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Pure Prarie League

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The Lyrics

I think there's a longer version, but this is to the version I know. For pacing comparison purposes, you can hear the original at:
I can't stand the way you always follow me
I never tried to make you think you'd get with me
You want me for yourself
But now go bother someone else, leave me alone
You see I think that you're a creep, go on now go

Aiming rocks to lob at you
I think I could aim 'em true
Thow a mile, maybe farther... get a clue

Not my league, you're half my height, you're not my type
All the things we've got in common: conjured in your mind
And can't you see
No way we could be together, you're too gross
You've asked every single night and it's still no
(Wouldja please stop doggin' me)

Aiming rock salt shots at you
I think I could maim ya good
I could fire, you'd be runnin', git now, scoot!

Loser's son, a jobless bum, your friends are lame
There's not a thing I'd want you for
I wish you'd go away
And can't you see
That I won't go out with you, not in your dreams
If you find someone, I'm sure it won't be me
You're a million feet below me

Aiming pot shots after you
I think I could make a few
I could fire, you're a goner if I...
Goner if I do, yeah now

Aiming pot shots after you
I think I could make a few.... (fade)

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Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 18

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 2   0
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 5   18

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Steve K. - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
The "falling in and out of love with you" part of the original is actually a reprise from another PPL song, of that title, which immediately precedes and segues into "Amie".
Melhi - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Ah, thanks Steve K.! Sounds like I made the right call going with the version I know instead of trying to scare up a copy of the longer version I thought I might recall. Thanks for the read n rate, too! Glad you enjoyed it. :)
2nz - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
I gotta DKTOS again, however I enjoy projectile objects in general. I'm getting the feeling that someone left, so good riddance, says I. As a random note, the longest massage I ever had has outlasted some of my relationships in the past.
Melhi - September 09, 2004 - Report this comment
2nz, glad you enjoyed it... that must have been some massage!! ;) Glad you enjoyed the parody, too! So, you're the love 'em and leave 'em type, eh? :D

Nope, nobody left. My hubby is about 3 feet to my left and we're both smiling. ;) The story behind this parody is pretty dull. I was scanning the radio dial, while waiting for my youngest's school to let out, the other day, looking for a song to go with a partial line I had in mind for that sinking boat news story that was posted to the board and I came across the tail end of the Chicago song I used for yesterday's submission. As soon as I heard it, I forgot about the boat thing because my muse smacked me upside the head with the "Since you're leaving, I'm gettng even" idea that I went with. Then, when I was finished with it and went looking for a copy of the original to link to, the site I found it on had a bunch of other songs, including "Amie"... and with yesterday's submission fresh in my mind and "Amie" sounding so much like "aiming" in it, this idea popped into my head the instant I saw the song title. I hear this version of the song on the musak almost every time I work, so I had it half written in my head almost immediately.
Adagio - October 04, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM That was a cute, clever parody...5's
Melhi - October 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Pat!
Guy - October 06, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM - I'm aiming at the radial dial that says five. Nice piece, Melhi.
Melhi - October 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Guy!
Phil Alexander - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
:-) Run out of witty comments, I'm afraid... another good parody, Melhi.
Rick D - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Are you sure we never dated?
Arwen - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM--the original is one of those songs I never get sick of...=) I liked the parody, too, Melhi! Nice work! 5s...
Melhi - October 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Rick and Arwen! Rick -- oh, I hope you didn't date a real life version of this girl. (If you're familiar with the Andy Griffith Show, at all, when I was double checking the pacing on this one, shortly before submitting, I got a mental image of the Darlin' family girl singing this at Earnest T. Bass.)
Paul Robinson - October 10, 2004 - Report this comment
(SEPT SOTM) Melhi, I had totally forgotten that this song ever existed - in fact, I had pretty much forgotten that Pure Prairie League ever existed. They had real nice harmonies and pretty good hook lines, too. 5's - October 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Wow, this parody hurts almost as much as the rock salt shots did. (Didn't Chucky ban attacks on other authors?)

Heh heh. More great stuff from one of my faves. The title sub, especially, is classic.
Melhi - October 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Paul and Spaff!

Paul, I had forgotten it existed, too, until I hired on and started hearing it on the Muzak every time I work. To be honest, I had to look up the artist info, if I'd ever known who did it, I'd forgotten.

o/` Spaff, dude, you better beware if I find you've been creepin' down on my back step. o/` Sometimes you think you could win, but my aim's getting better and I'll shoot you again o/` Hee hee! Sorry, that just popped into my head when I read your comment. Seriously, it's a pleasure being stalked by you, Spaff, you're one of my favorite (target)s, too. ;D
Agrimorfee - October 11, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Not bad at all!! 555
Melhi - October 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Agrimorfee!
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - October 13, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Bullseye! Funny funny stuff.
Melhi - October 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Luke!
Know 1 can hear you dream - October 14, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM): As a successful male AmIwriter I can't really relate to this one, all the women in the world are now my groupies and since I posted my first song here I have never been rejected once... or maybe I'm just dreaming that...
Melhi - October 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks K1! (Did the rest of you see that? K1 spoke to me! He looked right at me and actually spoke to me! *swoon* :D )
Claude Prez - October 15, 2004 - Report this comment
I always got these guys confused with the Marshall Tucker Band for some reason (you know, "wish you could come but I don't need no woman taggin' along...") so I found this refreshing. Especially loved the choruses.
Melhi - October 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Claude! Now that you mention it, they do sound similar to the Marshall Tucker Band.
martha - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
good one Mehli .. interesting feedback and some killer lines in the song and the feedback especially Rick's .....
John Jenkins - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Good chorus variety, very good parody.
Melhi - October 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Martha and John J.! Glad you enjoyed it!
Johnny D - October 27, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) All readers, approach with is armed and hilarious.
Peregrin - October 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey Melhi, I really liked this one.
Meriadoc - October 30, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) For some reason I got the impression this OS was obscure, but everyone seems to know it. Nice job.
Melhi - October 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Johnny, Pippin and Merry! Glad you enjoyed it! Merry -- I think I had just two initial ratings on this one... so all I can figure is that it's one of those people know without realizing they know it when they see the title. (?) Thanks again!

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