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Song Parodies -> "A Raisin In The Sun"

Original Song Title:

"Blister in the Sun"

Original Performer:

Violent Femmes

Parody Song Title:

"A Raisin In The Sun"

Parody Written by:

Hu's On First

The Lyrics

You oughta know
That I'm in the show
I'm the star of this play
Big bright lights
On Broadway nights
And it opens today

It'll sell out
Like "A Raisin In The Sun"
Gonna sell out
This play, I know it's the one!

It's heavensent
Better than "Rent"
It will work up a storm
"Lion King" is stale
"Wicked" will pale
Compared to how I'll perform

It'll sell out
Like "A Raisin In The Sun"
Gonna sell out
This play, I know it's the one!

Don't gotta guess
It's better than "Chess"
This you'll know to be true
Better by far
Than "Christ Superstar"
And that "Avenue Q"

I sing by rote
Don't need "Joseph"'s coat
I'll be shakin' the walls
Hey, fancy that
I'm better than "Cats"
And those "Guys and" those "dolls"

I just don't want 'cha
"Man of La Mancha"
My play's better by far
Give me some peace
I don't do "Grease"
Can't stand that kind of car

Hippies beware
It's better than "Hair"
It's more modern than that
Hey there Aida
I just don't need ya
I got my part down pat

It'll sell out
Like "A Raisin In The Sun"
Gonna sell out
This play, I know it's the one!

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Pacing: 4.0
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 2

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Dylan Baranski - May 30, 2011 - Report this comment
I never saw it on stage, but I remember watching the movie version back in 9th grade.
WarrenB - May 31, 2011 - Report this comment
This is the first Violent Femmes parody I've read on the site, and your take was a lot of fun. All of the theater references and rhymes fit very nicely with the feel of the song. Some pacing differences, but all in all a very nice read. I can almost hear Gano singing this one.

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