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Song Parodies -> "Heaven Knows I'm Fashionable Now"

Original Song Title:

"Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now"

Original Performer:

The Smiths

Parody Song Title:

"Heaven Knows I'm Fashionable Now"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

Possibly my least favourite song from my least favourite band, ever...
I was happy as the worst-dressed bloke down t'pub
But heaven knows I'm fashionable now

I was dressing like a slob... I STILL dress like a slob
But **** knows why I'm fashionable now

Jesus Christ!
Why do they waste valuable time
Deciding what's hot, what's not and what's "divine"

A tank-top and my corduroys
Yet now I'm told I'm fashionable now

And my sunglasses are cheap, not the real McCoys
Yet someone says they're fashionable now

My zeitgeist
Is worrying 'bout a fashion high-crime
My flares are big enough [to] hide a pig inside

What I often wear at the end of the day
Caligula would have blushed

Photographers, they came shooting me
And I'm on the front page

Can't be right
To give any time
To people who say socks with sandals are "just right"

What I wear is from the days of a bygone year
But someone says I'm fashionable now

"You're the height of the slob look" she said
And I (naturally) fled

In my life
Why do I give valuable time
To people who think I turn the other chic

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AFW - January 01, 2008 - Report this comment
Funny fashion spoof..
Guy - January 01, 2008 - Report this comment
Phil - I went to Youtube to sample the OS to this. I can see why they are your least favorite group. I then began to read your parody but had to stop when I read to the 3rd verse. I respect your beliefs as I know you respect mine but I must make it known that my convictions cannot let me not defend the One that died for me in such a mercilessly manner by those that inflicted his death and that He did for me in such a merciful and unselfish way. I would be remiss to not speak up and defend Him. I am casting no votes and have no opinion on your parody. I simply cannot in good conviction abide myself to read it. I am so sorry friend but that is the way it is with me as you are the way you are with yourself so I agree to disagree with you on this matter.
John Jenkins - January 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Although most of the time we Christians choose to ignore and/or accept such interjections, I have to agree with Guy's comment. Phil is an outstanding parodist whose work I greatly admire and enjoy, but his gratuitous use of "Jesus Christ" has nothing to do with Jesus Christ and adds nothing to the parody.
McKludge - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Um, Guy and JJ, I think you're being overly sensitive here. I'm pretty sure Phil is not making any kind of statement here about Jesus. Many people, including people who consider themselves Christians, say "Jesus Christ!" as an interjection when confronted with something absurd or baffling, much like saying "What the f**k" or "good grief." Since the parody is about a guy's amazement that suddenly he's fashionable, his exclamation of "Jesus Christ!" fits right in.
That and it rhymes."
And Phil, I apologize if I'm dead wrong.
Agrimorfee - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh my goodness, folks. It's only a satirical song without any religious ramifications. Anyone here wanna listen to the "Ballad Of John & Yoko" instead :0 ?
Remember Steve Martin's routine: "What if you died and went to heaven? Wouldn't you feel stupid? 'Look, how many times did I take the Lord's name in vain? One million and 6? (gasp) Jesus Chr--!' "
Below Average Dave ( - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Busting Up at Agri's comment. . .can't. . .stop.. . laughing
Agrimorfee - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
(Dec 2 actual critical comment) Nice job, making the foppish Morrissey into an Johnny-come-lately fashion bug. "Turn the other chic"--hehe, nifty. Perhaps you can mollify your critics with a revisement via "Holy Cripes!" or "Holy Scheist!"
Phil Alexander - January 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks, McK & Ag - I was feeling a bit miffed at something completely different when I first read Guy's and JJ's comments.. and the riposte I nearly made was very much along the Steve Martin line. But I'm aware of their beliefs, and if they want to take things that seriously, it's up to them. However, I'm not going to moderate or expurgate my work because some people may not like it: even if it does seem gratuitous or even blasphemous.. if it fits (and I thought that an expletive was right for those three syllables), then it's going in. Having said that, I do like the sound of "Holy Cripes!"... has a very Boris Johnson sort of feel to it :-)
