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Song Parodies -> "Don't Happy, Be Worry"

Original Song Title:

"Don't Worry, Be Happy"

Original Performer:

Bobby McFerrin

Parody Song Title:

"Don't Happy, Be Worry"

Parody Written by:

Kristof Robertson

The Lyrics

Apparently, a Montenegrin singer called Rambo Amadeus (great name) did a parody of McFerrin's OS with the title "Don't Happy, Be Worry"....I've not heard the parody or seen the lyrics, but the title was too good to pass up. Tokosou Sentai Blessranger has also done a parody with this title, so I guess my effort is 3rd hand....anyway, I digress: the ultimate pessimist's anthem, for your reading pleasure (hopefully!)
Here is my philosophy
If tings lookin' good, dey soon won' be
Don't worry
De pretty gal dat you is kissin'
She jus' fifteen; you go to prison
Don't worry
(No happy, big worry now)

Lo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-oser (Don't happy)
Lo-o-o-o-o-ser (Be worry)
Fo-o-o-o-ool (Don't happy, be worry)
[repeat this, silly!]

De sporty car you bonus bought
Sell it to pay de child support
Don't happy. Be worry
De landlord say "No rent; live free!"
In you house, he hide bo-dy
Don't happy. Be worry
(Look at me, I'm worry)

(Lo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-oser etc.)
You happy? Big dummy!
Here, I show photos of you wifenow you worry, stupid!
You naïve chappy
F*** "happy"try "worry"!

You wife, she want de bigger nork
But dey be for her "ev'ning work"
Don't happy. Be worry
If you got good job and ca-reer plan
Be sure de crap, it will hit de fan
So don't happy. Be worry
(No happy, big worry now)

CHORUS [ Yes, you gotta sing it again doofus!]

Repeat my philosophy
De monkey soon fall out de tree
(He no longer grinnin')
Don't happy. Be worry
Listen to what I say; when you life go down de toilet
Don't let dem optimistics spoil it
Get snappy.beeeee grumpyyyyyyy (you grumpy cow)

CHORUS [ Yes, I know you sick of it; so am I, but we gotta finish.]

Don't happy- dat's sappy; don't do it
Be cranky; tell you boss "kiss my ass"
Don't sing in de shower, clown: get p*ssed!
(Don't happy)I look harassed? It none of you biz!
Don't happy. Be worry
It not funny! Life's crappy!

[Do de fadin' ting]

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Total Votes: 17

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Adagio - October 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Really funny. I kind of like that pholosophy. : D 5's
Jason - October 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Very well done Kristof. Just how do you do it? 555s for you which im sure will make you be happy! Anyway what did you think of my parody "The Tale Of Blakes' Cooking Skills" which was a spin-off idea based on your parody "The Tale Of Abe's Incarnation"?
Kristof Robertson - October 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, you two!
Jason: I haven't seen it yet, mate, but will be sure to check it out ASAP. I love spin-offs!

CORRECTION: It was actually Green Bloodied Hound Dogs, not TSB, who did the first Amiright parody with this title. Sorry, GBHD!!
Matthias - October 03, 2006 - Report this comment
What's so bad about kissing 15 year olds?
alvin rhodes - October 03, 2006 - Report this comment
funny twist...5s
TJC - October 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Worryingly funny! In an imperfect universe you've written the perfect obverse!
Kristof Robertson - October 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Matthias (nothing, dude, as long as you're 15 yourself), Al and TJC
The Charnstar - October 03, 2006 - Report this comment
LOL! YAY! I'm 15! I CAN KISS 15 YEAR OLDS! 5-5-5
Meriadoc - October 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Nork? nork? NORK? Hee hee.
Red Ant - October 03, 2006 - Report this comment
I was set to jump on you for trying to make "happy" into something other than a noun, but then I remembered I did the same with "Milf!" a while back. =) Very funny work, and additional kudos for putting words to the whistled parts. 555.
Stuart McArthur - October 03, 2006 - Report this comment
goddammit! I was hoping this would only be good (I couldn't realistically hope for anything less) so as not to show my coming Don't Worry parody in a poor light, but no, it had to be f***ing brilliant, didn't it, Kristof? grrrrrrr - literally TMGLTM - every line was a huge cack, starting with (and especially) line 2 - and Red Ant: other than a noun, "happy" could be, say, an adjective?? (niggle niggle)
Red Ant - October 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Yes, it can be used as an adjective, but not a verb, except when Kristof does it. =) I look foward to yours, Stu.
PMS - October 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Agrimorfee - October 05, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4) No worries, mate.
Matthias - October 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Nice job you Emo Jamacian
bobpiecheese - October 15, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4) Delightfully depressing. Maybe you should write a book: "Why Bad Things Will Happen To Good People and Why Worse Things Will Happen To You!" 555
stuart mcarthur - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4) see above for previous gushing - I well remember this, Kristof, and "In you house, he hide bo-dy" had me literally LOL'ing all over again - gee you're a funny bloke
Jeff Reuben - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
Brilliant, I'm guessing this was the best of the three
Below Average Dave ( - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) "You happy? Big dummy!" I always thought this OS was very fun. . .in a silly stupid kinda way. . .you really added to the stupid part in a GREAT way.
Cat - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) Yay for skewering this ubiquitously annoying OS! In spite of the subject matter, I was grinning all the way.
Mikey Squirrel - October 18, 2007 - Report this comment
ABC- Very good twist on a very annoying song. I like the pure silliness of it all. Good work, Kristof.

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