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Song Parodies -> "I Write The Songs. The REAL version."

Original Song Title:

"I Write The Songs"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Barry Manilow

Parody Song Title:

"I Write The Songs. The REAL version."

Parody Written by:

Jeff Wilder

The Lyrics

A more honest take on Manilow's piece of crud. Which he didn't write at all. The actual author was Beach Boy Bruce Johnston.
I've sang schlock from the beginning since my very first song.
I look to other people to keep my streak a winning
My music sucks and I don't write the songs

I write the songs that make the whole world hurl
I write the songs that make people's hair curl
I write the songs that make people's brains fry
I write the songs
I write the songs

Schmaltz is deep within me
And inside I got no soul
When I look through these eyes
I sing to the terminally old

I write the songs that make the whole world hurl
I write the songs that make people's hair curl
I write the songs that make people's brains fry
I write the songs
I write the songs

If my music makes one dance
They're likely to split their pants
And I ruin rock and roll
Music's from the heart
But I don't know where to start
It's from me a pile of goo
It's real goo from me
It's a musical atrocity!

I write the songs that make the whole world hurl
I write the songs that make people's hair curl
I write the songs that make people's brains fry
I write the songs
I write the songs

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Pacing: 3.8
How Funny: 4.0
Overall Rating: 4.0

Total Votes: 5

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Chuck A. Spear - May 02, 2005 - Report this comment
"It's funny, 'cause it's true". This was great! ....and it's so true! Thanks alot[sarcasm], now I'm gonna be hearing the OS in head all day! Fivers!
Agrimorfee - May 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Clever idea, but a little mismatched. Your singer says in the first verse (poorly paced, I might add) that he doesn't write the songs, but then he proceeds to sing that he DOES through the rest of it.
Michael Pacholek - May 02, 2005 - Report this comment
I'm starting an urban legend that Dion is the guy who used to beat Barry Manilow up on the way home from school. True, Dion grew up in The Bronx, while Barry grew up in Brooklyn. But the commute would have been worth it.
laurieknow - May 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Great job! This was a song that just begged to be parodied! LOL

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