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Song Parodies -> "Pick Up the Phone"

Original Song Title:

"Bad to the Bone"

 (MP3)
Parody Song Title:

"Pick Up the Phone"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

A wise man once said, "Parody writing on your work computer, this is something I would not recommend." But when I have to make phone calls, and the blankety-blank would-be customers won't even pick up... well, I might as well credit this parody to Sigmund Freud, because it reminds me of a nasty habit that my mother has. And my sister. And quite a few of the women in my life. (The real ones, I mean, not the ones I write tribute parodies for.)
(guitar intro)

Now on the day I was born
cell phones weren't around.
Since then the technology
is something to astound.
But when I pick up
well, I feel so alone.
I could shout right away,
"Will you pick up the phone?"

Pick up the phone!
Pick up the phone!
P-p-p-p-p-p-pick!
P-p-p-p-p-p-pick!
P-p-p-p-p-p-pick!
Pick up the phone!

You said I should call you
before half past two.
I called seven times
before the hour was through.
I kept getting your voicemail.
All I could do was groan.
I need to talk to you, honey!
So just pick up the phone!

Pick up the phone!
Pick up the phone!
P-p-p-p-p-p-pick!
P-p-p-p-p-p-pick!
P-p-p-p-p-p-pick!
Pick up the phone!

(instrumental break)

I can't get a hold of you!
Baby, what's the deal?
I know you like talkin'!
'Cause I've heard how you squeal!
I don't care that you got
a new fancy ring-tone!
It don't make no difference, honey
'less you pick up the phone!

Pick up the phone!
Pick up the phone!
P-p-p-p-p-p-pick!
P-p-p-p-p-p-pick!
P-p-p-p-p-p-pick!
Pick up the phone!

(instrumental close)

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 2.3
Overall Rating: 2.3

Total Votes: 24

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Dylan Baranski - March 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Groovy parody! 5-5-5! I know how you feel, Mike. I hate waiting for someone to pick up if I'm calling their cell phone. But hey, it could be worse: They could have one of those "ringback" tones where you hear a song while you wait, & it could be a crappy song that they picked ( *cough* dontchawishyourgirlfriendwashotlikeme *cough* ).
alvin - March 27, 2007 - Report this comment
pick up some fives
Yoidy - March 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Very phoney, I mean funny.
Jonathan S. - March 27, 2007 - Report this comment
I don't care for the OS (my mom plays it like it's going out of style, which I wish it would), but you did a good job on the parody.
John Barry - March 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Dial 5-5-5.
Ravyn Rant - March 27, 2007 - Report this comment
But when I pick up the phone, it's a bill collector! 555 anyway.
Ann Hammond - March 27, 2007 - Report this comment
I sang
Bernard Pacholek - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Aw, whatsa matter, little brother? The shrimp with the Tolkein fetish ain't takin' your calls no more? Guess you'll have to go back to whining about the Welsh broad!
Michael Pacholek - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Aw, now you done it, Nard. You can say whatever you want about me, but don't you dare go after the women I love. When was the last time I said something about your girl Ann Coulter? Wait a minute... Okay, when was the last time I said something about your girl Paris Hilton? Huh? You leave the Princess and Mrs. Zorro alone! 'Cause if I don't kick your butt, they will! One with magic, the other with a sword!

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