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Song Parodies -> "The Longest Rhyme"

Original Song Title:

"The Longest Time"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"The Longest Rhyme"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

Getting into the big word discussion of late, a somewhat true story.
Whoa oh oh look for the longest rhyme
Whoa oh look for the longest...

An-ti-es-tab-lish-ment-ar-i-an
And pro-es-tab-lish-ment-ar-i-an
I've racked my pea brain
I think I've gone insane
Because I'm trying hard to find the longest rhyme

Once I thought I had a knack for phrase
Now I think my mind's seen better days
Was into wordplay
Now it's turned into swordplay
Searched the dictionary for the longest rhyme

Whoa oh oh look for the longest rhyme
Whoa oh look for the longest...

I'm the guy who's master of the pun
Named my boy "Don" 'cause I "raise the son"
But I'm not able
To find a nine syl-lable
Word that qualifies here as the longest rhyme

Maybe I won't find one so long
I can't sleep at night
My head has this song
Maybe I've been trying too hard
I'll head for the bar
And bump off some brain cells

I had several thoughts when I began
But I threw my notebook in the can
Need inspiration
Not this procrastination
Then I might be thinking up the longest rhyme

I thought I could write most anything
Now I'm stumped by multiple rhyming
Stuck for a chorus
I need a new thesaurus
Why am I still searching for the longest rhyme?

Whoa oh I'm stuck for the longest rhyme
Whoa oh I'm stuck for the longest rhyme
Father decides his three boys should name their cattle ranch "Focus". It's where the sons raise meat.

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Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 14

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Guy - February 04, 2004 - Report this comment
I think I may have started something. Well done Rick. I loved it.
Claude Prez - February 04, 2004 - Report this comment
You got the longest groan when I finally got your "sun" puns (I'm not that bright) Some great rhymes too.
MarthaDTox - February 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Great parody. Have posted one called "disintermediation sucks"....
Johnny D - February 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Good stuff, RD.
Steven Cavanagh - February 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Fun one.
Jack Wilson - February 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job, Rick!
Stray Pooch - February 04, 2004 - Report this comment
LOL! Great job, Rick and OH those puns! "sons raise meet" AAARRRGGGGHH!! 555
David Chrenko - February 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Well, aren't YOU the chief pundit!!
Peregrin - February 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice one Rick.
Agrimorfee - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
feb 04 sotm--I wish you found out the rhyme in the last verse...you kind of tipped your hat early with the first verse. That's just me, though.
Johnny D - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM FEB) I've come back briefly to restorrrrrrrrrre my fives.
Rick D - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Agri, after searching and that being the best rhyme I could use, I was mad at myself for not finding a better one. I thought that maybe someone would find one after I posted this one. So the rest of the song reflects that.
Rick D - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Agri, after searching and that being the best rhyme I could use, I was mad at myself for not finding a better one. I thought that maybe someone would find one after I posted this one. So the rest of the song reflects that.
Know 1 can hear you dream - September 11, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM FEB) In my language itīs allowed to put nouns together and create (new) appropriate descriptive nouns. That have saved some of my Swedish stuff occasionally. In English I have found that the "best" I can do is to occasionally suffixize words.
Phil Nelson - September 17, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Really liked this one, very well done.
Spaff.com - September 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Fun one, RAD. And a fun original, too - I parodied it in my pre-AmIRight days and may take another stab at it. Meanwhile, here are a few words that I'm confident that you, of all people, can find rhymes for:
floccinaucinihilipilification
hippopotomonstrosesquipidelian
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
In fact, I think that last one may be the title of a Mary Poppins song.
Know 1 can hear you dream - September 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Hmm (that's how we Swedes say "Ahem"), some 5 years ago I was challenged to used the first of those words in a limerick. I was at the time told that it was the longest word in the English language, or had been at some point 100 years back, I don't remember which. Anyway, it's supposed to mean "the act of evaluating something as worthless" or something very similar to that, and the following was the result

A slight overworked teacher from Perth
thought his class was the scum of the earth
his floccinaucinihilipilification
was to change their location
gave detention, then drove off to surf
Paul Robinson - September 25, 2004 - Report this comment
Very clever job, Rick - 5's.. (FEB SOTM)...
Phil Alexander - September 27, 2004 - Report this comment
I've always thought sesquipedalian a fun sort of word to rhyme, as well as being kind of recursive: only a truly sesquipedalian person would actually use the word... but for the longest rhyme, you've surely got to use German, instead ;-) Though howsabout:
There once was a linguist, Italian
With words was a bit of a stallion
He'd rhyme with pizzazz
And describe himself as
An Italian-sesquipedalian
Know 1 can hear you dream - September 27, 2004 - Report this comment
*Looks up word*. You're right Phil, that's a funny word!
Claude Prez - September 27, 2004 - Report this comment
And the sun puns dawn on me again
Peregrin - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Intruiging work!
Meriadoc - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Try Stadtsverordnetenversamlungen.... ;-)
2nz - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Punny at the end. Some lines were a bit off, but I have a tendency to take Billy Joel pacing a bit too seriously. That and I don't know any big words so I'm not much help here. Still enjoyable.
Jeff Reuben - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Loved it...excellent idea, and well executed.
Lover - June 25, 2005 - Report this comment
I think this was great. i loved it. i rated it really bad tho. sorry i was confused and scared. nice tho. nice.

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