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Song Parodies -> "Movie Man"

Original Song Title:

"Piano Man"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Movie Man"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

This is the fourth time I've done "Piano Man" on this site. (The Organist, Schiano Man, Paramus Man.) Hopefully, this will be the last and the funniest. I warned you guys I would do it and sock it to LOTR fans, but, to be fair, I went after some film franchises I like too.
It's nine o'clock at the theater.
Irregular crowds shuffle in.
There's a short guy standing next to me
with his ears pointed like they're Vulcan.

He says, "Son, live long and in prosperity.
I think that's how Spock's blessing goes."
Yes, he's sad and he's lame and dressed like this he came
when I wore a younger man's clothes.

La, da da, da de da, la da, da de da, da dum...

"Show us a film, you're the Movie Man.
Show us a film tonight!"
Well, you're all dressed up just like a comedy.
I'm not sure you're really all right!

Now, John at concession's a friend of mine.
He gets me popcorn for free.
And he's quick with a joke at a sci-fan fan bloke
and there's someplace that he'd rather be.

He says, "Bill, I believe this is killing me,"
and the smile runs away from his face.
"Well, I'm sure these kids think that they're movie stars
but between their ears, you will find space!"

La, da da, da de da, la da, da de da, da dum...

Now, Paul is a real estate hobbitman
who's never had chance for a wife
and he's talking with Toby, who's dressed like Kenobi
and really should get him a life.

And the ushers are practicing trivia
as projectionists slowly rewind.
Yes, they're sharing a drink I call "phoniness"
but it's better than standing in line.

"Show us a film, you're the Movie Man.
Show us a film tonight!"
Well, you're all dressed up just like a comedy.
I'm not sure you're really all right!

It's a sellout crowd on another Saturday
and the manager gives me a smile
'cause he knows that these twits will come dressed for their skits
and forget about life for a while.

And the previews, they sound like a carnival
and the floors are so sticky with beer.
And I'm wearing a suit, they can't handle the truth.
They say, "Man, what are you doing here?"

La, da da, da de da, la da, da de da, da dum...

I'm dressed like Douglas, the "Wall Street" man.
You see, I've gotten a life.
Well, if I'm dressed like this, Catherine Zeta-Jones
she might see and come be my wife!
Now who needs to get a life?

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Guy - December 24, 2003 - Report this comment
Not bad Mike. What's with the ending though? Did you get a wardrobe change with your new job? Merry Christmas! Wish you well for the New Year.
Jack Wilson - December 24, 2003 - Report this comment
Great job here!
Melhi - December 24, 2003 - Report this comment
Great job, MP.
Jude Rodamer - December 25, 2003 - Report this comment
5-5-5 I laughed, I cried, I kissed eight bucks good-bye!! Great topic and the perfect song to go with it! Happy holidays to ya!
Rick D - December 25, 2003 - Report this comment
Jude, I wonder how many others recognize your comment as a paraphrase from "Hardware Wars"? Most of us are in the biz of keeping track of other mockeries.

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