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Song Parodies -> "Turn Off Your Outside Light"

Original Song Title:

"Blow Up The Outside World"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Soundgarden

Parody Song Title:

"Turn Off Your Outside Light"

Parody Written by:

Larry Hensley

The Lyrics

Oh crap, can't fall asleep
No matter how hard I try
Because that light's in my eyes
And it's just shining on for my pain here tonight
And nothing seems to break it
The baseballs that I throw fail
Even cans of ginger ale
Not one will break the light, it seems invincible, I know

I'm bangin' loudly on your door
And I rang the doorbell a lot
But you never hear me or maybe you're on pot
I've called you a lot on the phone
You don't answer, though you're home
Hear my bullhorn now-
Turn off your outside
Turn off your outside
Turn off your outside light

Someone tried to tell me something
Oh, but I couldn't hear them
I was too busy faxing you to turn it off
And I'm emailing too, oh why don't you listen?

I'm bangin' loudly on your door
And I rang the doorbell a lot
But you never hear me or maybe you're on pot
I've called you a lot on the phone
You don't answer, though you're home
Hear my bullhorn now-
Turn off your outside
Turn off your outside
Turn off your outside light

Want to make it understood
Turn off the light like you should
Everyone is mad at you
Just listen, we must stop you
Waking up the neighborhood
Turn off your outside light

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 10

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   1
 1
 1
 
 2   0
 0
 0
 
 3   0
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 4   1
 0
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 5   8
 9
 9
 

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t - May 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Wahhhhh! Get married!
Mike - May 04, 2005 - Report this comment
I don't know who that above idiot is, but I thought this was extremely funny. Good work, Larry.
Red Ant - May 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Very good though you lost a 5 on pacing at the end there. 455.
Larry Hensley - May 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Mike and Red.
Johnny D - May 04, 2005 - Report this comment
This parody is truly a cry for help and a plea for endarkenment. 555 watts of invisible light.
Larry Hensley - May 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Johnny.
Red Ant to Larry Hensley - May 05, 2005 - Report this comment
If you were reading lyrics from a sheet I can understand the missing end ( Soundgarden lyrics are typically very poor ). There would be 3 " Turn off your outside " before that final line and 16 "Turn off your outside " afterwords. Also, this is very difficult to sing over TOS. That and missing 19 lines of text is why you got a 4 vs a 5 from me. You wouldn't have needed type all last 16 lines out, just " Turn off the outside" ( x16 ).

It is funny though I can relate, not on light but sounds. I have parodied TOS and found it VERY limited because it is sung so slow, so I give you props for doing it. So there is the full 455 in explanation.
Larry Hensley - May 05, 2005 - Report this comment
That's fine, Red. Thanks.
Agrimorfee - December 13, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS...this was pretty far reaching just to get it done with the song topic.
Adagio - December 13, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS, reads good.
Larry Hensley - December 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Agri and Adagio.
Red Ant - December 13, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABCT05) Oh, two DKTOS above me! Shame, shame. ;-). Very good OS, which I gave a listen to again. I stand by my above comments.
stuart mcarthur - December 14, 2005 - Report this comment
(T) I'm with you on the irritation of non-turned-off-outside-lights Larry - coming second only to non-turned-down-heavy-metal-music - and re that "ginger ale" line: I'm smelling RhymeZone there, or have I been around too long? - nice work! - 555
Josh 2 - December 14, 2005 - Report this comment
ABC: Again i dktos but it was a good read
Larry Hensley - December 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Red Ant and Stu. I thought up the ginger ale line- I had a ginger ale right before writing this one.
Larry Hensley - December 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Josh.
Rick C - December 17, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) Good one.
Larry Hensley - December 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Rick.
Johnny D - December 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above! USE YOUR NIGHT-VISION-PARODY-GOGGLES.
Larry Hensley - December 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Johnny.
Kristof Robertson - December 23, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Although I too DKTOS, I'll trust your pacing and say...this is very well done. 555
Larry Hensley - December 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Kristof .
Dee Range - December 24, 2005 - Report this comment
(T) Liked the bullhorn revenge line. Very good.
Larry Hensley - December 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Dee.
Arwen - December 27, 2005 - Report this comment
ABC---I don't know the OS...=( Having been the victim of a neighbor's outside light, however, I can toss some sympathy your way...=)
Larry Hensley - December 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Arwen.
2nz - December 27, 2005 - Report this comment
DKTOS. I can get behind you in subject matter, though. Them things are annoying.
Jeff Reuben - December 27, 2005 - Report this comment
(T) Slingshot will take care of that outside light right away!
Larry Hensley - December 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks 2nz and Jeff.

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