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Song Parodies -> "Real Life"

Original Song Title:

"My Life"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Real Life"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Should be self... explanatory. As well as self-defeating.
(instrumental opening)
(emphasis, as usual, on the "mental")

Got a call from an old friend, we used to be real close.
Said I shouldn't go on in this fantasy way.
He said, "Mike, forget her, you should give up on that ghost.
She's forever tied to her old man in L.A.!"

I don't need you to worry 'bout me, though it's not right.
I don't want you to tell me I won't take them home.
I don't care that I don't really know them in real life.
Go ahead with your own life, I know I'm alone!

Never said that you should do as I do or I says.
(I never said you had to...)
Never said you shouldn't think of Jennifer Lopez.
(I never said...)

(Ah...)
Still sing that song.
(Sing... that... song...)
Don't get me wrong!
(Get... me... wrong...)
I'd still like to play
with Ms. Rachael Ray!

They will tell me I can't have Angelina Jolie.
Then they'll tell me I can't be with somebody else.
Someone please, tell me, in the name of all that's holy:
Is there way, it's okay, to wake up with an Elf?

I don't need you to worry 'bout me, though it's not right.
I don't want you to tell me I won't take them home.
I don't care that I don't really know them in real life.
Go ahead with your own life, I know I'm alone!

Never said I had a chance at Halle or Scarlett.
(I never said I had a...)
Never said Jessica Alba's someone I could get.
(No, I can't get...)

(Ah...)
Still sing that song.
(Sing... that... song...)
Don't get me wrong!
(Get... me... wrong...)
Teri Hatcher's mine
but just... in... dream... time!

(instrumental break)

I don't care that I don't really know them in real life.
Go ahead with your own life, I know I'm alone!

(Wake up by yourself, it's real life!)
(Wake up by yourself, it's real life!)
(Wake up by yourself, it's real life!)
(Wake up by yourself, it's real life!)
(repeat 'til fade, like my hopes)
I think that covers everybody I've written a love parody for, except for Gwen Stefani. I'm kind of down on her lately... and not in a good way. Except for her, I think that's everybody, including the two most frequently-tributed, referred to in a backhanded way rather than mentioned by name. If I missed anybody I've tributed before, let me know. (Brief mentions in songs with several others don't count.)

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Below Average Dave - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
"I don't care that I don't really know them in real life."

That really sums it all up doesn't it. . .It still means something though.. .when Anna Nicole Smith died It still touched me because someone so young and successful, kinda struck me personally that she could be taken just like that. . .Good parody, not terribly funny but I gave you high marks anyway for the sentiment.
Arwen - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
I could have written a similar parody, including Mr. Diesel, Mr. Bloom, Mr. Miller, and of course Mr. Pacholek...; ) Nice work, of course. And Happy Valentine's Day!
alvin rhodes - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
good one
Michael Pacholek - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Today is Valentine's Day? (pauses to duck) In all seriousness, we got snow and freezing rain here in New Jersey, and anybody with a girlfriend and a brain (preferably a girlfriend WITH a brain) ain't going out tonight, and probably had their romantic dinner out last night anyway, when reservations would've been easier to get anyway.
John Barry - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but this parody's delightful
kevin c - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
this was pretty good entertainment!!! I love the part about "waking up with an elf. Very funny.
Yoidy - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Howbout waking up with Jenna Elfman? That would be all I need! 5s alive.
AFW - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Funny fantasizing
Ann Coulter - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Ah but Michael - I want you! We could have so much fun with some whips and chains and Republican mind-control tapes....
Michael Pacholek - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Jenna Elfman! There's a name I haven't heard for a while. Monsieur Le Yoyde has excellent taste! (I was going to type it as "Le Yoide," but, in French, that would be pronounced "Le Ywhahd," and that wouldn't have been good for anybody.) Ann: In the words of the man you truly love, Dick Cheney, "Go f--- yourself!" (But whoever posted under her name, I gotta admit that was pretty funny. She's still mad 'cause I turned "Crimson and Clover" into "K-Fed and Coulter!")
2Eagle - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
All of them probably have babies so you are better off without them.

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