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Song Parodies -> "Paparazzi"

Original Song Title:

"In The Navy"

Original Performer:

Village People

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd

The Lyrics

The times they are a-changing. Two generations ago all you had to do if you wanted to serve your fellow man and generic public interest was to learn how to handle a gun, shoot in self defence and join the military or the peace corps. Today you have to serve your fellow man's generic pubic interest by learning how to handle a camera, shoot first and join the arbitrary press corps. With that in mind I decided to enlist myself in giving this old song a much needed update.

A YouTube version of the original song can currently be found here:
Where can you take pictures
Be immune from lectures
Learn fresh upskirtology
Where can you be rude to
Misfits who are into
Snorted toxicology
Where can it be worthwhile
Catching warts and hostiles
Study gerontology
Sign up for the news stand
Get some cash in your hand
When a celeb's indiscreet

Shoot Britney Spears without some fuzz
Shoot Sandra Bullock on the bus
Shoot Heidi Fleiss when she's not manned
Paparazzi, paparazzi
Catch Pee-wee Herman with the hand
Shoot bloated Oprah shopping bran
Shoot tweenie popstars at the mall
Shoot David Beckham airing balls
Paparazzi (Paparazzi) - Paparazzi (Ewww…)

They want you, they want you
They want you as a vulture too

With an eye for dentures
Hairstyle misadventures
You'll be in the gravy fast
Catch stars overweight
Or when they're just irate
Or after work in plaster cast
Groupies who are too young
Popstars who are well hung
Snap them and you'll get the bling
Start today and you'll be
A good little nazi…
I mean paparazzi, Gee…

Snap at Naomi when she throws
Snap Michael Jackson on the nose
Be there when celebs take the stand
Paparazzi, paparazzi
Get a camera in your hand
Be there when actors act offhand
Snap Woody Allen with a niece
Snap Paris Hilton wearing fleece
Paparazzi (Paparazzi) - Paparazzi (Paparazzi)

They want you, they want you
They want you as a vulture too
Who, me?
They want you, they want you
They want you as a vulture too

But, but, but I'm afraid of brat packs!
Hey, hey look man
I get nauseous even watchin'em on TV!

They want you
Oh my goodness
They want you
What am I gonna do with a Hasselblad?
They want you
They want you

Shoot Sly Stallone when he's not buff
Shoot Homer Simpson with a Duff
Shoot 50 Cent hang out the club
Paparazzi, paparazzi
Catch Gandolfini with the mob
Shoot Condoleezza grooming Shrub
Shoot every Spice Girl in the land
Shoot everything that's in demand
Paparazzi (Paparazzi) - Paparazzi (Paparazzi)
© Peter Andersson.

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 19

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Villiage Idiot - May 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Fantastic tour de farce... loved it!
alvin - May 30, 2008 - Report this comment
hate the OS but liked this a lot
Ann Hammond - May 30, 2008 - Report this comment
he he
Agrimorfee - May 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Snapping good time, probably one of my new favorites of yours.
Jeff Reuben - May 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Very clever, you certainly painted a good picture with this one!
Stephen Harrington - May 30, 2008 - Report this comment
I agree with the others, 5s.
Phil Alexander - May 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Brilliant, Peter :-) And you've reminded me, I've gone one to this OS on the go somewhere...
Agrimorfee - June 09, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Snaps up!
Jason - June 10, 2008 - Report this comment
(S.O.T.M.) Very good! Snappy!
Matthias - June 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I don't think I've read a good parody of this song yet until now. This was a great idea, and you didn't go with the typical Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton type of characters either you actually went with interesting people such as Woody Allen, and Homer Simpson. I applaud you and plug this:
Gianni Parmesiani - June 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I wouldn't have thought of this one, so congrats on a great idea. My only concern is the line "Shoot 50 Cent hang out the club". I'm just not sure what it means, but that doesn't dim my enthusiasm for the song.
Peter Andersson - June 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Gianni - "Shoot 50 Cent hang out the club" is a line that can be interpreted (should you want to) the same way as "Shoot David Beckham airing balls" and "Shoot Britney Spears without some fuzz". You know, modern paparazziism at its finest...
Max Power - June 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Shoot'em up to the National Enquirer
Guy - June 28, 2008 - Report this comment

Sometimes the paparazzi get like the papar-nazi when they get into celeb's faces but then they are public figures and some of these celebs need to curb their enthuiasim a bit and not act like Don Correleon's sons did when they busted that guy's camera at the wedding scene of Don Correleon's daughter. But then again some of them push way too far and even a celeb has a breaking point. I like how you played off the stars in this one. Amazing write and so much better than the OS.
bobpiecheese - June 29, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Given my live-under-a-rock status, I couldn't fully get into the celeb-ness of this parody. And as I'm not too familiar with the OS ( I know two lines!), I can't say much else.
Red Ant - June 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Lots of good subs and word play in here Peter. You've blended two things I can't stand (TOS and tabloid trash journalism) into something funny and new. Big props for that. 5s
Peregrin - June 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Hi Peter, came across this via previous comments. Funny, and relevant, and true!
Invisible Boy - June 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Excellent job here Peter. I agree that your references were original and clever. You took the topic and bent it like...err...Beckham...
Invisible Boy - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Again, the last comment was mine. I still think it's excellent

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