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Song Parodies -> "Orenthal James (the OJ trial)"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"Orenthal James (the OJ trial)"

Parody Written by:

Tim Hall

The Lyrics

Ron and Nicole were murdered in the Brentwood night
Because Ron went to return a pair of her glasses
The police see the two victims in a pool of blood
Nobody knew how the story would affect all the masses
Here comes the story of Orenthal James
He was one of football's biggest names
For something he may have done
Yes, he was put on trial
not just in the courtroom, but also in the media

Meanwhile Orenthal was leaving town
He was headed to O'Hare for business on a red eye flight
When he arrived that morning in Chicago
He checked into the hotel out of sight
And then he remembered the cut on his hand
While he was unloading his clothes on a stand
Then he gets a message
that his former wife was murdered
On a cool Brentwood night

Orenthal abruptly comes back to Brentwood
Calls up Al Cowlings his old friend
Explains to him that he wants to go for a ride
Little did he know that they'd start a trend
They were driving on the San Diego Freeway
Keeping the many police cars at bay
The media was following this low speed chase
led by a White Bronco
With cheers from bystanders

Orenthal and Al pulled up to his Brentwood house
Orenthal had a gun pulled up to his head
He said if the police came up to him
Orenthal would proceed to shoot himself dead
When do Heisman Trophy winners try suicide?
Is he guilty or not, you should decide
The cops took him into custody
The media was there to see
A fallen football hero battling a charge for all to see

Officer Mark Fuhrman went over Nicole's old house
To find out who murdered Orenthal's ex-spouse
A number of clues were found on the scene
Including a bloody glove that was never clean
Yes, here's the story of Orenthal James
He was one of football's biggest names
For something he may have done
Yes, he was put on trial
not just in the courtroom, but also in the media

One year later, Orenthal was on trial
Johnnie Cochran made sure it was carried out in style
When presented with Magli footprints from a bunch of clues
Orenthal said, " I don't even wear those ugly ass shoes"
And Johnnie Cochran played the racist game
He wanted to ruin Mark Fuhrman's name
He claimed that Fuhrman was
a white supremacist in good
With the Aryan Brotherhood

Prosecutor Marcia Clark produced another clue
She was hoping that it would make things seem true
Judge Ito approved the use of it in the trial
The effects of this evidence would last quite a while
Orenthal was given the gloves from the scene
And this time they were sparkling clean
Orenthal put them on
The gloves didn't even fit
Marcia Clark almost s**t

The networks updated us on the trail every day
Right in the middle of the soap operas play
It got to the point where fewer people cared
And turned off the TV, if they dared
Until they came upon the moment of truth
Orenthal was sitting looking couth
Judge Ito announced the verdict
For everyone in the world to see
Orenthal was not guilty!

Orenthal's troubles were not over
The Goldman family wanted to try him again
Since they could not use double jeopardy
A civil suit was a possibility
The Goldmans sued him for $33 million
Excluding his NFL pension
There was another trial
From this one Orenthal would not escape
And it was seen on videotape

Florida is where Orenthal plays a different role
Vowing he would find the killer of Nicole
He wonders if he will ever see
A suspect on the 18th tee
The Goldmans and the Browns are really pissed
Orenthal made them look like they were dissed
Nicole and Ron are gone
But hopefully not for long
Their murders will be eventually solved

A football hero has been disgraced
This trial is one of the most bizarre we faced
Here is a message that it ought to send
Sometimes a good life must come to an end
That's the story of Orenthal James
He was one of football's biggest names
For something he may have done
Yes, he was put on trial
not just in the courtroom, but also in the media

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Pacing: 4.1
How Funny: 3.9
Overall Rating: 3.8

Total Votes: 8

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martha - April 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job on a long and difficult song! I did a version of this featuring Jo Jett the banker .. took ages to write and even longer to learn the words!
Dylan Baranski - October 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Great song! 5s all around for you. P.S., was that what the O.J. in O.J. Simpson's name stood for?
Tim Hall - November 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Yes, OJ stands for Orenthal James

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