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Song Parodies -> "Failing (Pomp and Sad Circumstances)"

Original Song Title:

"Sailing"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Christopher Cross

Parody Song Title:

"Failing (Pomp and Sad Circumstances)"

Parody Written by:

Forteen and Baeutiful

The Lyrics

It will soon be graduation time, but sadly not for me
'Cause when I saw my year-ending grade report, I averaged 'sixty-three'
Oh, I prayed hard for a miracle - "Please, a seventy..."
It grieves me...

And so far this is the seventh time I've been through Senior Year
And every time my class wants to party hard, well, guess who buys the beer?
Though I prayed hard for a miracle, none by chance appeared...
It grieves me...

Failing takes me away from all the classmates I used to see...
All the guys I started high school with now have their Ph.Ds...

Jealousy, it gets the best of me when I'm failing...
All caught up in the fantasy: someday earn an advanced degree...
Don't they believe in me?

Failing takes me away from all the classmates I used to see
All the guys I started high school with now have their Ph.Ds...

---- Instrumental Interlude ----

Well it's back to jail again for me -- 'cause I am twenty-three
And the girl I dated from class last night is only sweet sixteen...
Getting left back turns me upside down -- it's confusing, see?
(They don't believe me...)

Failing takes me away from all the classmates I used to see
All the guys I started high school with now have their Ph.Ds...

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Val E. Dictorian - May 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Not bad.
Johnny D - May 14, 2004 - Report this comment
555 - I like to see parodies of Christopher Cross's songs, and this is a good one.
Kristof Robertson - May 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Class act!!!! 555
F Troop - January 09, 2012 - Report this comment
I can relate, though thankfully not to the statuory issues, lol! hope that worked itself out.

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