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Song Parodies -> "The Great Complainer"

Original Song Title:

"The Entertainer"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"The Great Complainer"

Parody Written by:

Ethan Mawyer

The Lyrics

This is one of the first parodies i ever wrote - back in '99 when i was in eleventh grade - and definitely the earliest one on this site so far. And no offense meant to the rulers mentioned in this song but not by name
I am the great complainer
There's nothing I can stand
I whine about the rain or
Say the drought is out of hand
I never keep my friends long
Which annoys me a lot
Cause after a while they get real riled
From my hate of my home state
And they wish i would be shot

I am the great complainer
I say all heads of state are bad
Saddam shouldn't rule a nation
He shouldn't even rule Lake Chad
I don't know who rules Egypt
But whoever does should not
And the Spanish King doesn't do a thing
And in Qatar the prince might be a star
But over there it's much too hot

I am the great complainer
None of the TV shows are new
They weren't even good the first time
Every night I scold the tube
I could act better than the actors
And I could write them better lines
But stuck in the school whose lunchroom serves gruel
And the teachers think its best that students never rest
I just don't have the time.

I am the great complainer
I really detest those
Teachers who mean columns
When they say to sit in rows
British private school are public
I can hardly live with that
And its making me deranged how English is so strange
Whoever thought it could be something good
To be very phat.

I am the great complainer
My head it really hurts
I might have meningitis
A brain tumor or worse
And I have a cough now
Pneumonia's what I've got
To go to school I am told even if I have a cold
So i got something from the trees like Dutch Elm disease
I sure get sick a lot

I am the great complainer
I fill my peers with rage
They hope that I get stricken
With some complainer phage
Everyone does hate me
And I hate them all
Some are too smart and some always fart
Some are too cool and some sleep throughout school
And some are just too tall

I am the great complainer
There's nothing I can stand
I whine about the rain or
Say the drought is out of hand
I never keep my friends long
Which annoys me a lot
Cause after a while they get real riled
From my hate of my home state
And they wish i would be shot

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 15

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Leo Jay - June 22, 2004 - Report this comment
I just looked this up since I just wrote a very different one, ("The Bent Retainer"), and wanted to see what else had been done...

I thought there were a few minor rhythmic bumps, easily remedied, but this was hilarious! Well done! 5-5-5. (You seem to be quite the 'Angry Young Man'!)
Adagio - June 02, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) DKTOS
Red Ant - June 07, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC-G-05) DRTOS well, but if I vote will that wipe you existing votes? LOL on Dutch Elm's Disease.
Ethan Mawyer - June 07, 2005 - Report this comment
This song was submitted before the period of erased votes, so voting won't erase any votes.
Agrimorfee - June 07, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) DKTOS, but entertaining read. Amost like a Shel Silverstein or Ogden Nash poem.
Johnny D - June 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Nothin' to complain about here.
Melhi - June 13, 2005 - Report this comment
(G) Drat! Johnny D. beat me to the comment I was about to make! So, I guess I'll just say "Ditto Johnny D."
Dee Range - June 14, 2005 - Report this comment
(G) Lots of good lines in here Ethan. Hope you don't complain about these 5's
Rick C - June 15, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) This would be good with a fine whine. 5s
Stuart McArthur - June 16, 2005 - Report this comment
(G) loved "Teachers who mean columns When they say to sit in rows" LOL! - hmm, I was once a teacher, and I used to say that - how my students must've complained
Kristof Robertson - June 17, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Hey Ethan...chill out, man! ;-) 555
MysteryGoat - June 18, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS but quite decent.
Charlie Decker - June 18, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Great job!
Arwen - June 19, 2005 - Report this comment
ABC--totally funny, Ethan!
Michael Pacholek - June 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Five. Don't complain about not getting a six, five is as high as the ratings go.
Phil Alexander - June 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Brilliant, Ethan.
Scathe - June 19, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC-G) No complaints here. :-)
Jeff Reuben - June 20, 2005 - Report this comment
ABC: Good to know you could write well even way back then!

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