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Song Parodies -> "What To Read"

Original Song Title:

"What You Need"

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Parody Song Title:

"What To Read"

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The Lyrics

You… Are so boring
With your 9 to 5 and your wife
Grab a book and start reading
Then you’ll bring to life Frankenstein

That’s what… You read
Hamlet… All these books to read
Moby Dick you’ll read!


Follow that wizard Harry
As beats down the Dark Lord Voldemort
Or Hobbit trips to get bling frying
Trek to Mordor and toss it in the blaze

Oh Yeah!

What’s what… You read!
Ben Hur… All these books you’ll read
William Tell you’ll read!

All these books you’ll read!
Robin Hood you’ll read!
These classics you’ll read!
Sherlock Holmes you’ll read!
I'll tell you what to read!


Flip through!

Alice in Wonderland
The tale one chick’s trip on drugs
You think English classic is prison
Since in there Shakespeare’s
Works you’ll read


What you read!
What you read!

Just flip through, Just flip through
All these books to read!

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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 8

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Matthias - February 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Having a typo on a short song makes me look stupid but "What's what you read" should have been "That's what you read" obviously...
Matthias - February 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Wow another one... "As beats down" should have been "As HE beats down" Geeze! I feel stupid looking back at this parody...
Jonathan S. - February 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Great title switch and lyrics. 555
Mark Scotti - February 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I had to read..had to read.....this wonderful parody! Just couldn't put it down! Fivers
Christie Marie M - February 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Great read...and sing, Matt! Don't worry about making mistakes writing this parody. When I used to write a few, there are some errors I made also. We knew what you meant. This is a great bookworm's anthem. My fave classic books are Old Man and the Sea, Grapes of Wrath, Moby Dick, Ivanhoe, Scarlet Letter, Harry Potter, and Animal Farm. Congrats, you just won 555 Nobel Peace Prizes for this parody!
Fiddlegirl - February 09, 2010 - Report this comment
On behalf of all English/Reading teachers... I thank you, Sir! :)
George W. Bush - February 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I love me some classic literture. But sometimes those words get in my way knowledging.
Phil Nelson - February 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Better than the original! Reminds me of the old clubhouse from the place I moved from recently where I read a lot of books.
Violet Baudelaire - February 10, 2010 - Report this comment
How come you forgot Snicket? Oh, well, here's some 555 volumes of books for you to enjoy... ^_^
Agrimorfee - January 03, 2018 - Report this comment
Cute and a very responsible message, but that's about it. The form and length of the song worked against you I think.
bobpiecheese - January 09, 2018 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Gotta echo Agri here. You did well with what you had, but what you had wasn't that much. Still, at least it didn't feel like a list of books, so that's worth 555, I think.
Max Power - January 09, 2018 - Report this comment
Enter some literary spoilers here.

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