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Song Parodies -> "I Wanna Join the X-men"

Original Song Title:

"We Didn't Start the Fire"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"I Wanna Join the X-men"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Understand that this is from a hardcore x-men geek. It spans many saga's and is centered around the comic series, NOT THE MOVIES for the most part. And in case anyone wants to double check, a complete list of the 'formal names' of x-men that I used in this parody is included at the bottom of the parody.
(Super Heroes)
Henry McCoy, Sidney Jones, Kurt Wagner tele-phones
Meggan Braddock, Brian Braddock, found by Cerebro

Remy Lebeau, Alex Summers, Maximoff is quite a runner
If there's ever stormy weather: Ororo Munroe

Look at Rouge, don't touch, Robert Drake, icy clutch
David was Charles' son, Warren Kenneth Warthington

Mr. Howlett on screen, you know him (as) Wolverine
Nikolaevna, Frosty Emma, Carosella good-bye

I wanna join the X-men
With their revolution-
ary evolution
I wanna join the X-men
Charles and Magneto
Villains versus Heroes

(Super Villians)
Raven Darkholme, change at need, Mastermind and Victor Creed
Deadpool's sharp knife, can't forget Stryfe, Cable's clone guy

Black Tom, Juggernaut, Jamie Braddock, Onslaught
Gideon, Sauron, Silver Samurai

Cortez, now dead, Project X, Omega Red
Fitzroy, Fenris, Tolliver, then there's Mr. Sinister

Arcade, Callisto, 'Evil' member Pyro
Wolverine (fought) Wendigo, Acolytes of Magneto

I wanna join the X-men
With their revolution-
ary evolution
I wanna join the X-men
Charles and Magneto
Villains versus Heroes

(Heroes & Villians)
Holocaust, Domino, Shatterstar against Mojo
Deathbird, Phantazia, Yuriko Oyama

Julio E. Richter, Starjammers and Corsair
James Madrox, Shinobi, Allison Blair, Jubilee

Pete Rasputin, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Lorna Dane
ID of, Psylocke: Elizabeth Braddock

Phalanx, Lilandra, Mutants saved from Krakoa
Scotty Summers, Marrow, thanks again, cerebro

I wanna join the X-men
With their revolution-
ary evolution
I wanna join the X-men
Charles and Magneto
Villains versus Heroes

(Sagas, Groups and Families)
Master Mold, Sentinel, Origin (of) Archangel
Black Queen, White Queen, and Hellfire's Selene

Shadowcat and Nightcrawler, Britain left Excalibur
Bishop, time rips, Age of Apocalypse

Havok, Factor X, brother Cyclops with his specs
Wedding day, with Jean Grey, what else do I have to say?

I wanna join the X-men
With their revolution-
ary evolution
I wanna join the X-men
Charles and Magneto
Villains versus Heroes

(Sagas continued & Closing)
Cable led (the) Wild Pack, Sentinels are coming back
Sunspot, Longshot, Know them all? 'Sure, NOT'

Mama, sent ya, to your doom, training in the danger room
Acolytes on Asteriods, how can Onslaught be destroyed?

Who needs bones with calcium, we've got adamantium
telepath, neo-wrath, Phoenix, do the math

Charles has a dream in store, ending all this mutant war
That's what I am joining for, I can't take it any more

I wanna join the X-men
With their revolution-
ary evolution
I wanna join the X-men
So until we're gone
We will all fight on, and on, and on, and on...
Alex Summers: Havok
Allison Blair: Dazzler
Brian Braddock: Captain Britain
David Haller: Legion
Emma Frost: White Queen
Guido Carosella: Strong Guy
Henry McCoy: Beast
Illyana Nikolaevna Rasputin: Magik,
James Howlett: Wolverine
James Madrox: Multiple Man
Julio E. Richter: Rictor
Kurt Wagner: Nightcrawler
Lorna Dane: Polaris
Meggan Braddock: Meggan
Ororo Munroe: Storm
Pietro Maximoff: Quicksilver
Piotr Rasputin: Colossus
Raven Darkholme: Mystique
Remy Lebeau: Gambit
Robert Drake: Iceman
Scott Summers: Cyclops
Sidney Jones: Morph
Victor Creed: Sabretooth
Warren Kenneth Warthington: Archangel
Yuriko Oyama: Lady Deathstrike

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 13

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Johnny D - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
2nz, YEAH!! I'm an old Marvel Comics geek - this is a masterpiece. 555

This parody is a superb example of squeezing all the rhythm and pacing out of the original tune without using a single line or a single word from the original tune.

