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Song Parodies -> "Green Men Will Grab Ya"

Original Song Title:

"Abracadabra"

Original Performer:

Steve Miller

Parody Song Title:

"Green Men Will Grab Ya"

Parody Written by:

Adagio

The Lyrics

Another X-Files parody: the midi is at http://www.midifilearchive.com/Rock-pop/stevemiller.html
His feet up, he wears no frown
He's got me grinnin'
Without sound
His sarcasm, how it flows
No expression, so it goes.

He is called Spooky by name
His partner is a dad-burned dame.
Dad-burned dame with hair of fire
I know baby, she wounds with the satire

Abra-abra-cadabra
Those small green men will grab ya!
Abra-abra-cadabra
Green men will grab ya.

Was this one caught, they do ask why
They make a gaffe, and I do sigh
But they are learning of above
Ain't much what they can speak of.

Abra-abra-cadabra
Those small green men will grab ya!
Abra-abra-cadabra
Green men will grab ya.

There is some logic in their assess
Seems like magic if green men possess
Hold that bat now, has man-sized face
With scant clues they pursue a case.

There is logic in Gov.'s lies
But there's some tragic in their eyes
Just when Fox thinks he's gonna find a way
He hears those words that are meant to slay.

Abra-abra-cadabra
Those small green men will grab ya!
Abra-abra-cadabra
Green men will grab ya.

It's futile to solve this game
It's simply a doggone shame
That Fox Mulder did retire
Hear the baby, see the stakes get higher.

-instrumental-

Up he goes, the ship's around
They stretch his face all up and all down
Up he goes, the ship's around
They drill his nostrils all the way down
Up he goes, the ship's around
They drill inside his mouth, makes me frown.

- spooky alien spaceship instrumental ending -

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 13

Voting Breakdown

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Johnny D - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey FOLKS, this one's a scream if you listen to it along with the MIDI - the great pacing makes for a hilarious effect! 555
Adagio - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks so much, Johnny! :D
Guy - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Another X-Files! Always a favorite topic. Well done, Pat. You are fast becoming the X-Files expert on this site.
Adagio - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Guy!! :D
Mari D - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job! I liked the X-Files (until the last season, anyway). This also explains what happened to Steve Miller.
Adagio - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Mari. Yea...they should never have taken out DD.
Paul Robinson - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Adagio - "X"-cellent. But I think Duchovny took HIMSELF out, didn't he? Yeah, it went WAY downhill after he left...
Guy - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Absolutely, there is no show without Spooky Mulder.
Cigarette-smoking man - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm offering you a chance to know the truth.
Mulder - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
In exchange for what?
Cigarette smoking man - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Quit the FBI, come work for me. I can make your problems go away.
Mulder - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
I am alarmed that you would reduce this offer to a cultural stereotype. Not everybody's dream is to get on Jerry Springer.
Adagio - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Paul...he probably did take himself out. It's not the same..:( Thanks "cast" of X-Files, for the comments.
alvin rhodes - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
funny and well paced...5s
Adagio - March 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you, alvin.
Peregrin - March 08, 2004 - Report this comment
An excellent work, adagio!
Adagio - March 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks a lot, Peregrin!
Steve Miller - March 08, 2004 - Report this comment
By the way, I forgot to say, it was a really good parody of my song (even if the time frame is incorrect). I give it 5,5,5. Nice job!
Adagio - March 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Ahh, thanks Steve Miller.
Diva - March 08, 2004 - Report this comment
You've been going that X-tra mile lately! =) Great Job!
Steve Miller - March 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Youre welcome, adagio. Seems like I made a comment yesterday but for some reason it's not there anymore? ???
Adagio - March 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Diva!

Steve Miller...I don't know what happened to your comment of yesterday, it must have been one of those taken out when the spammer was taken care of. I appreciate your coming back! :D
Steve - March 08, 2004 - Report this comment
No, I saw that it was still there this morning, but in the afternoon I noticed it was gone. Maybe it got taken out by mistake?
Well, I guess it doesn't matter too much anyway.
Jared - March 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Another great one, Adagio....all fives from me.
John Jenkins - March 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good parody, Adagio. I like the "wounds with the satire" line.
Adagio - March 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Jared and John!
Guy - April 02, 2004 - Report this comment
This was a great choice for March's SOTM competition. I want to wish you the best of luck in the competition.
Melhi - April 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice job!
Meriadoc - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent pacing!
Adagio - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Guy and Melhi and Meriadoc!
Spaff.com - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
I'll probably be berated mercilessly for admitting this, but I've never watched the X-Files. Still, I *do* KTOS, so I can see how well it's paced. And stuff like "dad-burned dame" and "green men will grab ya" works in any context. Good job, Patagio.
Adagio - April 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Spaff! Shows like X-Files are not everyone's cup of tea, but I like sci-fi stuff.
neminem - April 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Funny for a sci-fi fan like myself: actually never seen the X-Files. Don't know the original either. Still moderately funny guessing at context.
Adagio - April 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, neminem!
Claude Prez - April 12, 2004 - Report this comment
I watched this show some but not quite enough to really get the parody. Still, very well paced and some good lines.
Adagio - April 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Claude!
Jeff Reuben - April 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Good song...I didn't catch X-Files too often but I knew the original, and it worked for me
Adagio - April 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Jeff!
The Men in Black - April 24, 2004 - Report this comment
We heard you were having problems with "little green men" on this thread,so we would like all of you to look at this small lighted device just-like---so !now what you saw before was just the circus coming to town with their new act,the all-midget tumbling troupe of hulk impersonators that go by the name of "probe 5" . Those three "5's" on your score card ? Please ignore them
Paul Robinson - April 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Adagio, great job, I already voted earlier, I'm doing the March SOTM thing now.
2nz - May 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Some really good work with the pacing here. I'm not a fan of the files myself, but the rhymes scheme is enjoyable regardless.
Adagio - May 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Men in Black, Paul, and 2nz!!
Melhi - June 07, 2004 - Report this comment
G-men-etly this is good!
Adagio - June 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Melhi!
Johnny D - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above!
Your Worst Nightmare - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but I thought this was about Ralph Nader when I saw the title...
Jack Wilson - June 10, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) VERY funny! Three fives!
Adagio - June 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks YWN and Jack!

