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Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Chris Caillouet

The Lyrics

Sometimes I wonder if I’m unintentionally rehashing an idea that’s already been done, so after completing this I went poking around and uncovered Jan Unwin’s Pair O' Ds from eleven years ago. I was uplifted to find that hers is a very clever and punny rendition of BJ’s ballad, laced with pneumatic double entendre and none too similar to my expression of another familiar obsession.
If you look for bitterness
It’s all over the news
Terrorism, war, disease and hate
But if you need a break from this
There’s an option you could choose
These silly songs are fun to fabricate

Parody by substituting words
Into someone else’s tune
Parody, to some it seems absurd
And we should send them to the moon

You can always find a schmo
As honest as the pope
Tells the tale all somberly and pained
But I don’t want some so-and-so
To hand me the straight dope
All I want is to be entertained

Parody, it’s finding better words
Sometimes challenging to do
Parody, explicit or inferred
The pacing can be tricky, too

I can write a satire
I can write an ode
I can write a travesty
That smokes “Tobacco Road”
I can make a mockery
Of the White House commode
Huh-ho, I know

If it seems that I’m obsessed
That is how it goes
Once you get that song stuck in your head
But am I cursed or am I blessed?
Clue me in, whoever knows
Perhaps I should seek therapy instead

Parody, I have to come to terms
My madness is here to stay
Parody, I have the worst earworms
And penning these keeps them at bay
Copyright © 2015 by Chris Caillouet. All rights reserved.

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Pacing: 2.9
How Funny: 2.9
Overall Rating: 2.9

Total Votes: 12

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John Jenkins - February 02, 2015 - Report this comment
The White House commode would be a good topic. Clever wordplay, Chris.
Hitch - February 02, 2015 - Report this comment
Reads very smooth, and very well said
Tony - February 02, 2015 - Report this comment
This should be the official anthem of this website!
Patrick - February 02, 2015 - Report this comment
From what I gather from some of the writers here, our Illustrious Leader treats the whole country (symbolically, at least) as his commode. That would be a good topic, though. The porcelain hero who has seen all the tushes of Clintons and Bushes, where Barry Hussein sent his down the drain. LBJ flushed his away. Where Nixon retreated, before he was unseated. Truman stopped here, flat on his rear. Guess what the security code is for this comment. "WHC". That has to be a sign.
Chris Caillouet - February 02, 2015 - Report this comment
John, Hitch, Tony and Patrick, thanks to all of you for the comments and compliments! 'Twould be an honor to have any of my work held up as an icon of AIR - maybe Chuck will take notice when it hits 1,000 views. :-D John and Patrick, I had a feeling I was asking for it in bragging of my literary adroitness, so I've already penned "White House Commode" à la "Tobacco Road" (what, you didn't think I was going to make it easy on myself, did you?); you should be seeing it in a day or two. I believe the "WHC" security code was definitely a sign, Patrick, and it looks like you're already well on your way to a rendition ripe with possibilities.
Susanna Viljanen - February 03, 2015 - Report this comment
Well done! Fives.
Chris Caillouet - February 03, 2015 - Report this comment
Thanks, SV!

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