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Song Parodies -> "Calculator"

Original Song Title:

"Operator"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Jim Croce

Parody Song Title:

"Calculator"

Parody Written by:

Starlette Victory

The Lyrics

When the calculator batteries die during an algebra test.....and you're as bad at math as I am......you're in trouble.
Calculator, oh could you help me solve for X
You see the number on the graph screen is pale and faded
It's battering my brain.
And it's causing me such pain
Algebra's the class that I've always hated

This is when my battery goes
During the big test
Just give me the number cause I can't find it
So I can pass this test just this one time and to show
That all the stuff I know
I've learned to do this well
I only wish my words could just convince myself
That I will get an A
That won't happen today
Calculator, oh could you help me solve for X
'cause I can't read the number that you just gave me
I think that it's a nine
You know this happens every time
That I allow my friends to use you for gaming
This is when my battery goes
During the big test
Just give me the number 'cause I can't find it
So I can pass this test just this one time and to show
That all the stuff I know
I've learned to do this well
I only wish my words could just convince myself
That I will get an A
That won't happen today

Calculator let's forget this, screw it all
I'm gonna get an F no matter what I do
What a waste of time
Oh, this is a pain in my hind
You're not worth a dime

This is when my battery goes
During the big test
Just give me the number 'cause I can't find it
So I can pass this test just this one time and to show
That all the stuff I know
I've learned to do this well
I only wish my words could just convince myself
That I will get an A
That won't happen today

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Overall Rating: 4.6

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Johnny D - September 27, 2004 - Report this comment
I calculate a score of 555 for this parody!
John Barry - September 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Clever, and good job of blending in some of the original lyrics.
Joelle - September 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job! That would be so frustrating! 5's!
Ingeborg S. Nordén - September 27, 2004 - Report this comment
I think you can solve 3x = 15 just fine... ;-) With my lousy math ability, I always joked about my calculator earning the algebra grades I got in college. Pretty faithful to the original too...I have a good memory for the tunes I grew up hearing.
Starlette Victory - September 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Yeah, the calculator chose to die during our end-of-six-weeks test on linear systems and thanks to that, I'm making a C- for this report card period. Compared to last year's F, that doesn't sound that bad, but it is when everything else is an A or a B....
john ulvang - August 10, 2005 - Report this comment
nicely done! clever, funny and emotional.555

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