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Song Parodies -> "My Theatre Experience"

Original Song Title:

"Tom's Diner"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Suzanne Vega

Parody Song Title:

"My Theatre Experience"

Parody Written by:

Arwen

The Lyrics

When you're stuck waiting in line for countless hours just to get a good seat at a certain movie on opening night...surrounded by people dressed up as characters from the movie...what else can you do but write a song?? Okay...that's what I did...
Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do

I've been waiting
For two hours
With my friends
Inside the theatre

I am standing
At the counter
While this kid
Fills up the popcorn

And he puts on
Too much butter
And before
I even argue

I'm distracted
By a ruckus
From somebody
Coming in

Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do

"Got these tickets
On Fandango!!"
Shouts the man
To the young usher

And the woman
He has come with
She is shaking
Her head sideways

And I look
The other way
As they are gawking
At the line

And I'm pretending
Not to see them
So instead
I sit back down

Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do

I am looking
At the previews
On the small screens
They've provided

I'm surrounded
By eight Frodos
And a Gandalf
And a Elrond

And I'm glancing
At my watch again
The hour is
Drawing closer

When I'm feeling
The line shuffling
And so
I raise my head

Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do

There's an Arwen
Who is cutting
Looking around
Will they catch her?

No, they miss it
And I'm pissed off
She's only
Been here ten minutes

And I'm wond'ring
Who will notice
I'm sure she thinks
She's so smart

And while she's
Straightening her costume
Her wig
Is getting pulled

Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do

Everyone
Is now complaining
And the usher
Makes her go back

To the end
Of the long line...

I am laughing
At her now...

And at the other people
Who'll arrive here just
Before the show begins

Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do

I finish up my popcorn
It's time to walk on in

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 18

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Johnny D - December 19, 2003 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but looks good.
Arwen - December 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks, Johnny...I wasn't sure if anyone would really recognize the original...but I wonder if you heard it if you would know it. Oh well...
Michael Pacholek - December 19, 2003 - Report this comment
As a Star Trek AND Star Wars fan, I gotta say...Get a life, will ya, people? And when is somebody who remembers "Alice" gonna do "Mel's Diner"?
Arwen - December 19, 2003 - Report this comment
I HAVE a life...i wasn't one of the geeks dressed up for it! just because i'm willing to wait in line for hours...sheesh..
Arwen - December 19, 2003 - Report this comment
And did you comment and not vote? sheesh. it's one or the other, i swear...
Suzaane Vega - December 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice parody of my song, except it cameout in the 90s.
Arwen - December 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice comment without voting, and actually...the original release date of Solitude Standing...the album that Tom's Diner appears on...was April of 1987...thanks, though...
Stray Pooch - December 20, 2003 - Report this comment
OK, so it's topical, it's based on a great original song, it's wonderfully executed and it has drawn several comments. Yet nobody has VOTED on it? Ok, here are some 5's at ya. Nice job. May I suggest kissing a few babies or something? You deserve better!
Arwen - December 20, 2003 - Report this comment
THANK you, Stray Pooch. I'd seriously kiss you if I could. I don't get it, either...I thought everyone loved Tom's Diner...or at least they should...
pickle - January 15, 2004 - Report this comment
At least you didn't get some oik with a glow-in-the-dark mobile phone and a legion of coughers like I did at 'Love, Actually'!
Arwen - January 15, 2004 - Report this comment
I didn't know that the IT department from my work went to Love Actually with you...what a coincidence! Thanks, Pickle!!
pickle - January 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Eventually I saw Return Of The King at Wakefield, and the music on the intercom, pre-trailers and commercials, included 'Self Preservation Society' from the original 'Italian Job'. 'How are they going to get loads of Mini cars rolling around the mountains?' I thought. And then I thought - it's for Legolas. This is the Elf Preservation Society... Thanks for the reference to your IT crew coughing and fiddling with their phones through Love Actually!
Kristof Robertson - June 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Love the original, loved this parody....more votes for Arwen! 555
Arwen - June 04, 2004 - Report this comment
I can't believe how cool I think you are Kristof!! Thanks!! OH EVERYONE...Kristof is campaigning to be my new Amiright Boyfriend...and he's taking a commanding lead in all of the polls I've taken this morning. (although I'm not really aware of anyone else in the race) If you'd like to run against him, you've got your work cut out for you...but applications will be taken until the end of the day. I DO accept bribes and blatant flattery...just so you all know.
Paul Robinson - June 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Arwen, DKTOS...Kristof, she's certainly cool and fun and a fine & clever writer, to boot, but be careful, she will hornswoggle you into watching that dreadful LOTR stuff if you aren't careful. However, I did get a good parody out of the experience ("Snoring At The Rings". done to Dylan's "Blowing In The Wind", plug, plug). Also, be careful about criticizing outrageous political statements made by 13 year-olds - very protective...(NOW, I'm a dead man, I think).
Ashkicksass - June 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Another masterpiece, you elfen goddess. If only I were a man...
Arwen - June 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Paul...it's a good think you dropped all those nice things BEFORE the clear and obvious SLANDER!!! Because I, of course, only remember the good things people say about me...so...you're not dead...yet. ASHKICKSASS...it's a good thing you're NOT a man...because if there were a man who was as cool as you seem to be...and he wasn't here, sitting on my lap, I'd probably lose all of my will to live...so...good thing you're a kick ass babe!!!
Paul Robinson - June 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Arwen, A matter of Survival, Oh Elvish One...Someone with as wise a mouth (and key board) as I would NEVER had made it to 54 if I didn't know how sweeten things up a little bit before I make such a comment. Of course, it was all TRUE, too...since I might be a shameless flatterer but I'm not a liar...
Paul Robinson - June 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Arwen - Oh Man, I AM getting old! I left off a really clever line I wanted to put on that. If I put it in now it's just not the same. Drat!! Oh, well... I think you'll like it anyway: Consider the previous comment the Bitter Wind of The Dumped howling in the dark, desolate night through the Canyons of Lost Love...
Arwen - June 04, 2004 - Report this comment
I've never hornswoggled anyone in my entire life! Well...I may have hornswoggled YOU into watching LOTR...but I've regretted it ever since, you big snot! And I never said you couldn't criticize certain youngsters statements...it was the MANNER in which you criticized that upset me. Great comment, by the way...
Kristof Robertson - June 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Your NEW Amiright boyfriend??? You mean I'm not the first?? I feel so cheated, so used....:-)
Arwen - June 07, 2004 - Report this comment
So sorry...now...am I going to have to start pouting to get back in your good graces? Because you know I will...
Suzanne Vega - August 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Restoring my 5-5-5 vote on this parody...
Arwen - August 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Well aren't you a peach! Thanks, Suzanne!
joe - October 25, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job; I liked this one. 5,5,5. By the way, I'm glad you appreciate feedback from the original performer(s). Periodically I do see comments from them.
Arwen - October 25, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks a ton, Joe! I appreciate feedback from everyone!! =)
Serafina - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey Arwen...what's up? Not much here. Anyway, I just read this really great parody of yours and voted 5-5-5; it made me smile. There are times when I've been to the theaters and can relate to some of the things you mentioned; I especially liked the verse about "there's an Arwen." Anyway, I think I should get back to work now. :)
Arwen - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh thanks, Serafina! It really makes my day when people check out my old stuff...=) I appreciate you!
Red Ant - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
I was checking to see if my idea for this song had been taken already and ran across this gem. Can't say I'm a big fan of TOS, but I like this a lot. Great parody here Arwen.
Arwen - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks a bunch, Red Ant!

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