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Song Parodies -> "Burning Out The Mouse"

Original Song Title:

"Burning Down The House"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Talking Heads

Parody Song Title:

"Burning Out The Mouse"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

Watch out
You might get carpal tunnel
Cool pages
Fun but not for children
I'm a very lonely geek
Burning out the mouse

Click right
Save target in that folder
Click right
Looks likes a nasty treasure
Hope this stuff is strictly straight
Burning out the mouse

Here I'll click it
Scratch my bag
Time to play my m-peg hoard
Brain stimulation is here

Close enough
I'm almost there
Must clean up
These rubbed-off hairs
Fightin' itchin' with scratchin'

All wet
Hey I need paper towel
Shakedown
Dream m-pegs in slow motion
Three hun-dred six-ty five mo-vies
Burning out the mouse

Once again on some web page
Always I download stuff for free
Gonna play every frame

M-peg actors, how they work!
Doing just what I expect
Got a thirst in my brain

My mouse
S'out of the ordinary
That's right
It's like part of my body
Some things sure can make me lose some sleep
Burning out the mouse

No visible trace of cookies
From the web sites I download from
Every track has been hidden

I'm sure you know what I seek
Since I'm such a lonely geek
Fightin' itchin' with scratchin'



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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 1

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AussieBullDog - December 14, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice work on this one. Would have been good if a couple more verses rhymed (although I can't remember if all the verses in the original song rhyme...?), but a great topic to parody this song with. 5-4-5
Johnny D - December 14, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks very much AussieBullDog !

No - the Talking Heads' original verses did NOT always rhyme in this song - and if you take a look at the TH's original verses for "Burning Down The House" and compare them verse-by-verse to my parody "Burning Out The Mouse", you will find that I followed their lack-of-rhyme verse by verse and stanza by stanza.

(sniff, boo-hoo)...I guess parodying the original artist's lack-of-rhyme too closely is not looked upon all that kindly here by some.....or is it ? Heh heh heh...

AussieBullDog, maybe some of the difficulty you experienced came from the fact that the Talking Head's original song had some very, very long single verses that I split up into two parts for sake of my formatting....for example:

Original verse:
It was once upon a place sometimes I listen to myself
Parody verse which I split on two lines for formatting:
Once again on some web page / Always I download stuff for free
Original verse:
People on their way to work baby what did you expect
Parody verse, again split for format:
M-peg actors, how they work / Doing just what I expect
AussieBullDog - December 14, 2003 - Report this comment
To respond... oops.
Adagio - December 14, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice refresher course...good job, Johnny!
Johnny D - December 14, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks Adagio!

AussieBullDog - everything's OK, mate - no oops at all as far as I'm concerned. You're a faithful reader and I love to read your comments - keep 'em coming mate, and thanks again.
AussieBullDog - December 14, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks for being good about it Johnny - I should have remembered that non-rhyming thing. Staying faithful to the rhyming of the original would have gotten you triple 5's from me had I remembered. Hmm... Hey, Ones Guy! Be a pal and give Johnny a 2 in pacing for me? Thanks, mate. There - fixed.
Michael Pacholek - December 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Smokin'!
Gary Main - December 15, 2003 - Report this comment
I think i have been hit a little bit for the same things, if things dont rhyme in the original, i see that as a green flag, whatever i can fit in the measure count. 1s 5s, its all the same to me, means someone read it. have a 15
Gary Main - December 15, 2003 - Report this comment
I think i have been hit a little bit for the same things, if things dont rhyme in the original, i see that as a green flag, whatever i can fit in the measure count. 1s 5s, its all the same to me, means someone read it. have a 15
Johnny D - December 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks, Gary! Did you already vote? The vote count stood at 3 both before and after your comment .... Just checking - some folks have reported problems with the voting mechanism recently. Thanks.
Paul Robinson - December 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Johnny D - I couldn't remember enough of the original to size it up for voting. Just thought I'd comment on your remark about the vote-counting mechanism possibly having a problem this evening. I tried to post a new parody about an hour ago and my PC just froze up. Could be the Network here at work but it might also be on the 'amiright" end. I made a second post attempt and it went through. Just an FYI.
Gary Main - December 16, 2003 - Report this comment
will try again, was rating in some spare time and site went screwy so i stopped i will vote again. if i commented on things tonight they got 5s, i liked all i looked at. i really have to stay with tunes iknow, which sucks for some songs, i try to visualize the song being sung to tunes i know, like i do my own, everything i do, i think it through in the original artists voice, either way here comes the 5s
Johnny D - December 16, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks very much, Gary.
Serafina - March 16, 2004 - Report this comment
You did a really good job with this one, Johnny. I give it a perfect score.
Max - March 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Yeah, it was good! Liked it a lot.
Johnny D - March 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Serafina and Max!
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