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Song Parodies -> "Everybody Thinks They Play Guitar"

Original Song Title:

"Everybody Wants To Rule The World"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Tears For Fears

Parody Song Title:

"Everybody Thinks They Play Guitar"

Parody Written by:

Mikey F

The Lyrics

Based on a true story, whenever one of my friends came to my house, they would pick up my guitar and think they were playing something, but they were actually just strumming the strings without holding them with their left hand to make the chords, but they would still do this, and I never knew why.
You come into my house
Pick up my guitar
start strumming the strings
I can see you have your
fingers far from the strings
Dont you know what playing means?
Everybody thinks they play guitar

You say that your unique
and its your own technique
Why do you decide
to try to be the best
player in your own vision
while your fingers do not change position
everybody thinks they play guitar

I think theres one thing you should now see
Turning those things will snap my strings right off, and
Doing that will break my tuning key
There is something you should now know
you cant play beneath the capo
Everybody thinks they play guitar

you cant use picks on nylon strings
Dont you dare now start to sing
Everybody thinks they play guitar

You say now your playing every single chord
but your fingers arent on the fret board
Everybody thinks they play guitar

player in your own vision
while your fingers do not change position
everybody thinks they play guitar

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Pacing: 3.6
How Funny: 3.9
Overall Rating: 3.7

Total Votes: 19

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Lucy Branston's Great-Granddaughter - May 07, 2006 - Report this comment
The reason I love this parody is because I'm a self-confessed air-guitarist - this is just one of those songs you can't help yourself about. I like it.
Chris - September 23, 2015 - Report this comment
Best line..dont you dare now start to sing...awesome song!

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