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Song Parodies -> "Boxer's Concerto"

Original Song Title:

"Lovers' Concerto"

Original Performer:

The Toys

Parody Song Title:

"Boxer's Concerto"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

The melody for the OS came from J.S. Bach's "Anna Magdalena Notebook"--thus the gratuitous reference to the maestro.
Not gentle is the pain that comes
From concussive head blows.
Birds are what you will hear,
Also, you will lose
Short-term memories.

Your trainer has a pill--
Take it, and away the pain goes.
You're punch-drunk--give a shove.
He shows you tough love
And takes off your gloves.

Now that the fight is through,
They will put you back together.
You've got a rended knee;
Dangling off of you
Other parts hang free.

They are afraid you'll cry
When your dislocated arm's shoved
Back from where it popped free.
It may well be sore
For eternity.

Some day, you might return
To the ring that was your bed, though,
You crashed on it in pain
Then you heard some Bach
Playing in your brain.

Oops, there it goes, your arm--
Popped out again, it's not comfy.
A titanium screw
May be what you need
For that sundered pull.

It will hold in your arm
Put in arthroscopically. [six syllables]
Will be almost like new.
But they'll have to drill
A bit once it's full.

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Pacing: 4.0
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Overall Rating: 4.0

Total Votes: 4

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alvin rhodes - March 09, 2005 - Report this comment
love the incongruity of the melody against the new lyrics...5s
John Barry - March 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Alvin.
Royce Miller - March 09, 2005 - Report this comment
I had voted for this earlier, but didn't leave a comment; it's quite an interesting parody, this original song must have really done a number on your head.
Johnny D - March 09, 2005 - Report this comment
I like how you don't let something like "arthroscopically" stop you!

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