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Song Parodies -> "If I Only Had the Guts"

Original Song Title:

"If I Only Had the Nerve"

Original Performer:

Cowardly Lion (Wizard of Oz)

Parody Song Title:

"If I Only Had the Guts"

Parody Written by:

Patrick McWilliams

The Lyrics

As I understand it, this song was shortened to fit as a medley with the Scarecrow's and the Tin Man's songs. There was a full-length version and it is on that idea that I built this parody, as a stand-alone song.
I'm the nerd the bullies picked on
Slapped and punched and kicked on
Till it almost drove me nuts
My high school years were scary
Some considered me a fairy
'cause I didn't have the guts

All my life a craven coward
On whom taunts and fists were showered
A mark, an easy touch
I could have scattered all those phonies
If I just had the cojones
All I needed was some guts

Why, oh why, was I born so meek and shy
If I would only try
I could be a macho guy

After one last dig atrocious
I finally turned ferocious
And kicked them in the nuts
I might take up public speaking
Maybe even public streaking*
'cause I've finally got the guts
*That'll show 'em

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John Barry - February 09, 2008 - Report this comment
You should take pride in this parody.
Agrimorfee - February 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Well done, fraidycat!
Patrick - February 11, 2008 - Report this comment
At least I have the guts to allow comments. The guy with 1500 anti-George Bush songs doesn't. Why write a song unless you want to hear what other people think of it.
Agrimorfee - February 11, 2008 - Report this comment
William Tong disables comments as a service to the website, because the political bickering about his parodies between liberals and conservatives here can be, and has been, quite mean-spirited and overlong!
Patrick - February 12, 2008 - Report this comment
There are so many web sites where one can argue politics. Maybe this site should require that responses to political songs be in the form of verse with melody.

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