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Song Parodies -> "Why Is Crime - The Winona Ryder Therapy Session Recordings"

Original Song Title:

"What Is Life"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

George Harrison

Parody Song Title:

"Why Is Crime - The Winona Ryder Therapy Session Recordings"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

Winona Ryder's therapist puts on a karaoke version of George Harrison's "What Is Life", hands Winona the microphone, and Ms. Ryder pours out her soul . . .
When I steal
I don't pay
And I love this subterfuge anytime of day

You see, it's not wrong
It's not greed
I just try my best to make Neiman Marcus bleed

Tell me
Why is my crime so like a drug
Tell me
Who am I, without loot by my side

Winona
That's my name
And I'd like to steal yours if it would give me fame

You see, it's not bucks
That I need
I just love the rush I get when my crime succeeds

Tell me
Why is my crime so like a drug
Tell me
Who am I, without loot by my side

What I feel
I can't say
Karmic laryngitis stole my true voice away

You see, it's just love
That I seek
When my kleptomania's really on a streak

Tell me
Why is my crime so like a drug
Tell me
Who am I, without loot by my side

(repeat and fade: )

(Oh) Tell me
Why is my crime so like a drug
Tell me
Who am I, without loot by my side

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Rick D - November 07, 2003 - Report this comment
One of my favorite Georgie songs, performed it when he passed. One thing you notice when you do that is there aren't many words. It's the fancy arrangement that makes you think there's more. I don't get the pacing on "You see, it's not bucks", and "Winona" has the accents in the wrong place. But a funny idea.
Johnny D - November 07, 2003 - Report this comment
Rick - I really like getting comments from you, because you help me hone my craft with your constructive criticism and analysis.....that shows you are really reading my stuff closely, and I appreciate that.

I disagree with you, however, with regards to my choice of pacing at the points you mentioned in this parody --- I feel it is pretty close to right-on:

Original: "But if it's not love" = five beats

Parody: "You see, it's not bucks" = five beats

The first of the two beats in both the original "But if" and my "You see" might sometimes come across as partially swallowed or slurred

Poetic accent-license on pronounciation of "Winona" - my parody asks the singer/reader to pronounce it "Wi--no--NA"....... I should have spelled it as "Wi-no-NA" on that line of the parody, I guess......thanks again for your analysis.
Rick D - November 07, 2003 - Report this comment
I stand corrected on the first part. Somehow old age and wallowing in parodies made my brain fart. Sorry, I should have known. I'll make it up to ya. And I enjoy this banter, too.
Static - November 07, 2003 - Report this comment
Ah... brains that fart. That is funny. 555 for letting Winona pour her soul out...
Oh, and if I remember correctly, you are a Red Sox fan, right? I need to know for an upcoming song I'm doing.
Johnny D - November 07, 2003 - Report this comment
Hi Static - thanks for your comment and vote. Yes, I'm a fair-weather Red Sox fan. I don't follow them particularly closely unless they're starting to look like they're contenders......so why do you need to know that ol' Johnny D is a Red Sox fan, eh ? How does that factoid figure into your upcoming song ?
Harri Georgeson - March 15, 2004 - Report this comment
terrific job, keep it up
Johnny D - April 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you, Harri Georgeson!

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