Matthias - January 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I honestly don't know why this got as much controversy as it has, because "Jesus Christ!" is something a lot of people yell in astonishment, I mean I'm Catholic and I say that on a regular basis. Maybe the "devine" pun had something to do with it, but seriously some people need to stop taking things so seriously.... This is a HUMOR website after all. Anyways, about your parody, I understand now why you say you hate this OS... I too would like to never hear it again, but the parody was good.
Kristof Robertson - January 15, 2008 - Report this comment
(DEC 2.7) If you wear something for long enough, eventually you'll become a style icon. Witty, satirical and lots of fun...even J.C. would enjoy it! 555+
Arwen - January 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Decathlon...this made me laugh, Phil...=)
Jack Wilson - January 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Awesome! 5s
stuart mcarthur - January 16, 2008 - Report this comment
(dec2.7) clever manouvring of the OS line "Caligula would have blushed" into the new context Phil (a neat trick that I recently got pinged for) and a perfect choice of OS for adapting to your idea - but gee, that voice is like fingernails down a blackboard for me (was he the original emo, I wonder?) - anyway a nice satirical take on the "what goes around comes around" aspect of fashion - or in other words you either chase fashion or just wait - 555
Guy - January 16, 2008 - Report this comment
I have just one more comment on this. Would anyone have objections to someone taking the name of their mother, sister, daughter, father, brother or son in vain? I understand the exclamation that is used but that does not mean that I condone it. My convictions left me no choice but to put my feelings on the table concerning the subject at hand. Call it a pet peeve of mine, but it is mine and I am not ashamed to defend the name of the Lord. Call me a Jesus freak if you want and I'll thank you for the compliment. I do not force my ideals on others. I only testify to the truth and let the listener make up their own minds on the subject. There are darn few things that I don't have an open mind on and this is just one of a very few. I have no animosity toward Phil or anyone else on this site, especially those of you who have expressed your views on my comment. You have the right to counter anything I say. You are all a great bunch of folks and I am proud to be writing with you all out here. I have never been one to pull punches and if this makes me unpopular than I guess I'll just be unpopular but I will continue to write and post on this site. Thank you all for letting me have my say and I'm sorry Phil that this had to land on your page.
Below Average Dave ( - January 16, 2008 - Report this comment
(DEC2) Phil, I thought it was well written, but I can't say I really got cracked up over it. . .Guy, I respect your opinion, though I myself disagree with it. . .I respect it. . .If someone said my mom's name in vain, that's their problem. . .I guess I view things differently than you, and my beliefs are far different from yours, but I will not judge you for your personal beliefs, as I hope you will not judge me for mine. . .as I think we all have reasons for the believes we have. . .There are things that certain of your parodies have made me feel as far as pain is concerned, there are parodies of yours I have found offensive. . .but not because of religion. . .but each parody is judged on it's own merit in my book.
Jeff Reuben - January 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Not a big Smiths fan, but decent job with the parody.
Guy - January 17, 2008 - Report this comment
BAD - I am guilty as charged with a lot of the stff I write and take full responibility for it and my apologies if I stepped upon your sensitivities.. I have sent Phil a mesage on this matter and I apologised for using his space to sound off and have told him that he is free to have the comments deleted and that would not offend me in the least. I said what I felt and I assured that it is a one time thing since my point has been made and thanks for respecting my beliefs as I respect yours, Phil's and everyone elses. I've learned to try to tame my stuff down since I have returned back to this site. But I don't honestly believe that a parody can be written that would not offend someone. I was not offended by Phil's words - I just wanted to promote awareness of how cavalierly the term is used and my "boycot" of the parody is only the exclamation point. And thanks for being honest. I appreciate the fact that we can agree to disagree. Take care my friend..

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