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Song Parodies -> "You May Be White"

Original Song Title:

"You May Be Right"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"You May Be White"

Parody Written by:

Mike Armstrong

The Lyrics

Thriller went and brought the ladies,
Now they're gone, you're dropping babies,
Appears you're not such hot stuff anymore

You starred in the Jackson Five,
Now, you star in "Under the Knife",
And figuring out your race is quite a chore

I remember watching you moonwalk,
Now the subject of pure gossip talk
Oh, Michael, tell me, where the hell you been?

And you tell us not to ask...
About your biracial mask...
But how can we deny our own eyes again?

CHORUS
You may be white,
I swear Caucasian,
Oh! But we all know you're a lunatic, so we ignore...
Your constant plight,
Your face abrasions,
We know you're not, but for all you show, you may be white...


Remember when you were on top?
No CD that you made could flop,
Your dance moves left our big mouths quite agape

Tell us, are you black or white?
Either way it seems you might...
Not recapture your formal facial shape.

Now think of all the years you've wasted,
Letting your face get dull and pasty,
Now you're washed up, crazy, in disguise...

Oh, you're crazy, yes, it's true,
And for those who still refuse,
To admit it's over, I don't sympathize....

CHORUS

INTERLUDE

CHORUS

We know you're not, but you may be white (x4)

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Total Votes: 57

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Jonathan C. - January 20, 2003 - Report this comment
Good job Mike. And Jacko is another of example of beauty being only skin-deep and ugly going clear through the bone. :)
Billy Florio - January 20, 2003 - Report this comment
Very funny..good job Mike and Jordan
Michael Pacholek - February 16, 2003 - Report this comment
Is this Billy Joel's revenge for "Beat It" keeping "Uptown Girl" out of the Number 1 spot? Or just a very good parody? Is there a "Captain Jacko" in somebody's writing future? Is Mr. Armstrong gonna try it? Can he keep his hot streak alive? Don't look for answers as Jacko dances, don't ask him why.
Jordan - February 17, 2003 - Report this comment
Hot streak. lol. Here's hoping we can remain off the discount rack like another can of beans...
John Harvey - February 17, 2003 - Report this comment
I miss when he was black. His weirdness was more bearable then. Now he's more than just weird, he's freakin' creepy! He scares me more than that child-touching priest that taught our sex ed class back in Catholic grade school (long story).

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