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Song Parodies -> "You Can See Murphy's Law"

Original Song Title:

"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"You Can See Murphy's Law"

Parody Written by:

Charlie Decker

The Lyrics

A counter argument to Paul McCartney's ditty from the White Album is the obvious fact that whatever can go wrong, does.
Desmond ate some buttered toast on his new rug
Molly's voice behind him did resound
Desmond dropped his toast and his new coffee mug
And Molly says this as the toast lands butter-down

You can see, Murphy's Law, life goes wrong, ha!
Even if it can't go wrong
Guarantee, Murphy's Law, life goes wrong, ha!
La-la how the life goes wrong

Desmond bought a TV and his car broke down
Missed his bus and stands in the deep freeze
Gets to his locked door, with one hand reaches down
And realizes that in his car he's left the keys

You can see, Murphy's Law, life goes wrong, ha!
Even if it can't go wrong
Guarantee, Murphy's Law, life goes wrong, ha!
La-la how the life goes wrong

In a couple of years, their life seems like a bad joke
With a couple of kids running in the yard
From when Desmond's rubber broke
Happy never after, since the Law's so cruel
Desmond wants to prove that it is true
Wants to be the exception that proves the rule
But it turns out that nobody is immune to..

You can see, Murphy's Law, life goes wrong, ha!
Even if it can't go wrong
Guarantee, Murphy's Law, life goes wrong, ha!
La-la how the life goes wrong

In a couple of years, their life seems like a bad joke
With a couple of kids running in the yard
From when Desmond's rubber broke
Happy never after, turns out Murphy's right
Anything that can go badly will
Molly knows that nothing will improve her plight
'Cause every day Murphy's prophecy is fufilled, Yeah!

You can see, Murphy's Law, life goes wrong, ha!
Even if it can't go wrong
Guarantee, Murphy's Law, life goes wrong, ha!
La-la how the life goes wrong

And if you think it's done
Pay heed to Murphy's Law!

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Steve K. - February 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Clever idea. Nothing went wrong here, but just remember, Murphy is an optimist.
alvin rhodes - February 09, 2005 - Report this comment
great concept and dead-on pacing...you're slaying me today, charlie
John Barry - February 09, 2005 - Report this comment
So if you want some fun, this makes you go "ha ha!"
Olvan The Terrible - February 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Oh, maaan... It's about time somebody made a less optimistic take-off of the Beatles classic! Three fives!
Charlie Decker - February 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks guys. Glad that I'm having a good day :-)
Michael Pacholek - February 09, 2005 - Report this comment
That explains why McCartney didn't sing this one at the Super Bowl halftime show. I also read once where Lennon absolutely hated this song.
Charlie Decker - February 09, 2005 - Report this comment
All of the other Beatles hated it, because Paul did about 20 takes of it before he was finally satisfied. But, proving Murphy's Law right, there was still a mess-up in the version that is on the White Album (the last verse contains "Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face"-should be "Molly...") However, the other Beatles convinced sir Paul that it made the song better and should remain. Probably because they couldn't stand another take of it. And that's my Beatles' History Lesson for the day.

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