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Song Parodies -> "Middleware Man"

Original Song Title:

"Piano Man"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Middleware Man"

Parody Written by:

Keith Nesbitt

The Lyrics

A middleware man finds himself working for a second rate software company. But hey it's a job.
It's nine o'clock on a Monday
the regular crowd's logging in.
There's one or two interesting emails,
but most of it goes in the bin.

Hey son, can you code a component?
What it does well nobody knows.
But it plugs and it plays and in thousands of ways,
it takes away everyone's woes.

La la la, de de da
La la, de de da da da

(Chorus)
Write us some code you're the middleware man,
write us some code tonight.
And we'll all go and code up the interface,
and you'll make it work out alright.

Now Nick at the printer's a friend of mine,
He's Greek and he's talking to me.
well he's quick with a zorba or to code up some corba,
but he'd rather be writing in C.

He says, "Keith, this module is killing me",
as the smile ran away from his face.
"Well I'm sure there's a bug with security,
if I could just find out the place".

Oh, la la la, de de da
La la, de de da da da

(Chorus)
Write us some code you're the middleware man,
write us some code tonight.
And we'll all go and code up the interface,
and you'll make it work out alright.

Adrian's an API analyst,
his mother can't find him a wife.
So he's anxious you bet as he chats on the net,
and probably should get a life.

Well the secretary distributes services,
but a programmer never gets phoned.
Yes we're sharing an object called loneliness,
but it's better than coding alone.

Oh, la la la, de de da
La la, de de da da da

(Chorus)
Write us some code you're the middleware man,
write us some code tonight.
And we'll all go and code up the interface,
and you'll make it work out alright.

It's a pretty good job for a city man,
and the manager gives me a smile.
Cause he knows without me there's no product you see
so I'll keep my job for a while

And the company runs like a carnival
and the keyboard it smells like a coke
and I have them to thank for the bread in my bank
But hey man the software's a joke
From the Fortran Cowboy Project
Copyright 2007 K. Nesbitt

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Bruno - May 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Hey Keith. If the first line read 'of a morning'', then this would describe my groundhog day. Thanks for the smile.

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