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Song Parodies -> "Y.W.C.A."

Original Song Title:

"Y.M.C.A."

Original Performer:

The Village People

Parody Song Title:

"Y.W.C.A."

Parody Written by:

zwatcher

The Lyrics

the straight version of the village people song.
Young man, there's no need to feel down.
I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground.
I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new town
There's no need to be unhappy.

Young man, there's a place you can go.
I said, young man, when you're short on your dough.
You can stay there, and I'm sure you will find
Many ways to have a good time.

It's fun to stay at the Y-W-C-A.
It's fun to stay at the Y-W-C-A.

They have everything that you need to enjoy,
You can hang out and watch the Girls ...

It's fun to stay at the Y-W-C-A.
It's fun to stay at the Y-W-C-A.

You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal,
You can do whatever you feel ...

Young man, are you listening to me?
I said, young man, what do you want to be?
I said, young man, you can make real your dreams.
But you've got to know this one thing!

No man does it all by himself.
I said, young man, put your pride on the shelf,
And just go there, to the Y.W.C.A.
I'm sure they can help you today.

It's fun to stay at the Y-W-C-A.
It's fun to stay at the Y-W-C-A.

They have everything that you need to enjoy,
You can hang out and watch the Girls ...

It's fun to stay at the Y-W-C-A.
It's fun to stay at the Y-W-C-A.

You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal,
You can do whatever you feel ...

Young man, I was once in your shoes.
I said, I was down and out with the blues.
I felt no one cared if I were alive.
I felt the whole world was so full of jive ...

That's when someone came up to me,
And said, young man, take a walk up the street.
It's a place there called the Y.W.C.A.
They can start you back on your way.

It's fun to stay at the Y-W-C-A.
It's fun to stay at the Y-W-C-A.

They have everything that you need to enjoy,
You can hang out and watch the Girls ...

YMCA
It's fun to stay at the Y-W-C-A
Young man, young man there's no need to feel down
Young man, young man pick yourself off the ground

YMCA
It's fun to stay at the Y-W-C-A
Young man, young man are you listening to me?
Young man, young man what do you wanna see?

Y-W-C-A
you'll find it at the Y-W-C-A
no man, young man does it all by himself
young man, young man put your pride on the shelf

Y-W-C-A
then just go to the Y-W-C-A
young man, young man I was once in your shoes
young man, young man I said, I was down and out with the blues.
Y-W-C-A

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Overall Rating: 1.9

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Stan Hall - March 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Sheesh. Surely you can do better? Merely substituting "W" for "M" (and missing two instances of that, to boot) and "girls" for "boys" distorts the OS pacing without any compensating or justifying humor.
Jason - March 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I agree with Stan. Y M C A consists of 4 syllables, Since W is pronounced as "Double-You", you have subsequently screwed up the pacing since Y W C A has SIX syllables. 111
Red Ant - March 10, 2008 - Report this comment
"YWCA" can be sung over "YMCA" (tough and a bit awkward, but doable), but leaving almost all of the original lyrics intact... is not good. "Enjoy/girls" doesn't rhyme either - maybe try something like

"They have everything that you need in the world
You can work out and impress girls"

"Girls/world" isn't a perfect rhyme couplet either, but it's passable. Changing the lyrics to suit your idea is a major part of making a parody. You had a good idea, but put almost zero effort into it, unfortunately.
Jonathan - March 10, 2008 - Report this comment
1's but don't feel bad I've had my fair share of failures here too but just look at me now "crickets chirp"
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A. Critic - March 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Say, it looks like ~90% of it is verbatim from the original! Sorry, but 0 points for effort.
Jonathan - March 10, 2008 - Report this comment
CURSES!!! ^ looks like I accidently hit the perenth... prenth... this thing ( in my comment the second time instead of this one < oh well oh blah di oh blah da life goes on raa!
dada - September 01, 2008 - Report this comment
kinda um weird
Tom Beasley - January 07, 2010 - Report this comment
You haven't changed very many of the lyrics. That's the main purpose of a parody.

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