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Song Parodies -> "Action (What A Silly Idea)"

Original Song Title:

"Action"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Sweet

Parody Song Title:

"Action (What A Silly Idea)"

Parody Written by:

the_conqueror_of_parodies

The Lyrics

I'm pretty sure that people who get off on danger and the like are full aware of the danger involved, but facts are the first thing tossed out the window when it comes to good parody writing (the other things include respect to the original artists, bad ideas and annoying pets who get in the road).
Well, they think that all they need is some glory
To satisfy their oh-so-masculine needs
They want some, they need some
Action, action, action, action

But they fall straight down
They couldn't climb that tree
But they'll just try and try, cuz they won't listen to me

Morons, morons, morons, morons
They keep getting injured
"Go on! Go on! Go on! Go on!
It makes you a man!"

But I know
All the dangers resulting from the action
Every few months they'll get out of traction
And then these people try bungee
Nearly amputate their feet*, but
Every week they need their dosage of action

They must be suicidal, why can't they remain idle
Danger, danger, danger, can they not see?
Climbing up a cliff, and I am wond'ring if
If they had smoked a spliff, or anything that has weed!

Crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy
They say that they need it
Lazy, lazy, lazy, lazy
That is what I am

And that's why
I can't see why they need all of that action
Why they'd kill themselves for satisfaction
Is something that I cannot see
It makes no sense to me, why
Everybody is crackheads for some action

Isn't safe, isn't safe, dangerous action

People climbing rocks, fall and break their knees
Seems they all have got, death wishes you see?

Everybody's crazy for some good action
Myself, I cannot see the attraction
Just gimme a wide-screen TV
And ome Michael Bay movies, then
That will fill my basic need for some action
Action, action, action, action, action, action
*I don't actually know where bungee jumpers attach their rope dealie, but in this parody it's attached to the feet for rhyming reasons.

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 6

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Matthias - April 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Good twist on the original song to have it fit the contest! Great stuff!
Melanie Lee - April 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Pretty good stuff, with some good points! I thought some pacing might be rough, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. Pump it up to 5-5-5!
Glen S - April 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Same thoughts as Melanie on the pacing, but I enjoyed this. Especially liked your mixing up of the chorus, 'Every few months they'll get out of traction' and that you were able to keep 'suicidal/idle(idol)' intact from the original. Nice homonym.
Arwen - April 22, 2009 - Report this comment
AGES...I really am a huge wuss, and don't dare try anything TOO dangerous...but I can't say I'm not impressed by those fellas who manage to live on the edge. So...to clear up your apparent confusion...the appeal...and the reason they do it...is to impress me. ; )
Invisible Boy - April 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Nice idea TCOP. I agree with Glen on liking the mixed choruses. I agree with Arwen on being a big wuss.
Jeff Reuben - April 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Funny song, wasn't familiar with the OS, but it obviously fit. Nice job making it work.
Below Average Dave - April 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Very fun parody TCOP, I myself didn't much care for climbing trees and such so I can relate to the target character in this one.

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