Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Song Parodies -> "If Not For U"

Original Song Title:

"If Not For You"

Original Performer:

Olivia Newton-John

Parody Song Title:

"If Not For U"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

Or, if you like, the Bob Dylan original, but we think it flows better with Olivia Neutron-Bomb's rendition. A low-bitrate mp3 of the song can be found here.
If not for ‘u’
Suave there wouldn’t be, but save galore
We wouldn't cruises have no more
Crises would ensue
If not for ‘u’

If not for ‘u’
Clods at night instead of clouds would reign
And clouts no bloody clots obtain
He replaces hue
If not for ‘u’

(If not for ‘u’
Those Brits would all
Like Yanks, ‘labor’ do
Without that vowel they’d be less colourful
But would spell correctly too)

If not for ‘u’
A spot there from spout would bring
We’d say ‘Martin Lther King’...
Why, it wouldn't really do
If not for ‘u’

If not for ‘u’
No Maudes be made
Duane’d be Dane it’s true
Without u housed would be hosed and be gone
No hot sauce if not for ‘u’

If not for ‘u’
Abounding a bonding bring
A shout could cause some shots to ring
No employment left for ‘q’...
If not for ‘u’
If not for ‘u’
Pippin distances himself from the assertion at the end of the third verse, and suggests the jury is permanently out on that one! :)

The Song Parody Page of Merry & Pippin

The Song Recordings of Merry & Pippin

Your Vote & Comment Counts

The parody authors spend a lot of time writing parodies for the website and they appreciate feedback in the form of votes and comments. Please take some time to leave a comment below about this parody.

Place Your Vote

Matches Pace of
Original Song: 
How Funny: 
Overall Score: 

In order for your vote to count, you need to hit the 'Place Your Vote' button.

Voting Results

Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 14

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   1
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   13

User Comments

Comments are subject to review, and can be removed by the administration of the site at any time and for any reason.

Ravyn Rant - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
This was really cute! 555
MasonR - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I uulate 5's in your honor!
McKludge - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
My uvula is undulating for U. 555 times.
John Barry - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
U 2 are fantastic!
Red Ant - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
This was really funny! Very clever word play. I liked the third verse best. Olivia Neutron-Bomb - heh heh.
Matthias - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Srreal and Fnny!!!
Steve Kalaft - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Yo really showed that yo know yor stuff on this one. BTW, George Harrison also had a really good version of TOS.
alvin - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
a more clever parody than this would be hard to reminds me pf something that tom lehrer would come up with and i can offer no greater praise than that
Steve K. - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Oops, I meant that "yo know yor stff". Stpid me!
AFW - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Very tricky word wizardry, here
mandamoo - January 11, 2008 - Report this comment
If not for U, there would be no humourous or ingenious - both words befitting your latest work ! Bravo !!!
Guy - January 15, 2008 - Report this comment
"Q" before "U" except if you're Arab. Would then a stinged musical instrument on the Arabian peninsula be called a Qatar? I like U work and it's nice to see U tu writing again. The dynamic do-oh. Hilarious hoot here.

And why does the UK and all the English speaking nations which are all former colonies of Great Britain add that gratuitous "U" to words like color and honor and a whole host of others except for the United States? Are we just wierd here in the US or are they all just wrong?
McKludge - January 15, 2008 - Report this comment
It was backlash, Guy. All the colonists before our Revolutionary War would point at the Redcoats and say, "Hey, U, get out of our country!" :-)

The author of the parody has authorized comments, and wants YOUR feedback.

Link To This Page

The address of this page is: For help, see the examples of how to link to this page.

This is view # 706