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Song Parodies -> "Esther (The Artist Formerly Known As Madonna)"

Original Song Title:

"Pressure"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Esther (The Artist Formerly Known As Madonna)"

Parody Written by:

Ethan Mawyer

The Lyrics

Apparently Madonna changed her name to Esther... that seemed to be begging for a parody
So who's that girl who named herself
Esther?
You'll see her records on the shelf
Esther!

Madonna used to be a star
And good
But there's just a ray of light
In her fast-fading career
She won't give up, she will fight
And her strategy is
"Esther"

Well she does not have like a prayer
Esther
Sales of her music will be rare
Esther

You tried to rap and
Everyone complained
You think you're in - to the groove
It's more like you're in a ditch
You cannot win, you must move
On, not change your name to Esther

Out of vogue
And over the hill
Reigned in eighties
Can't do it still

Well you did a duet last year
With Britney Spears
It hurt my ears

And now things are too weird
Esther? Esther?

Won't cry for you
You were on top
Esther
But now it's time for you stop
Esther

I know the Billboard charts were your playground
But you're too big for the swings
And the young kids want a turn
So now you've tried renaming
But we won't be fond of Esther

This change has no reason or rhyme
Change yourself back, there still is time

Esther

You tried to rap and
Everyone complained
You think you're in - to the groove
It's more like you're in a ditch
You cannot win, you must move
On, not change your name to Esther

Esther, Esther
Why are you called
Esther?

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Leo Jay - June 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Hah. Hadn't heard about this name change. The idea fits very well with the original song tite. Very funny job. Nice incorporation of her hit song titles.
Joelle - June 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice job!
Kristof Robertson - June 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Two Madonna/Esther parodies on the same day! Hey, Ethan, this was good! 555
Ashkicksass - June 18, 2004 - Report this comment
She's changing her name to Esther? What the hell? Great job on the parody - like Leo said it fits very well with the original. 555
Leo Jay - June 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Where's the other Esther parody?
Leo Jay - June 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh, got it. Jewish Mysticism.
Arwen - June 18, 2004 - Report this comment
I can't seem to get the original song into my head...
Phil Alexander - June 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Yeah, me neither...
lebeiw15 - June 18, 2004 - Report this comment
The original song goes *blahablahablahablhabahalbahalah* PRESSURE! *blahalbahlbalahbahlahabalhaablalha* PRESSURE! Good parody Ethan!
Spaff.com - June 18, 2004 - Report this comment
lebeiw's comment is hilarious. But I liked The Nylon Curtain - probably still have it on vinyl somewhere.

Anyhoo, you beat me to this, E-thang. I'll have to resort to Plan B. (Should be up tomorrow.) Great work, especially for the speed involved. Fave lines: And her strategy is / "Esther"
Claude Prez - June 19, 2004 - Report this comment
I only remember lebeiw's version of the original, but still some really clever stuff in there.
Michael Pacholek - June 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Call your mother, and tell her you're kvelling over this parody!

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