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Song Parodies -> "Why Be Upset?"

Original Song Title:

"Sunrise, Sunset"

Original Performer:

Fiddler On The Roof Cast

Parody Song Title:

"Why Be Upset?"

Parody Written by:

Adagio

The Lyrics

http://ynucc.yeungnam.ac.kr/~bwlee/midi_s.htm#Back%20 Heres croll to sunrise, sunset1 (Anon. in this parody means anonymous)
Are these the joyful ones I fancied?
Are these the thoughtful ones today?
They grow so bitter at each other.
I'm dis-mayed.
When did they get to be so angry?
These "kids", they all say words so foul.
Who said f*** yesterday? They do appall !!

Why be upset?
Why be upset?
Quickly throw the nays.
Feelings turn overnight to bickers
Becoming spiteful as we gaze.
Why be upset?
Why be upset?
Angry are the jeers.
One reason following another
Driven by that anon. and tears.

What words of advice could I give them?
I'll butt out, let them find their way.
It's best they learn to find the answers,
Anyway.
It is so bestial this furor
Caused by a few deadheads for thee.
Are there some enemies in store for me?

Why be upset?
Why be upset?
Quickly throw the nays.
Feelings overnight should not sour.
They're brooding even though we praise.
Why be upset?
Why be upset?
Quickly change your gears.
One person ignoring the other,
If they are brainless and cause tears.


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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 16

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Adagio - November 23, 2004 - Report this comment
That midi is supposed to be

http://ynucc.yeungnam.ac.kr/~bwlee/midi_s.htm#Back%20Here

It's a catchy one.
MasonR - November 23, 2004 - Report this comment
A nice, well thought-out parody.
Adagio - November 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks MasonR!
Johnny D - November 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Mazel Tov!
Adagio - November 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Johnny!
Kristof Robertson - November 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job, Adagio...I see by your scores someone has taken umbrage to your views...sheesh! 555
Hmmmm.... - November 23, 2004 - Report this comment
http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/drhook2.shtml
Adagio - November 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Kristof. I don't know what anyone could take umbrage to in this parody...my view as I stated in the parody was to mind my own business. Guess some others should too.
Stuart McArthur - November 23, 2004 - Report this comment
"quickly throw the nays" has a real nice poetic feel to it, Adagio - you are quite poetic in fact - 555
Adagio - November 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Stuart! I like being called poetic. :-)
Guy - December 03, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS - But loved the read.
Adagio - December 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Guy!
Guy - December 03, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC-W) I got a midi out on this and reread it. Well worth the time to do so. I liked it even better.
Adagio - December 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks again, Guy!
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - December 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Another Adagio-style gem. Can't we all just get along?
Adagio - December 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Luke. :)
Rick D - December 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Other people here may have the courage, or be the brains, but I think you are the heart of the site
Adagio - December 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks for the compliment, Rick!

(P.S. I do so have brains. lol)
Agrimorfee - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Rick says you are the heart of the website, but I would extend it to the Wisdom, too.
Adagio - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Agri!!!! :)
Scathe - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC-W) Only a handful of parodies can be profound, and this is one of them.
Adagio - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Scathe.
John Jenkins - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
I like the original song and the parody does it justice.
Adagio - December 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks John J.
Johnny D - December 11, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above ... Pat, you've got the brain, the heart, AND the courage ... you could guide any Dorothy along The Guffaw-Brick-Road to The Amiright City!
Adagio - December 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Johnny, thanks for recognizing ALL my assets! :D
Arwen - December 12, 2004 - Report this comment
ABC--thought provoking, really.
Meriadoc - December 18, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Amen! :-)
Adagio - December 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Merry and Arwen.
Peregrin - December 18, 2004 - Report this comment
How distressing, my life summed up in a parody! 5's for you though!
Claude Prez - December 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice job, and thanks for the helpful midi. Also, if you're the heart of the site, can I be the spleen?
Adagio - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Pippin!

Claude, thanks...well, if you must be the spleen....ga'head. :)
Jeff Reuben - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Yes, not one of the funnier parodies on the site (and not intended to be), but well written.
Adagio - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Jeff.
Paul Robinson - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC W) - Well, I know I saw this one SOMEWHERE, but I didn't realize I never found my way over here to vote and comment on it. I echo the remarks that correctly recognize this as excellent poetry put to an OS pace & cadence, which is nice work in and of itself. When you attach the thought that went into this piece and the meaning you are imparting this is wonderful stuff. 5's...
Adagio - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Well, thank you very much, Paul!
Kristof Robertson - December 20, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC-W)Some more profound Adagio-esque poetry. 555
Adagio - December 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Kristof!

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