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Song Parodies -> "Gig's Have New Pattern"

Original Song Title:

"Nights In White Satin"

Original Performer:

The Moody Blues

Parody Song Title:

"Gig's Have New Pattern"

Parody Written by:

Invisible Boy

The Lyrics

It was mentioned here that the Moody Blues are still touring after 40 years. And if you don't know what a "Mellotron" is, it's worth the goggle.
Gig’s Have New Pattern

Gig’s have new pattern
Crowd that knows us the best
British Invasion
In a home meant for rest

Old-folks are happy…just
To see us again
Canes planted firmly
Hearing-aids turned to “10”

And we’re playing
They're not staying
“When’s lunch” they’re saying…

Mellotron's blaring
Taped “samples” allow
Tunes to sound rich and full
Can hear the hiss now

We’re just 5 geezers
Cashing-in on our past
Glad that technology
Makes our audience last

And we’re touring,
Prune juice pouring
Audience snoring…

Branson Missouri
All the tourists…our friends
Groupies with walkers
Hot pants lined with Depends

Hits for the radio
Pop “classics” for you
Just what the “blues” are
Well, we haven’t a clue

We’re still breathing,
We’re not leaving
Hair we keep weaving…

(repeat and fade)


Give thanks, the room is half-sold
Patrons who are really old
Bedwetting seniors with handicapped plates
“Well, this is our fan-base” Justin relates

Immobile rocker, nursing a beer
Senile man thinks that “Mick” will appear
Old lady jumps-up and flashes her dugs
Ancient gentlemen straighten their rugs

Cold hearted time, reduces height,
Impairs our hearing, robs our sight.
Hair is gray, and dentures white,
Now “future’s past” is our plight
And youth is an allusion…


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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 13

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Agrimorfee - December 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Damn, IB, I just posted to Matthias that he should do this as a rip on the MB, but you beat him to it. And did it quite well.
McKludge - December 18, 2007 - Report this comment
"Hot pants lined with Depends" That conjures a nasty image. 555
alvin - December 18, 2007 - Report this comment
saw them for the first time about 10 years ago...they and the crowd were old THEN...loved the line about the senile
AFW - December 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Very descriptive and funny
littleCupCakes - December 18, 2007 - Report this comment
555 for the scary view of the future!
adagio - December 18, 2007 - Report this comment
(Artistry Round 17) Fuunnnee!!! yea...the hot pants ands the senile old man. They've still got the voice though. 5's
Invisible Boy - December 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks all. Aggy- (can I call you aggy ?)I wrote it last night. I think an upbeat tune with more lyrics would have been a better way to go. The title of the OS was the name of every High School prom in 1968...or so I'm told. My title was lame. McKludge- that depends on what you think is nasty. alvin-thanks...senile guy...I wanted to say something...OH...I forget AFW-thanks LCC-it's just around the corner adagio- thanks...actually I love the MB...and yes thay can still "rock it" live...the whole "old dudes still rockin' " thing is still fun to make fun of...
Matthias - December 24, 2007 - Report this comment
So in order for their fans to listen to their music they have to blast the sound system even LOUDER?!?!?!? Man.... I sure don't want to go to a Moody Blues concert, and it's not because of the loudness it's because I'd probably fall asleap during one. Man, their "popular" music is boring! But good job turning this boring hit into something I can laugh at.
Red Ant - December 27, 2007 - Report this comment
(Artistry) I do song satires all the time, but I've never ripped into a band like this... outstanding! I love the MB, and yep, Justin Hayward can still hit those high notes at 60. You'd deserve 5s just for remembering and mentioning the Mellotron. Fave line: "Just what the “blues” are/Well, we haven’t a clue". 555 And congrats on doing a solid job on the optional poem as well. =)
bobpiecheese - January 08, 2008 - Report this comment
(Artistry) I love song satires! And this particular one may rip into a band I'm not familiar with, it was still tre hilarious! Keep 'em coming, man!
stuart mcarthur - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
(art) sometimes you come up with some killer dry one-liners, IB, and "Senile man thinks that “Mick” will appear" is one of your best - I loved this - very clever - you're not really a Boy, are you? 555
Rex - January 10, 2008 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Very clever and well written!
Below Average Dave ( - January 10, 2008 - Report this comment
(Artistry) The lyrics were amazingly hilarious. . .but man this OS was ear shattering boring. . .Elevator music for the deaf would have a better OS name, This band had it coming Invisible Boy, you aren't invisible here though, your talent really shines.
Remembers the good old days - September 24, 2013 - Report this comment
This is just excellent. So well written. I wish the regulars would come back. Extra points for the spoken part.
Giorgio Coniglio - September 25, 2013 - Report this comment
A fun piece, but Heaven forefend - a fruitseller's apostrophe!!! Otherwise unassailled on this site of erudition. Where is Osiris?
Osiris - September 25, 2013 - Report this comment
I am assailed enough with one "l," Conigliowitzkyberg! I already house the Rameses Rockers, The Nubian Nilers, and The Shtetl Dead. Now The Moody Blues are due to report to me at 3 P.M., Thebes time, tomorrow afternoon. There will ensue colossal vibrations to all hours, which will WAKE THE DEAD and me and my main mortal Squeeze Neferti... ha, ha, hee, hoo, ha... I can't mention her name without cracking up... wait, I'll get it together, don't look at me... O.K., my main mortal Squeeze Nefer... ha, ha, oy, hoo... that was a spit take... I can't do it.
Osiris - September 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Giorgio, my convoluted paisan: I have assumed that your handle is a nom de lapin because, as I recall, you once wrote that your real surname ends in a "witz." Therefore, I have taken the liberty to Jew it up even further. If you protest, I will desist, but after I complete a few godly gig's, we still shall have our appointment in Samarra.

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