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Song Parodies -> "Chemistry"

Original Song Title:

"Honesty"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Chemistry"

Parody Written by:

the_conqueror_of_parodies

The Lyrics

My big finale for the Parody Decathlon 2.0. And there was much rejoicing (yay!).
If you say my lab's a mess
I'd have to say you're right
Seems a new explosion's always near
I advise you not to guess
Why I don't go outside
I think it's safer to explode in here

Chemistry
Is really dangerous
Ev'rything will go 'KABOOM!'
Chemistry
Is sometimes oderous
And mostly in a bad way too

I will always add a lump
Too much of sodium
Which is quite reactive, I should know
And the same goes for elements
That are all in Group 1*
Yes, they have a tendency to blow!

Chemistry
Is really dangerous
But can you please not assume
Chemistry
Is only for the nerds
It's good fun for us pyros** too!

I could play some soccer
I could hang with friends
But instead I'm socially
Inept, that's what they said
That explains this strange hobby
That's unsafe for my head
I know
Explode, whoah, whoah

Don't be too concerned for me
When I start to burn
Because of this hobby, I'm prepared
Now the flame's diminishing
Tell me, what have I learned?
Always have a fire-proof lab coat to keep on

Chemistry
Is REALLY dangerous
Don't go making acid goo
Chemistry
Could end the both of us
So if it starts to glow - we're screwed!
*Elements in Group 1 of the Periodic table, like sodium, have one extra electron, and are desperate to lose it. Makes them really reactive. Drop a lump of sodium in water? BOOM. **Pyromaniacs, of course.

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Pacing: 5.0
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Kristof Robertson - February 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Bra-freakin-VO, bobpie!! This is PRICELESS; seriously funny, well written...the whole enchilada. I can almost hear BJ crooning it. Fave lines (out of many)

"I think it's safer to explode in here"
"Don't be too concerned for me/ When I start to burn"
and, finally...
"So if it starts to glow - we're screwed! "

Seriously great, dude. 555+++
littleCupCakes - February 07, 2008 - Report this comment
~ El Conquistador ~ it is prudent to have just the right chemistry!
Invisible Boy - February 07, 2008 - Report this comment
This was a noble effort. Good luck in the Dec round.
Jack Wilson - February 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Voted 5s earlier, commenting now,awesome job!
Peregrin - February 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Hey Conq :) Great work!
Matthias - February 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Reminds me a lot of Dave's "Mix Two Chemicals", which is where you probably got your idea from, this parody like his were brilliant, and I actually think that yours (Don't tell Dave this) was funnier than his. So GREAT JOB Conquerer!
Kristof Robertson - February 22, 2008 - Report this comment
(DEC 2.10) See above. A masterful effort here
Agrimorfee - February 25, 2008 - Report this comment
(Dec) You mixed a good one, Conq! (See, high school science class DOES pay off! ;))
Phil Alexander - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a weakness for using "KABOOM!" in parodies, so a bonus for that :-) (incidentally, sodium only really fizzes a bit in water; lithium barely reacts, and as you go down group 1 they get more reactive: at a friend's school, a guy demolished the loos by panicking and trying to flush a lump of potassium... I don't think many schools try it with caesium - it'd be a very expensive bang)
Arwen - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Decathlon...I am always in the mood for Billy Joel parodies, and this one was top notch! Perfect for the assignment, too!

For the record, I always did kind of consider Chemistry to be for nerds, until I watched dreamy CSI Nick Stokes using science to dreamily nab non-dreamy bad guys. ; )
stuart mcarthur - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
(decath) brilliant, bobpie, and a perfect entry for this round - loved every one of the explosion gags! - 555
Jeff Reuben - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Fun stuff, a tribute to high school chemistry for more than one of us :)
Below Average Dave - February 28, 2008 - Report this comment
(Dec2) "I could play some soccer I could hang with friends But instead I'm socially Inept, that's what they said That explains this strange hobby That's unsafe for my head I know Explode, whoah, whoah" . . .that stanza has to be my favorite, primarily because--at least to me--it reminds me that Mix Two Chemicals WAS qualified as a bad habit--but alas enough about me. . .this parody has to be one of your more creative, you relied a little heavily on explosions, but some of your word choices were fantastic--I liked the socially inept reference, and something about the word Kaboom in such a sappy song made me giggle, can't say where I'm voting this just yet, as I have so many more to read, but this one-Conq-is amongst your best.
Agrimorfee - March 11, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Another dose...
Max Power - March 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Explosive.
Peter Andersson - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
If this bombs in the SOTM you can always count on a second career chance in Al-Qaeda.
Matthias - March 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Scientifically Silly!!! Great job on winning the Decathlon with this one. I know I gave it high marks.
Guy - March 21, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM-FEB08) I have always seemed to learn chemistry the hard way like when I really understood the difference between flammable and inflammable. Love Billy Joel songs - have done a lot of his OS in my writings and this one is written very well.
Michael E Cormier - March 24, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) All the right formulas for a good parody. Nice work
Red Ant - March 30, 2008 - Report this comment
I suppose sometime during my lifetime I'd hear this OS... you improved on it quite a bit, Pieman. Great job capturing the odd ABCABC rhyme scheme, and for a new take on a song as interesting as lead. Funny work all the same.
wannabemustangjockey - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I never really got very good at chemistry. Sounds like you never did either! Decent parody.
Jeff Reuben - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
See above! Still a nice work, you did a good job mixing in your lyrics with the OS.
Below Average Dave - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) As I stated above among your best.
Jack Wilson - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
See above!
Invisible Boy - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Great...see above
Mikey Squirrel - April 01, 2008 - Report this comment
SOTM- This one had some really good..um... chemistry to it. Very well done, Conqueror.
Matthias - March 28, 2009 - Report this comment
One of your best for sure Conqueror! It won the science round in the Decathlon 2 for a good reason.
kevin - April 02, 2009 - Report this comment
nicely done. good parody
Agrimorfee - April 02, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Back to the Chem lab, pronto.
Arwen - April 10, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC...I like this even more this second time around, Conq..."And mostly in a bad way too" was an LOL line for me this morning!
Below Average Dave - April 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I think I have read this one too many times TCOP, I can't blame you for reusing it, but dang it's been in a lot of contests, not to rag, we all do it occasionally, but I've seen this one a lot this past year. . .perhaps space out the time between re-entering a parody a little so that it has time to age, Good parody, you know that, x2
Red Ant - April 11, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) A joy to revisit this one again, tcop.
Melanie Lee - April 11, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Good stuff. Uneven on the laughs: hilarious at one point, dull the next. I think you messed the pacing on the last line of the last stanza. Anyway, 5-4-5.
Jeff Reuben - April 11, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC-see above!

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