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Song Parodies -> "Overloaded With Heroes"

Original Song Title:

"Holding Out For A Hero"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bonnie Tyler

Parody Song Title:

"Overloaded With Heroes"

Parody Written by:

Wendy Christopher

The Lyrics

Lemme see... in my years as a parodist so far, who have I NOT managed to upset yet..? Ooh, I know - fans of comic book superheroes! *ticks box* Okay, done now...
Is it just me, or are there a LOT of superhero movies around just lately? To paraphrase the great Bonnie herself "I need an antidote." And this parody is my offering.

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(Do-do-do-DOOOOH….. Do-do-do-DOOOOH… Do-do-do-DOOOOH… AAAHHH! AAAHHH!)

Seems like all the good men now are mutants or they’re gods
Hulk and Thor and Hercules usurping PC plods
So now every bank heist looks just like Halloween
Banged to rights by tossers in spandex who try to steal the scene

Too many heroes
We’re overloaded with heroes who just love having fights
And that’s not okay, yeah they’re saving the day
But we don’t need to see men in tights
So many heroes
We’re overloaded with heroes try'ng to find stuff to do
You know that you’re sad and your image is bad
When the villains are cooler than you
You know it’s true

(Do-do-do-DOOOOH….. Do-do-do-DOOOOH… Do-do-do-DOOOOH… AAAHHH! AAAHHH!)

Bruce Wayne is the Dark Knight, goes on vigilante sprees
‘Cause he’s a bored rich kid living out some kinky fantasies
Get thee to your batcave, you and your crazy car
Inspector Gadget Superman is all you really are! (Yeah!)

What’s with these heroes?
I’m overloaded with heroes ev’rywhere that I look
And so Spiderman, sling a web ‘cause you can
And then while you’re at it sling your hook
A glut of heroes
An overloading of heroes that just got out of hand
It’s getting absurd ‘cause the last that I heard
The Avengers are forming a band
Too many heroes
This overloading of heroes is more than I can stand

So maybe now it’s time you all took a break
Your skimpy clothes are out of place
Wonder Woman get real, we’re not looking at your face
‘Cause you all come across pretty fake
And there’s no more intrigue
Iron Man, you’re just giving us metal fatigue
(We got metal fatigue and there’s no more intrigue ‘cause you’re out of your league and we’re all thinking…. AAAAH!! AAAAAHHH!)

So no more heroes
Don’t overload us with heroes, it’s a tragic display
Hey Judge, enough Dredd-in, you’re doing my head in
And put that Green Lantern away
These bloody heroes
Too overloaded with heroes and it’s getting sad
Get lost Wolverine, ‘cause you’re so not my scene
And Nick Fury you just make me mad
Enough of heroes
Let’s hope this whole superhero thing is only a fad…

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AFW - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Funny observations...fine job
Rob Arndt - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Nice timing Wendy as Bond #23 "Skyfall" just came out (thanks Ian Fleming)!!! 555! Btw, Avengers rule!!! 2013: Thor 2, another X-Man movie, Superman, Iron Man 3, plus action heroes too- another Die Hard, Schwarzenegger in Last Stand, Stallone in Bullet to the Head, and another Robocop!!! 2014: Avengers 2, Black Panther, Wonder Woman... and "possible" Justice League?
Lifeliver - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Manic, angry song that suits your concept well. 'Inspector Gadget Superman', 'metal fatigue, no more intrigue', 'Dredd-in doing my head in' are among many great lines. I used to love the superheroes when I was a kid. I grew out of them. Hint, people!

I figured long ago that I could easily defeat Superman if I were Green Lantern. I'd just make kryptonite with my magic ring. But in 'Superman Returns', Kevin Spacey stabs Supe through the heart with a shard of the stuff. He falls several hundred miles and smashes in to the earth in Central Park. Then he gets up again. Guess that's why he's a superhero, huh?
Flash Flood - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Awesome!
John Jenkins - November 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Very good metal fatigue line and parody!
Wendy Christopher - November 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks for all the lovely comments, everyone - much appreciated.

@Rob: I think I may have to go away and cry now... ;^)

@Lifeliver: He GETS UP? "Er... Kevin, I think you need to take that shard back to the shop, mate - they clearly sold you a duff one!"

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