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Song Parodies -> "Horrible Tie"

Original Song Title:

"Terrible Lie"

Original Performer:

Nine Inch Nails

Parody Song Title:

"Horrible Tie"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Surprisingly, no one else has parodied this track--probably because Weird Al Yankovic "style-parodied" it with HIS track called "Germs." The "Bob" referred to here is not referring to anyone in real life (particularly my brother who happens to be named the same).
(Hey Bob)
Glad you came to the party
How is it going, and how is all your family?
By the by, I need to speak with you urgently
(Hey Bob)
Something about you, don’t take it too pers-onally
Horrible tie!...Horrible tie!...Horrible tie!...Horrible tie!

(Hey Bob)
That rayon that is ‘round your neck, lime green
With pink polka dots horizont’ly down the seams
Colors that are quite ugly and gross in the extreme
(Hey Bob)
Is your taste in neckties as bad as it seems?
Horrible tie!...horrible tie!...horrible tie!...horrible tie!

You didn’t hear that from me
I heard someone talk about you
You didn’t hear that from me
That person was just too nervous to
You didn’t hear that from me
Like a dead snake was wrapped ‘round you
You didn’t hear that from me
It should accessorize your shoe
Now a new rhyme scheme from me
Just remove that tie, pronto
Just take some advice from me
Tie look heap better on Tonto
Just take some advice from me
Borrow one I bought from Prado
Don’t wear it, don’t wear it, don’t wear it, just rip it, oh!!

(Hey Bob)
I do not mean to soil your pride
With some sly nonchalance you could throw it outside
I’m sorry, I must say it takes the booby prize
(Hey Bob)
It was your mom who said, your mom who said--surprise!--
Horrible tie!...horrible tie!....horrible tie!...horrible tie!

Please just throw that ugly thing away
Put something on black, or grey (Horrible tie!)
Not much more that I can say
It’s kind of distracting (Horrible tie!)
It gets me filled with unease
Could you get rid of it, please? (horrible tie!)
Just drop it down in the cheese
Or maybe you could just leave?

(barely audible, repeatedly during fadeout:)
Just get it away from me
I’ll give you anything
Just get it away from me
Even my wedding ring
Just get it away from me
It really bothers me
And it is not OCD
It’s just a travesty
Copyright 2013, Agrimorfee.

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Pacing: 4.0
How Funny: 4.0
Overall Rating: 4.0

Total Votes: 6

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Osiris - August 29, 2013 - Report this comment
A tie? Why not? It's grist for the parody mill, but it's too slight to be in the hands of anyone but a master. Ties have a rich sartorial history. Not enough to say that one in particular is ugly. All 3s.
Matthias - August 29, 2013 - Report this comment
I learned something new today. I didn't realize that this was the song that Weird Al did a style parody of when he did the NIN-parody "Germs". This was a pretty cool parody. Minimalistic idea but you were able to flush it out pretty well into a full song.
Abbott Skelding - September 04, 2013 - Report this comment
I actually had to listen to the OS twice because the first time I was too busy singing "Germs" over top of the music...I can definitely see the connection! Your parody was really funny, as someone who has multiple ties that are questionable in style, I definitely had the conversation with my girlfriend who asked "You're not gonna wear that are you?" haha. Nice work!
Blaydeman - September 12, 2013 - Report this comment
(Artistry) This is a really good rant parody, Aggy. As a person who only owns one tie (I don't go to a lot of formal events as of this point in my life), so this didn't relate to me as much. Why is this guy so obsessed with ties? Why does he have such disdain for this one? It raised a lot of character questions for me (but that's just my playwright side coming out). Even though I don't know why he's acting this way, I still think it's funny that he does. Nice work!
bobpiecheese - September 16, 2013 - Report this comment
(Artistry) "Germs" also takes cues from "Closer", particularly the opening drum beat and the detuned piano. And while TL hasn't been parodied before, I did set it's lyrics to the tune of Ace of Bases' "Beautiful Life". Cuz I'm weird like that. That all said, great parody! Trey Reznor whining about unfashionable apparel is hilarious, that is an undeniable fact. 555!
Max Power - September 17, 2013 - Report this comment
Suits it well.

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