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Song Parodies -> "I've Now Achieved (500 songs)"

Original Song Title:

"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Proclaimers

Parody Song Title:

"I've Now Achieved (500 songs)"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

If you had told me last October that I'd be submitting my 500th song by now, I'd have said you were drunk! If so many of you here weren't such clever writers, I would never have been this motivated to "raise the bar", as it were. My thanks to Mari, for whom I really write these, and to the cool internet friends I've made here. You know who you are.
Now I make up, well I know I'm gonna type
I'm gonna type a bunch of words into the night
When I get on, yeah, I know I'm gonna type
I'm gonna write another song for Amiright

If the song stinks, yes, I know there's gonna be
Another day, another song to put on view
And if I'm clever, yeah, I know there's gonna be
Another smart-ass writer doin' what I do

But I chipped in 500 songs
And I might spoof 500 more
Just to be the man who got 5000 votes
I'm just a rhymin' whore

When I'm working, yes I know I'm gonna shirk
Because I have to do my parody each day
When it's funny, inspiration comes on through
I think I am in the wrong line for my pay

When I get home, yes I find a lovely gal
Who is also writing, playing, picking up each cue
And when I ask her, "Will you love me when I'm old?"
She turns to me and says, "Why dear, of course I do."

And I chipped in 500 songs
And I might mock 500 more
Just to be the man who got 5000 votes
And yet I'm still quite poor

La la la la/ la la la la..................

I'm a loony, well you all guessed that by now
I'm no longer here to just amuse myself
On-line readers, no one ever cared before
All my writings gathered dust upon the shelf

When I go out, well I know I won't be here
But there might be someone reading them for years
When I blowout, and my brain has left the store
I hope someone laughs at Duncans and their peers

So I chipped in 500 songs
And I might wreck 500 more
Just to be the man who got 5000 votes
But no one's knocking at my door

La la la la ? La la la la ........
The roman numeral for 500 is "D"

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Jack Wilson - June 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Great jpb! Congrat s on 500 parodies! 555!
Lionel Mertens - June 21, 2004 - Report this comment
D-lighted totally with your parody and contribution. But you still must question "Am I Right?"
Phil Alexander - June 21, 2004 - Report this comment
And when I ask her, “Will you love me when I’m old?”
She turns to me and says, “Why dear, of course I do.”
:-) Congrats, Rick & all that. As D means 500, does this mean you're now Rick-double-D? (or should that be Rick-pair-o'-Ds?)
Kristof Robertson - June 21, 2004 - Report this comment
When's the party? 555
Royce Miller - June 21, 2004 - Report this comment
my congratulations--not only have you written alot of parodies, they're worthy of someone's reading---not true of all of the prolific writers' stuff
Johnny D - June 21, 2004 - Report this comment
DLV, and congratulations, Highlander.
John Barry - June 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Congrats, Rick, on the quality as well as the quantity. You are an inspiration.
Adagio - June 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Rick, DKTOS, but I wanted to congratulate you on 500 and read your parody. 500 since last October? Goodness, I joined last May and still have under a hundred...pat yourself on the back!
Rick D - June 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Yeah, but I started with almost 200 and slapped them on hard and fast, a move I now regret. I thought that if I didn't someone elde would have the same idea. Since then, I've learned it really doesn't matter, and its a good excuse to plug. I do miss Chuckie's old search, though. I hope that returns.
Ashkicksass - June 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Congratulations Rick! You kick ass.
2nz - June 21, 2004 - Report this comment
"I'm just a rhyming whore", ha ha. I have known all along, and I respect you for it. Congrads, man.
Shannon V - June 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Love the song and the parody. There should be a hall of fame somewhere for you... 555
Spaff.com - June 21, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm glad you've softened your position about tribute parodies. Congrats on number 500. At my current pace, I'll join you in the 500 club in 2012. By then, of course, at YOUR current pace, you will have parodied every song ever written. Twice.
Rick D - June 21, 2004 - Report this comment
I got upset when they were the ones making the top ten every month. I had this idealistic vision that "best" should be synonomous with "pure". Now the lists are gone, and in order to find inspiration, I had to expand my horizons. I will be slowing down a bit, I have recordings and originals to get back into. Besides, this was a special occasion.
Spaff.com - June 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Ditto Shannon's comment, by the way.
Melhi - June 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Congrats Rick, looking forward to the next 500!
John Jenkins - June 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Congrats on 500, Rick. When you write, "I think I am in the wrong line for my pay," I concur. There has to be an opening somewhere for a parody songwriter with your abilities.
ChuckyG - June 22, 2004 - Report this comment
the lists aren't gone really... they're just hidden... I've noticed the voter fraud almost completely disappeared when I did it too, so I think the few people I suspected of it, were indeed inflating their own counts.
Rick D - June 22, 2004 - Report this comment
I don't care about the top ten. But could you put the author/song title search back in a visible place? That really helps research.
raddog20002002 - June 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job on the parody, Rick D. But if you write 500 more parodies, are you going to write a parody about your 1,000th one.
Johnny D - June 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Yeah, it would be great to have the author/song title search function available again.
David Chrenko - June 22, 2004 - Report this comment
500 Parakeets? - Rick, that's AMAZING! How do you stand the mess?
Jeff Reuben - June 22, 2004 - Report this comment
I think I did say you'd hit 500 by October...of course, I was drunk most of October
Meriadoc - June 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job Rick - congrats on 500! We've been here for over a year and have yet to make the 200 mark... :-O
Michael Pacholek - June 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Congratulations, Rick. As I've discovered, the first 400 are the hardest!

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