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Original Song Title:

"Wish you were Here (Whole Album)"

Original Performer:

Pink Floyd

Parody Song Title:

"Wish They Were Here (Read top comment first)"

Parody Written by:

Dominic L.

The Lyrics

I wanted to do a parody of a whole Pink Floyd album, and after several attempts, I found out this was the easiest to parody. I also decided to put it in one song file because if it gets bad votes, it won't make my average much worse. I think the stories are pretty straightfoward, but in case you don't get it, they are about how good music used to be, and how bad I think it is now. Fans of the types of music I don't like: don't be too offended!In the first part, I mention Davey Diamond, in case you don't get it, it has to do with Diamond Dave (I think that's his name), the nickname of David Lee Roth from Van Halen.In the second part, the machine I talk about is refering to a radio.The third part is supposed to be about a guy showing his son the GOOD MUSIC... and the pacing was hard to type correctly, so please read it a couple of times if the pacing doesn't work.I think that's about it.
Shine On You Crazy Diamond I-V:
When Each Song Was a Diamond-

Remember when you were young,
When music was fun.
And each song was a diamond
Now there's music I despise
Like the Rapper's Delight
Shine on Lucy------. Sky/diamond
Now we're caught in the hoopla,
Of rapper's and metal,
Oh and that emo thing.
Go on like rockets "til far from now after,
Come back as rockers, as legends, not rappers,
And shine!

I longed for the bands oh-so-good,
Not quite Van Hal-oon [Halen, of course]
Quite not you, Davey Diamond
Listen to radio [2 syllables] at night,
Something is not so right.
This music made me cry, man.
Well rap wore out it's welcome,
And metal's decision, was not the greatest thing.
I am a craver, of what I'm missin',
I want a rocker, a fighter, a visioner,
To shine!

Welcome to the Machine:
Destroying My Machine-

Hate this music, destroying my machine.
Where has rock been?
Yes, all night heard nothing but rap.
We have crossed the fine line, of being fine.
Providing our noise instead of Beach Boys.

Threw out you guitar and punished us all.
And you ditched old school.
Yes, and now your music's no cool.
So I des-trooooooooy my machine.

Hate this music, destroying my machine.
Fulfill my dream.
Yes, all night is always when I dream.
I dream of a rock star, who still kept his guitar.
He always ate out of a jar.
But that's irrelevant so far.
"til then, deeeeeeestroy, my machine.

Have a Cigar:
Hear a guitar-

Come and hear, dear boy, hear the guitar.
It once went so far (my my)
It's never gonna fly,
You are going to hear rap for your whole entire life
"cause they all love it.
For rap I've never had respect.
And I like my rock most dearly.
Yes, rock it just fantastic,
And to me, rap just plain stinks.
And Puff Daddy, he must reek.
And if I want to not feel any pain, boy,
I shouldn't listen to the rap thaaaang.

Rock's just knocked out.
Metal's basic-ly just shout.
A rock album has to come out,
We need to please the people,
Or else ev-ryone will surely pout.
Everything is emo today.
Go look at the chart.
It's about time I start,
To write about a different subject than
What I've been writing about.
But if I want to not feel any pain, boy,
I shouldn't listen to the rap thang.

Wish you Were Here:
Wish They Were Here-

So, so you think you can tell,
Musical hell,
Good stuff from plain.
Can you tell nu-metal
From New wave-neo?
A scream from a wail?
So you think that you know.

Did they get rid of all,
Your heroes for those?
Those singers who scream?
They don't do it for, me.
No vocalist range.
And did they replace all those nice, cool balllllads
For those dumb sooooongs filled with rage?

How I wish, all those bands still were here.
They're just old memories you always think of,
Year after year.
How I wish, they were basic ground.
What have we found? Old rap I fear.
Wish they were here.

Shine on you Crazy Diamond VI-IX:
Listen to Those Old Diamonds-

Now we're at the summary,
Now listen to me.
Listen to thooooose old diamonds.
Listen to record players,
and I'll be joining you there.
Right on, their lazy rhymin'.
And we'll trash all the albums
of the today's mind junk
And sail on the real deal.
Come on, we'll all smile,
Like we're all sad losers,
Come on you, smile for musical fun, and smile!
Please comment and vote!!!!

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Pacing: 4.2
How Funny: 4.2
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 8

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

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Royce Miller - July 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Nice work--I appreciate you expressing your thoughts about music today.
Rick C - July 27, 2005 - Report this comment
I couldn't agree more...5s
Red Ant - July 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Have to agree Dominic that *most* music today is not good, but this parody is. These two submissions today are I think your best works IMHO.
I know good music! - July 27, 2005 - Report this comment
THAT TOTALLY STUNK!I know good music when I hear it .That I gave all 1's
Dominic L.. - July 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, I thought that this might have been thought to be too boring because of the repetiveness, and "I Know good music!", I respect your opinion on good music, but that shouldn't affect the vote on the pacing... unless you really thought that it was so bad.
Agrimorfee - July 28, 2005 - Report this comment
445, for you--an overall 5 for taking the effort. It's hard work to do a whole album. As for the material, there could have been more ideas in the lyrics, but I agree with most of what your're driving at. So you did WYWH, others (including myself) have done The Wall and DSoTM--now we need a MLoR or Division Bell parody!. Anyone ;)?
Stephen aka Step-chan - July 28, 2005 - Report this comment
I'm giving you 555 enough though I DKTOA. That must have taken abit of work to come up with. =) I find it ironic that alot of people tend to act like certain decades of music don't exist anymore(with the 90s in particular), but with alot of the oldest ones alot of people actually recognize them(60s, 70s, 80s and today). I'm curious about what type of songs/bands you were talking with the post you put on my "Ain't it a shame" parody. I own some other stuff from other decades(70s and 80s mostly) as I have had ideas for other band's songs(like the Smithereens and plans to do Aerosmith at some point).
Timmy O'Toole - July 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Stephen aka Step-Chan: did you mean "(60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and today)"? Because you excluded 90s from your comment.
Stephen aka Step-chan - July 28, 2005 - Report this comment
I didn't forget, check the 3rd line of the comment. It uses "90s" as an example of a decade alot of people pretend didn't exist. The ones in the 4th line are examples of ones that tend to get more votes and attention. 60s, 70s, 80s, and todays music seem to be remembered more than the 90s on this site, as for the fact that my parodies as well as others who do grunge songs don't get many votes.
Dominic L. - July 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Stephen/Step-Chan (I finally understand your AKA name!)... and agrimorfee. Yeah, I was afraid I should've done more than just this one subject
Agrimorfee - July 29, 2005 - Report this comment
A clarification, Dom--it's not bad that you made an entire album about your dissatisfaction with pop music, it's just that many of the same thoughts (not necessarily the words) are repeated from song to song.
Dominic L. - July 29, 2005 - Report this comment
I see, well.. that I was afraid of also.

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