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Song Parodies -> "Karaoke"

Original Song Title:

"Arizona"

Original Performer:

Mark Lindsay

Parody Song Title:

"Karaoke"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

She sang a song that danced of disco, her voice was lost, I'd say,
Posers of raunch-o my ears so resist-o, I'm here to warn ya, 'kay?
She better not leave her job and should have understood that dollars of green ain't hay.
When all you can hear is half a slur, why's everyone wantin' to sing that way?

Karaoke, shake off your sane-o ways,
Karaoke, take another look at that word,
Karaoke, get up all windy an' bray,
Karaoke, hey, stay off the hi-way.

Trippin' on pride, you're acting like old Marky Knopfler, * you're a way shy.
Doo-Wop you cain't, better face 'cause you're voice is too faint.

Karaoke, try out some hobo blues,
Karaoke, what's blockin' your airway?

---Instrumental quietude---

Singin' sure sucks, that "San Francisco"? It shouldn't sound that way.
Could be your mouth is filled with Crisco,
Gimme a soundless bray.
You may believe you're singin' good but blather should be left for a long essay.
But you won't be cuttin' on no hip hop label,
Any time you stop's Okay.

Karaoke, shake off your sane-o ways,
Karaoke, take another look at that word,
Karaoke, get up all windy an' bray,
Karaoke, hey, stay off the hi-way.
Karaoke, try out some hobo blues,
Karaoke, what's blockin' your airway?

(Fade)


* Mark Knopfler (born August 12, 1949) is a Scottish guitarist, singer, songwriter and former journalist and lecturer. He is most well known as the lead guitarist and vocalist for Dire Straits.

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Dee Range - September 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Great lines in here, Guy, and I share your disdain for most karaoke singers, who sound like Francis Scott Off Key
Adagio - September 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Great song, Guy. I really like this one....fits some people to a tee. 5's
Guy - September 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you Dee and Pat. I guess this song is not too well known. I thought for sure guys like Rick Duncan would have loved this one since he has done this sort of thing before.
alvin rhodes - September 05, 2004 - Report this comment
that was great...hadn't thought of that song in years...good concept.. SCARY-oke....5s
Tim Hall - September 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Great song and a great parody!
Peregrin - September 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Good work, Guy!

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