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Song Parodies -> "Wasting Time at Work"

Original Song Title:

"Cracklin' Rosie"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Neil Diamond

Parody Song Title:

"Wasting Time at Work"

Parody Written by:

Arwen

The Lyrics

It's way too nice outside to be concentrating on work. Yeah...you've all had those days...when you have NO drive to do ANYTHING...well...today was such a day. I killed time in every way that I knew how...and writing this parody was one of those ways...
Writin' lyrics, 'cause I'm bored
Just killin' time 'cause the day don't seem to flow
Going so slow
Don't wanna work, no
Stretch out this task so it lasts three hours

Nothing challenges my brain
Ain't no report that can make time race along
I write a song
Then I can't go wrong
Don't need to explain to my boss 'cause I look busy

When spring fever drives me wild
Slacking at work can make me happy
Checked Ebay for discount style
Just got a text from my would be boyfriend
Now I don't mind, 'cause this day just won't end
A quarter to one, man
The day keeps draggin' on

Play around
Play around, my baby

Checked my email fifteen times
Talked on the phone for an hour, and that's all right
Planned out a big night
Then got in a fight
Pretended to file to avoid more questions, yeah

When spring fever drives me wild
Slacking at work can make me happy
Fixed my make up for a while
Went to the store 'cause we're out of coffee
Stopped to pick up my 1040-EZ
It's just three-fifteen
What the hell is goin' on?

Play around
Play around
Play around, my baby

In my in-box, what's that pile?
Who left that there, I don't think they had the right
I'll be here all night
To do the job right
It would have been nice to have time to get this done

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Johnny D - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Brilliant! 555......beware the Pointy-Haired One......
Arwen - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Johnny...Dilbert references are always welcome!!
Meriadoc - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Good to see you used your work time so productively. 5-5-5.
David Chrenko - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Absolutely brilliant, Arwen! I think you're a genius. Just don't EVER come to work for me! LOL 5-5-5
Arwen - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks so much, Little Merry! And David...I AM a brilliant genius! Hehehe...you know you want to give me a job! No really...I can totally apply my brilliance to work that interests me...my job right now...just pays the bills...but it's no good for my brain...oh well...THANKS for the vote!!
Michael Pacholek - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
All fives, elfin one. In the words of that great President, Bill Clinton, "I feel your pain." Wrote a parody at work today myself. Also played Spider Solitaire, FreeCell and Minesweeper. Didn't get caught. Hey, that gives me an idea for a new one... Tune in tomorrow, same Brat-time, same Brat-channel.
Arwen - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Never in my wildest dreams did I think the day would come when Mr. Pacholek and I would be bonding. Or have anything in common, for that matter. But alas...we've overcome the LOTR wall...This is a great day. Really. Thanks for the vote, Michael...and for the record...FreeCell is my favorite!
Peregrin - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one Arwen. The concept is familiar to me, it is where some of my best work gets done as well!
John Jenkins - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent parody, clever ending.
Arwen - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Many thanks to my favorite of all hobbits...(Pippin)...and thanks to you, too, John...I really appreciate it!
Rick D - April 07, 2004 - Report this comment
If you worked for my company, and could just put in a little less effort, you might get promoted.
Paul Robinson - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Arwen - Excellent! 5's - When they held the meeting at then end of last January to tell us they were "Deep-Sixing" our entire Department over the next year or so they began by telling us we had just had our best year ever. So by that measure you should be safe there for quite a while if you keep screwing off.
Arwen - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
LOL, Rick...thanks! And Paul...I'm safe at my job because I'm so freaking awesome. And everyone loves me. While I mask my slacking very well, and actually DO get my work done...(it just takes me a lot less time than they think it should...due to my brilliance, you see)...I think my boss knows that there'd be riotting in the streets if they fired me....; ) Thanks for stopping by!!
Paul Robinson - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Arwen - hmmm...that sounds familiar, where did I hear that not all that long ago...OH, I think that was me at my last job...yes, I too was quite good at what I did. Hope the same fate does not befall you.
Arwen - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Paul...no...my work skills won't keep my job for me. Don't be silly. Trainable bookkeepers are a dime a dozen, I'm sure. But I'm the life of the party!! =)
Paul Robinson - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Arwen - OH, well that's better...of course, I was the funniest guy (or weirdest, anyway) in our department. But we all got the boot (although some are still there through April 16th and a couple will be left to turn out the lights sometime at the end of May or mid-June). But I'm sure you will be ok, because bookkeeping is something that will probably always have a certain amount of demand. Product specific Support Reps, ehhh...probably not...And I'm not really interested in telling people that their replacement paper will be there before 10 am, I don't see much intellectual challenge or pay in that scene.
Arwen - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Speaking of intellectual stimulation...I decided today that I need to find a new job. There is nothing more boring than accounting...that is why I got a degree in English. Because I don't like numbers. What was I thinking? So...off to the classifieds for me...I can be the most popular and the funniest girl at work somewhere else.
Paul Robinson - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Arwen - Amen to that...I take it you decided on the leap BEFORE my comment. Actually, it sounds like you have it under control, checking the classifieds while STILL on the payroll with a job. Working people are more attractive to prospective employers than lousy, lay-about, unemployed, too old people like me...(boo-hoo)(just kidding with the excess whining at the end there).
Arwen - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
yeah...i've been thinking about it for a while...i make WAY too little money. bleah. i need to save some money...so that is why i moved back home to wyoming...and...i took a HUGE paycut...so...i'm really not doing any better than i was in utah...and my job is lame!
Johnny D - August 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Restoring my previous 555 vote.
Arwen - August 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Well aren't you sweet, Johnny!
Adagio - December 01, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS, but a very good read and from the comments,very good.
Guy - December 03, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC-W) This does have that ring of familiararity about it. But me write parodies on Uncle's time? Not a chance. heh heh.
Arwen - December 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks a bunch, Adagio and Guy!
Jeff Reuben - December 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good...are you still at the same job as when you wrote this?
Arwen - December 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh no, Jeff! I wrote this in the spring and moved to my current job in July. I honestly LOVE my current job...although...as you clearly know...I still waste plenty of time while I'm here...=)
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - December 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Don't worry, Arwen, you know I've always wanted to give you a job.

