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Song Parodies -> "Blinded By The Bytes"

Original Song Title:

"Blinded By The Light"

Original Performer:

Manfred Mann

Parody Song Title:

"Blinded By The Bytes"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics


------Pipe Organ Intro------

Findin' all the bytes,
Rev's up and she's used,
She ain't runnin' here tonight.

Linin' up the bytes,
Halved up into twos,
This mother hung-er's locked up tight.

Binded by the bytes,
Staff's up got a noose,
Gonna hang me? They just might.

Bad scan number scrunchers,
Idiots, their brains lumber, with the stream-age knocked out flat.
Print the dumps - piled in lumps from this obsolescent junk I wade through what was shat.
Checkin' folders what are older,
Than Moses as I told yer.
When tripped software-y go down.

This is very un-easin'.
Freezin' and seizin'.
The monstrosity crashed and it's down.

------Short Guitar Riff------

The monstrosity crashed and it's down!

Hope she is...
Findin' all her bytes,
Rev's up and she's used,
She ain't runnin' here tonight.

Mindin' she ain't quite,
Checked up - she got juice,
Such a shunner impolite.

Blinking not a light,
Jacked up - it's no use,
Can I just get some insight?

Blinded is my site,
Cracked up - out of use,
It's a bummer here tonight.

A silicone blister; Server manager mister said this might just make her break,
So now I'm callin' up Sony® - if something's wrong, some ding-dong me a monkey make.
I said depart blow-fart get checkin' for a better part can't you see for my sake's down side?
He said purely, surely; Said don't call me Shirley squirrely; Just send me a part that ain't fried.

------Short Instrumental------

Send me a part that ain't fried!

But she was...
Blinded by bad bytes,
Jacked up - it's no use,
She not runnin' here tonight.

Blinded by the bytes

She went down and must have burned some wires,
Just got to get her up tonight.
Just got to get her up tonight.

------ guitar solo ------

In ROM-a - That's where the nones is,
In ROM-a - That's where the ones is,
Drama still unfolding gonna hook up with those guys out at Sun®,
Yeah mama, I'll call the Sun® wiz

------Violin solo background with piano playing chopsticks------

A Ring-Tone on my phone of Twilight Zone by Rolling Stone reached me was the beast,
Says, get flown that server blown - fix it or I'm sure your prone, for you can expect release.
Wish this unknown crap were shown - not stranded in some corner, let me make some advance,
In this mesh honed NET zone I'm guessin' and supposin' phones all digital caused this stance.

------Short guitar/violin interlude------

The monstrosity crashed and it's down!

But she was...
Blinded by bad bytes,
Jacked up - it's no use,
She not runnin' here tonight.

Binded up the bytes,
Halved up into twos,
This mother hung-er's locked up tight.

(the following two sections are sung simultaneously)

1) ~
~ Findin' all The bytes,
Rev's up and she's used,
She ain't runnin' here tonight.

Linin' up the bytes,
Halved up into twos,
This mother hung-er's locked up tight.

Blinded by the bytes,
Staff's up got a noose,
Gonna hang me? They just might.

Findin' all The bytes,
Rev's up and she's used,
She ain't runnin' here tonight.

Linin' up the bytes,
Halved up into twos,
This mother hung-er's locked up tight.

Binded by the bytes,
Staff's up got a noose,
Gonna hang me? They just might.

Findin' what ain't right - Called up MS® douche - and he was dumber than a spike;
Blinded by the bytes... ~

2) ~
~ Grad-man blunder, wonders, idiots they all stumble with machine-age diplomaz,
Readin' dumps with these humps; Can I circumvent these lumps - make way, get off my azz.
Checkin' folders what are older, than Moses as I told yer, fix chip software-y go round.
This is very un-easin' freezin', seizin' - the monstrosity crashed and she's down.
I caught with a ping plot finely honed I troubleshot and blows the cover it's the LAN,
With a hub shot the-net-it-got some badly needed bounced bot, out the muck got, turned up un-canned.
Was no silicone blister; Server manager mister told me was that made it break,
There's no need to call Sony® 'cause nothing's wrong... ~

She not down and I never got fired,
She's back up again tonight.

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adagio - November 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Good one, Guy.
alvin - November 15, 2007 - Report this comment
wondrous internal rhyming
AFW - November 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Techy, tricky, and very funny
Phil Alexander - November 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Great choice of subject for this one, not so much well-executed as ShellExecuted :-)
Ann Hammond - November 15, 2007 - Report this comment
cool!
Kristof Robertson - November 15, 2007 - Report this comment
I've have no idea what half of this parody is about, Guy...but I was most impressed with your agile word-surfing. 555
Dee Range - November 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Top 5's, Guy, for a terrific job on a terrifically hard OS. Even techno idiots like myself get the gist of what it's about, and they rhyming is incredible
stuart mcarthur - November 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Holy Toledo, Guy, that was fast. I agree with Kristof's comment verbatim - a great syllable-matching ride! - 555
Guy - November 16, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks Pat, I`m happy if it brought you some joy.

Alvin - Internal rhyme is one of the funnest things to do in a parody. Thanks.

Thanks Ann - I'm happy that it's cool with you. Phil - It does seem to have that Shell property about it now that you mention it. Thanks.

Kristof - Thanks.
Clueless employee after giving a canned briefing on his company's day to day operations.

Employee: This concludes our briefing, any questions?
Responder: What exactly do you do here for this company?
Employee: I'm not exactly sure but I do it by computer. (pa-rum-pump)

Dee - Nice to see you out here. I've been gone myself for a bit over two years. Glad you liked it. Hope you stick around. I like your stuff.

Stu - I was surprised on how easy this was to do and it really does make sense unlike the OS, at least to some of us. Ask Phil. I'll be working on that `Be Our Guest` next I hope. I think one more song should be added to that list and that is a Marty Robbins' song called `El Paso`. Thanks Stu.
Johnny D - November 17, 2007 - Report this comment
I-did-five The Guy!
He's back and he proves, he's number one on amIright!
I-did-five The Guy!
Read what he produced - another wonder for the eye!
John Jenkins - November 17, 2007 - Report this comment
Very impressive rhyming and wordplay. The tone/phone/zone/stone line stood out for me, but it was all good. I agree with your comment about El Paso, but it doesn't matter for me because I don't see myself ever doing BBTL after Stuart and you raised the bar to this level.
Peregrin - June 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I found this using the random button. Wow, I was blinded by the lyric-work!
Guy - June 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Pip - This was number 6 for membership into the Big-7. BOG was number 7. I wrote this parody from start to finish edit/spell checks and all in just under 3 hours. I had always wanted to do this song but was afraid to try it. It took the desire to be a Big-7 member to make me do it. I've done two El Paso parodies and that is a long haul. I may attack that one again in the near future. Thanks for the commentary. I had a great time writing this one.
UnKnownVotrix - June 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir Guy, ~Lord o' Techno Parody~ I could feel the frustration just ereading this! You characterized the situation so well, Sir !
Guy - June 24, 2008 - Report this comment
M'Lady - tis the nuts and bolts of my life this thing called silly-con. Thank you for reading and commenting. Much appreciate =;-)

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