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Song Parodies -> "W-A-C-K"

Original Song Title:

"W-O-L-D"

Original Performer:

Harry Chapin

Parody Song Title:

"W-A-C-K"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

I'm actually more optimistic about the future of pop music than I've been in the last few years, largely thanks to the young women who are good writers first, good performers second, and, oh, by the way, also look great. Of course, that means that, a few years ago, I was really thinking pop music was hopeless. BMOC: Big Man On Campus, not that too many of today's more popular singers could get into college. AOR: Album-Oriented Rock.
Hello, honey, it's me.
What did you think when you heard that crap on the radio?
Why don't the kids tune in to the songs
loved by their mom and daddy-o?

Remember how we listened to the radio
and I said, "That's the songs for me."
And how we brought the transistor to the beach
down in Point Pleasant, New Jersey?

It was two kids, a new meaning for the word "rock"
but the music world turned around.
It's been eight years since it sounded good
and for longer, it's been heading down.

I am still mourning music.
It's W-A-C-K!
Hearing all these hits of now
I wish they wouldn't play.
If it wasn't for videos
they'd be neither heard nor seen.
On a one-to-a-hundred scale
it's about a fifteen.

The drinking I did and the ears I hid
is because these songs blow.
I wish they would play my youth's sounds
and let this garbage go.

So I drifted on down to the AM dial
and heard a late-night talk show.
But you know how I feel about politics.
That's worse than those singing hos.
That's how radio goes.

I am still mourning music.
It's W-A-C-K!
Hearing all these hits of now
I wish they wouldn't play.
If it wasn't for videos
they'd be neither heard nor seen.
On a one-to-a-hundred scale
it's about a fifteen.

They've been making extra money doing lousy movies
thinking they're B-M-O-C.
You should see their influence on the children:
A fashion monstrosity.

They got bad hair on top of their heads
and I wonder how much they pay.
They're dressed like a slut, sagging pants show their
(thump)
but at jobs, they're never gonna stay.

Sometimes I get this crazy dream
that I just take off in my car
and turn the stereo up and hear
a station of AOR.
I've been thinking that I should buy a station
and rock music, I'd restore.
Or maybe I should settle down
and hope they'll play good stuff once more.

OK, honey, I see.
I guess radio's not for me.
Sure, old girl, I understand.
But all of this music, it really should be canned!

W-A-C-K!
W-A-C-K!
W-A-C-K!
W-A-C-K!

I am still mourning music.
It's W-A-C-K!
Hearing all these hits of now
I wish they wouldn't play.
If it wasn't for videos
they'd be neither heard nor seen.
On a one-to-a-hundred scale
it's about a fifteen.

I am still mourning music, it's
W-A-C-K!
W-A-C-K!
W-A-C-K!
W-A-C-K!
(repeat 'til fade)

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alvin rhodes - April 18, 2006 - Report this comment
i could not agree more
Tommy Turtle - April 18, 2006 - Report this comment
What alvin said. DKTOS, but 15 for sentiment well expressed.... Try Satellite radio; huge improvement, with a few drawbacks.
Rick C - April 18, 2006 - Report this comment
What you said and then Alvin and Tommy agreed with. 555
Michael Pacholek - April 18, 2006 - Report this comment
Just for the hell of it, I decided to see if there are any real-life radio stations with the call letters WACK. Sure enough, there's one based in Newark, New York, near Rochester, at 1420 on the AM dial. And in Trinidad and Tobago, WACK-FM operates at 90.1. I don't think either has a signal strong enough to reach Central Jersey, and I'm not sure I'd want it to. There's a legendary station with the letters WCKY in Cincinnati. It didn't originally refer to anything wacky, but to the city across the Ohio River where its transmitter was, Covington, Kentucky. But now it's an Air America station, Jerry Springer's flagship, so that might be WaCKY enough for you.
Larry Hensley - April 19, 2006 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but this was good. 555's

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