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Song Parodies -> "Breaking the Seams (A fat guy song)"

Original Song Title:

"River of Dreams"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Breaking the Seams (A fat guy song)"

Parody Written by:

2nz

The Lyrics

The areas where Billy just kind of makes odd howling sounds have been replaced by a fat guy's 'Mmmm' sound with the occasional gobble or munch. And the lines that the back-up singers have are noted in the song.
(Repeat phrases, munching and 'Mmmm' sounds)
(Repeats are: 'Going out to get a' and 'Pants are getting really')

Going out to get a bite (Out to get a bite)
I need something really cheap (well you see he's really cheap)
I don't care how it tastes (Not about taste)
But it must be fried deep (must be fried deep)
Well maybe chicken and dumplins (chicken and dumplins)
Wonder how much it costs (how much it costs)
Wow, my stomach is wide (Look from the side)
And this fast food's my boss (fast food's my boss)

Half a sit-up done with only two breaks
I have to replace the pants that I tore
I couldn't make it with the dieting shakes
Cause when they said to drink one, you know that I had four

Pants are getting really tight (getting really tight)
And it's giving me some grief (He has got a lot'a grief)
Comes from all of that beer (all'a'that beer)
And the fatty ground beef (fatty ground beef)
All those tacos and french fries (he needs a down-size)
Dunkin Donuts and roles (Dunkin Donuts and roles)
Well I cannot refuse (can't refuse)
Tie my shoes with a pole (Tie those shoes with a pole)

Told my roommate that I needed a bite
He started greasin' the frame so I could fit through the door
Thanks to my robot swiss army knife
I never lift up my arms so they don't get sore

Going out to get a bite (Out to get a bite)
I need something really cheap (well you see he's really cheap)
Lines at groceries are jammed (groceries jammed)
Cause my cart is so steep (cart is so steep)
I just had two dozen munchkins (lotta those munchkins)
And I should have declined (should have declined)
My legs are yelling relief (yelling relief)
When my chair is reclined
Going out to get a bite

(Repeats, munching and 'Mmmm' sounds)
(Same repeats as before)

So big no one could ever miss
Eat more than everyone in Pakistan
Get seen by passing planes
And I hired several neighbors just to help me stand

(During this pause, there is the far off sound of a fat man snoring)

Pants are getting really tight (Getting' really tight)
And it's giving me some grief (He has got a lot'a grief)
Never phoned inside a booth (inside a booth)
But I have sat on a thief (sat on a thief)
Need a magical potion (what happened to ocean?)
Or a djinni who deems (what does he mean?)
Maybe God from above (from above)
Will stop the breaking of my seams
Pants are getting really tight

(Repeats, munching and 'Mmmm' sounds)
Billy Joel, who just can't seem to find one genre to stick to. Thank you for creating so many lasting songs.

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 12

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Joelle - January 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job! I really like the song, but nonetheless, 5's!
Michael Pacholek - January 09, 2004 - Report this comment
You got a way about you! You ARE the Entertainer!
2nz - January 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Joelle and Mike. It's always dangerous to parody Billy Joel. It's a requirement that you do his phrasing and his rhyme scheme justice. Thanks for the kind words and score.
Ethan Mawyer - February 28, 2004 - Report this comment
This was good... i gave it all fives.
Johnny D - February 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Well paced, clever one-liners, consistent overall. 5's
MysteryGoat - February 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Billy Joel must be easy to parody, I have 3 songs myself. Hilarious song, all 5's!
Jack Wilson - February 29, 2004 - Report this comment
All 5's for this one!
Chris - February 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job 2nz. 5 stars. I have just added a new Shania Twain parody to the Shania Twain section that I think you would enjoy. There is even a link to a sample of the original song. Any comments or votes would be graciously appreciated. This is a parody of "Whose Bed Has Your Boots Been Under?" and although it says written by "Twain/Lange", it was ofcourse written by me.
Old Comedywriter - February 29, 2004 - Report this comment
All I can say is: WWJD.....What Would Jared Do? Probably give you fives, of course.
Jeff Reuben - March 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent pacing, great job on this song
2nz - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks for the feedback ever'body. Glad you all liked it and honored to be in such talented company. MysteryGoat: It depends on which song you choose. It really does. "For the Longest Time" goes at a pleasantly easy pace, but "Scenes from a Chalupan Restaurant" and "We Didn't Start the Fire" are pretty hard.
Claude Prez - March 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Read very smoothly, with some very funny lines in there. Nice job.
neminem - March 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Very nice! Perfect pacing, as far as I can tell, and great switching up of the rhymes on the chorus, too - I'm usually too lazy to do that much. And of course, hilarious too. I loved when you used the homonym "four" for the original "for" especially.
martha - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
This is really wild ...v funny parody
Rick D - August 08, 2004 - Report this comment
This is hilarious. Great effort.
Melhi - August 08, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM -- I'll bet this parody is responsible for a lot of burst seams, as well! Funny stuff!!
Johnny D - August 09, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) This is really, really good. The parenthetical counterpoint lyrics are so perfect. Superb work, this one's a contender!
Mari D - August 09, 2004 - Report this comment
This reminds me of the all-you-can-eat in our neighborhood, which is frequented almost exclusively by scale-tipping patrons. Well done, 2nZ! But I respect Billy for not sticking to one genre!
Spaff.com - August 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Looney, 2nz! I particularly like the Superfatman images.
Adagio - August 19, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) 5's
Claude Prez - August 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Here's your fives back; still lots of fun
Meriadoc - August 29, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) This was really good! So many great lines!
Peregrin - August 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Another good piece of work, 2nz!
Jeff Reubem - August 31, 2004 - Report this comment
sotm--seems good to me!
2nz - August 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks for coming out everybody. If I had to thank just one person now, I think it would be ClauNeMaRiMelNy MaraffagioPrezMeriagrineff. Later, I will look back on this post and wonder what I was on.

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