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Song Parodies -> "Sludgeyammer"

Original Song Title:

"Sledgehammer"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Peter Gabriel

Parody Song Title:

"Sludgeyammer"

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—
Bullshitting;
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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