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Song Parodies -> "Sludgeyammer"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Peter Gabriel

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

You can be a real bane. . .
Help us go further off track.
You can blow hot air refrains,
Empty and with meaning lack.

If that is your calling,
Then you’ll do things appalling.

You can be a big lipper,
Shouting clownish lout with dubious friends.
You can be a bumbling carp, bumbling;
This abuse lex[icon] never ends.

Each time you speak, it’s sludgeyammer,
Both doltish and inane.
Your yells. . .no meaning: sludgeyammer. . ,
Just another jesting phony—
Be like Foley: goose page.
Go on a take-in-money spree,
Open up your stooge –phage,*
And then spew some douchebag mimicry.

Each time you screech, it’s sludgeyammer,
Both oafish and insane.
Your kvetching is schmuckyammer—
Please give it a rest!
It’s blowing-hot-air sludgeyakker,
Just another jesting phony.
Naught but sludgeblather,
Let there be no doubt about it.

Sludge-, shmutzblather**

You’re in the habit—
There’s never new stuff,
Same old yammering,
Same old blathering,
So, blow smoke as you speak,
And I’ll be goading you,
Blowhard, speak, I’ll keep roasting you.

Blah, blah, blah. . . .

I do mean roasting you—
You’re a bumbling stooge.
Once you’re put in power,
You go on a power trip.
Worse than the stealin’, griftin’,
And all the sleazy liftin’
From our pocketbooks is that you
Drone on, drone on. . .yelping spew.

Blah, blah, blah. . . .spew.

Worse than stealin’ and griftin’
Is the screechin’ kibitzin’,
And you are doing spewing
All day and night.

*mouth, sort of. –phage is a combing form meaning “a thing that devours.”
**shmutz: dirt, filth

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 4

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Matthias - April 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm going to do "Fudgepacker" to this song soon! This was fun!
Warren Baker - April 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Pretty darn funny. You really do have a gift for creating compound wordage. Kind of like transwordishcompoundahumouragraphy. Or something like that!
Phil N - April 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Excellent word-make, not sludgeyammer at all. 5's
Christie Marie M - April 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Superperfectlyeloquentlywrittensatire, John! Loved it lots! Here's a sludgeyammer of 5's.

@ Matthias - Look forward to it, Thias! I'm going to be the first to comment on your parody, I hope!
John Barry - April 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Matthias: I too am looking forward to it.

Warren: Thanks. Must be the influence of my German-speaking wife. Germans are the masters of compound nouns. My fave: Benutzerschnittstelle, user interface.

Phil: Many thanks.

Christie: Loved your comment!
dieDankeKatze - April 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Zehr gut, Mein Herr . . . yahhhh, Meiner NeinerHerr . . .
MsMi-WOW-keyed - April 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Mil-WOW-kee German: . . . wehr der Dumma ArschLocka wochna . . . ? ? ? . . . sorry PirateJack, but I've had too many StarrrBucks this AM, Sir ! and you know how I adore 'bucks' !

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