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Song Parodies -> "Error 40"

Original Song Title:

"Blaze of Glory"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bon Jovi

Parody Song Title:

"Error 40"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

Thanks to Peter "Know 1 can year you dream" Andersson for the inspiration for this one, and for introducing me to another term for a liveware failure.
I wake up in the morning
And I raise my weary head
I don't wanna go to work
Wanna stay at home instead
And my mobile phone is ringin'
Even 'fore the day's begun
There's some luser on the phone
Needin' somebody to tell him
How to turn his PC on

You bought a box at PC World
Now you say you can't get in
There's no internet connection
You want to throw it in the bin
So well I know your problem
I know what you need to do
It ain't in the hardware
And it isn't the software
No, the problem, mate, is YOU

It's going down as an error 40
A liveware bug, a living fault
Going down as an error 40
Lord I never knew first
It was my new job
And now I'm caught
In tech support

You ask about your cuptray
And I say it's a CD
You wonder if your toaster
Will plug into USB
You ask me why your screen's dead
And what you say make me do my nut
'Cause you can't find the cable
It's dark under the table
And there's been a power cut

Put down as an error 40
A liveware bug, a living fault
I write it down as an error 40
Lord I never knew first
It was my new job
And now I'm caught
In tech support

The error's not in mem'ry
And it isn't on the screen
No, it ain't somewhere on the hard drive
And it's nowhere in between
It's not in mouse or keyboard
And it's not in VGA
'Cause I've made my diagnosis, it's
40 centimetres away
Return the thing back to its maker
Watch your problems go away

Put down as an error 40
A liveware bug, a living fault
I write it down as an error 40
Lord I never knew first
It was my new job
And now I'm caught
In tech support
IT support

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Pacing: 4.3
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Overall Rating: 4.4

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Peter Andersson - June 19, 2005 - Report this comment
So, we both got 'puter parody ideas out of that exchange? LOL! My brother (I think he was the one who introduced me to the term "Error 40") will be able to relate to this one (and I think he knows the song). I hope you plug for it here:

http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/millivanilli4.shtml
Red Ant - June 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent Phil, no error here. 5s. About the "cuptray/CD" couplet, it goes without saying the CD in question is an AOL promotion CD. I have enough of those to keep drinks off of my desk, which aside from skeet-shooting are their only real use.=)
Stuart McArthur - June 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Fantastic parody, Phil - bouncing nicely off the OS - that "Error 40" slotted in so nicely, and humorously - 555
Kristof Robertson - June 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Loved this alot, Phil! 555

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