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Song Parodies -> "Could Be True"

Original Song Title:

"It's Not True"

Original Performer:

The Who

Parody Song Title:

"Could Be True"

Parody Written by:

David Chrenko

The Lyrics

The 1965 original by The Who was such a clever, funny song, which in itself posed some challenges..
I read they found a Bat-Boy in a Transylvanian cave.
They don't know how it got there- But they think its name is "Dave".
Could be true - Could be true. I'm warning you.
I read it in the Daily News - Could be true . . . So there!

Down deep in the Ozarks, Bubba Haystack went to fish.
The aliens have beamed him up -
He's not been heard from since!
Could be true - Could be true. It's in the news.
The National - Enquirer - says it's true . . . Beware!

I like good conspiracies - I eat 'em up like stew.
Same with the rumors - I believe them, too.

Could be true - Could be true - It's big revenue.
Well, here's a few more lies for you - Could be true . . . Oh, yeah!

Elvis shops at Walmart - ET's cameras caught it all.
Britney's not an angel - and the Walrus wasn't Paul.

Could be true - Could be true - If we only knew.
An unnamed source's point of view - Could be true - Oh, well.

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Rick D - November 23, 2003 - Report this comment
What album is this on? I thought I was a fan.
David Chrenko - November 23, 2003 - Report this comment
Hi Rick, It was on "The Who Sings My Generation" (1965). It had lines like:"I haven't got eleven kids; I weren't born in Baghdad. I'm not Hog-Chinese either; and I didn't kill my dad." Certainly not light-weight stuff for a Brit pop band in '65.
Rick D - November 23, 2003 - Report this comment
That band was way ahead of it's time bafore they hit it big in America. (Little Billy, I'm a Boy, Pictures of Lily)
David Chrenko - November 23, 2003 - Report this comment
Ditto. I saw them in NJ in early '68. I Can See For Miles was still in the "high numbers" on the charts. Little Billy , I'm A Boy, and A Quick One While He's Away were all in their repertoir. Being in junior high at the time, my friends and I had never seen anything like The Who. Smoke bombs and wild lighting covered the stage - Moon hurled his drums. Townshend trashed his guitar, and a wall of Hi-Watt amps. Daltrey played cowboy with his microphone cord, while The Ox held everything down, soloing on bass. Oh yes, we were speaking of parodies, weren't we? . . . Rick, I think you would be the natural choice to parody The Who Songbook. I H-Hope You D-D-Do It Bef-f-f-ore You G-G-G-Get Old!
Rick D - November 23, 2003 - Report this comment
Sorry, too l-l-l-ate. I have done about six of them. (Squeeze Box, Getting in Tune, Summertime Blues, My Generation, Baba O'Riley) I also arranged "Pictures of Lily" for woodwind quintette. (And heard it performed) It cracked me up to see grannies and kids hearing that song in winds, never knowing what the lyrics were about. The Horn player did the solo from the record.
Tim Hall - November 24, 2003 - Report this comment
It's Not True was on the album The Who Sings My Generation from 1965. BTW, I wrote a parody of My Generation titled Prozac Generation.

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