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Song Parodies -> "Ringtone Composer"

Original Song Title:

"Daydream Believer"

Original Performer:

The Monkees

Parody Song Title:

"Ringtone Composer"

Parody Written by:

Bob Emmet/Project Sisyphus

The Lyrics

Of course, my own ringtone is our very own "Butt-Floss Girl." It's really a big hit when it goes off in church.
I could write stuff that’s hard
I learned how at Juilliard
And be ignored until I’m dead and gone
But unlike Stravinsky
I can write for ATT
My greatest masterpiece is two bars long

Hear that little chime?
buy it now online, from a
Ringtone Composer, it’s a
buck ninety-nine

I once lived in a style
decidedly downward mobile
The city bus was all I could afford
Though I wrote whole ballets
It’s this 30-second phrase
That helped me buy this two-year-old Accord

Hear that little tune?
From Rio to Rangoon, I’m a
Ringtone Composer and a
cell phone tycoon

(Instrumental cell phone ringtone break)

When that sound appears
It’s music to the ears of a
Ringtone Composer who’s been
shunned by his peers

No, it ain’t Chopin
but sure beats teaching Band
for a Ringtone Composer
life’s not always what you planned

© 1997 Bob Emmet Hear our tunes, read our spam, let's be friends.

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MasonR - July 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Some great lines here--"my greatest masterpiece is two bars long", "cell phone tycoon," etc. The pacing's a bit off in places, but I suppose not so far off that it can't be fixed in the performance. Great idea!
John Barry - July 09, 2008 - Report this comment
What Mason said about the lines. My fave: downwardly mobile.
Project Sisyphus - July 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks guys. I see the phrasing is a little weird. Mostly the syllables match but some of the accents don't. I should mention, though, for the benefit of those who aren't classical fans: "Juilliard " has three syllables ("jew-ly-ard"), at least here, and Chopin is pronounced "sho-PAHN," whether or not it's technically correct.
Meriadoc - July 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I thought it was a cute and original idea.
UnKnownVo - July 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir, your greatest 'masterpiece' is 2 bars long ??? ay cohiba !
AFW - July 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Creative idea and finely honed
Peregrin - July 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Yeah! Good idea, some funny lines :)
Jonathan S. - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
iTuned in and enjoyed this. 555 Keep up the good work, Sisyphites.
Project Sisyphus - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Why thanks, Meri, UnKnownVo, AFW, Peregin and Jonathan! Nice to hear from y'all.
Question from JS - July 12, 2008 - Report this comment
(I know this sounds silly but...) How do you get that little copyright mark on your submissions? I'd like to put that on mine sometime!
Red Ant - July 13, 2008 - Report this comment
For an 11 year old parody this is quite impressive and still relevant. Fun stuff, Bob.

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