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Song Parodies -> "Jewish Mysticism"

Original Song Title:

"Losing My Religion"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

REM

Parody Song Title:

"Jewish Mysticism"

Parody Written by:

Joelle

The Lyrics

I never thought Madonna would change her name.
People think I
Would not change my name,
But they are not me.
The lengths that I will go to
To study Kabbalah
I thought I'd change my name
I set it up

That's me, I'm Madonna
Studied the Kabbalah
Jewish mysticism
Trying to learn something new
And I've decided my name's Esther
Like me, she's an icon
I haven't said enough
I thought that it sounded better
For those who have heard me sing
I think you can still know my face

Every day now
Of every week and month, I
Wear a real long necklace
Trying to say Esther's my name
And it matters not that I've got fame
'Cause now my name is Esther
I changed my name.

Consider this
The change of the century
Consider this
Now I wear an "E"
It's for Esther.
What if all these loving fans
Don't remember me?
I don't really care
'Cause I thought they could remember
That my voice is all they need
I know they still love my CD's
But now I've changed my name.
Now I've changed my name.

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Kristof Robertson - June 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Joelle..kudos for the title alone! However, the parody seemed to get a little lost somewhere...keep writing! 444 :-)
Ashkicksass - June 18, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm still confused by the Esther thing, but I think you did a great job!
Michael Stipe - June 18, 2004 - Report this comment
I love parodies of our music, however, this was one of our 90s songs. It still gets a 5/5/5.
EmiLoca - June 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Like Kristof said, the title was an immediate hook...but near the end, the line seemed to have broken and the trout was swimming away. Great job anyhow, and hope to see more of your schtuff soon! 5-4-4.
neminem - June 18, 2004 - Report this comment
As everyone else has said: the title was brilliant, parts of the parody were brilliant, and other parts weren't. 4'd.
Charlie Decker - June 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Lost some steam. 4-5-5 for the concept alone!
Johnny D - June 24, 2004 - Report this comment
I liked it!
Jeff Reuben - July 02, 2004 - Report this comment
I actually had no idea why Madonna changed/added her name, so this was both interesting and educational for me. Well written, and good job keeping me up on current events =)
Spaff.com - July 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Fave line: "Like me she's an icon." Let it be known that this parody has inspired me to change my name to Nebuchadnezzar.
Meriadoc - July 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Good parody, but methinks Madonna should have gone with "Rahab" instead.... ;-D
John Jenkins - July 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Good parody that definitely conveys an air of mysticism. But, Joelle, your parody would have been a lot funnier if you had been able to incorporate Meridoc's comment.
Johnny D - July 10, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above!
martha - July 12, 2004 - Report this comment
interesting comment on some typically odd celebrity behaviour....nice subject!!
Lucy - March 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Niiiiiiiice.

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