Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Song Parodies -> "Actin' Like Dial-up Again"

Original Song Title:

"Back In The High Life Again"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Steve Winwood

Parody Song Title:

"Actin' Like Dial-up Again"

Parody Written by:

Plumb Bob

The Lyrics

It used to seem the speed
Of my PC wasn't fast.
And it seemed to take a whole week
Just to do the simplest tasks.

So to the store I ran,
Bought the smartest stuff around.
Paid the fee, subscribed to broadband,
Packets zoomed like startled hounds.

It was faster than dial-up times ten.
All the chores that choked my mind
Were pleasant once again.
It was faster than dial-up times ten.
All the apps that stopped and hung
Ran fine and made me grin.

With my rig enhanced, my glum mood eased.
Thought the surge was all I'd need.
And oh, I worked at frightful speed,
Faster than dial-up times ten.

Nerds refused to let things rest.
They changed life to strife for me.
Ads and links and cloud-based software,
How they googled up my glee.

Performance has declined.
Now I rant while the chores get done.
Oh, they've stalled the hard drive's hummin'.
How it's slowed up, killing fun.

Now it's actin' like dial-up again.
All the chores take so much time,
Provokin' much chagrin.
Now it's actin' like dial-up again.
All the spies that watch my stuff
Conspire to make life grim.

Now my rig enhanced brings misery.
I have an urgent need for speed.
And oh, I have a mind to scream,
Lackin' the high price to spend.

High price,
High price,
Such a high price to spend.


I've been smacked by the high price to spend.
All the stores I chose one time
Were choked by market swings.
And I crash at the fine sites that vend.
Too much time, I lack the punch
To buy the latest things.

For a link enhanced with greater speed,
The vendors charge so greedily.
And so, I scream at my PC,
Actin' like dial-up again.

Dial-up,
Actin' like dial-up.

Oh, I've been hacked!

Your Vote & Comment Counts

The parody authors spend a lot of time writing parodies for the website and they appreciate feedback in the form of votes and comments. Please take some time to leave a comment below about this parody.

Place Your Vote

 LittleLots
Matches Pace of
Original Song: 
How Funny: 
Overall Score: 



In order for your vote to count, you need to hit the 'Place Your Vote' button.
 

Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 10

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 0
 0
 
 2   0
 0
 1
 
 3   0
 1
 0
 
 4   1
 0
 0
 
 5   9
 9
 9
 

User Comments

Parody author did not authorize comments for this parody.


Link To This Page

The address of this page is: http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/stevewinwood32.shtml For help, see the examples of how to link to this page.

This is view # 253