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Song Parodies -> "Why Do the Good Get Ones?"

Original Song Title:

"Only the Good Die Young"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Why Do the Good Get Ones?"

Parody Written by:

Ingeborg S. Nord'n and Jared

The Lyrics

Although *one* of the frequent triple-1 voters has finally revealed herself and posted protest songs of her own, the fact remains that MOST people leave triple-1 votes without a comment...for personal reasons unrelated to the song, or because the voter doesn't like a parodist's message and/or song choice. Agenda-voting like that needs to stop; there is a good reason we have a comment section, and a good reason that no categories like "Topic" or "Artist Choice" exist to vote on.
Come on, low voters, you think you're great?
You want a fight? Well it's way too late
Sooner or later, it comes down to hate
You might as well stop these ones

Well, we've shown you the comments--that's where to say
Our topics and song choices aren't OK
Oh, but they never told you the price that you pay
For things that you might have done
Why do the good get ones?
That's what I ask....why do the good get ones?
Why do the good get ones?

We've heard you Ones Guys are a dangerous crowd
You ain't too witty, just much too loud
But when the ratings fields are getting plowed
Do you think you ain't hurt no one?

So come on, low voters, give us a sign
Send us a comment, what's wrong with our lines?
Anonymous votes you're hiding behind
Do nothing but spoil the fun
Tell us, why do the good get ones?
Whoo whoo.....
Just tell us, why do the good get ones?

You make a great big mess of our reputation
You say we've got no soul,
Our words are crap, not gold

We can take bad reviews with more information
What are we supposed to do--
Just sit there and play "Guess who?"

We ask, is there justice for your unjust votes?
All parodists here are in the same boat
Your endless triple-1 ratings are getting our goat
Honesty's much more fun
Does anyone know why the good get ones?
Oh oh oh, maybe..I ask you why do the good get ones?
Why do the good get ones?

You say, "Don't bother us, wish you'd get some re-education"
Ohh, we never cared for you
And you claim that we're unfair, do you?

Oh oh ohh...Come out and comment, don't hesitate
You low-voting people fought back way too late
Sooner or later, you'll see you're not great
You might as well stop these ones!

So tell me, why do the good get ones?
Tell us maybe
You know why always the good get ones?
Why do the good get ones?
Why do the good, why do the good get ones?
Whoo whoo whoo whoo whoo.....

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Voting Results

Pacing: 3.6
How Funny: 4.0
Overall Rating: 3.9

Total Votes: 8

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   2
 2   0
 3   1
 4   1
 5   4

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Tim Mayfield - January 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Ingeborg and Jared, this nails the decree to the tree so to speak. Valid points you make to those who claim they have reasons for voting 1's. No one has an excuse for not leaving a valid comment either. 5's
Shelly - January 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Nice job! Those ones werent me either.
Michael Pacholek - January 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Honesty is more fun... on the other hand, it's such a lonely word.
alvin rhodes - January 21, 2005 - Report this comment
funny subject, nice pacing, good wordplay....fives from me
Ingeborg S. Nordén - January 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, guys....there's nothing wrong with negative feedback as long as we know *what" we're doing wrong. People can't improve their chances of avoiding triple 1's otherwise; that's why I make a point of keeping the comment section open.
John Barry - January 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Dream on. Nicely done, though.
Jeff Hingle - January 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Great content, Ingeborg and Jared, but I had to give you a "3" in pacing because you could've fixed the "nice white dress and a party on your Confirmation" line to fit better with a little more work.
Arwen - January 21, 2005 - Report this comment
I hate getting the ones just as much as anyone...but I think it's important to remember that for the most part, you AREN'T doing anything're right in saying a lot of one givers simply do it out of, they aren't going to comment about matter how much we beg. Keep your mind on the appropriate feedback and let the ones roll off your back...=) It's frustrating, I know...but...I don't think it's every going to change...=) Way to vent, though!!
Ingeborg S. Nordén - January 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Oooops, for some reason the words "and a party" escaped my notice when we were typing up the new lyrics. They might not have been on the lyrics site we were using, but then I can't completely rule out an error on my end.
Stuart McArthur - January 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Ingebord - yes, but when logic is pit against emotion logic never wins - 1-voters vote out of anger or envy or spite which are all (immature) emotions - requesting that they apply logic in their emotional hysterical state is pointless, and would only suggest to them that you're upset, which is what they're hoping for, which means they think they've won - the funny thing to me is that 1-voters are trying to offend, and there's nothing sadder (or funnier?) than someone trying to offend and not succeeding
On Votr - January 21, 2005 - Report this comment
I vot ons purly for spit and to annoy popl, and its working! Thanks for spnding so much tim bing annoyd with m.
Ingeborg S. Nordén - January 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Is your "e" key stuck or is that part of a joke? *scratches head*
Kristof Robertson - January 22, 2005 - Report this comment
Well, you guys already know you fluffed one line, so my 4 for pacing won't be a surprise. Other than that, very well written and clever. As for the subject matter...y'know, I gotta agree with Arwen and Stuart... as good as it is to have a cathartic moment, it only gives these dopes the fuel of publicity they desire but don't deserve. Hey, I'm guilty as anyone of having a rant over these no-marks. At the end of the day: they'll keep voting and not commenting, we'll keep taking them to task over it, and the world of Amiright will keep turning...:-) 455
On Votr - January 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Oh com on, is it rally that hard for you to undrstand?
Ingeborg S. Nordén - January 24, 2005 - Report this comment
My name mis-displaying is a technical glitch at the site, if that's what you're getting at.

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