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Song Parodies -> "Windows Is a Pain"

Original Song Title:

"Shadows In the Rain"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Police

Parody Song Title:

"Windows Is a Pain"

Parody Written by:

Rex Ungericht

The Lyrics

I matched the pacing on this parody to the live performance at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPckAP0VvfI. In this performance, the third verse is repeated as the fourth verse. In the studio version, the first verse is repeated as the fourth verse.
Turned on my PC again this morning
I hope today I won’t have spam
Then on the screen I see a warning
“You need to upgrade while you can”

The message caused me some confusion
‘Cause XP’s running right as rain
But I guess that was just an illusion
“Buy Vista” it explains
(Windows is a pain)
(Windows is a pain)

“You’ll find XP is obsolete now
We won’t support that OS
So join the crowd and purchase Vista
We’re sure you’ll be impressed”
(Windows is a pain)
(Windows is a pain)

(I have ascertained)
(Windows is a pain)

And so I emptied out my wallet
Bought the upgrade version 2
And then find out when I install it
I need new hardware too
(Windows is a pain)
(Windows is a pain)
(Driving me insane)
(Windows is a pain)

(It’s a ball and chain)
(Need to be retrained)
(Sing a Mac refrain)
(Now I can explain)
(Windows is a pain)
Resubmitted due to the infamous AmIRight hacker incident of June 2007.

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Susanna Viljanen - June 11, 2007 - Report this comment
Linux girls, they seem to find out easily how to open files with just a smile...
Agrimorfee - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
I prefer Sting's jazzed up Blue Turtles version...either way works here. 555
Syncronos - June 20, 2007 - Report this comment
That's right all you IBM clone sheep! MACS RULE! Windows IS a pain! 555 from me!
Matthias - June 21, 2007 - Report this comment
I was going to write a song about Vista back in the Technology Ages round called, "Vista Las Virus", this reminded me of that and how hard it was to write about Vista. So good job.
bobpiecheese - June 21, 2007 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Am I the only one here who LIKES Windows? Guess I am. I used a Mac once...confusing as hell. Great job anyways!
Below Average Dave - June 27, 2007 - Report this comment
(Aritstry), while I have my problems with windows, bobpie (Conq) you are not alone in that opinion, although I DO prefer Firefox to IE. . .I like my windows . . .that said, good idea, but I won't say it's to the same quality as your first three rounds, still loving your style though
Jack Wilson - June 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Ditto,Dave, and Firefox >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> IE. Awesome job, Rex ( The code was 9D3, 9D5 woulda been funnier cause its like Windows 95)
Kristof Robertson - June 27, 2007 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Having never used a Mac, I'm not in a position to pass judgement one way or t'other. Flawed as it is, Windows is mah byatch. 555
Cat - June 27, 2007 - Report this comment
(Artistry) I hate, hate, HATE Windows with an undying passion. I'm with you on the Mac camp! And I think it says something about XP by the fact that XP's also a squint-eyed, tongue-sticking-out emoticon. Microsoft is mocking you.

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