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Song Parodies -> "Bugger! (Damn Computer)"

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The Kinks

Parody Song Title:

"Bugger! (Damn Computer)"

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The Lyrics

Last time I checked (i.e. the other day), no-one's parodied this particular Kinks number before. There's surely no shortage of busted-computer parodies out there, I've done one meself, but this is my first one that actually coincides with actual computer problems of my own. Nothing to do with a job, as is implied with this parody, but that's what happens when deadlines creep up on you, parodies take on weird turns. Anyway, I'm ramblin', let's get on with this shit!
Why ain't this working, strains my mind
I'll kill things if this ain't fixed on time
So what do I do? Who do I see?
I am just so sick of this BSOD
The boss may fire me soon, yes I mind!
If this won't turn on, it'll have to die
And I may follow soon, I do hate to go
But this computer just ain't workin' for me!

Bugger! Just what have I done wrong?
I'm tempted to get a gun

I'm in despair, this thing's dumb
Where'd all the viruses come from?
I cannot get this thing to work
No one will help me, are they all jerks?
'Til help I find, tell you what I'll do
Jump and scream and swear, I'll be throttling who-
Ever's in my cubicle and they're in my way
Since they will not help, I'm pretty pissed today

Bugger, I can't turn this thing off!
This will not do, where's a gun?

Holy crap, man, holy shit
This stupid thing made me break someone's things
And when I said why I did that
'The guy agreed and swore and ate some girl's new hat
None of us know why this metallic shit
Won't fuckin' work, don't understand it
We're all screamin' loud, and so filled with rage
Fucked computers suck at Apple HQ, guy!

Fuck it, this won't work, not at all
Was it you who fucked this up?
Fuckin' good-for-nothin' - hey Paul!
Could I borrow your new gun?
Phew, that's a fair bit more swearing than I'm used to using in a parody...though it does kinda fit the topic, I guess.

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Matthias - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Sucky original song, luckily for you since your computer's broken you never had to hear it. Fun song but "'The guy agreed and swore and ate some girl's new hat" was weird... Why is that guy eating hats?
Agrimorfee - January 12, 2010 - Report this comment
(Art) Kinda a one joke tune here, TCOP. You are mad about your computer. Got it! ;) Just a constructive criticism, I think you gotta remove the reality from your future parodies just a smidgen to make them more amusing to all readers.
Rex - January 23, 2010 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Lots of opportunity for geek humor in this one (stuff like "the chips are down" and "someone took a byte from this Apple" and "I need to bounce this PC - off the sidewalk"). Also, it would be funny to have the guy go through all that frustration and at the end discover the computer is unplugged or something like that. Love the idea though.
Below Average Dave - January 25, 2010 - Report this comment
The hat line did come out of nowhere. . .love the constructive criticism on this one from Agri, Rex. . .they have excellent pointers. That said, love the title to this OS, and it's nice to see you taking on different topics:)

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