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Song Parodies -> "(How Do I Work Out) This Phone"

Original Song Title:

"Alone"

Original Performer:

Heart

Parody Song Title:

"(How Do I Work Out) This Phone"

Parody Written by:

Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd

The Lyrics

Why must modern cell phones come with several hundreds of flashing, beeping and confuzzling apps? Back when I was a kid most machines and toys had only one function and one button (maybe two if you counted the On/Off) and that was just fine and dandy methinks. ;-)

A YouTube version of the original song can currently be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Cw1ng75KP0
I know this thingy has a clock
I'm trying but the screen is dark
I'm working up a sweat tonight
From wrestling with this telephone
And it makes me feel so very old
Oops, I put it back on default

This phone…

When young I always got by on my own
I never had to care about a manual
Now all these settings make me groan
How do I work out this phone?
How do I work out this phone?

I don't know if I have a warranty
Or click-bought apps from some porno site
Don't know how oft I've thrown it 'way
Or accident'ly tweet' mom tonight
This cell phone has my senses blocked
And my love for it is still in lock

This phone…

When young I always got by on my own
I never had to care about a manual
Now all these menus make me moan
How do I work out this phone?
How do I work out this phone?

How do I work out this phone?
I wanna throw 'way this phone!

This phone…
This phone…
© Peter Andersson.

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Rod W - November 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I liked this and can very much relate. Only carry a cell phone for road trip emergencies. So many idiots, so little time to be glued to their phones 24/7. Good job!
AFW - November 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Ah yes, the turmoils of high tech
Below Average Dave - November 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Couple of pacing stumbles, but overall good parody of a terrific TOS. . .well at least I think its a terrific TOS
Phil Alexander - December 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Haven't listened to the OS since I was at uni, more than 2 decades ago.. seems somehow appropriate for a parody about not being able to work out today's tech. :-)

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