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Song Parodies -> "Slaying The Mime"

Original Song Title:

"Praying For Time"

Original Performer:

George Michael

Parody Song Title:

"Slaying The Mime"

Parody Written by:

Red Ant

The Lyrics

DKTOS? Decent MIDI here, lyrics here.
[16 second intro]

Do do do..... oh-oh-woah

The numbered days for the silent man
They'll feel de-feat at last
Take these clowns down
The latest craze is to bludgeon -
- them with hammers

This is the year for a vi'lent span
The game is such a gas
Silent hands just irritate -
- I hear you make - excuses!

"It's sick, unfair, and not... sport!"
But the season starts on May 4th!
If you think mimes suck
Well then here's your chance, man!
And yes, we're keeping score!
I missed one of them yesterday
I trust I'll see him again today...
(When he) turns his back
I'll stab that dummy
With my new pitchfork

And it's so much fun
Everyone can play
Catch 'em with a rope
And then shock them with a stun gun
'cause a wounded mime can run...
But they won't get away

A game that's made for all -
called "Slaying The Mime"

Do do do..... oh-oh-woah (oh)
Mmmm... whoa-hoah-hoah-yeah

There's many ways they can make you mad
So annoying when they act all sad
And honestly
When they 'choke' for air -

All in your face with striped suits and clad
In irritating make-up, bad
You'll see dramatic flair

Do they scream when they hit floor?
It's a silent scream - well of course!
If you think mimes suck
Well then here's your chance, man!
And yes, we're keeping score!

If you think this is wrong, remember
Only pixels and bytes are dismembered
Because a HASBRO boardgame
Well, just lacks gore!

It's so much fun
Everyone can play
Catch 'em with a rope
And then shock them with a stun gun
'cause a wounded mime can run...
But won't get away

A game that's made for all -
called "Slaying The Mime"

Do do do....

copyright 2006+ Jack "Red Ant" Fletcher

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 20

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Red Ant - April 07, 2006 - Report this comment
One note: in the 5th line "they'll" should be "he'll".
AFW - April 07, 2006 - Report this comment
this deserves's mime....and there's much more flowing praise here, but it's written in "Mime'
Johnny D - April 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - April 07, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm not saying a word, I'm just holding up five fingers! (Should you happen to come across a link to a full mp3, know that this song is on my wanted list).
Adagio - April 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Very different for you - I like it. A lot. 5's
Stuart McArthur - April 07, 2006 - Report this comment

(c'mon! descending the stairs!! - what, you couldn't guess?)
Johnny D - April 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Red Ant, you've given me the idea for "Bagging A Mime" as a parody of "Dragging The Line" ... hmm ... hmm ... heh heh heh
Tommy Turtle - April 07, 2006 - Report this comment
"Mime eyes have seen the goring of the stunning of May 4." (help yourself to that idea)... I read with OS lyrics side-by-side; well done. 555
btw, since you and I so often DK each other's OS, maybe there could be a little side block (not pop-up - hate those) available to post them with song if one wants to? Wouldn't be any more trouble for the writer than constructing the link....
Ballooncall - April 07, 2006 - Report this comment
555, but... I'll have you know some of my best friends are mimes! Heck, my uncle is a mime! If you prick them, do they not bleed? If you tickle them, do they not laugh? If you poison them, do they not die? Oh, wait, you just exemplified that they do. :-)

I'm surprised you used this song, Red Ant, I thought you were a rough rocker, are you gonna tell me you listen to "Listen Without Prejudice?" Because I'm a George Michael fan and I hardly ever dare 'come out' with that.
Rick C - April 07, 2006 - Report this comment
When a bystander cries for help in the city, most times he/she may as well be a mime, by the lack of willingness to help. Very well done though, Red Ant. 555
Johnny D - April 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Okay, it's ready for submission ... thanks for the inspiration, Red Ant ... watch for my new parody of Tommy James & The Shondells' "Draggin' The Line", "Baggin' The Mimes".
Johnny D - April 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Or maybe I'll title it "Baggin' The Mime".
Adagio - April 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Quick work, Johnny. ; )
Stephen Harrington - April 07, 2006 - Report this comment
While I don't know the original song, you get 5s for making mimes funny(through their death).
Red Ant - April 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks AFW, Johnny D (x4), Peter, Pat, Stu, TT, Ballooncall, Rick C, Step-chan, and to FA (Fives Anonymous).

