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Song Parodies -> "Kurt Cobain"

Original Song Title:

"You're So Vain"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Carly Simon

Parody Song Title:

"Kurt Cobain"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

you walked into your pantry
and you proceeded to take a shot
your gun, strategically tipped below one eye
your aim was right on the dot
you had one eye, fixed in terror
at the mayhem, you had brought

and all the girls screamed...
when they saw the paper...they saw the paper...and...

kurt cobain
you probably think we can't live without you
kurt cobain (kurt cobain)
you probably think we can't live without you
don't you ? ...don't you ?

well, you formed bands several years ago
so good, that you can't believe
but the fame you attained in the public's glare
had caused you to want to leave
so you said goodbye to ones you loved
and let your soul fly free

i had some dreams...you were there in your coffin
there in your coffin, and...

kurt cobain
you probably think we can't live without you
kurt cobain (kurt cobain)
you probably think we can't live without you
don't you ? ...don't you ?

well, i hear you grew up in south tacoma
or somewhere that rarely gets sun
and you left that hick town with your diploma
you made some video clips just for fun

well, you made it to the top in time
but now, you're not..you're dead
some other world guy
who created his own end
made up his own end...and

kurt cobain
you probably think we can't live without you
kurt cobain (kurt cobain)
you probably think we can't live without you
don't you ? ...don't you ?

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Pacing: 4.7
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Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 23

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Royce Miller - July 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Really fine parody, Alvin.
AFW - July 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Top job, here...for top fives
Chuck A. Spear - July 19, 2005 - Report this comment
A fitting tribute to a drug-addicted white-trash a--hole. If only more of his fans would imitate him! Great parody! 555
Paul Robinson - July 19, 2005 - Report this comment
WOW! Excellent...and poignant in a finely-tuned and funny way...Best verse: "well, you made it to the top in time but now, you're not..you're dead some other world guy who created his own end made up his own end...and" - particularly "...some other world guy / who created his own end / made up his own end"...5's ~ ~ ~
John Barry - July 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Well done. Have you been to the grave?
Rick C - July 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Fine job here Alvin! 555
Dee Range - July 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Love it, Alvin. Flows identically with the OS. High 5's
alvin rhodes - July 19, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks royce AFW chuck paul john rick and dee....kurt was cremated and his ashes tossed in the wishkah river in washington
Noel Coward - July 19, 2005 - Report this comment
He blew his brains out? He must have been an awfully good shot.
Michael Pacholek - July 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Fortunately, Alvin, this was very good. Unfortunately, Alvin, it's also very true. He wasn't the John Lennon of his generation. He was the Jim Morrison. (Some have gone so far as to call him the Sid Vicious, but he had SOME talent, and unlike Sid, could be understood on one word out of four.) I actually like Starbucks (but Dunkin Donuts is still better), therefore Kurt Cobain remains the most overrated, overhyped and overextended thing ever to come out of Seattle. A strong, but not close second, is the 2001 Mariners.
Royce Miller - July 19, 2005 - Report this comment
belated congratulations for reaching over 500 parodies, Alvin
alvin rhodes - July 19, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks noel ....(lol)...michael...(good points)...and royce (i didn't even realize)
Paul Robinson - July 19, 2005 - Report this comment
FIVE HUNDRED? AS IN "500"?? Jesus...Wow...Congrats from me, too, alvin...thanks for pointing that out, Royce...
Johnny D - July 20, 2005 - Report this comment
5s ... For years, back when I worked in downtown Boston, I often threw money into Mary Lou Lord's guitar-case when she used to play in the subway stations ... you Cobain-historians will know who I'm talking about ... Courtney Love sure does!
Silly Willie - July 20, 2005 - Report this comment
One of the best parodies I've read in a long time. Excelent choice of the OS as the backdrop for this subject and really funny! 555
2LD4U - July 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Here are some jokes about the late Kirk Colbain.... Q. What color were Kirk Colbain's eyes? A. Blue! [Blew]. One blew here and the other there. Q. What went through Kirk Colbain's mind when he pulled the trigger? A. His teeth! Hahahahaha! :)
alvin rhodes - July 20, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks johnny willie and 2LD4U
Stephen aka Step-chan - July 21, 2005 - Report this comment
555(coming from a Nirvana fan). This is well wrote.
Meriadoc - July 21, 2005 - Report this comment
I will have to point this one out to Pippin - she/he will love it. :-D
Serafina - July 26, 2005 - Report this comment
Very well put together, Alvin. And belated congratulations on your 500th parody.
Death To Triple One Voters - July 26, 2005 - Report this comment
All the votes here are perfect except for a 1,1,1 vote. I wish I knew how/why it got there. >:(
spinvilchy - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
When I heard this live on the morning show one of the verses was "whose gonna clean up the couch and the carpet..carpet...carpet?"I wonder why its different here.
alvin - February 24, 2009 - Report this comment
thanks stephen, merry, serafina, DTTOV and spinvilchy.....well, i didn't write anything that appeared on a morning show....that's why
Joe Siebert - February 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I see that this parody has been around for four years already...and I'm just now getting around to reading it. Great job, and great substitutions. I give this a perfect vote.
alvin - February 26, 2009 - Report this comment
thanks joe...glad ya enjoyed
Jennen - June 12, 2016 - Report this comment
Awesome; heard a version on Bo & Jim in the Morning years ago in DFW that had "brains on the table, brains on the table" and "Kurt Cobain, they'll prob'ly make an album without ya." Was that yours or someone else's?

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