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Song Parodies -> "Dressing In The Dark"

Original Song Title:

"Dancing In The Dark"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bruce Springsteen

Parody Song Title:

"Dressing In The Dark"

Parody Written by:

Jeff Reuben

The Lyrics

Should have heeded your warning
Had a job interview today
I dressed myself this morning
Thought I looked good, but to my dismay
Somehow my shirt is backwards?
I forgot my socks and my shoes don't match
Hey there honey, should my tie have this clip-on latch?

Cause I won't get hired
Suit three sizes too small's way off the mark
Shrunk in the dryer
So it looks like I'm dressing in the dark

Apparel keeps getting weirder
Shirt tucked in, pants pulled way up past my waist
Check my outfit in the mirror
I put on my girl's clothes by mistake!
All that glitters is not gold
This low sequin top shows three chest hairs
Thought my popped collar was so bold
Accents my twelve pieces of flair

Set these clothes on fire
Could I borrow some flint to make a spark
Burn my attire
Cause it looks like I'm dressing in the dark

My hair, you're mullet it over
Golf shirt's brown but my sweater vest is green
Wear overalls like a drover
I guess fashion ain't in my jeans

You make fun of my spray tan
Think my purple unitard is lame
You don't like my head and wrist bands?
Hey baby, I look like those dancers in Fame!
Don't get no satisfaction
I thought that I would rock working the 80s look
Leg-warmers get no action
Members Only makes me look like a schnook

Someday maybe I'll learn
Wrinkled pants...always get a snide remark
Should buy an iron
Cause it looks like I'm dressing in the dark
I won't find a sweetheart
Wearing sandals with dark socks out in the park
I shop at Walmart
And it looks like I'm dressing in the dark
And it looks like I'm dressing in the dark
And it looks like I'm dressing in the dark
And it looks like I'm dressing in the dark
Hey baby

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 25

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Laurie Alexander - December 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Very very funny. I'm not going to be able to interview anyone now without thinking of this. Loved the 80s references. Remember all the things NOT to do once you get the job...you know..so you don't get fired.
Matthias - December 29, 2008 - Report this comment
"Accents my twelve pieces of flair"... An Office Space reference is always wanted in any parody. This one was great, I loved it Jeff.
alvin - December 29, 2008 - Report this comment
lol..loved it
Arwen - December 29, 2008 - Report this comment
You know...it would have looked even worse if that golf shirt had been pink. ; ) And you KNOW I love the unitard. Nice work...LOL!
MrMacphisto - December 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Great job! So many awesome puns in this one... ;)
Below Average Dave - December 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Very well done Jeff, you have really stepped it up in 2008 friend. Only has me wondering what the King of Puns will do for 2009
MasonR - January 09, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM - Very funny and punny. Extra points for proper use of the word "schnook".
Agrimorfee - January 12, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Puts a grin on my fave, esp. the 80s clothing refs. which were getting passe even by the time Bruce sang this one. 555
Matthias - January 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Still a fan of this one especially because of the aformentioned "Office Space" line. Great stuff here Jeff, and at least you're not wearing bunny slippers.
Jeff Reuben - January 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Matty...SSSHHHH! I'm saving that for the video!
Chris Bodily TM - January 16, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) LMAO! I loved the lyrics, the pacing, the visual. It was all too perfect. If I don't give you fives immediately, Gary Cole will fire me!
Max Power - January 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Time to strip it down 555 times.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Haha, you filled out this concept wonderfully. Nice OS rhyme matches.
Peter Andersson - January 18, 2009 - Report this comment
With all those clothes you might be overdressed too, unless you live somewhere far up north, but then again, if you don't get the job, and they'll kick you out the door, you'll be out in the cold in more ways than one...
Chris Bodily TM - January 20, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) This parody is too good for just one helping. It was fun imagining altogether what the singer looks like with all of these clothes. I still love the title sub, I love the pacing, this is so funny! You are a genius, Jeff!
McKludge - January 27, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM - What, no reference to Courtney Cox? Nice one, Jeff, but I'm a little worried about your obsession with Fame!
bobpiecheese - January 30, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Basically what everyone else said, except for the Office Space ref (haven't seen that show).
S - January 30, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) now here's one that screams video - hilarious idea and execution Jeff, and it read so easily to the OS - and VERY nice use of the OS's phrasing too. My fave line: "Hey baby, I look like those dancers in Fame!" - excellent get! - 555
Stuart McArthur - January 30, 2009 - Report this comment
.......er, that S is me ;-)
Below Average Dave - January 31, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Pacing wasn't as sharp as normal, BUT knowing your talent you could make it work. Awesome parody, and only got better as it went on. The "No Satisfaction" reference hit me like a brick and the reference to "Fame" was great too. Also enough of your pattentened puns to know it was a Jeff Reuben classic (IE 'Jeans') Great parody.
Guy - April 10, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC5D)

TMGPTM - and the best pun was about the "jeans" - pure "jeanious". Perfect picture of a train wreck interview. I get a mental image of someone walking out of a garage sale or a Goodwill thrift shop wearing what they purchased.. Dressin' for suck session. Well done.
Agrimorfee - April 13, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Totally retro comment above.
Matthias - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Still gushing over the Office Space reference, I don't remember if this one won for SOTM but I liked it.
Claude Prez - April 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Ditto on the puns and the flair. And Courtney Cox. Very good.
Jason - April 27, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC-D) Very good!
Below Average Dave - April 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Nothing to add here, you saw my SOTM comment, hasn't changed at all. I do hope to 'hear' this one eventually too --wink wink
Stuart McArthur - April 28, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) how come I keep quoting myself? ah well, may as well paste it anyway: "I look like those dancers in Fame" cracked me up again as I see above that it did the first time (harumph) - and that purple unitard is NOT lame - you could get a fortune for it in Kazakhstan
bobpiecheese - April 30, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC4) See above.
Red Ant - May 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Loved it, Jeff! Great take on this OS, clever substituions, great puns (the "jeans" and "mullet", even with the typo in that line). You might not be dressed for success, but this parody is!
Melanie Lee - May 01, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Pretty good! I thought the pacing was rough--or, at least, not easy to follow--but this is the first parody in this round to make me smile a lot and laugh quite a bit! 4-5-5.
Rex - August 01, 2009 - Report this comment
[Artistry] Brilliant title sub, parody chock full o' LOL lines, wonderful imagery, good thing there were a couple of pacing burps or we would have to suspect you of being a cerebrally-enhanced cyborg. But then, if you WERE a cerebrally-enhanced cyborg, you would know that and put in a couple of glitches to throw us off the track. AHA! I'M ON TO YOU NOW, A.I. BOY! YOUR DELIBERATE METER MISSTEPS HAVE GIVEN AWAY YOUR SECRET!
Medemia - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I was voting for this song in the dark. And unlike your attire, the votes came out right. Here's giving 5's in the dark!
bobpiecheese - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) See above (again).
Below Average Dave - August 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I still think this is one of you top parodies of all time Jeff. . .one of your masterpieces.

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