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Song Parodies -> "The Derivative"

Original Song Title:

"In the Army Now"

Original Performer:

Status Quo

Parody Song Title:

"The Derivative"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

A passport of the Science-land
So difficult to understand
- it is Derivative
O-o-it is Derivative

It is the basis of the calculus
for a student, a source of a lot of fuss
- it is Derivative
O-o-it is Derivative

You see the symbol of dy/dx
and they say that its zero means vertex
- it is Derivative
O-o-it is Derivative

It feels so distant to reality
is it just for the school, it's hard to see
- it is Derivative
O-o-it is Derivative

It sometimes can make you scratch your head
[SCRATCH SCRATCH SCRATCH SCRATCH]
- I mean, this thing indeed can stop you dead
and you wish you had really stayed in bed
- it is Derivative
O-o-it is Derivative

Now what the heck are things called slope and e
and what is the tangent and its link to pi?
- it is Derivative
O-o-it is Derivative

Differential equations ain't fun
means a lot of brainwork is to be done
- it is Derivative
O-o-it is Derivative

When in the end you have 'Laplacian' heard
you finally know you are a nerd
- it is Derivative
O-o-it is Derivative

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Know 1 can hear you dream - October 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Susanna, I think you migh wanna stop writing for a while and think about what you're doing, you came here not long ago and started of with some interesting and pretty good stuff, but now you've started to just bash out quantity stuff that seems to be more of free poems (and not bad in that sense) than well paced parodies. You're not the first one to go through such a phase after finding this place though, so don't worry about it in that sense. Slow down, deal with your muse and set a better goal than just "all that I can".

I'll give a personal example to: For me it was when I had around 20-25 parodies to my name here. I sat a "record" with 4 parodies on one day and at least as many in pretty far sketching stage. But I realised that was not good. So now I sketch much more than I actually post and my posting goal is 1 per week. Somtimes I don't reach that goal and sometimes I finish more than 1 per week, but very, very seldom do I do more than 1 whole song from scratch to posted in the same week.

At first I found it a bit frustrating to have some half-sketched ideas laying around, but now that I have a couple of hundred like that I actually enjoy it, and it's very good for my creative process. No more "Damn, If I could only get these last two lines to work", if I get stuck I just dropp the frustration back in the drawer and move on to another sketch. Me and my muse have much more fun that way and I think I can safely say that it shows in my parodies.

Well, that was my 47 eurocents about avoiding burnout, If you don't apprechiate it you can always write 10 parodies about "f*ck*ing Swedes*! :-)
An Appreciative Reader - October 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Wow, Know 1 can hear you dream, you're really thoughtful to take the time to write an in-depth and good-natured comment like that. It would be great if more readers took the time to write comments like that one. I hope Susanna appreciates it, especially since you're not putting her down at all, you're offering good, sound advice from your own personal experience. What a wonderful comment!

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