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Song Parodies -> "Exhaustion"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Van Halen

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Red Ant

The Lyrics

What would happen if you tried to sing along with an insanely fast solo? (look for Eruption). My guess is your lungs would collapse. For thos familiar with tablature, click here.
[very short drum intro]


....I am singing-a-song-that-goes-along-with-an-

One, two, THREE!!!!

Now, hunker-down-as-the-sound-of-my-VOICE-makes-this-NOISE-
-can't-sing-twenty-words-a-second-you-reckon-I'm-reckless?; --in-for

....Oh...., damn-this-Eddie-Van-Halen's-freaky-wailin'-

[brief silence]

/figaro, figaro, figaro, figaro, figaro, figaro, figaro, figaro
Opera, opera, opera, opera, opera, opera, opera, opera
Idaho, Idaho, Idaho, Idaho, Idaho, Idaho, Idaho, Idaho,
Vertigo, vertigo, vertigo, vertigo, vertigo, vertigo, vertigo, vertigo
High plateau, high plateau, high plateau, high plateau,-
-My chateau, my chateau, my chateau, my chateau,-
Oh-oh-oh!, oh-oh-oh! (x~64)
Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, no no, oh no, 'n'

[collapses from exhaustion!]
copyright 2007+ Jack "Red Ant" Fletcher

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 15

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Matthias - January 08, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm glad to see my thread gave some use to you. -wink- But seriously Jack, doing an insurmental of this song was purely insane, and purely brilliant!!!!!! Bravo! Bravo!
Susanna Viljanen - January 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Ouch. Fivers.
Agrimorfee - January 08, 2007 - Report this comment
As a creative exercise successfully completed, I give 555...but not as a parody. (see the same thread)
TmyTrtlTmyTrtlTmyTrtlTmyTrtlTmyTrtl - January 08, 2007 - Report this comment
DKTOS, so I listened to your sound link, and kept waiting for the words to start so I could sing along... finally figured it out, slow Turtle that I am... DK the thread Mat and Ag are referring to, as no link was provided, but I think it's very clever, and certainly not wrong, to make up words for an instrumental -- (TT's "All You Need Is Love" parody had words to the instrumental opening 'La Marseilles" {French National Anthem}) [hey! found a use for the squiggly brackets!]. You're parodying the original work, whether it had lyrics or not... and the 3-syllable creations from "figaro" to "my chateau" were creative and funny. Enjoy in-Halen these Fives.
alvin rhodes - January 08, 2007 - Report this comment
i was plumb wore out just readin' it
Jack Wilson - January 08, 2007 - Report this comment
This is AWESOME loved the Idaho refernce too, 5s here
Chris Bodily TM - January 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Off and on, I've wanted to parody this guitar solo, but thought it would be too intimidating. I'm still trying to figure it out on guitar; the intro section sounds pretty good so far but still needs work. You have done a parody that scares other parodists... (or makes them laugh hysterically). This parody is well worth the kudos. 555
Below Average Dave - January 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Hesus. . .What in googley mogley. . .Red Ant you never cease to amaze me with your chosing of songs. . .555 in principle. . .it's not my favorite of your parodies, but good god what a tough song to parody. . .
AFW - January 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Good fast work, here...I tried "Sabre Dance" a while back, and it's a whirlwind, too
TT - January 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Jack, see anti-spyware comments at "Spidermanetc.", and I forgot to say there that of course you're free to reprint them on the messageboard if it will help. Yes, lyrics sites especially are loaded with malware.
Red Ant - January 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks Matthias & Susanna & Agrimorfee & Tommy Tapper & Alvin & Jack & Chris & Dave & AFW.

Matthias: There's only 158,644 unparodied songs now. Maybe another challenge is in order for John Barry. =)

Agrimorfee: I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on making parodies of instrumentals.

Tommy Turtle: The thread was about OSs that had never been done before. "in-Halen": heh heh. I find it odd that lyrics sites are the ones my anti-spyware software hits/blocks the most, much more so than porn sites!

Chris: I tried playing "Eruption" on guitar a few times. The results were, uh, less than impressive. Good luck with that, and thanks for the inspiration to tackle this song.

Dave: I tried once before to parody this song (actually, it was "316", which is Eruption plus another 12 minutes of similarly insane solos), and never got anywhere because of the way I approached it. While this may not be in a "Best of Red Ant" Cd (ha!), it will always have a special place in my heart for being the first true instrumental I've tackled.

AFW: I'll have to check that out...
TT - January 09, 2007 - Report this comment
The prime target audience (teens) is much more likely to be looking at lyrics sites then at porn sites, at least these days.
Scrawny Johnny - February 21, 2008 - Report this comment
It isn't Call of Ktulu like you once said, but it's a great parody of an instrumental!
Red Ant - January 26, 2009 - Report this comment
True, TT. Scrawny Johnny, man I'm like a year later replying to you - I hope you are doing well these days. Yeah, no CoK, but thank you!
Agrimorfee - January 30, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Well, you have seen my above comment about appending lyrics to instrumentals. Still funny, but...
Matthias - January 30, 2009 - Report this comment
The guitar solo is a bit too fast to follow along to, but I still have to give you props for taking on an instrumental guitar solo.
Rex - February 07, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Impressive. Is "Flight Of the Bumblebee" next?
bobpiecheese - February 09, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Ladies and gentlemen, I do believe that Red Ant has gone completely mad. It takes a few loose screws to even think about parodying an instrumental, but this particular instrumental is so ridiculous, I have no doubt that Senor Ant has lost all sanity. Not that that's a bad thing around here :P 555 for you!
Invisible Boy - February 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Insanely original idea. There's nothing wrong with writing parody lyrics to a guitar solo or instrumental break. I've done it.
I didn't know Eddie used a Peavey amp, though...
Below Average Dave - February 11, 2009 - Report this comment
(Art) See above:) I remember my first read on this, and trying to follow it to an instrumental that was a feat, I think you should find a 'backing track' to this, as to avoid copyright issues, so we can hear it, or just record it as a karaoke thing at home.

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