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Song Parodies -> "High School Lit"

Original Song Title:

"Ballroom Blitz"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Sweet

Parody Song Title:

"High School Lit"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

do i like to read ?..nah
steinbeck ?...ugh
twain ?...no way
cause those fellas
both blooooooooooooooooooooooooow !

oh...its been gettin' so hard
readin' all these books assigned to me...uh huh
oh...the tales they tell are so strange
i'd rather watch a movie on TV..uh huh

oh...i see a fat paperback...and i know for a fact
that it must be read till its done
i just know i'll abhor it...i'd rather ignore it
cause i don't find it's passages fun

oh yeah...it ain't enlightenin'
and the length is so frightenin'
and it just doesn't move me
i need something more groovy

yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

and the fat paperback...i just refuse to crack
cause i've had it with this high school lit
gonna run down to border's...and cancel all my orders
cause i've had it with this high school lit

high school lit...high school lit...high school lit...high school lit

these teachers don't know nothin'
teachin' nothin's all they ever do...uh huh
oh...my readin' days are over
my nights of writin' book reports are through...uh huh

and the fat paperback's goin' back on the rack
and i swear that i'll no longer try
this mission's aborted, cause its been reported
readin' kills you...cause its bad...for your eyes

oh yeah...gimme electric
watchin' TV's infectious
and i'm fed up with readin'
its more action i'm needin'

yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

and the fat paperback, i really couldn't hack
cause i've had it with this high school lit
and these books should be shorter
i only read a quarter
now, i've had it with this high school lit

high school lit...high school lit...high school lit...high school lit

oh yeah...they're not excitin'
and my schedule, i'm lightenin'
all these books, i'll be losin'
to the movies, i'm cruisin'

yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

and the fat paperbacks... just lay around in stacks
cause i've had it with this high school lit
they're just tossed in the corner...you see my teacher, warn her
that i've had it with this high school lit

high school lit...high school lit...high school lit...high school lit

quit...quit...this high school lit
quit...quit...this high school lit
quit...quit...this high school lit
quiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit all this high school lit

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Royce Miller - March 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Alvin, I'll say it now, congratulations for writing so many parodies, I'll be waving goodbye to you like I have done to many others, as far as writing more than me--that's okay, just remember some of the bums you've passed on your way to stardom.
Paul Robinson - March 14, 2005 - Report this comment
alvin - I actually really liked High School - I went to Dorsey High here in the Los Angeles area (Crenshaw District, roughly) until I moved in the middle of the 11th grade. It was very multi-cultural back then (1965-1966) and it seemed most everyone got along except some fringe-groups who didn't seem to like anybody much, including themselves. Then I went to lilly-white Van Nuys High in the Valley...snnooorrrre...boorrriiinnnnggg.....and aggravating, too, when I found out that it was due to some severe gerry-mandering and not because, as I originally (and incorrectly) assumed, black folks did not live in the Valley. Actually, quite a few did but somehow the Local Powers That Be engineered a way to send black kids to San Fernando High, even when they lived on the same Street as white kids (a friend on mine, white/Jewish lived on such a street) who went to Van Nuys. Of course, the end result of all this BS was busing, and I'm not sure how well served anybody was by that...but if you want to know one of the reasons why it was mandated, well, here it is...pushing my soapbox back in the garage now...it's an old one and a board is about to break under me...OH...alvin...YOUR parody...well, it was good enough to bring back some rather interesting thoughts about my High School days, to say the least. Got some dusty old Green & White Dorsey Don "5's" for ya...California High School State Champions in Track & Field in 1965 & 1966, ya' know!!
AFW - March 14, 2005 - Report this comment
I agree with your message here...I believe most students today, would prefer to have something else lit.........555
Kristof Robertson - March 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Although I'm an avid reader I loved this, Al...555
Stuart McArthur - March 14, 2005 - Report this comment
fantastic, alvin - the pacing was perfect, and a recording of this would go down a treat - what a great OS to do - those fat paperbacks! hee hee - 555
alvin rhodes - March 14, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks royce, paul, AFW, kristof and stuart...
MrMacphisto - March 14, 2005 - Report this comment
I actually liked getting lit in high school... Oh wait... you're talking about something else... ;) 5-5-5
Olvan The Terrible - March 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Great parody of a great OS (I can still remember Tia Carrere's cover in the movie "Wayne's World"). And I wholeheartedly agree with what the parody is about. Too bad you didn't get around to mentioning Dostoyevsky... or John Knowles... ick.
Guy - March 14, 2005 - Report this comment
This was well read. This would score a 5 grade point average if the scale went that high.
alvin rhodes - March 15, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks mr. macphisto...olvan and guy
Miria - September 09, 2005 - Report this comment
So... goddamn... funny... 555

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