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Song Parodies -> "Michael Keeps Hitting-me In The Head"

Original Song Title:

"Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"

Original Performer:

B.J.Thomas

Parody Song Title:

"Michael Keeps Hitting-me In The Head"

Parody Written by:

Stuart McArthur

The Lyrics

I've always thought stepping into the ring with Mike Tyson for a multi-million-dollar losers cheque seems to have little downside, so I used this parody to brainstorm the possible worst case scenario
Mich-ael keeps hitting-me in the head
but I'm just a guy who likes to run away instead
I aint hit him yet
but
Mich-ael keeps hitting-me in the head, he keeps hitting

so I just did me some talking to the ref.....
and I pleaded "CAN'T you hear me SCREAMIN'? Are you DEAF!!!"
he just walked away
then
Mich-ael kept hitting-me in the head, he kept hitting

but there's four rounds - to go
the bruising and the beating - won't defeat me
it won't be long
'til the guys with all the moolah greet me

Mich-ael keeps hitting-me in the head
but I'm just a guy who - no - a fly who....likes white....bread?
sorry, what?....oh yeah...
but I'm never gonna get my pay by complaining
soon I'll be free....
no more poverty for me

(instrumental - sounds of harder punching)

....and it won't be long
- til those cuckoo birds fly down to greet me

Mich-ael keeps hitting-me in the head
but that doesn't mean my mental fac-ul-ties are dead!
Where's that string quartet?
and I'm never gonna be a train - or a painting...
I'm - a - plum - tree
nothing's worrying me

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Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 14

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Airfarcewon - October 18, 2004 - Report this comment
A heavyweight parody here...Very very good! ..Count of 5
Dee Range - October 18, 2004 - Report this comment
High 5's for this mate, very funny. Except in the worst case scenario, your ears look like Me. Spock :-)
Johnny D - October 18, 2004 - Report this comment
I love free-associative stream-of-semi-consciousness parodies like this, Stuart. Excellent job!
Dee Range - October 18, 2004 - Report this comment
That should be Mr. Spock, not Me. Spock! :-)
Know 1 can hear you dream - October 18, 2004 - Report this comment
I've done this song four times so I feel that I must really give you some feedback here. The line "and I pleaded "CAN'T you hear me SCREAMIN'? Are you DEAF!!!"" was a knock out. And the idea and the story line was good too. But with one syllable to much in the recurring main line I'll have to take some off on the pacing. Alternative setups to fix that could have been "Tyson is knocking out my lights" or "Tyson is busting up my face" etc. I'll settle for 444 but I'm not counting you out of the game! *Ay! Let go off my ear!!!* :-)
Jeff Reuben - October 18, 2004 - Report this comment
I sang this one myself a few times, and I was able to fit "hittin me on the head" into the music, even with the extra syllable. So, I guess the pacing gets a four, but if it was ever recorded, it would work. Good job, I enjoyed reading it.
alvin rhodes - October 18, 2004 - Report this comment
pacing cost you a point, but it was a pretty funny parody
Stuart McArthur - October 18, 2004 - Report this comment
thanks everyone, and I was waiting for the pacing criticism of the first line. I had "Michael keeps punching at my head" which works, but Michael keeps hittin-me in the head" sounded so whiny and pathetic, I just HAD to use it. I sacrificed intuitive pacing for the humour, and I'm happy to take my punishment (and it still works okay, if you allow the latitude :-)
Ashkicksass - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
I thought "hittin me" sounded funnier too, so I understood why you did it even before I read your comment. I love it Mr. Mac!
Know 1 can hear you dream - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Stuart: Good point, but maybe you should have mentioned that in the intro or the bottom comment. Was it the same reason for chosing the name Michael over the name Tyson and then specify what Michael in the intro? Without that this could be read as someone complaining about being beaten up in the ring by just any Michael, like for example lets say Michael Jackson, and that's really a funny image to imagine someone whining about. :-)
Stuart McArthur - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Askicksass! Thankyou SO much for your support....I'm glad we're on a wavelength. I write sports parodies for a weekly radio show here, and if they're not funny or poignant we don't get good listener feedback....Pacing is also very important of course, but as long as the rhythm still fits (like hittin-me for falling - note the hyphen) we find exact syllable count to be a bit pedantic. I agree though that pacing SHOULD be intuitive. Our other considerations are delight (lines take you by surprise), manipulation of the original lines back into the parody, and bite (it's great if you make a message or hit a target). Funniness and/or poignancy are the must-haves from our listeners' points of view though, and with this one, the image of a pathetic weed whinging like a schoolkid about Michael hitting him made it funny for me......although by the voting above, not so much for others!!!.......I love this topic of debate
Stuart McArthur - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Know 1: Yes, I should have. I thought of it, but thought it might sound like I was making excuses......and YES, it definitely was why I chose to use "Michael" over "Tyson" in the parody. Calling Mike Tyson "Michael" is so "little boy"ish......and you're right, that was why I had to explain it was about Mike Tyson in the intro......we've connected, Know 1!! Thanks for having a read!!

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