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Song Parodies -> "Wake Up! You're A Dimwit!"

Original Song Title:

"Take It To The Limit"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Eagles

Parody Song Title:

"Wake Up! You're A Dimwit!"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

Another ode to the workplace..
Fast asleep at your desk in the office
All the bright guys are cov'ring for you
I was wond'ring why they gave you employment
They erred when they hired you

You know I've always been a worker
(Good little busy bee)
And it's so hard to watch
(You in there makin' Z's)
But the boss just looks away
All he does it seems, is count the beans
And gripes once a day

I wish they'd see it my way
And tell him this line
"Wake up! You're a dimwit!"
Just one time

I know we're just all here for the money
And we don't come in here to have fun
If the layoffs come 'round here tomorrow
Would he be the one?

For when I'm looking for some wisdom
(Not finding any there)
He's asleep on the floor
(Managers never care)
When your ethics all cave right in
And you cannot shout, you can't get out
You sit and pout some more

I wish they'd see it my way
And tell him this line
"Wake up! You're a dimwit!"
Just one time

Wake up! You're a dimwit!
Wake up! You're a dimwit!
Wake up! You're a dimwit!
(On) Overtime!

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John Barry - September 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Thought this was going to be about people planning to vote for Bush.
Michael Pacholek - September 14, 2004 - Report this comment
I was thinking something along those lines, John. I thought Rick was putting words in Dick Cheney's mouth... which would be an improvement over what's already there.
Arwen - September 14, 2004 - Report this comment
I had no preconceived notions coming in...and was pleased just the same. This was actually me this morning...I was DYING...=) 5s, Rick...
Ingeborg S. Nordén - September 15, 2004 - Report this comment
I was expecting yet another Bush/Kerry-bashing satire...but was pleasantly surprised to see something funny, well-paced and apolitical (unless "office politics" count). Voting--for the limit, voting--for the limit, voting--for the limit, three times five!
Guy - September 15, 2004 - Report this comment
We tied a guy to his chair in Japan for sleeping on the job. Shift change occurred at 4:15PM, that's 1615 for all you military types, and everyone was particularly quiet. The guy woke up around 5:00 and mumbled something in Japanese, while looking at the clock and got up with the chair still clinging to his ass. He did this everyday and relied on the noise from the shift change to wake him up. Needless to say he was late getting home that night.
Arwen - September 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Guy's story reminds me of a news story I read a while back. Just be thankful he was only sleeping, Guy! I even found a link:

http://www.tech-sol.net/humor/true79.htm
Guy - September 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Arwen - I'll bet his boss was relieved to find out he didn't have to pay all that overtime. This was a really wierd story and it's suppossed to be true?

Although Mr. Hayashi wasn't deceased when we tied him up he may as well have been for as sound as that guy slept. We had a fire alarm go off once as he slept and someone had to wake him up. Seemed the only thing that got him up and going was that familiar sound that went on at shift change.
Johnny D - September 15, 2004 - Report this comment
This could be Dilbert's colleague Wally's theme song.
alvin rhodes - September 15, 2004 - Report this comment
i can so relate to this song...5s...nice job
Adagio - September 15, 2004 - Report this comment
That was a really good one, Rick! 5's
Arwen - September 15, 2004 - Report this comment
I think it's true, Guy. I read it on a "weird but true" news stories page...I don't know...a while ago...the page I linked to here was not that page...but is similar.
Leah Lockhart - September 18, 2004 - Report this comment
This was great! Excellent pacing, good use of soem original words... I would say I'd sing this about my co-workers, but I'm always the one in meetings straining to keep my eyes open. BTW, is Espresso Gardens going on still? If so, I might go this week!
Rick D - September 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Yes, Leah, it's happening. Look through your song comments on one of your " Fat " parodies. Someone wants your permission to use your lyrics and was trying to get ahold of you.
Paul Robinson - September 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Rick - unlike your character here you did a good job on this one. OH...gonna send you a note - probably in the morning - thinking of heading up that way some time in October, want to check on Espresso Garden's schedule for open mic Thursday's, I remember you said that they don't do it one Thursday in each month, or something like that. I wouldn't be able to make it the 1st weekend in Oct. (going to a concert Friday, 10/1) or the w/e of 10/22-10/24 (brother Pete's birthday is in there). Anyway, I'll drop you a note to check on it. 5's here.

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