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Song Parodies -> "Just Vincent Van Gogh"

Original Song Title:

"Just A Gigolo"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

David Lee Roth

Parody Song Title:

"Just Vincent Van Gogh"

Parody Written by:

Stuart McArthur

The Lyrics

The first painting Vincent Van Gogh sold was on the day he died. His impressionist intensity was misunderstood and unappreciated during his lifetime - which must've driven him nuts
I am just Vin-Cent van Gogh
the impressionist, you know
trying hard to make a living
no-one likes my work - think I've gone berserk
folk are unforgiving
there will COME a day - when I have passed away
and they will RE-consider
I am hoping, you know, they'll sell a Vin-cent van Gogh
TO the highest bidder

I am just Vin-Cent van Gogh
and everywhere I go
people don't like my paintings
paint a starry night - moon's a bit too bright
no-one GETS what I'm saying!
there will COME a day - when I have passed away
and they will RE-consider
I am hoping, you know, they'll sell a Vin-cent van Gogh
TO the highest bidder

coz
why-y-y-y-y....don't anybody
anybody
like my paintings
nobody
nobody.
likes - my - paintings

I-I-I-I-I'm.....so sad and lonely
sad and lonely - sad and lonely
won't some art critic - come and take a chance with me
coz I aint so bad

UNDERSTAND MY WORK!!.....it's running THROUGH my VEINS
ALL.... of the time
only Theo can - only Brother Theo can
POP!
my-brain-it-just-went-POP!....zittypop


Why-y-y-y-y...won't anybody
anybody
buy MY work
nobody
nobody
(instrumental)

cut-off-my-ear-and-I-wrap-it-in-linen-and-go-to-a-brothel-and-give-it-away

Why-y-y-y-y...won't anybody
anybody
anybody
like MY work
nobody
nobody

I-I-I-I-I'm.....so mad and looney
mad and looney - mad and looney
won't some sweet buyer - come and take a chance with me
coz I aint so bad

RE - APPRAISE MY WORK!!......My paint comes FROM the HEART
ALL.... of the time
No-one-understands!
Fields-of-Yellow-Hay!
Provence!
The light!
Potato!
Pickers!
Gau-!
guin!
Gone!
no
BO - DY!

nobody
nobody
nobody
nobody
nobody
nobody buys my work!

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 36

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Johnny D - November 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Don McLean would approve! 555
Royce Miller - November 03, 2004 - Report this comment
got a smile out of this one
Ashkicksass - November 03, 2004 - Report this comment
I love this! And I have two VanGough prints in my living room!
John Barry - November 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Kirk Douglas would also approve.
Jeff Reuben - November 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent...how in the world did you think of this!
Michael Pacholek - November 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Mike Tyson would approve. Of course, he probably thinks Van Gogh is a friend of Don King's.
Stuart McArthur - November 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Johnny, Royce, John, and Michael - Ash, so you don't think his colours were a bit "bright"? - thanks Jeff, always been intrigued by Vincent :-)
Olvan The Terrible - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Perfect. Everything about this parody is just perfect. And the way you managed to come up with words for the "ibbla bibbla zibbla bop" part... Genius. Except for one thing, the song was originally by Louis Prima, and David Lee Roth just covered it.
Stuart McArthur - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Olvan - I haven't seen you commenting on my stuff before, so I appreciate the visit - and is that right? - it's just a cover? - I had NO idea
Kristof Robertson - November 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Brilliant as ever Mr McA...555! ps, yes it was a cover, and some people get a bit..um..anal (sorry Olvan) about who you attribute the songs to..but if you notice, the tag says "based on a performance by", so don't sweat it!! :-)
Stuart McArthur - November 05, 2004 - Report this comment
thanks Kristof, but I didn't mind the correction - I really thought Dave wrote it himself, so I appreciate Olvan advising me otherwise (and his nice comments of course helped!!)
Spaff.com - November 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Splendid parody, Stuart. This world was never meant for one as beautiful as this.
Stuart McArthur - November 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Spaff - only just seen your comment, sorry