AFW: There is apparently a code called MIME (maybe Phil Alexander or Johnny D can elaborate on it), I guess it got stripped out. ;-)

Johnny D: Anything but speechless, heh heh. I'll be on the lookout for that.

Peter: I tried forever to find a full MP3 for this song with no luck. cough *limewire* cough. I'll get this CD eventually, it is very good.

TT: Oddly enough, I don't know "Battle Hymn of the Republic" by heart, and since you did it so well recently I will take a pass on that idea.I do have another mime parody written, one that I never posted. Maybe one day I will.

Concerning the 'sideblock' you mentioned, it is a PITA to read lyrics at the same time as a parody, but thanks for taking the time to do so. MIDIs are also generally awful, however the linked one is true to TOS.

Ballooncall: LOL on the first half of your comment. As for the second, while my tastes in music are (as you've correctly noticed) on the 'rougher' side of rock, I do like quite a bit more than alt/grunge/metal and classic rock. Michael's voice on this song is tremendous, and it's perhaps his best work. Shhh...don't tell anyone I said that.

Rick C: Small towns are better in that respect by a mile - last night, while I was at work, a woman had a serious asthma attack and everyone was doing what they could to help, and, I kid you not, she was painted in white-face (probably an incorrect, un-PC term, but that's how it was). She wasn't a mime, but we would have helped her even if she was.

Step-chan: Well, real death sucks, though launching animated mimes out of a cannon rules (go to -yes, there are real anti-mime flash games).
Matthias - April 08, 2006 - Report this comment
I played this game, but afterwards I had Too Much Mime On My Hands... sorry STYX.... But Red Ant, this get 5-5-5's!!!
TT - April 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Not if you have ADD; then, it's hard to read only one thing at a time :)

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Red Ant - April 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Matthias and TT.
Larry Hensley - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Really hilarious parody
Red Ant - May 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Larry.
Adagio - February 20, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) Comment above. 5's
Below Average Dave - March 06, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC-S) Tee-heh--and to think one of my favorite parodies by Matthias is "Mime in Your Life" which is the exact opposite of this song. . .I am probably in the minority on this site, I happen to be a fan of George Michael. . .hmm, well Red Ant I think you know why, not that it's a secret or anything. Good parody. . .pacing is pretty good and I could probably perform this. . .I am random though and it will depend on my mood on any given day:)
Yoidy - March 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Sadistic in a mute sort of way! 555
Agrimorfee - March 06, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3) Workin' on a cold mime, workin' on a cold mime...555
Jason - March 07, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC-S) I liked it.
Michael McVey - March 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Yep, we know you're just acting (lol)----MM
bobpiecheese - March 09, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3-S) [puts up two thumbs]

[puts up 5 fingers 3 times]

[goes back to pretending to be in a big glass box]
Johnny D - March 10, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above!
Stuart McArthur - March 12, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3S) see above - we don't have Mime Day in Australia, but it would go down VERY well here - just like those ridiculous mimes would - and they would not be smoothly descending down via escalator
Rick C - March 13, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) What does a mime say on Valentine's Day? Nothing....but, if they could talk, they'd say, "Will you be mime?" Again, I say, "Good one, Jack!"
Matthias - March 14, 2007 - Report this comment
-Points To Eye, Points Up-
Jeff Reuben - March 14, 2007 - Report this comment
I was sure this was going to be Staying Alive! Great song, could be followed by The Sounds of Silence =)
Jack Wilson - March 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Ditto the first part of Jeff's comment, loved it.
Mikey Squirrel - March 14, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) I hate mimes. I seriously want to kick one in the nads so bad to see if they actually make a sound. But your parody is self-satisfying enough. Good job, Red Ant.
Red Ant - March 17, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks Pat, Dave, Yoidy, Aggy, Jason, MM, pieman, Johnny D, Stu, Rick, Matthias, Jeff, Jack and Mikey.

Dave: There are a few lines that need a bit of minor tweaking to make the a completely effortless sing. If you ever decide to record this, I'll send you some updated lyrics.

Yoidy: I think you mistyped: shouldn't that be "Sadistic to the mute sort..." ;)

Aggy: Good title sub there.

Stu: I hereby declare May 4th to be International Mime-Bashing Day. Have fun!

Rick and Matthias: Groan... =)

Jeff: I would have set this to the Bee Gees' song, but if there's one thing I dislike more than mimes it's disco music. As for TSOS done to a mime theme, I find it improbable no one else hasn't done it before.

Mikey: Any mime that doesn't scream when kicked in the nuts is worthy of respect. Either that or he's had his vocal chords removed to be a better mime.

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