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Song Parodies -> "Runnin On My Knees"

Original Song Title:

"Runnin Down A Dream"

Original Performer:

Tom Petty

Parody Song Title:

"Runnin On My Knees"

Parody Written by:

Jeff Reuben

The Lyrics

Inspired by our favorite elf
It was the end of the day, went to the gym
I put my headphones on, I was jammin
The treadmill's on, me and Kristi were runnin
Till my ankle turned, I was fallin

Now I'm runnin' on my knees
So I don't rip my capris
Screamin, "Could someone please, stop this bass turd machine?!"
Cause I'm runnin' on my knees

I tried to stand, turned out to be impossible
Grabbed the handle bars and clung for life
I could not reach...the thing was unstoppable
I was just too short, and I cried:

I'm runnin' on my knees
I started to beg and plead
"Why does this happen to me? Could someone decrease the speed?"
I'm runnin' on my knees

My friend asked if the halls were dark
I turned around to see, stepped on the side
One foot was stopped, the other moving
I fell into an Arwenesque glide

I'm runnin' on my knees
My hair flowing in the breeze
"Could someone unplug the machine, before you all laugh at me?"
I'm runnin' on my knees

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 16

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Arwen - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
This is what I like to call the greatest parody of all time. Only because the events that inspired it (oh yes, every word of it is true, my friends) have been the highlight of my summer thus far...=)

GREAT JOB, Jeff!!! Of course as soon as it happened, I thought of how to immortalize it with song...but I could never do better than this!! I love Love LOVE it!!

Peter Andersson - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
I tripped and fell in a gym once, luckily I was the only one there at the time (the women there had already fled from the plain sight, and the men a minute later from my odour). :-)
Paul Robinson - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Clever word substitution, Jeff...hmm...and a REAL LIFE Arwen-Adventure too, it appears...5 tire tread marks on each appendage left after the accident - hopefully that's at least three ~ ~ ~
Arwen - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Yes, if you're curious as to how Jeff knew about said real life adventure, it's simple. He pays $14.95 a month for his subscription to the "All Things Arwen" email newsletter. I don't think I need to point out what a bargain that really is...
Tim Mayfield - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
I don't trip and fall myself, but people have a tendency to do that around me. I have never seen anyone trip as funny as this though. 5's
Michael Pacholek - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
That newsletter doesn't get sold in a plain brown wrapper, does it? I mean, are there States in which I could get arrested for buying it?
Arwen - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
That all depends on if you order the HTML or the Text Only version, Michael...; )
Serafina - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
I don't often fall and trip either, but I found this parody hilarious! 5-5-5 for you, buddy. ;)
Stuart McArthur - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
painted the picture beautifully, Jeff - could've been worse, Arwen, sprinting on your knees would be hard to do with decorum - 555
Dominic L. - July 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Great job, 5's from me
Dr. Bob - August 04, 2005 - Report this comment
another classic. one of my fav's. havent thought of any good puns so far.
Yoidy - February 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Jane, I mean, Arwen, stop this crazy thing! 555
Agrimorfee - February 16, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) Funny as hell, and I'm surprised Arwen didn't give you a tongue-lashing. :D No one outside our circle would know what an "Arwenesque glide" is. Too bad!
Matthias - February 16, 2007 - Report this comment
Agrimorfee of course they would, isn't that elf from Lord of the Rings a complete kultz too??? Do they have treadmills in Rivendell? I mean they all seem to be in shape..... 5's
Below Average Dave - February 21, 2007 - Report this comment
(AGES) "I fell into an Arwenesque glide" kinda explained what happened. Arwen, you've recovered since right? This one is of your ususal standard Jeff. . .you turned such few lines into a respectable parody. . .I mean don't get me wrong it's no Cross-Eyed Girl, but a fine tribute to a fine person.
Max Power - February 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Red Ant - February 25, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3) Anyone got the back issues of "All Things Arwen" newsletter? Funny work here Jeff, great visuals arise from this!
Stuart McArthur - February 26, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) ah yes I remember this one - just another moment in the incident packed life of amiright's crown princess - nicely done Jeff
Rick C - February 27, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) "runnin' on my knees so I don't rip my capris" made me LOL. Good one, Jeff. 555
The Charnstar - February 27, 2007 - Report this comment
I must say.... LOL!... 5-5-5
Johnny D - February 27, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) "So I don't rip my capris" ... now THAT's a great rhyme.
Michael McVey - February 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Technology gone awry is always good parody material!---MM
Mikey Squirrel - February 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) Been there, done that. Very funny.. especially, of course the rhyme with capris. Good work, Jeff.

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