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Song Parodies -> "It's A Tough World After All"

Original Song Title:

"It's A Small World After All"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"It's A Tough World After All"

Parody Written by:

David Pratter

The Lyrics

I get very depressed and sometimes lose hope for myself, but of course we all do. We all struggle in life and there's always more and more problems in society everyday. Nobody is perfect, no matter how we live our lives, there's always going to be problems - small ones that only affect specific people and big ones that impact the whole world! I thought I'd write this one, because someone did recently submit "Welcome to the Real World (Matrix Style)" as a recording, and I wanted to do a parody of this old traditional classic too.
It's a world of shame and a world of tears
It's a world that's rough througout all the years
There's so much despair and life's just not fair it's a tough world after all

It's a tough world after all
It's a tough world after all
It's a tough world after all
It's a real tough world

In society we all suffer lots
And sometimes lose hope life is full of plots
We all struggle more and sometimes life's sore
It's a tough world after all

It's a tough world after all
It's a tough world after all
It's a tough world after all
It's a real tough world
Please do feel free to leave comments, I have not gotten very many for a long time. It's rare I find new ones - I check all my parodies for comments almost every day! Do read additional songs I've written by clicking on this link! So far, nobody has left any comments on "Assets Run Dry" or "I Really Love You". I have not gotten many recent votes on many of my parodies either.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 3.8
Overall Rating: 4.2

Total Votes: 13

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Adagio - February 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Good job. I did one to the same OS, but your's has 4 times as much substance as mine. Don't sweat the recent votes, no one looks at mine after the first day either.
Royce Miller - February 09, 2005 - Report this comment
David, I was impressed with the sincerety of your words, and I agree with you--kind of reminds of Bruce Springstein's words in "Cover Me", I mean the sentiment is similar.
Jeff Reuben - February 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Well written, but I'm going to sulk under my desk for the rest of the day.
Jeff Reuben - February 09, 2005 - Report this comment
I agree with Adagio, once off the front page here, people really don't search through the site to find older works, so your votes and comments really drop after the first day. I'd suggest keeping an eye out on the Song Contests thread (Song Of The Month, etc) on the messageboard...when you enter those contests, you're guaranteed to get feedback (everyone who enters is supposed to vote/comment on all other songs entered).
Newfoghill - February 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Nice work, Dave. It IS a tough world, a dung--heap, as some have called it. But you kept it clean and stopped before anyone could actually get depressed about it. I liked it. I think for every praisey song there should be a reality tune, like this one. You have superb perspective.
pickle - February 10, 2005 - Report this comment
The original got on my threepenny bits when I went with my family to Disneyland Paris, but this shows the bitterness of reality.
m3 - March 11, 2006 - Report this comment
no comment........
Gel - May 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Recently, I went from top of the world to rock bottom and if any song could describe how I feel right now this is the one. Good job!
Alpha Skua - August 14, 2021 - Report this comment
When your Nations run by Liberal Idiots like Joe Biden there is no Common Sense
Elmer Fudd - August 16, 2021 - Report this comment
It's hunting season on Birds With Capitalized Names. Beware.
Alpha Skua - May 03, 2022 - Report this comment
Its a Tall World after all

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