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Song Parodies -> "Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Write Parodies - Ever"

Original Song Title:

"Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Willie Nelson

Parody Song Title:

"Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Write Parodies - Ever"

Parody Written by:

Charlie Decker

The Lyrics

Parody writers are trite, barely original
They'd rather play a keypad than a piano
Stupid lame punning and sylable counting
And no one laughs at it but they
And you don't understand it, why they're let to live
You wish they'd all go away

Mamas, don't let your babies write parodies - ever!
Don't let 'em warp lyrics to get a few yuks
Make 'em write music with half notes and such
Mamas, don't let your babies write parodies - ever!
They make stupid jokes and impose 'em on folks
Even if they're really dumb

Writers love rhymes that are simple and pacing that's easy
Ref'rences obscure and cryptic, esoteric laughs
Them that don't get 'em will vote 1's
And them that do won't vote for it in S O T M
He's not mad, he's just bitter;
And his pride won't let him admit he's not as good as Spaff

Mamas, don't let your babies write parodies - ever!
Don't let 'em warp lyrics, make them go earn bucks
Make 'em write songs with chords, notes, keys and such
Mamas, don't let your babies write parodies - ever!
Find in their fifth beer a flimsy idea
They take that idea and run!
Leave comments! It's the only way I'll ever learn...

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Pacing: 4.9
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Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 10

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Kristof Robertson - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
This is really good, Charlie...and an interesting choice of OS. However, we need more writers, not less! ;-) 555
Royce Miller - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
I thought it was a good idea, but a hard song to parody--not sure about the pacing, it's a strange original song.
Rex - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
I didn't write a single parody when I was a baby.
Red Ant - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
So what is the solution for all us Amirighter's? Retroactive abortions? Naw, we're grandfathered. Besides, Kristof is right, we need more not less ( someone else's job-making babies is NOT my job ). 5's.
alvin rhodes - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
clever concept...i can think of worse things to be...lol...5s
John Barry - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
You nailed it. I have zero musical ability, thus, the parodies. Good job.
Johnny D - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey, I don't know about YOU, but it takes ME no more than FOUR beers. ;-) 5's. And a little Johnnie Walker Black or Stoli doesn't hurt, either. ;-D
Charlie Decker - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
I agree that in reality we need many more parody writers. Plus, I don't think that WIllie Nelson was endorsing getting rid of cowboys ;-) The part about me coming up with this idea is a true story, by the way. Thanks for the props, everybody!
Rick C - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
I've been writing parodies for about 2 months now. Prior to that, I wrote original songs. I'm having alot more fun with the parodies. By the way, 555
AFW - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
One of my old favorite Willie songs...and you've given it an excellent new dimension...three country fives
John Jenkins - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Not a great original song, but definitely one suitable for parody-ing, and you did it well. Good job of varying the chorus. But, are you saying that you, an 18-year old, came up with this idea on your 5th beer (breakfast of champion parody writers)? And don't you hate it when readers not only count syllables, but they spell check syllables?
Charlie Decker - April 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Well, it was senior cut day two days ago when I came up with this...don't tell the fuzz!
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - April 29, 2005 - Report this comment
I forget that you poor bastards have to wait til 21 to drink and gamble. I'd cut short my tale of measly gambling winnings last month followed by a hearty piss-up, if I didn't have this FOOLPROOF legal loophole in mind. See, the issue of late-term abortions has raised my awareness to the fact that foetuses are legally regarded as humans at a certain number of weeks. (30 or 32 or something.) Thus, for a number of months in the womb, we are legally getting older. And hence I am legal-loophole-aly over eighteen, if I ever happen to win more than $10 from a scratchie and they actually ask for ID to claim it. Moronic idioticity (c) 2005 Brattoni. Nice parody, by the way.
Spaff.com - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
All I recall of the original is the first line of the chorus, but flattery will get you fives. Plus it's a great tribute to all us freaky geeky parodeekies.
jojo - July 13, 2006 - Report this comment
That's great but you should give Ed Bruce his due since he wrote the original song that Willie covered.

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