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Song Parodies -> "Deadline"

Original Song Title:

"Memory"

Original Performer:

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Parody Song Title:

"Deadline"

Parody Written by:

Rex Ungericht

The Lyrics

From the musical "Cats".
Evening
And I'm here at my PC
'Cause my company needs me to be working this late
There's a deadline that must be met tomorrow at noon
So I'm stuck here with the moon

Midnight
I'm alone in the office
With the clack of my keyboard, I continue to work
In the break room I've got some coffee brewing again
I can hear it as it perks

Sunrise
And I suddenly wake up
And I try not to panic, just six hours to go
Get more coffee and splash some water onto my face
Yesterday seems long ago

Every keystroke seems to beat a fatalistic warning
Got to focus on some hocus pocus
To finish up this morning

Daylight
Everyone is arriving
But I've got to ignore them and just finish the task
I'm so close now I just ignore my email and phone
Three more hours' all I ask

Burnt out brain and coffee stains won't stop me from my mission
Management will applaud my skill
And give me recognition

High noon
And I've finished the project
So I give it to my boss and I wait for the praise
And he tells me the deadline got extended a week
Then I punch him in the face

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 17

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Kim West - March 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Very well done Master Rex, you managed to make me feel sorry for the office worker while laughing at the same time. Not an easy feat at all. 5,5,5!
Kristof Robertson - March 03, 2005 - Report this comment
"And he tells me the deadline got extended a week/ Then I punch him in the face"...what a payoff! Other fave is "Got to focus on some hocus pocus"...Sterling effort, Rex! 555
Rex - March 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you both. The first few lines had been bouncing around in my head for a long time, and when I decided to write the full parody everything just fell into place.
Kristof Robertson - March 05, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Jeez, I'm back already...I'm getting my SOTM commenting done early this month...my opinion of this parody hasn't changed in the last two days. Good job, Rex
Guy - March 06, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I hate it when this happens. The deadline's been extended until 5:55PM.
Adagio - April 26, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) So I give it to my boss and I wait for the praise
And he tells me the deadline got extended a week
Then I punch him in the face.......hehehe 5's
Agrimorfee - April 26, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) Teehee, hee, hee!Fortunately, it'snot too late to give you555!
Guy - April 30, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC-D) See above comments.
Melhi - May 02, 2005 - Report this comment
D: Love the punchline!
Charlie Decker - May 02, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Agreed, nice punchline ;-)
Johnny D - May 05, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Been there, done that!
Stuart McArthur - May 05, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) a little less parody-writing and you would have been out of there by three - loved that, Rex
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - May 07, 2005 - Report this comment
Hilarious denouement, a theme many can relate to. 555
Adam Eccleshall - May 08, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Very funny :-)
Kristof Robertson - May 08, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) see previous 2 comments....still fab
Scathe - May 08, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC-D) Sweet ending, Rex.
Phil Alexander - May 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Must say, I was set on giving this a 4 for humour, till the last couple of lines :-) To quote Douglas Adams: "I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go past"
MysteryGoat - May 08, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS but gave you 5's anyway.
Arwen - May 09, 2005 - Report this comment
ABC--this is hilarious, Rex!!
E-IAMABANANA - June 23, 2006 - Report this comment
I haven't read a parody that good in a long time. And I read a LOT of parodies ^_^ as previouses (is that a word?) I loved the punchline (literally punchline) It actually stayed with the tune... that's hard to find these days.... 555!!!
2Eagle - December 30, 2006 - Report this comment
A funny parody of such a serious song.
Bret Douglas - January 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved it! Great imagery that people can relate to. Pacing was good, but the stress should always fall on the natural syllable and the number of syllables should match the original (management will applaud my skill). I plan to sing your parody at karaoke - I'll give credit where it's due, of course!

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