I've said elsewhere that sometimes I love to write a parody that steals lots of words and lines directly from the original song and forces them to serve the parody's purpose - case in point, the parody I posted today, "Traces Of Martian Water" - but I also sometimes like to do what 2nz has done so masterfully here - again, very well done, this is top-quality work.
Paul Robinson - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
2nz - Wow, looks like a nice piece of work...However, it is total "Geek". amd a different "Geek" dialect than mine. On top of that I honestly have never paid a whole lot of attention to much of Billy Joel all these years, I recognize bits and pieces because the stuff was and I guess still is played quite a bit. I even saw a concert of his on TV once, I think. He was actually alright, but the songs didn't really stay in my head after it was over. Anyway, boils down to DKTOS here. I don't know if you've posted much lately, I spent February pretty much off-line except when I hit the Public Library and a couple of times I went to Kinko's to do some stuff and checked on the site while I was there. Just got my PC last Friday so I looking forward to checking out a lot of stuff again.
2nz - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Johnny. I won't lie, I worked really hard and for way too much time on this. Right now I have this obsession with changing everything that I can about a song in my parody of it. However, I know what you mean about leaving certain lines alone. It really helps in orienting people to the parody if you do it well. I hope it does well, just so I can see who else is willing to step up and be a marvel geek. :c)
2nz - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Paul, your right. I haven't been posting as much. I've had a bunch of work to do, so right now it takes a really strong idea to get me writing. Thanks for the comment.
Rice Cube - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
With such a big song, I'll let it slide that you had to throw in X-Factor, Excalibur and (maybe) X-Force ;-)
2nz - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
;c) Thanks, Rice.
Erin Brown - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
MOST EXCELLENT! I LOVE this parody! My friends and I are all X-Men geeks and wish to become part of everyone's favorite outlaw mutant superhero team! I'm givin' you all 5's! My friends probably will, too, once I send this to them! Oh, and just as a little nit-pick, I think Angel's last name is Worthington, not Warthington. Still, I give you props for knowing his middle name. I didn't have a clue on what it was!
2nz - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Erin. I'll double check that Archangel thing, but you're probably right. Good catch.
Jeff Reuben - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent. I used to be an X-Men geek but I've lost track of the comics the last few years.
Steven Cavanagh - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Don't know many of them but I'm giving 5s for the sheer work you've put in, and attention to timing.
2nz - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Steven. And don't worry Jeff, you're not alone on losing track in recent years. I ended up learning some new stuff just for the parody.
Arwen - March 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Wow, 2nz...I know I haven't been around much lately...and look what I missed out on! SOO good...bravo!! 5s!
2nz - March 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Arwen. I haven't been around too much either, but the tournament (check the 'parodies' message board if you don't know what I mean) and my responsibilities for 'the week' have been keeping me in the neighborhood. Can we look forward to some Harry Potter stuff from you as the movie comes closer and closer? :c)
Arwen - March 14, 2004 - Report this comment
You know...I've got some HP ideas brewing...but who's to say when they'll show up on the site. "Real life" is keeping me kind of busy as well...but, I really just need to get back in the swing of writing...I'm in a bit of a rut. Hopefully I'll be able to pound some stuff out this week...cross your fingers!
Kim L - March 16, 2004 - Report this comment
This is fantastic. Kudos to you for doing it - I've wanted to parody 'We Didn't Start The Fire' for months but never did because the timing of the song put me off but this is amazing. The pacing is dead on. And it's damn funny too. All 5s from me!
2nz - March 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Kim. Good luck to you if you ever parody it. It takes... well let's just say I spent probably the equivalent of two whole 8-hour work days, spread out over three weeks, on this thing.
Jared - April 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Bravo, 2nz! All fives, good luck in the contest, and BTw, speaking of the X-Men, go check out "Mutant Cajun Man" by yours truly. It's about Gambit, but you could probably guess that from the title :)
Jared - April 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey..just noticed the HP discussion...any Harry Potter geeks can go check out one of three my parodies of "Glycerine", called "Slytherin" (The other two are "Listerine" and "Mister Clean", BTW), for some Potter's been sitting around for a long time with next to no reaction, so some votes and comments would really be nice
Guy - April 02, 2004 - Report this comment
2nz - swiss cheese memory on the original. My kids are X-Men fans. I was a bit too old when X-Men really hit it big to be up on everything about them. I spent lots of money on their promotions though, having two sons who really got into this stuff. Good luck on the March SOTM competition.
S.T.G. - June 21, 2004 - Report this comment
All I can say is.......WOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!
Adagio - June 21, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Good one!!
Johnny D - June 23, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above!
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - June 23, 2004 - Report this comment
S.T.G. seconded. I DKTOS and recognised only half a dozen of the names, but it is quite evident that there is brilliant research, rhyming and effort heree. If I was an Xmen fan I would probably be mutating into the Pants Creamer. 5-4-5
Melhi - June 24, 2004 - Report this comment
abc -- WOW you know a lot about Xmen!
Meriadoc - June 25, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Looks very well done, but what I know about x-men you could put in an amoeba's thimble...
martha - June 27, 2004 - Report this comment
this is really impressive ... a very clever parody .. don't know the material but can appreciate the quality of this ...
MysteryGoat - June 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Gotta love the X-Men - June 27, 2004 - Report this comment
You clearly put a ton of work into this, Looney 2nz. Alas, all I know about the X-Men is that the flick had a blonde Halle Berry, plus some hot babe in blue body paint. Which, I suppose, is enough to make me want to join the X-Men too.
Slytherin15 - September 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Matthias - January 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I mean you have to be a nerd in order to ramble off 50+ X-Men characters like that and not even their Super Hero names but their alternative identity names... Don't know what I can say about this or what even provoked you into writing this.
DJ Blaze - January 28, 2010 - Report this comment
So I herd u liek X-Men? Great work, and incredibly nerdy... just perfect! 555
bobpiecheese - January 28, 2010 - Report this comment
(Dec3) A couple of pacing stumbles, but then WDSTF kinda forces that on you, no matter what topic you try to cram into it. Amazing work getting the names and plot lines in there, 555!
Arwen - January 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I want to join the X-Men...or at least Wolverine...for a little alone time. ; )
Blaydeman - November 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

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