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Song Parodies -> "Dunce of a Lifetime"

Original Song Title:

"Once in a Lifetime"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Talking Heads

Parody Song Title:

"Dunce of a Lifetime"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

This is loosely a sequel to "Sudden Loss" from yesterday. I usually avoid songs about work, but the are exceptions to everything. Please note new link to our songs below.
And you may find yourself working in a corporate world
And you may find yourself cleaning up other's mistakes
And you may find yourself following orders of incompetent managers
And you may find yourself in a in a pitiful job
With a pitiful boss

And you may ask yourself-Whoa!...Why do I do this?

Letting the years go by/let the morons get me down
Letting the beers go by/feeling like a circus clown
Into the red again/after the paycheck's gone
Dunce of a lifetime/feeling like you're gonna drown.

And you may ask yourself
Why do I work here?
And you may ask yourself
Where is that retirement plan?
And you may tell yourself
This is not a bountiful job!
And you may tell yourself
This is not a competent boss!

Letting the years go by/let the morons get me down
Letting the beers go by/feeling like a circus clown
Into the red again/after the paycheck's gone
Dunce of a lifetime/feeling like you're gonna drown.

Same as a paperboy...Same as a checkout clerk...Same as a Kelly girl...
Same as a legal aide...Same as a soda jerk...Same as a hairdresser...
Same as a printer tech...Same as a pizza man...

Waiter is serving...and waiter is removing
There is a light at the end of the tunnel
Carry the dishes to the washer in the back
Remove the dishes from the washer in the back

Letting the years go by/let the morons hold the phone
Letting the tears go by/daughter growing up at home
Into the fire again/in the silent slaughter
Under the mocks and groans/as you hang your head and moan

Letting the years go by/let the morons get me down
Letting the beers go by/feeling like a circus clown
Into the red again/after the paycheck's gone
Dunce of a lifetime/feeling like you're gonna drown.

And you may ask yourself
Where is that wonderful job?
And you may ask yourself
Where does the time go slow?
And you may ask yourself
Am I right?...Am I wrong?
And you may ask yourself
MY GOD!...WHAT HAVE I DONE?

Letting the years go by/let the morons hold the phone
Letting the tears go by/daughter growing up at home
Into the fire again/in the silent slaughter
Under the mocks and groans/as you hang your head and moan

Letting the years go by/let the morons get me down
Letting the beers go by/feeling like a circus clown
Into the red again/after the paycheck's gone
Dunce of a lifetime/feeling like you're gonna drown.

Same as a paperboy...Same as a Target clerk...Same as a Hooters girl...
Same as a meter maid...Same as a soda jerk...Same as a hairdresser...
Same as a Windows tech...Same as a garbage man...



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Leah Lockhart - December 17, 2003 - Report this comment
ROFLMAO RICK! This is one of the best I've seen in a while....after much ambivalence, I'm working on a wok parody myself. But this takes the cake! 555
Johnny D - December 17, 2003 - Report this comment
ROFLMAO AS WELL !!! Whoah - - - you nailed this sucker, oh-ho-ho-ho boy, did you ever NAIL it ! Right on ! And I love how you included a very cleverly-chosen sample of the original song's original lines and twisted them to your own purpose - all those "And you may ask yourself " lines, and, especially,

And you may ask yourself
Am I right?...Am I wrong?
And you may ask yourself
MY GOD!...WHAT HAVE I DONE?

I'll tell you what you've done - you've created a Dilbertian Masterpiece. Well done. 555
Leah Lockhart - December 17, 2003 - Report this comment
Oops, meant to say "work parody," but a wok parody isn't a bad idea either...
AussieBullDog - December 17, 2003 - Report this comment
Brilliant stuff Rick! Fives, mate.
Mari D - December 17, 2003 - Report this comment
Where is my red Swingline stapler?
Diva - December 17, 2003 - Report this comment
LOL! Do I ever know what you mean! =D
PiMrizr - December 17, 2003 - Report this comment
LOL! Great parody! The complete truth.

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