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Song Parodies -> "(A) Better Song Next Time"

Original Song Title:

"For the Longest Time"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"(A) Better Song Next Time"

Parody Written by:

Ingeborg S. Nordén

The Lyrics

This is dedicated to all the new parodists who get discouraged too easily by critics...
Woohoohoohoo, better song next time
woohoohoo, better song next time

If I'd never heard of AmIRight
There would still be send-ups left to write.
What else can I say?
Though it can't all be grade-A,
I'm hoping for a better song next time.

Once I thought my confidence was gone;
now I've found the strength to carry on.
Won't let it slumber,
talent isn't swayed by numbers--
I'm hoping for a better song next time.

Woohoohoohoo, better song next time
woohoohoo, better song next time

I'm the voice you're hearing in the hall
practicing until I get it all.
If I rehearse, then
I'll have the perfect verse when
I try to write a better song next time.

Maybe this won't sound very good
but I've tried all night,
the best that I could.
Maybe I've been working too hard:
I've gone this far
and it's all I can hope for.

Who knows how much further I'll go on?
I have faith my talent hasn't gone.
I'll take my chances
hoping that my fame advances--
I'll try to write a better song next time.

I had second thoughts at the start;
not ev'ryone cares
what's close to my heart.
I may not end up as a star--
yes, getting there is far,
but it's worth working hard for.

I don't care what mockery it brings;
music is my tool for greater things.
I love it so well,
making rhymes to tunes I know well:
I intend to write a better song next time.

Woohoohoohoo, better song next time
woohoohoo, better song next time

[repeat and fade]

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Pacing: 4.9
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Overall Rating: 4.6

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Kristof Robertson - October 07, 2004 - Report this comment
You're on fire today, Ingeborg! A really sweet, insightful parody. 555
Royce Miller - October 07, 2004 - Report this comment
good one

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