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Song Parodies -> "Crapping On Wayward Song"

Original Song Title:

"Carry On Wayward Son"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Crapping On Wayward Song"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

Crapping on this wayward song
There'll be no peace till record's done
Lay this dreary dirge to rest
Re-fuse I abhor

Once arose in 70s a profusion
Of a set of groups devoid of a clue-sion
Music boring, sterile, trifling - egos grew too high
Thought my ears would bleed so shrill is this claptrap
Now I find it stinks much cruel-er than a bad rap
Their virtuosity is screamin'
Make it go away!

Crapping on this wayward song
(E.L.P. drones on and on
Play your Geddy, Floyd or Yes;
Frampton Live once more...)

From the trailer of my neighbour it's squealin'
Ninety plays until the paint it's a-peelin'
And if someday I be-come white trash
I'll turn my speakers on "bell-ow"
Scale of music-ry: it's tune masturbation
Seems this lout can hold a riff for durations
I see few worse machines of torture
But guitars of Kansas bray!

Crapping on this wayward song
Golden Fleece of music dung
Jaded, weary, id-depressed
Should be shown the door

Crapping on! - with sartorial splendour
Crapping on! - till my ears are dismembered
Tall and white, so strong and trendy
Mediocrity eschewed!

Crapping on this wayward song
Be in trance when it is done
Flay this dreary band of dross!
Smite their tiresome bore!

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 18

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Dee Range - June 03, 2005 - Report this comment
GAWD! is this good!! I've been trying to do this with the title "Carry on your luggage, son"...but it just went into the trash heap after reading this. Fantasticwordplay, pacing and humor, hobbits. CARRY ON!!
Rick C - June 03, 2005 - Report this comment
I don't agree with your parody's message (I like all of the bands you dissed) but, I do agree with Dee about your wordplay, pacing and humor. Wonderfully written parody....5s
Phil Alexander - June 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey, Toto, I got a feeling that wasn't Kansas anymore...
alvin rhodes - June 03, 2005 - Report this comment
bless you writing this and turning this horrible OS around to bite the butt of the dreaded kansas...that period was a horrible one for rock and i got realy sick of kansasjourneytotoreospeedwagonforeigner nicely done....5s plus
John Barry - June 03, 2005 - Report this comment
"Sartorial splendor" among many fine lines about a not-fine period in pop music.
Meriadoc - June 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you everyone! We are still expecting to be hit with ones at some point - hee hee!

Rick C. - thanks for putting aside your personal feelings and still giving us a good score. :-) (Incidentally, I really don't mind ELP, but they do fit the genre and they also fit the internal rhyme...) ;-)

Alvin - I _despise_ Foreigner - will you marry me? Ha ha. Most of the bands you mentioned (altho' still awful) aren't quite the same as Kansas and their ilk - it was the virtuoso mindset of "our lyrics are so intellectually inspiring and we are such expert musicians that we will wail away between verses until all the strings break" that I was trying to put across. Maybe it should be called "in-a-gadda-da-vida syndrome"... ;-D
The Bono - June 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellence in composing,...witty and flowing
Johnny D - June 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Hobbitalicious! ;-D
Peregrin - June 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you everyone.

Rick, I like them too, the groups that were mentioned, but I had to agree with Merry on this particular song. Man, the musical interlude between the first and second verses is like a bunch of offcuts (REJECT offcuts) spliced together :( My ears bled.

Worst part was, when doing the parody I had to listen to it again and again and again .....
Peregrin - June 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Ah! I see from the ones that Geddy Lee got my email, heh heh! :)
mandamoo - June 07, 2005 - Report this comment
Haha I'm glad I don't know the OS after reading your wonderfully descriptive take on it ! I felt every bit of your loathing. Superb.
Red Ant - May 04, 2017 - Report this comment
Finding this 12 years after the fact, it's a solid set of 5s. Every time I hear this song on the radio, I cringe, and play anything else.
Callmelennie - May 04, 2017 - Report this comment
What's everyone talking about, I LOVE this song!! But then again, I also hate mayonnaise .. not to mention the so-called "sitcom" Friends. Perhaps these distinctly non-white behaviors are all linked to some pathology .. You have any thoughts on the matter, George Takei?

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