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Song Parodies -> "You're So Vain (You Prob'ly Think This Show Is...)"

Original Song Title:

"You're So Vain"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Carly Simon

Parody Song Title:

"You're So Vain (You Prob'ly Think This Show Is...)"

Parody Written by:

Melanie Lee

The Lyrics

This parody is a shameless excuse to publicize my show, "Travis Tanner", which will appear as part of the New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) running August 12-28, 2005! I am librettist/lyricist and producer. The specific incident below hasn't happened yet, of course, but a girl can dream...
You walked into the theater
Like you were walking into a noose,
Your beard strategically trimmed around your lips.
Your attitude wasn't loose.
You had one eye on the playwright as
She sat your tight caboose,
And all the cast loved that
You're not their critic,
You're not their critic, and

You're so vain,
You prob'ly think this show is about you.
You're so vain,
I bet you think this show is about you,
Don't you, don't you?

Well, you thrilled me several years ago
When you were on NBC,
And you told clever jokes that cut Right and Left!
You stood for democracy.
But you gave away the soul we loved
Right to the G.O.P.
I had some dreams there were
Chains on my ankles,
Chains on my ankles, and

You're so vain,
You prob'ly think this show is about you.
You're so vain,
I bet you think this show is about you,
Don't you, don't you?

(instrumental break)

I had some dreams there were
Chains on my ankles,
Chains on my ankles, and

You're so vain,
You prob'ly think this show is about you.
You're so vain,
I bet you think this show is about you,
Don't you, don't you?

Well, I heard you flew up to Greenwich Village—
Bought tickets, you and your wife,
Then you rode your limo to SoHo Playhouse
To watch the Total Eclipse of Your Life!
Now, you say the right things all the time,
And when you don't, you are
Aboard Air Force One with the
Chief of the Oil Men
Chief of the Oil Men, and

You're so vain,
You prob'ly think this show is about you.
You're so vain,
I bet you think this show is about you,
Don't you, don't you?

You're so vain
You prob'ly think this show is about you.
You're so vain
You prob'ly think this show is about you.
You're so vain
You prob'ly think this show is about you.
You're so vain
You prob'ly think this show is about you...

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Pacing: 2.8
How Funny: 2.3
Overall Rating: 2.4

Total Votes: 12

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Rick C - July 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Not bad, I gave you a 544. Your pacing was good but, it wasn't very funny and, you used a lot of the lyrics from the original song (OS). I would expect that, as a lyricist, you would use more of your own lyrics.
Melanie Lee - July 22, 2005 - Report this comment
Rick C.: Thanks for the comments. If I did use more of my own lyrics, it would no longer be a parody of "You're So Vain", but me just setting my words to Carly Simon's music. As for funny, I suppose the parody would be funnier if the incident above HAD happened already. Oh, well. "Travis Tanner" is happening in the SoHo Playhouse, NYC, in August 2005, as part of FringeNYC. Come see it!

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