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Song Parodies -> "But You Get to Have Cake"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

George Michael

Parody Song Title:

"But You Get to Have Cake"

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The Lyrics

Lest any of you forget, April 4th is/was my birthday. You are welcome (at any point in the year, actually) to buy me elaborate gifts. I'm too lazy to write thank-you notes, so instead please accept Robert Lund's recording of this song.
Well I guess you'll have a blast
To celebrate your birthday
You know not every birthday
Has got a number so high

But you'd better act fast
Before this day comes 'round again
'Cause Death is waiting 'round the bend
And you have caught his eye

Although you're hardly worthwhile
'Cause squandered chances
Have pinned your prospects face down to the mat
Go on, observe your birth while
The void advances
And drown your sorrows in a pile
Of sugar, starch and fat

'Cause you get to have cake
You get to have cake
Because you get to have cake
You get to have cake cake cake

Dress all your guests in party hats
Because arrest of cardiac
Hasn't snuffed you out yet

This year your emptiness will change
And all your kids won't be estranged
But that's an unsafe bet

Ask God 'bout sorrow
And God won't answer
There's far more holy crap to stress about
Oh baby, because tomorrow
Aggressive cancer
Will crash your birthday party
Just to blow your candles out

But you get to have cake
You get to have cake
Because you get to have cake cake cake
You get to have cake cake cake!

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Pacing: 4.1
How Funny: 4.1
Overall Rating: 3.9

Total Votes: 16

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   3
 2   0
 3   0
 4   2
 5   11

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Matthias - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Happy Birthday Spaff! I already heard this song on your web site awhile ago but it's good to be able to finally comment on it. I enjoyed this one almost as much as I enjoy cake. The only thing that could have made this better is if it was a parody of a Cake song.
McKludge - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Now get Robert to re-record it to Limp Bizkit's remake of "Faith."

noClawDiva - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
^ to the Knight above ^ Lord McLewd, how's your DitkaDiva ? ? Is she pining for F'ball Season ? ?
Phil N - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Funny. Now where's the other birthday song ("Hey Birthday Boy")?
Rex - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
It's no coincidence that Spaff rhymes with laugh. May you celebrate many more happy birthdays. Just give up on the candles, ok? I could see the glow from Dallas.
Jonathan S. - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
McKludge: Lawl! That's the same thing I said on!

Spaff: Already heard the recording. Took you long long enough to put it on Amiright, though. (Just kidding, lol) Good job on the parody, especially on keeping with the overly-complex [rhyme scheme/poetry structure] of the OS.

555 for 4/4.
Christie Marie M - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Happy Belated Birthday, Spaff! I wish you the best of luck on your special day. Well, you may have other well-wishers, so you could also be the birthday boy for a week if you want! I love cake, especially with buttercream frosted on it! I give you 5 vanilla buttercream, 5 chocolate, and 5 lemon cakes for this one! :)
adagio - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Spaff, I can always count on you for laughs...sometimes rueful! And Happy Birthday!!! 5's
adagio - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Somebody else says "Law"? Law...:)
McKludge - April 06, 2010 - Report this comment
@ noClawDiva - Just the other day she lamented on how football season was too short compared to the basketball and hockey seasons. But baseball is becoming a substitute.
Arwen - April 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Happy Birthday, Spaffy...just a little late. Hope it was lovely and cake filled.

On a side note...this was lovely, too. =)
Michael Pacholek - April 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I heartily apologize for missing your birthday (especially since I made such a big deal of my own last, what with it being a dubious milestone), but here's a 5 you can unwrap. I'm surprised nobody made a reference (though apparently undeserved) to Marie Antoinette.
Old Man Ribber - April 06, 2010 - Report this comment
WHAM! Laugh! Thank you, Spaff! Only worry when you STOP having birthdays. :)
Jack Wilson - April 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Heard the recording a couple months ago, loved it, and Im glad to vote 555 on it! - April 12, 2010 - Report this comment
You people are just lovely! Thanx, Matthias & McKludge & noClawDiva (I think) & Rex & Jonathan & CMM & adagio & Arwen & Michael & OMR & Jackie! I hope you all enjoyed my birthday as much as I did.

Phil N: The "Hey Birthday Boy" collection WILL happen. Really. I promise.

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