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Song Parodies -> "Brian Lies"

Original Song Title:

"Lyin' Eyes"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Brian Lies"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Big blades whirl, and pilots sure are burly
but open doors for press once in a while.
So this host man
looks truthful and not squirrely—
perhaps, like us, they’re taken by his smile.
Takes a flight, and later his reporting
makes it seem like in his veins is coursing ice.
NBC brass happily cavorting
’cause it could mean jacking up the ad-buy price.

He says it in his broadcast on one evening:
in a chopper he was that got shot down.
So now those NBC execs are grieving:
their headline guy's gained cheap kind of renown.

They can’t hide that Brian lies;
now his guile is in their eyes.
With second thoughts ’bout those ad buys—
there ain’t no way to hide that Brian lies.

Though some copters did go down, he wasn’t fated
to be part of a group with nerves of steel.
On a later night he prevaricated:
yes, he made it up—i.e., it wasn’t real.

He might have faced the arms of those of terror,
but he misled us by a country mile.
Fog of war, he claims, can produce an error,
or was this always his invention style?

They can’t hide that Brian lies
now his guile is in their eyes
his falsehoods now seem not so wise.
There ain’t no way to hide it: Brian lies.

He takes off, exploring what he done done;
meanwhile network investigates the guy.
It’s possible the anchor might be undone:
they might find: his Katrina tale don’t fly.

We wonder if Lester Holt is the trainee
to take the place of he who wasn’t cool.
It seems Bri must have surely been insane; he
must know: all is recorded as a rule.

Why oh why do some big shots do insane things?
Guess they’re swept up in their celebrity.
It’s bad enough that many do inane things.
Now Williams’ world’s changed with celerity.

Won’t be tried for plyin’ lies,
but to guile of his we’re wise.
He wasn’t shot down from the skies
There ain’t no way to hide Bri’s lyin’ guise.
Dummy couldn’t hide his flyin’ lies.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 13

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Chris Caillouet - February 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Good pacing and phrasing to match TOS. I seriously doubt Brian Williams intentionally misled anyone, however; more likely his mind created false memories during a stressful event, and he is now receiving heaps of humiliation for his human mistake. It seems to me this has been blown all out of proportion, and it puzzles me that so many were so betrayed by this that they feel the need to vilify him. Brian's a great guy! 5-2-3
Rob Arndt - February 09, 2015 - Report this comment
You got it right JAB- solid 555!!!
Timmy1000 - February 09, 2015 - Report this comment
I wondered if I'd see something on Brian. I'm surprised it hasn't shown up yet on the Daily Show, as Stewart is always getting after the new guys who either lie or contradict something said earlier. Oh wait, Brian is on the show quite a bit and is Stewart's good buddy. We'll see if this means anything. Anyway, JAB, nicely roasted; I'm always amazed that those in the news or reporting it do not think something like this will come out.
John Barry - February 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Thanks, folks. Whether or not the lying was intentional doesn't especially interest me. But when the parody gods hand you on a platter topical events that fit so obviously into existing tune titles, gotta take advantage.
Jonathan - February 09, 2015 - Report this comment
not gonna lie this was good! 5's
TJC - February 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Perfect title n' parodyin! This should be the the theme song for Monty Python's new flick, Lie of Brian!
Patrick - February 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Makes you wonder what else the lamestream media is lying about. The original song seemed to get longer every time I heard it on the radio. Yours turned out just right.
Dave W. - February 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Well, you there's strong case for probability... that these wars have all been a sham just for ratings .............Just show biz folks , move along, nothing to see here ....uh,huh
John Lomain - February 09, 2015 - Report this comment
This was good
Timmy1000 - February 10, 2015 - Report this comment
Brian's predicament was featured on Daily Show last night.

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