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Song Parodies ->Authors -> Rik Goldsmith

Firstly, thank you for viewing, especially if you've also taken the time to score any, or leave comments. Secondly, I'm no singer, nor musician, so if you are, & want to do one of them, please send me your version & lots of royalties!

Often a band can announce their presence with a particularly good cover version made uniquely their own, before their own efforts get appreciated. It's clear also from the UK's last 2 Xmas no1's (2018+'19) the music buying public enjoy a little musical fun!

With that in mind, if you'd like me to write some alternative/parody lyrics for a project of yours, please email me: ...& we'll work something out!

I otherwise won't bore you with who I am or what my day job is, other than I'm married (to Jo-Anne) with two daughters (Laura & Amy) who between them, have given us three grand daughters (Indianna, River & Delilah), & we currently live in Warwickshire, UK.

Parody writing has become an accidental hobby, inspired by Green Jelly's hilarious take on the Three Little Pigs (children's story) - a genuinely brilliant rock song in it's own right!

Some songs are neither a parody, nor have a serious subject matter, yet they're still brilliant in their own right. "Cheap Sunglasses" by ZZ Top, "I Drink Alone" by George Thorogood, "Boy Named Sue" by Johnny Cash & "My Ding-a-ling" by Chuck Berry are all great examples.

I seem to like an original song that rather lends itself to a parody. Sometimes, a certain amount of original lyrics, don't need too much changing to give the song a much funnier & completely different meaning.

I write like an impressionist performs their art - with respect for their subject, rather than ridicule. I genuinely like, even love these original songs (most of them!) For me, it's hard work. Like a motorcycle builder who starts with a donor bike (an original song) then following an idea, hammers away, shaping & moulding 'til there's eventually a finished product. The process can usually take an hour, even up to three. If I had any talent, I could knock these out in 20 minutes!

Even if these are the only 27 I ever write, I hope there's at least one you like! (It says 28 now, but "Bread Fan" appears twice because I've made apprx 14 changes since my original submission. I often make the odd change to my originals after submitting, but not usually enough to re-submit. In the case of "Bread Fan", I just had to re-submit the improved version!)

Song Parodies -> Lyrics

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Parody TitleOriginal TitlePerformerSubmitted
Biscuits In The JarWhiskey In The JarThin Lizzy2019-07-08
BrexitEpicFaith No More2019-08-26
They Call Me The BreezeThey Call Me The BreezeEric Clapton2019-11-18
Bread FanBreadfanBudgie2019-12-09
I'm Your Electric ManElectric ManRival Sons2019-12-27
White WashingWhite WeddingBilly Idol2020-01-03
Through The GlassThrough GlassStone Sour2020-01-06
Four CandlesFour KicksKings of Leon2020-01-10
Robbie ColtraneLove TrainWolfmother2020-01-10
Love is seafood by Young'sLove is a BattlefieldPat Benatar2020-01-13
Let The Bells Ring Out For BrexitI Wish It Could Be Christmas Every DayWizard2020-01-20
Fear of the DuckFear of the DarkIron Maiden2020-02-03
Trill is GoneThe Thrill Is GoneB. B. King2020-02-10
Socks & Pants & Sausage RollsSex & Drugs & Rock & RollIan Dury & The Blockheads2020-02-14
Harold Be Thy NameHallowed Be Thy NameIron Maiden2020-02-19
No Woman No PieNo Woman No CryBob Marley & The Wailers2020-02-24
Bread FanBreadfanBudgie2020-02-28
A LoanAloneHeart2020-03-02
Ace of SpadesAce Of SpadesMotorhead2020-03-16
Heroes (One of these days)HeroesDavid Bowie2020-03-30
Hong Kong PhooeyChop SueySystem Of A Down2020-04-06
When a Blind Man CallsWhen A Blind Man CriesDeep Purple2020-04-07
Coventry CityParadise CityGuns n Roses2020-04-27
Stranglehold (WWE)StrangleholdTed Nugent2020-05-04
Bridge my ThighsBridge of SighsRobin Trower2020-05-18
Northern ManSouthern ManNeil Young2020-05-18
Bad BellyBad PennyRory Gallagher2020-05-28
Pedestrian WalkwaysParisienne WalkwaysGary Moore2020-07-07
Highway to HullHighway to HellAC/DC2020-09-24
Illegal Immigrant SongImmigrant SongLed Zeppelin2020-10-05
Covid BreathLocomotive BreathJethro Tull2020-11-02
It's the Wrong Way to the Shop if you Wanna Sausage RollIt's a Long Way to the Top if u wanna Rock n RollAC/DC2020-11-16
Crossroads MotelCrossroadsCream2020-11-30