...ahem, great parody. Loved the climax, but then again, don't we both.

...ahem.
Arwen - December 08, 2004 - Report this comment
You are a naughty naughty boy, Luke...LOL!
Agrimorfee - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) You and me work alike. 555
Scathe - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC-W) Writing parodies is a good hobby, Arwen. Do try to keep that hobby and don't let your boss catch you. :-)
Johnny D - December 11, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above! ;-)
Arwen - December 12, 2004 - Report this comment
ABC--this is BRILLIANT! I LOVE it!

Oh wait...hehe...thanks to all of my ABC visitors...=) I appreciate it!
Meriadoc - December 18, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Still cracklin' up over the 'pretended to file' line... ;-)
Meriadoc - December 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey! Howcum PIPPIN's your favorite hobbit? :-O
neminem - December 18, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) I see this one going far... 5'd.
Arwen - December 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Merry...thanks, darling...=) And don't worry about Pippin...I just said that in the name of flattery...you know I LOOOOVE you! And, truth be told, Frodo is my favorite of ALL hobbits...so you're both out the running...; )

neminem...thanks a bunch, buddy!
Peregrin - December 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Arwen knows what she is talking about Merry! That's all about it ha ha! Previous comments stand Arwen! Well done!
Claude Prez - December 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Very smooth; well done. I liked the ending too. Plus I'm jealous cause I have a job where I technically have to work sometimes.
Arwen - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
LOL, Pippin! =)

And Claude...that's just ridiculous. Do you want me to call someone for you? See if I can pull some strings? It seriously wouldn't be a problem. I've done it before.
Jeff Reuben - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
And I agree with several people before me, clever finish
Paul Robinson - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC W) Well, how about that...I get to read this again now that I am back at work somewhere...in roughly the same field as before although not exactly - different software, different work environment (smaller company - more urban location - I happen to like those features, actually), different job responsibilities, too. It's "Temporary" (thru March 15th), but then, what job is really "Permanent:" these days??? Still like your parody a lot...are you still at that later job from July? Inquiring minds want to know...And, OH...yeah, 5's again since my initial votes got wiped away in the "Great Vote Tabulation Disaster of 07/28"...
Arwen - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Jeff!

Paul...congrats on the new(ish) job! To answer your question, I AM at the job I started in July...I imagine that, barring a handsome millionaire proposing and insisting that I move to some exotic destination with him, I will be at this job for a long haul. I honestly do love it...=)

Thanks, too, for enjoying the parody...=)
Paul Robinson - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Arwen - glad you like your gig - the day goes by a lot better & quicker in that situation...
Kristof Robertson - December 20, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC-W) Truly marvellous!! I wish I had the time...555. btw, been working in Italy for 3 weeks, which is why I've been curiously absent!
Arwen - December 20, 2004 - Report this comment
And here I thought you'd been avoiding me, Kristof...; ) Thanks!!
Ashkicksass - December 20, 2004 - Report this comment
I saw this on the contest thread, and I'm wondering how in the Sam Hill I missed it! Excellent! I'm going to make it my new theme song!
Arwen - December 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Princess. I wonder...it must have been after you were a regular around these parts that I originally posted it...that's the only thing I can think of...because ever since you showed your face on the site, everyone knows you have sung praises on everything I've written...rubbish or not. And I'll be sending you a check for that very soon...
Arwen - December 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Uh...I meant that it must've been BEFORE you were a regular...

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