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Song Parodies -> "The Songs Are Mine"

Original Song Title:

"The Girl Is Mine"

Original Performer:

Michael Jackson/Paul McCartney

Parody Song Title:

"The Songs Are Mine"

Parody Written by:

Tim Hall

The Lyrics

Remember when Michael bought most of the Beatles song rights?
(Michael)
Thriller made me such a huge fortune
So I had to invest it
When the opportunity came up
I did what I thought was fit
The songs are mine
The Beatles songs are mine
I know they're mine
Because the Beatles songs are mine

(Paul)
So you had some money to invest
Now you say they're yours not mine
Owning most of our old catalog
Really puts me in a bind
The songs are mine
The Beatles songs are mine
Don't waste your time
Because the Beatles songs are mine

I wrote many of them
(Wrote many of them)

(Michael)
But I bought them fair and square
(Bought them fair and square)

(Michael & Paul)
So let's make some money
From the royalties

(Michael)
But we both cannot have them
So it's one or the other
And right now you'll discover
That they're my songs forever and ever

(Paul)
George, Yoko, and Ringo will sue
'Cause they really feel it's time

(Michael)
The judge will tell them I'm the owner now
'Cause I bought them fair and square
The songs are mine
The Beatles songs are mine
Don't waste your time
Because the Beatles songs are mine

(Michael & Paul)
They're mine, they're mine
No, no, no, they're mine
The songs are mine, the songs are mine
The songs are mine, the songs are mine

(Paul)
The songs are mine, (yep) they're mine
The songs are mine, (yep) they're mine

(Michael)
Don't waste your time
Because the Beatles songs are mine
The songs are mine, the songs are mine

(Paul)
Michael, we're not going to fight about this, okay

(Michael)
Paul, I'm gonna tell you. I can do what the hell I want

(Paul)
I've heard it all before, Michael. My lawyer said I have a very strong case,
You know, don't you remember

(Michael)
Well, after buying them, he said I am the rightful owner

(Paul)
Is that what he said?

(Michael)
Yes, he said it. Keep your Wings songs.

(Paul sings)
I don't believe it

(Michael & Paul)
The songs are mine, (mine, mine, mine)...
trhall@stuart.iit.edu

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 7

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Rick D - May 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Very cool and funny idea!
Johnny Pyro - May 07, 2004 - Report this comment
see, now THIS is parody platinium! 5's across. :)
Peregrin - May 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job, Tim! Maybe Michael will have a garage sale to raise some defense funds and Paul can buy them back cheap!
Klaus Voorman - October 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Give the Beatles back their songs, Michael.
Ingeborg S. Nordén - October 04, 2004 - Report this comment
I say, the doggone song gets five, five, five...
Rick D - March 02, 2005 - Report this comment
You are correct sir! I want everyone to see this and realise Tim did this concept way before me. I've been known to point this sort of thing out a time or two and I'm certainly not offended when someone else does it. I often research a little if the idea seems obvious, but did not do so in this case. Of course you get fives for a brilliant idea!

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