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Song Parodies -> "Am-I-Right Ultimatum"

Original Song Title:

"2112"

Original Performer:

Rush

Parody Song Title:

"Am-I-Right Ultimatum"

Parody Written by:

SamuraiMaster

The Lyrics

This will probably be one of my gold mines of spoofing. Thing is, I'm not too sure how it will be received here. As far as the parody is concerned, almost every line you read comes from the bottom of my heart, and I mean everything I say. I don't know how funny it will appear to you all, but I hope it gets decent ratings, and comments, seeing as how long it took to write. It takes a long time to write a 20 minute long song. A few notes before you begin, the narration before each part is not paced with the original narration (if it was I would almost DEMAND 5's). The narration is my voice, and what I think of the site. The narration may seem somewhat attacking, as far as it goes, but know that most of it is heavily exaggerated, and is intended to be funny, though what I call humor, may not be humor to you. The narration can also be the experience each new spoofer faces once they enter the spoofing community here, try and reflect to your first days while spoofing here. I pay tribute once again to several spoofers here, such as DJ Blaze, and Christie Marie M, but know that if you read this whole thing, this parody is as much yours as it is to anyone I mention.
"I lie awake, staring up at my bedroom ceiling. Background music playing as dull as a child's rattle. My musical taste has varied through the years of listening. I grew up listening to The Moody Blues, and learned to love the genre of Rock in little time. I used t o think pop and techno were pretty cool too, but that was short-lived and not at all a part of me. I guess Rock was always the thing for me.
"My friend Jake told me that some of my former musical tastes sucked, and he was right. I had once enjoyed boy bands such as the Backstreet Boys and N'Sync, and to this day, I have got no clue why. It seems as if that former taste drained all music from my soul, and though I rediscovered Rock and Metal, something was missing.
"I wallowed in my musical mistakes, and tried to disdain from my past mistakes. I thought it would never pass, but then I found a place that changed it all..."

I. OVERATURE
Spoofing music, one song at a time...

II. AM-I-RIGHT FOUNDATION
"...The boundaries of spoofing don't seem to be in sight for Am-I-Right's creator and top spoofist, John A. Barry. I never knew the guy all that well, but everyone knows he means well here. Of course there's more to Am-I-Right than him, and he knows it. Before I came along, there were parody writers that were practically gold in their own way. And I'm proud to say I knew some of them..."

We spoof all day and let them ring
The songs you love, lyrics you sing
The bands that play and you never want to die
We write spoofs when life's a b*tch
Work together, to scratch an itch
We alone will make this site fly high

We make the laughs of the site of Am-I-Right
Computer work, is what we do all the time
We spoof music, and submit to Am-I-Right
All the laughs we make, are done on the breadline

Look at the world that Johnny made
Hilarity our market trade
Come and join the spoofing of each band
Yes, this is nice, we are divine
Stand up, let your parody shine
And gain ratings as countless as sand

We make the laughs of the site of Am-I-Right
Computer work, is what we do all the time
We spoof music, and submit to Am-I-Right
All the laughs we make, are done on the breadline

III. DISCOVERING THE SITE
"...I recall one day while looking up a parody to Eminem, that I stumbled upon the site. Before I returned, all music spoofing was to me, was a waste of time. I wasn't fond of Weird-Al, and Monty Python's musical hilarity seemed somewhat out of date to me. But upon looking more and more at the site, I realized how much work had been done into parodies I read. And once I saw the 'submit' button, I clicked it, and wrote my first parody...
"I quickly learned that pacing and rhythm were critical to most spoofs, and that people judged by how good you were with it. But I found success early in my first three parodies, and made quick friends, such as a great parody master, DJ Blaze, and a fun spirited spoofer and commenter, Christie Marie M. With all the good things going on, I couldn't wait to submit more spoofs to the site..."

What can this strange spoof site be?
As I read on, I can't help but smile
These spoofs all are clever and quite funny
Perhaps I'll write one for a while

See how the DJ welcomes me
And graciously grants me some fives
Comments are lovely and clever
Christie you've made me feel alive

I can't wait to parody music
I'll be the next hit on the site
Let all who read follow my steps
We must crawl before we take flight

IV. GOOD SPOOFS, BAD SPOOFS
"...As the days went on, each spoof by spoof, I quickly began to realize that I may not be as funny as I thought I was. I began to see my once strong ratings, drop to very poor areas. What I called humor, some called immature and boring. The stronger members praised my homages to other members, but dismissed them and went on to praise other spoofs for their clever humor and funny rhymes. One spoofer, named Tommy Turtle thought my ideas were decent, but my pacing was horrific, and needed improvement. He went to great lengths to help me improve, typing line after line with what he thought fit better, and chances are, he might do it here as well...
"...But it wasn't just him that helped me improve. I sought for higher ratings, and looked to the Song of the Month award. And though I have yet to win it, I made it my goal to one day win the award. I believe I have taken a few steps in the right direction, but only time will tell..."