YWN...the midi for the song is at the top.
Spaff.com - June 10, 2004 - Report this comment
What Spaff said.
Your Worst Nightmare - June 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Adagio!
Adagio - June 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Spaff, :D and YWN!
Paul Robinson - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Adagio - Excellent entry choice for "G" contest.
Adagio - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Paul.
Claude Prez - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
What Spaff said.
Adagio - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Claude!
Meriadoc - June 12, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) I'm getting a deju vu.... :-)
John Jenkins - June 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Well done, Adagio. I liked the logic/tragic and logic/magic word plays.
Adagio - June 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Mer and JJ!
Jeff Reuben - June 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job...I'm an on-and-off X-Files fan.
Adagio - June 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Jeff!
2nz - June 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Yeah, I still agree with myself.
MysteryGoat - June 13, 2004 - Report this comment
What Claude said. :-)
Adagio - June 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, 2nz and MG! (I had to track all the way to the top, because MG agreed with Claude, Claude agreed with Spaff, Spaff agreed with himself...lol) .

Loved all the comments... thanks you all! ;)
martha - June 15, 2004 - Report this comment
this is great .. I used to love the X files great subject for a parody.... I really like the first verse .. really sets the scene for what's to come
Adagio - June 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, martha! I've got a whole season's worth of the series, plus some and the movie......I'm set. :)
Johnny D - August 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Restoring my previous 555 vote.
Know 1 can hear you dream - August 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Restoring my previous vote too.
Adagio - August 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Johnny and Know 1 can hear you dream !
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - October 13, 2004 - Report this comment
(SCI-FI) You Xcel at this subject. Beaming down some 5s.
Steve Miller - October 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Yeah...seven months ago I had made a comment saying that the original is from the 80s not the 70s. (I should know, since I recorded it.) But that little flub is minor.
By the way, I notice that lots of other people commented but there's only 4 total votes? How could that be?
Phil Alexander - October 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Missed this first time around - great one, Pat :-)
Adagio - October 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Jake, Steve and Phil.

I don't know Steve, but I LOVE your OS.
Guy - October 16, 2004 - Report this comment
(SCI-FI) Love X-Files most of the time. And you are still the site bard on X-files parody.
Stuart McArthur - October 16, 2004 - Report this comment
wow, Adagio, you mix with some big-name people - to get comments from the whole cast of X-files, Steve Miller himself, and the Men in Black..... I feel like such a nobody - I'll just quietly slip in my 555 and leave by the back door
Adagio - October 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Guy and Stuart! :D
Johnny D - October 16, 2004 - Report this comment
(Sci-Fi/Fantasy) See above.
Jeff Reuben - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Good song...I thought a syllable was missing from one of the lines in the chorus, maybe I'm remembering it wrong (substituting "little" for "small" would fix it...if it's even an issue)
Adagio - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Johnny and Jeff.
Paul Robinson - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
(Sci-Fi) Still like this one, it's very good. Still think show went way downhill after Duchovny left it, too. 5's on the re-vote since my earlier ballot got flushed in the "Great amiright Vote Tabulation Disaster of 07/28"....
2nz - October 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Still a fun read with lotsa clever play on the original. Here's some replacement 5's.
Adagio - October 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks again Paul and 2nz.
Mik - October 20, 2004 - Report this comment
heh, pretty funny, I like the X-Files references...rock on
Adagio (Pat) - October 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Mik!
AMIRIGHT SCI-FI/FANTASY PARODY CONTEST - SILVER MEDAL - 1 - October 20, 2004 - Report this comment
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Kyla - September 06, 2005 - Report this comment
This is a great parody regardless of when TOS came out.
Adagio - September 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks a lot, Kyla!!
Billy Hoyle - October 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Yeah, I was confused when I saw this in the seventies section. Yes, I know it's an eighties song, but it was probably an honest mistake by the author. I ain't gonna fret over something so trivial like that; I'll just give this parody a perfect vote because it's good, like everyone else said. (I, too, am an X-Flies fan by the way.)
Adagio - October 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks a lot, Billy!

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