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Song Parodies -> "Told Her About It"

Original Song Title:

"Tell Her About It"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Told Her About It"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Take music lessons from Billy Joel? Sure. Take romantic advice from him? You'd be better off taking driving instruction from him.
(Diddle-iddle-iddle-iddle, dip-di-dip-di-dip!)
(Diddle-diddle-ip, doo-wah!)
(Diddle-iddle-iddle-iddle, dip-di-dip-di-dip!)
(Diddle-diddle-ip, doo-wah!)

Listen, Bill, I took your advice
about the girl I said I like.
You said, "You got tell her about it
and don't wait too long, now, Mike!
She's a real nice girl who's always there for you!"
But I tell ya, your advice did not come through!

Aw, listen, Bill, the stuff you told me
it backfired in full!
It's left me in a real big fix
that's intolerable!
I'm a trusting soul, I put my trust in you!
So here's the big result of what I did do:

Told her about it!
Told her everything I feel!
She gave me a real strange look
and asked, "Are you for real?"
Told her about it!
Told her all my crazy dreams!
Hit me with her handbag!
Ran away with angry screams!

(Diddle-iddle-iddle-iddle, dip-di-dip-di-dip!)
(Diddle-diddle-ip, doo-wah!)
(Diddle-iddle-iddle-iddle, dip-di-dip-di-dip!)
(Diddle-diddle-ip, doo-wah!)

Aw, listen, Bill, you'd owe me big money
if you'd made a guarantee!
(Made a guarantee!)
That girl, she said she only wanted
to be just friends with me!
She's a real nice girl, but didn't understand!
And now she's going back to her old man!

Told her about it!
Let her know how much I care!
Now I can't be with her
'cause I gave her such a scare!
Told her about it
yesterday, and saw her leave!
Paid you some attention
now my heart will cry and grieve!

'Cause now and then I'll get to worrying
just because I haven't seen her in so long.
And though there's good intentions in that song you sing
that sure ain't no consolation since she's gone!

Aw, listen, Bill, here's good information
'cause we've both now made mistakes:
Just the word or three that she got from me
put me far from those sweet cakes!
She's a trusting soul, she put her trust in me.
But a girl like that just had to go and flee!

Told her about it!
Told her everything I feel!
She gave me a real strange look
and asked, "Are you for real?"
Told her about it!
Told her all my crazy dreams!
Hit me with her handbag!
Ran away with angry screams!

Told her about it!
(Diddle-diddle-ip, doo-wah!)
Bill, I went and
Told her about it!
(Diddle-diddle-ip, doo-wah!)
Thanks a lot, Piano Man! I
Told her about it!
(Diddle-diddle-ip, doo-wah!)
Told her, yeah, and it sure went wrong! I
Told her about it!
(Diddle-diddle-ip, doo-wah!)
Girl don't want me, that's for sure! I
Told her about it!
(Diddle-diddle-ip, doo-wah!)
Told, told, told her about it!
Told her about it!
(Diddle-diddle-ip, doo-wah!)
Whoo-oo!
Told her about it!
(Diddle-diddle-ip, doo-wah!)
(repeat 'til fade)
The preceding is, in fact, reflective of one of my real-life relationships. Happened in 1983, when the song was Number 1 on the charts. I was in junior high, and by the time high school came along, the girl in question had disappeared. No great loss. Some of those who came (and went) later, that's another story... I forgave Billy by the time his next album came out. Moral of the story? Caveat emptor: Let the buyer beware.

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malcolm higgins - February 13, 2007 - Report this comment
most of mine ran away after I showed them "the drawer".. ahh well. the ones that stayed, well, they're still tied up in the basement.. 5-5-5 from the one who can relate
alvin rhodes - February 13, 2007 - Report this comment
scared away my share...good one
Kristof Robertson - February 13, 2007 - Report this comment
To quote BJ again: "Honesty is SUCH a lonely word"- great stuff, Mike. Ever since Bill let Brinkley get away, I've ignored all his so-called advice. 555
crazy8snake - February 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Tell them only what THEY want to hear has always been my philosophy. Nice Job
Michael Pacholek - February 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Clearly, Mr. Snake, you've met Arwen. You might want to add chocolate to that philosophy. Far fewer women allergic to that than to roses.

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