I know it's not the best thing
To submit for the site
But you must at least admit that
It fits for Am-I-Right
Let my spoofs make you smile
See what they can do
They may not be as strong as yours
But let that all wash right through

[The Spoofers]
Yes we know, you're trying hard
But do not waste our time
We have no need for half-assed spoofs
That rarely make a rhyme
Another "one" parody destroyed
You think your humor's good?
Go back to the blackboard, silly sod
Sorry, if we seem rude

I can't believe you're saying
My parody's that bad
Your site could use such humor
It could start a new fad
Please grant me one more chance
Go drink some Mountain Dew
I'll re-write this piece of dog crap
I'm sure you'll love it too

[The Spoofers]
Now you've gone and done it
It's even worse this way
Just be simple in spoofing
You try too hard that way
And then one day, you will be good
Like the spoofers seen right now
Forget about your stupid debate
Do not have a cow!

V. Epiphany
"...I sat in silence as the words of judgement on my spoofs echoed through my brain. The ratings continued to slump and I didn't see anything good in sight. I took several leaves of absence to ponder why this was. I looked back to my original parodies and thought to myself on what made them so good, and it hit me. It was stuff I was familiar with...
"...Sure everything I wrote up to then was stuff I was familiar with, but my first parodies, it seemed as if I wasn't even trying at all. As I continued writing, I saw an increase in ratings, and I eventually began to see what was good here and what was bad. I saw new spoofers come and go, good and bad. But I never stopped spoofing in my strongest area, and that was paying tribute to great spoof artists..."

"I sit at home as the music plays
And dream until it becomes day
Review my work in the darkened night
Blaze, why can't you help me write?

I take a look at my spoof work
No wonder I've been called a dork
Take a look at my work and say
You can't reach the top in a day
I see the works of golden fives
They become jewels of Am-I-Right
I see now what must be done
Now watch me write spoofs just for fun

We have changed throught the day
The golden age still thrives today
Our spoofs are strong, clever, funny
The site is home as it should be
Time to tell the spoofers here
Time to change!

VI. ACCEPTANCE, WELCOME TO AM-I-RIGHT
"...I now write spoofs for Am-I-Right, almost like one makes a living, only I do it profit free. This place has become almost like a third or fourth home to me, because I feel accepted here. And I've quickly learned that though my spoofs may not be perfect, everyone is different in what they see as hilarity. I still have friends here, though some have taken leaves of absence to face the dangers of real life. I do not forget them, and how they have influenced me, and it came to me one day, to pay the ultimate homage to them. And that homage, is an homage to you as well. This parody, these lyrics, everything you read is a tribute to you and the site. I still write spoofs to this day, and though I have yet to win any award or title, I go by what my friends say. I am good at what I do. And with this talent, I will write, my ultimate parody. They don't call me Sensei for nothing."

The keys are pressed to form rhymes
The goal is stuck in my head
I press submit and smile with pride
My masterpiece not dead
I hope the spoofers enjoy it so
Unlike my earlier works...

I look to the future of the site
What a site this will always be
One day I won't keep this up
I'll fall away and become a ghost

For now, my spirit's high in the gloom of the night
My spoofs will...
...not die...

VII. GRAND FINALE

ATTENTION, ALL SPOOFERS OF THE SITE, AM-I-RIGHT
ATTENTION, ALL SPOOFERS OF THE SITE, AM-I-RIGHT
ATTENTION, ALL SPOOFERS OF THE SITE, AM-I-RIGHT

PREPARE FOR THE ULTIMATUM
PREPARE FOR THE ULTIMATUM
PREPARE FOR THE ULTIMATUM
Here is normally where I type in a clever comment, but with how long this took to write, all I can say is.....thanks for everything so far. I look forward to writing more in the future!

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SamuraiMaster - May 09, 2011 - Report this comment
ERROR: Didn't mean to call John A. Barry the creator. A mistake that happens when you write a 20 minute long parody at midnight I guess...

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