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Song Parodies -> "404, The Error Of The Beast"

Original Song Title:

"The Number Of The Beast"

Original Performer:

Iron Maiden

Parody Song Title:

"404, The Error Of The Beast"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

This is for the new error page that Chucky G is creating
(Spoken by the stereotyped computer voice)
“Woe to you
On your P.C
Cause you traveled down an unknown path
The wish of ease online is thwart
Due to our misunderstanding
Beckoned the error of the beast
This is computer’s error
It’s number is four hundred

And four”

I clicked on “Home”
And I was shanked
I spitted out my drink as these words popped up online

What does this mean?
This message really bites
Concealed the page I want to see

Just then I saw
On my P.C
That an inspection had been defined of how I got to thee

Read on my screen
That “We are not here
We left this place to a new site perhaps you will find us there”


(Sound of pounding on a keyboard)

Bring site back!
My monitor I smacked
Cause I was so damn peeved
How was I so deceived!

Shows that error threat
This is not ideal to see upon my Dell

The Error Of The Beast!

Dell acquired a note of site deceased

“Prior page: Click back to calm your rage”
“Please re-check your type. Spelling might be tripe”
“Broken link might set our page on brink”
“Solution of your stress: Might be wrong address”

The Error Of The Beast!

Our advice is to be more concise

(Old-Skool Internet Connection Solo)

This site is wrong
I must have had a flaw
It’s a huge ordeal
Explorer's evil scheme

“Website Cannot Be Found”
I’ll have to search around
Page always aggravates me
Can’t avoid this site

The Error Of The Beast

It comes, you view, then leave

I’m clicking ‘Back’
I have adjourned
I’m feeling stressed and shoddy
Porn site I can’t return
It has expired, I shall remorse
Perhaps it’s better not to go and see that very well-hung horse

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 19

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   1
 2   0
 3   1
 4   1
 5   16

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alvin - September 14, 2007 - Report this comment
very emphatic
Red Ant - September 14, 2007 - Report this comment
This one seemed a bit rushed, Matthias. Not sure if you left out words in places or just forced the scansion, but it's not your best. 444. Sorry, bro.
Jonathan S. - September 15, 2007 - Report this comment
It's ironic you should parody this tune, seeing as it's recently been announced that it will be featured in Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock. That wouldn't happen to be the reason you picked this one, would it?? :)
Agrimorfee - September 05, 2008 - Report this comment
(ABC4) I don't know why Red Ant felt this was a 444. For an early work from you, this was pretty great, maybe 1-2 lines questionable but "Internet/Shows that error threat/This is not ideal to see upon my Dell" was an awesome stanza. 555, the numbers here at least.
Jason - September 08, 2008 - Report this comment
(ABC4) Good.
Max Power - September 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Great work
Guy - September 13, 2008 - Report this comment

"DNS poisoning" can also be the cause of a "404" type error. It works somewhat like Chucky's redirect execpt it lands you on a site that you did not intend to visit. That could have worked well for you if you would have thought back to the "fruit of the poinoned tree" in the story of Adam & Eve. Nonetheless it has some excellent lines in it. It is very much one of the better 404 parodies.
Red Ant - September 15, 2008 - Report this comment
(ABC4#) Not sure why I gave a 4 on pacing, but there is enough choppy/bad grammar in here to warrant the deductions elsewhere. Overall, a good effort to an underdone song and band. Nice job on the spoken intro as well.
Stuart McArthur - September 16, 2008 - Report this comment
(ABC) well if the 404 page stopped your perusing of the very well-hung horse Matty, I for one can see the advantages, although "The Error Of The Beast" is a very fitting and clever label - 555
Invisible Boy - September 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I liked your "(Old-Skool Internet Connection Solo)...I assume that was the sweet sound of a dial-up modem
Good job...and I really didn't need to see that horse...again !
Dr Music - September 18, 2008 - Report this comment
That was good. I enjoyed it.

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