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Song Parodies -> "Bland"

Original Song Title:

"Stand"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

R.E.M.

Parody Song Title:

"Bland"

Parody Written by:

Wolverine

The Lyrics

Bland are the words that they wrote (Just repeat)
Think about the lyrics
Wonder why it makes you snore
And bland are the words that they sang (Now I bleat)
Think about this song that made dough
Wonder why you hear it no more

If you are confused, I don’t know why
They wrote the lyrics as easy as pie
The words will repeat before the song ends
Due to this scheme they have no more friends

So bland are the sounds that they make (R E M)
Think about your culture
Wonder why the 80’s rocked
And bland is this tune, for your sake (I hate them)
Think about this song that charted
Wonder why this chorus I mocked

This song was lampooned by our god Weird Al
His “Spam”, worthy, and prove it I shall
If their words were grades, then “Stand” would be failing
Lyrical smiter
Writer I’m jailing

Bland is this same melody (Kill me please)
Dull composition
Don’t know why this garnered time
And bland like tasteless potatoes (On my knees)
Think about the fans that they tricked
How did this get trendy, a crime

If headaches were coins, then I’d be enriching
Every replaying
Baying and bitching
This song was peaking, Billboard number six
That must have gave the Devil his kicks

So what (WHAT)
Does this mean?
The lyrics, insipid
North or West, who cares a whit?
Now “Spam” (SPAM)
Was fitting
The OS just repeats the words
Never made sense at all

Why does the song continue (On and on)
What about me standing
Looking here or yonder’s cool?
I’m sure I will lose sanity (Good sense gone)
Listening about falling trees
Calling reason, God what a tool

Soon ending my depression (This ends soon)
Probably not aggression (“to the moon”)
Your feet are needing to get you to flee (leave this place while you still can)
Your head is there to hear my last plea
So bland
Not the original direction of the song. But as I started reading the lyrics to the OS...oh my God. All I can say in my own defense is that I was young and stupid back in the late 80's (some might argue that hasn't changed).

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Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 7

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Agrimorfee - August 18, 2008 - Report this comment
(Amiright Idol) You pulled out the stops and made quite a Stand! (hehe). Very similar attitude to Al's "Smells Like Nirvana"--and twice as creative as his "Spam". Rhyme scheme choice consistent as well. Excellent.
Below Average Dave - August 21, 2008 - Report this comment
(AmIRight Idol) That was hilarious Wolverine, very nice turn on TOS, and I think making reference to Al was genius (I know some people have questioned that in a couple of my writes--but hey in the recording world Al is known as the King of Parody, everyone knows that) I wasn't crazy about the pacing, but I think it could certainly work. ..great job.
Red Ant - August 25, 2008 - Report this comment
)Idol) An REM bash! I've done two myself, so I really dug this (wish I had come up with the idea myself). This stands up quite well to Weird Al's, though I'd liked to have seen what else you could have come up with for the two lines name dropping him. Good stuff overall.

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