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Song Parodies -> "Sensibly Dumb"

Original Song Title:

"Comfortably Numb"

Original Performer:

Pink Floyd

Parody Song Title:

"Sensibly Dumb"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

Is there anybody in there?
I hope he didn't see me
I think he's got a gun

Run off, now.
I saw a man gunned down.
Splatterings of brain
Won't be on his feet again.

Police (police, police)
We need some information first.
Just a simple brief:
Right now tell me - dish the dirt

There is no chance I will be speaking
A glimpse of gunsmoke on the horizon.
You could never really keep me safe
My lips move, I'll find an early grave
Standing up in court is unappealing
Even if surrounded by your goons
Now I've paranoia on the brain
I can't explain, you would not understand.
I will not testify
I have become
Sensibly dumb

No way (no way, no way)
I'm no little dumb prick.
I don't want to go "Aaaaaahhhhh!"
As I feel a sharpened stick

It don't stand up
Your argument ain't working good.
I will not be speaking in the trial
Whate'er subpoenas that you file

There is no gain in testifying
In deepest shit - shots on the horizon.
Witness program couldn't keep me safe
My lips move, I'll find an early grave
When I looked around I caught a fleeting glimpse,
Out of the corner of my eye.
I turned to look but he was gone
An itchy trigger-finger on it now
And I'd be gone, your witness gone
I have become
Sensibly dumb.

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.0
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 12

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Jeff Reuben - April 24, 2003 - Report this comment
Kind of deep with an ironic sort of humor. I liked it.
Phil Alexander - April 24, 2003 - Report this comment
You're right, it's not exactly *funny*... "an ironic sort of humour" - I like that, thank you.
Taoist - April 25, 2003 - Report this comment
Good parody of a fantastic song. Was it inspired by something real, or are you keeping schtum? ;)
Phil Alexander - April 28, 2003 - Report this comment really expect me to answer that question? Of course it's not inspired by anything real {takes a swift look over shoulder, just in case}

Ol' John Brown - June 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Great take! This is a real piece of work on a difficult song. Perfect pacing too. --Ol' JB

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