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Original Song Title:

"Self Esteem"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Offspring

Parody Song Title:

"No Parody"

Parody Written by:

Jeff Reuben

The Lyrics

I tried to write for the tenth time today
And practiced all the funny lyrics I'd say
My boss came over, called me a jerk
Ripped up my song, yelled, "Get back to work!"
Now I know he blew a fuse
That's okay cause now I have an excuse
Darkjon is waiting for me
That's okay, but I've got no parody

I made plans to write it tonight
It's halfway done when I grab a Bud Light
Writers block can get me so low
If I can't stay up I'll write more tomorrow

People ask me why I write parodies
Well, I write songs to impress all my friends
People tell me it must be a breeze
Then I wonder how much time did I spend?
Well I shouldn't be so hard on myself
But I think that I write better this way
The more you suffer
The more it shows you really care. Right?

Now I'll get the lyrics to fit
The pacing's off more than I'd like to admit
Late at night, I'm writing some more
Stuck again, and starting to snore

Now I know I can write songs
But it's kind of hard when I've been trying so long
I may be weird
But I'm not a geek
I'm just a writer with no parody

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 32

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 3   0
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Jeff Kitts - April 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Awesome
Johnny D - August 02, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) "Late at night, I'm writing some more / Stuck again, and starting to snore" .... I can relate .... good job.
Adagio - August 02, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) I hate writer's block!! Which means I really run into it a lot. :) I liked this. 5's
Rick D - August 02, 2004 - Report this comment
I used to find inspiration in a can of bud. You suddenly get creative and then on a roll and more inspratin cms 'n then ya writ smor an' it getz rilly gud 'n then ya Plop zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - August 02, 2004 - Report this comment
*taps Rick D* Hmm, he's out. *rifles through pockets* (ABC) As many of us will no doubt say, this is one close to heart. Good work, but not laugh-out-loud funny, like the way Rick is drooling on his latest masterpiece.
The Invincible - August 04, 2004 - Report this comment
This parody is good for many reasons, one being that I can relate to it: slavedriving boss, people who pretend to know me buggin me for new stuff, not so much the beer (because I'm still a minor). But irregardless, this is an all fives parody. good work
Melhi - August 04, 2004 - Report this comment
N - Fits really well with the song you chose!
Phil Alexander - August 05, 2004 - Report this comment
I guess we can all relate to that feeling every so often...
Meriadoc - August 05, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Not your best - the song kept going after your verses ended, so I had to dock you for that, but not bad.
Johnny D - August 16, 2005 - Report this comment
(Ego Parody Contest) See above
Rick C - August 20, 2005 - Report this comment
(Ego Parody Contest) Why do we do this??? Well, you did it well. Have some fives.
Scathe - August 25, 2005 - Report this comment
(EGO) Writer's block sucks but this spoof doesn't.
Stuart McArthur - August 25, 2005 - Report this comment
(EGO) Bud Light just doesn't cut it against the evil forces of writer's block, Jeff - double scotch (make it a triple) is the only way I know - and you're right to ponder - why DO we do it?
Kristof Robertson - August 27, 2005 - Report this comment
(EGO) This song could be about each and every one of us...great job. 555
Mikey Squirrel - August 27, 2005 - Report this comment
EGO-- Very reminiscent of my entry for this contest. I like parodies that entales the art of parodying. Nicely done, Jeff.
Arwen - August 28, 2005 - Report this comment
EGO--a song after my own heart...especially lately...great work, Jeff...as usual. =)
Claude Prez - August 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Well, this isn't very egocentric at all, is it? All true, though; well done.
Laurie - October 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Ha ha that's awesome
Matthias - February 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Like your comment on my parody "Uneasy Writer" great parody about writing a parody!!!
Agrimorfee - February 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Artistry--Obviously I'm not the first parodist to write about writing parodies. Very good!
bobpiecheese - February 17, 2008 - Report this comment
(Artistry) We've all been there, some more than others. Doesn't matter how many times Writer's Block hits, it really SUCKS. Well done, 555, blah blah blah.
Rex - February 20, 2008 - Report this comment
(Artistry) When you get writer's block, just write a blockbuster. Was stopping the lyrics short done on purpose? If so, you are a freaking genius (as opposed to the ordinary run of the mill genius I had you pegged as).
Below Average Dave - February 21, 2008 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Well, I must say I had a little problem pacing it at parts. It's a cool OS to do this to, and I loved the lyrics, this is obviously an oldie though;) PS Would you mind if I eventually record "Pee Pee in a Bottle"?
MIKE - June 26, 2012 - Report this comment
NO

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