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Song Parodies -> "Poor Song"

Original Song Title:

"Your Song"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"Poor Song"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

When I ask people in the supermarket (ie- Safeway) if they are offended by the loudness and content of the crappy songs and commercials they blast in there, most of them say, "Oh, I just don't notice" The first step to brainwashing is to make people think it's their idea. You have to notice! Stand up and complain, people. Or you'll be forever drinking hogwash!
It's a little bit sappy, this music inside
These store and the markets, I just want to cry
The volume ain't funny, it's popping my drums
I've griped till I'm hoarse and sore in the gums

The tone-deafened people are all on the go
And they don't even notice the brain-wash audio
Subliminal mush is what programmers do
They sell you a song that is thin as brew

Though it will sell everybody, it's poor song
It may be quite sampled and it's way too long
You pay it no mind
You pay it no mind, you don't hear all the words
How radio sucks and you just want to hurl

I sat in my car and thumped on the wall
Then I heard a few verses that meant nothing at all
But the satellite's here for a real good song
It's for people that pay and get it turned on

So excuse me for griping, but these things are bull
The music's gone rotten, so has my T.V., too
Anyway the singers are all noodling
They don't get decent songs to get to sing

Though it will sell everybody, it's poor song
It may be quite sampled and it's way too long
You pay it no mind
You pay it no mind, you don't hear all the words
How radio sucks and you just want to hurl

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 13

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Agrimorfee - September 02, 2005 - Report this comment
"It's outrageously funny...this song that you tried. "
Lucidlupin LeeBee - September 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Great Pacing - good words and agree with the sentiment completely! 555 ;)
carol - September 02, 2005 - Report this comment
5's I'm impressed
Stuart McArthur - September 02, 2005 - Report this comment
great stuff, Rick - and a good companion piece to Johnny D's M-contest entry - 555
Rex - September 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Mmmmmm.... hogwash. Wait! You mean drinking it wasn't my idea? In a similar vein, I've been wondering how we got from "Strangers in the night, exchanging glances..." to "I like big butts".
Michael Pacholek - September 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Rick: Good song, but my supermarket has a different music problem: They'll play a really good oldie over the speakers, and then just as it gets to the best line in the song, they'll break in with a pre-recorded sale message. And, as soon as that message ends, they will inevitably come to the very end of that great song, and the next one will be bad enough to make Barry Manilow blush. Rex: Clearly, you do not appreciate the quality of a properly curved and sized posterior. But take note: In 1959, Ray Charles wrote and sang, "See the girl with the diamond ring? She knows how to shake that thing!" Clearly, "that thing" was not "the diamond ring."
Rex - September 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Michael: It's not the sentiment I question, it's the phrasing. :-)
Chuck A. Spear - September 03, 2005 - Report this comment
I am so disgusted by store music/ads/noise that I couldn't enjoy this GREAT parody! I already stopped patronizing Wal*Mart, K-Mart and a few others because of the NOISE! Just let me shop in peace and quiet! Why do they want to drive us from their stores in disgust? Are they trying to get us to save our money? I never thought I'd yearn for the return of Muzac! 555 decibels!
Fitu Petaia - September 05, 2005 - Report this comment
The only sorry song from Stevie Wonder is Visions.

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