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Song Parodies -> "R-I-C-E"

Original Song Title:

"YMCA"

Original Performer:

Village People

Parody Song Title:

"R-I-C-E"

Parody Written by:

Giorgio Coniglio

The Lyrics

RICE is a mnemonic for the 4 elements of treatment for soft-tissue and other injuries.
INTRO: Rest - Ice - Compression - Elevation x2

Old man with a sports injury
I said old man with sprained neck, twisted knee
I said thin man with sad bone-density
And your brittle bones so snappy.

Old man on the floor of the gym
I said old man with a red swollen limb
You can stay there moaning woe-is-me hymn
Or find ways to mobilize it (rest, raise, freeze, compress).

You're gonna feel good with R-I-C-E, it's fun to heal good with R-I-C-E.
You could get an MR, deal with specialists' claims,
Short-term treatment will be the same.
You're gonna feel good with R-I-C-E, it's fun to heal good with [Gm] R-I-C-E.
If you've Medicare B, there'll be no fees you owe
When you hang out at Physio.

Sometimes, there's a glitch in this scheme -
Early X-rays aren't as smart as they seem,
Subtle fractures missed by linear beam
And a scan is more revealing.

Symptoms, this might all help explain,
After one week, why you're still wracked by pain,
So some bone-meds you will likely be takin',
'Long with RICE then ambulation (rest, raise, freeze, compress).

You're gonna feel good with R-I-C-E, it's fun to heal good with R-I-C-E.
It's First-Aid of choice, as approved by your grand-pa,
And it still is the modern mantra.
So just feel good with R-I-C-E, it's fun to heal good with R-I-C-E
If you've Medicare B, there'll be no fees you owe
When you hang out at Physio.

Rarely, when you see Dr Dodd,
(worth waiting, he's a sharp orthopod),
He'll astound you, "it's unstable - good God!"
Hip or knee or shin needs fixing.

Post-op, Doc's rewired your limb,
Turn up volume, and just listen to him.
Pain is screaming, don't sign out on a whim,
You've just got to know this one thing (rest, raise, freeze, compress).

You're gonna feel good with R-I-C-E, it's fun to heal good with R-I-C-E.
You could threaten to sue, dream of injury claims,
Short-term treatment will be the same.
R-I-C-E, it's fun to heal good with R-I-C-E
Old man, old man on the floor of the gym,
Old man, old man with the red swollen limb

(Fade):
R-I-C-E, you're gonna feel good with R-I-C-E,
Old man, old man with sprained neck, twisted knee...
You can view this and other parody-posts along with uke chords and various wordplay at Giorgio's Ukable Parodies

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Callmelennie - April 22, 2014 - Report this comment
The other day I went to a knee specialist, Dr RICE-T, and he had baically the same advice -- RICE, RICE, Baby!
Jonathan - April 22, 2014 - Report this comment
N-I-C-E! 5''s
WarrenB - April 23, 2014 - Report this comment
Good to see you contributing still, GioLio. My wife's a massage therapist, and know she'd appreciate this type of smart therapy.
E-Jhey - June 11, 2014 - Report this comment
Now this is what I think a parody should also be about. I personally believe that parodies should provide more knowledge and information rather than just for humorous purposes. This by far has been one of the best parodies I have ever seen and I just can't wait to hear someone sing it. Actually, it would be a great honor for me to perform something like this on the Internet, if you allow it. :) Anyway, a certified "5" for you. Great job!!!
Giorgio Coniglio - September 25, 2014 - Report this comment
E-Jhey. Thanks for your upbeat comment. By all means, use it as yo wish.
Curmudgeon - September 25, 2014 - Report this comment
Samuel Goldwyn, the movie mogul, once said, "If you want to send a message, call Western Union." The purpose of a parody is to skewer another's style. The motive may be enmity or admiration, but the end result is entertainment, not education. Perform R-I-C-E, E-Jhey, and listen to the crickets chirping.

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