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Song Parodies -> "I'm Weak"

Original Song Title:

"One Week"

Original Performer:

Barenaked Ladies

Parody Song Title:

"I'm Weak"

Parody Written by:

Writerchic16

The Lyrics

I know, procrastination and a lot of homework is probably the most unoriginal parody topic ever. But I was just so fed up with my essay on nineteenth century Japan, and I love this song. But please note, this is a gross exaggeration of my condition at the moment - really it's a blend of all the worst homework nights I've ever had.
Well I’m so weak because I lack tenacity
Black text swims before me ‘cause I’m so hungry
Staring at the screen, sitting and praying
I can get myself together for as long as I need to be
For hours I’ve been in my dorm room
I know it’s all my fault I have this work to do
Yesterday why couldn’t I see
That the next day this work would really make me sorry

See now I have to sit and think
Stare at the screen, without a blink
Have strength like Superman
Sandwich crusts left in my dish, man it was bliss
Satisfied me
But that was hours ago and now I want food again
Really gettin’ tired, don’t wanna look at the time
Tell myself I’m fine
Printing so much the ink’s starting turn blue
Think I might throw a hissy fit
Think maybe I’m done soon, but I check the assignment,
and find that it’s not really true
Tell myself that I deserve a break
But then I find my printer breaks
To print an essay I have to ask my roomie for a favor
It pains me to know, I’m missing a good television show
Doesn’t matter ‘cause the going’s slow
Writing essays is so tedious,
Wastes all my paper

How can I help it if I don’t care that my grade is bad
As long as the work’s done then I’m glad
There’s no way I’m ever gonna use this material
Why are professors so mean?
They must get a thrill
Out of taking advantage of the naïve
And making their students feel like dirt

Now I’m so weak because I lack tenacity
Life is not fair
Either that or I’m lazy
This essay will be the death of me
The bed next to me is being such a tease
I better hurry and finish this essay soon
All this work is an assault
On my senses like a platoon
Yesterday why couldn’t I see
That the next day this work would really make me sorry

It’s all about Japan and how they were stricken
But I don’t give a crap, this essay’s stinkin’
Dang why won’t my laptop turn on
And I’ve had to go to the john
Well I have to take care of that one
Okay my laptop’s working, thank God for electric
Energy is fantastic
Stupid night is gonna make me cry

Wish I was a dramatic writing major so I could make films
Okay, I don’t wanna make films
But it’s better than writing about samurai
Wanna go out and party at a club
Or at least get food at the Hub
I can’t believe college life is easier than the real thing
But graduation is going to come soon
And I’m gonna have to start my career
This work will seem like nothing

How can I help it if I don’t care that my grade is bad
As long as the work’s done then I’m glad
There’s no way I’m ever gonna use this material
Why are professors so mean?
They must get a thrill
Out of taking advantage of the naïve
And making their students feel like dirt

Well I’m so weak because I lack tenacity
But I gotta go with the tide
Ignore the parties
There’s still a lot more before I can go to bed
But when I do I swear I’ll sleep the morning through
For now I’m stuck in my dorm room
It’s all starting to seem the same
But what can I do?
Yesterday why couldn’t I see
That the next day this work would really make me sorry

That the next day this work would really make me sorry
That the next day this work would really make me sorry
You’d think writing essays was my hobby

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Red Ant - September 29, 2007 - Report this comment
This was really good. Aside from the near impossible-ness of singing the original, I'm beginning to think reading any parody to it is an also an excercise in futiltity. There are a few pacing blips, but overall this was a very good attempt. 455.

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