they do not listen, they do not know how
perhaps they'll listen now
Cookie-man - December 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Absolutely Brilliant! Liked the parody too....... ;) 555!
John Jenkins - December 05, 2004 - Report this comment
He only painted for about 10 years, but he created a lot of beauty in that decade, and your parody captures it very well.
Adagio - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Beautiful, good work, Stuart 5's
Cookie-man - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Forgot to put this in my initial comment (SOTM) :)
Rick D - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
I loved this too.
Scathe - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Very nice tribute, Stu.
Arwen - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Where in the hell was I when this first posted? I'm sorry Stuart...I'm a horrible cyberfriend. Um...this sucked. I hated it. ; )
Arwen - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm back...back again. My official SOTM comment is that this is great. Um...even though it bumped me out of the running in Rick's eyes...which spawned my original comment...the "this sucks" one. So...yeah...I'm just as bitter as any Tom, Dick, or The Real Tony, I guess.
Know 1 can hear you dream - December 11, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I'm not afraid to cast my vote so I haven't reached my own yellow period yet, I guess... :-)
Melhi - December 12, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Hee hee hee!
Phil Alexander - December 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent, Stuart. I could almost hear Dave Lee Gogh..er Roth singing this :-)
Spaff.com - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Still love it, especially (this time) the part Olvan mentions, which I will not even attempt to transcribe. You Gogh, boy!
Tim Mayfield - December 22, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Stuart, wonder what this parody will be worth in a few hundred years... it's worth 5's now.
Johnny D - December 29, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above
Claude Prez - December 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey, you're a real Gogh-getter. Yes, that's the best I can do. Great job, loved the whole thing. And that's ear-refutable.
Peregrin - December 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job Stuart, made me laugh!
Meriadoc - December 29, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Worth 5 ears at least...
EmiLoca - December 30, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Tee hee, Stu! I liked this muchly.
Paul Robinson - December 31, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Amazed that I didn't see an "ear" comment until Claude's...well, anyway...this one caught my eyes as well as my ears...can you get it to let go now? 5'S...
martha - January 04, 2005 - Report this comment
really enjoyed this one .... we rarely see parodies which deal with the subject of fine art!! very unusual!
Leo Jay - July 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Fantastic.
Agrimorfee - July 20, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) ooh Stu. Little bent on the pacing, but pretty darn good. May the best JaG/AIGN parody win!
Stuart McArthur - July 20, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks Agri, and I hate defending myself, but I must point out that (with this OS being so hard to pace) I did a painstaking write for this one, always with the song in the background to make sure I got the pacing perfect, and then I spaced it on the page so it would be intuitive to the reader - and was relieved that all 25 out of the 25 commenters before you rewarded my pacing efforts with 5s, so your pacing problems may have been subjective (wink) - but I'm open to what your corrections might be :)
Adagio - July 21, 2005 - Report this comment
I can vouch for the pacing. I've written one to this and it is very difficult, but Stu handled it beautifully. :)
2LD4U - July 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Something just occured to me.....do any of you think that Kirk Colbain was Vincent Van Gogh re-incarnated? They were both gifted, disturbed and killed themselves with a bullet to the brain.
Red Ant - July 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) Haven't heard this in a while but it came back to me. You went through great effort on the pacing of this with the hyphens, caps and periods for stressed/carried syllables. Ear-y. :)
Rick D - July 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Great intelligent work. Unlike David Lee Roth.
Johnny D - July 28, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above!
Charlie Decker - July 31, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS, but this is very funny!
Rick C - August 01, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) Glad I leant an ear to this one! Brilliantly paced and written. I love the "cut-off-my-ear-and-I-wrap-it-in-linen-and-go-to-a-brothel-and-give-it-aw­ay" line!
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - August 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Ha! Fine work, Stu. And don't worry, I'll buy your entire ouevre, then slip a little something in your celebration drink so that the value increases tenfold! I-also-loved-the-dash-filled-line.
Jeff Reuben - August 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Earie. Still an excellent job (and see above)
Phil Alexander - August 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Marvellous! I was goghing to say Gogh, Stu, Gogh! But I see it wouldn't have been very original...
ABC's OF PARODIES ROUND "J" BRONZE MEDAL - August 13, 2005 - Report this comment
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JONNA - September 14, 2006 - Report this comment
if you are a fans of vincent van gogh what you said about of him
Stuart McArthur - September 14, 2006 - Report this comment
thanks JONNA - yes, big always fan been a
Matthias - December 20, 2006 - Report this comment
(ART) Stuey, Stuey's Fives
Johnny D - December 21, 2006 - Report this comment
What Johnny D said three times above!
Red Ant - December 24, 2006 - Report this comment
(Art) Ah, I remember this one. Tough OS, and this worked quite well. Fun to visit again.

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