwen
No case of writers block
will ever stop your following
Try again!

Hey Arwen!
Hey Arwen!
We love ya!
Keep writin'!
your puns always
made my day!
Peregrin - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
I am sure I speak for (most of) us when I say "know how ya feel" !

5's you see
Is the best score I can give to thee..
Arwen - September 07, 2004 - Report this comment
TTP: Once again...you can always find a way to make me smile...thanks!

And my little Pippin...I really WAS hoping for a bit more than 5s from you...a bit of your talent, perhaps...but I'll take the 5s...if that's what you'll give me...=) Thanks!
JamesQuah (Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia) - June 18, 2006 - Report this comment
Arwen, a big 5s to you. oddly, singing your parody, i now feel good.
Arwen - June 19, 2006 - Report this comment
JamesQuah...thanks!!

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