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Song Parodies -> "Genius"

Original Song Title:

"Venus"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Frankie Avalon

Parody Song Title:

"Genius"

Parody Written by:

Leo Jay

The Lyrics

Archimedes, Sir Issac Newton & Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hey genius! Oh genius!
Hey genius! Oh genius!

Genius, if you will
Please find a little bathtub you can fill
And notice when your body takes up space,
Water is displaced
(Don't spill!)

Genius sitting there,
Just watch an apple falling through the air
And suddenly, you'll realize, of course,
Gravity's a force
so rare

Genius,
Thoughts that have brought us so far,
You've made our minds so vast,
Open our hearts at last

Genius, speak your truth,
And share it with the elders and the youth
That if we have the courage to forgive,
In harmony we all might live

Genius,
What makes us all that we are?
You've made our minds so vast,
open our hearts at last:

Genius, speak your truth,
And spread it from the elders to the youth,
To share the things that you are thinking of,
Thoughts of how to live in love

Hey genius! Oh genius!
Hey genius! Oh genius!
Hey genius! Oh genius!

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Rex - March 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Wonderful! But how can you write a song about genius and leave out Jessica Simpson?
Newfoghill - March 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Beautiful, L.J. Beautiful. And - if I may suggest - somewhat White Cake. Genius always has a flyspeck, because it is a human quality and searches out material reality (which some might say is one BIG flyspeck). The true and pure White Cakes of the galaxy are the Buddhas, the Christs, the Gods-Who-Walk, whose ethereal messages hook us like fish and fuel the actual work of social and scientific advancement. Might you agree that Great Art needs conflict, and this parody is all love? Just a mote, a question mark, a subtle apprehension of Something that Doesn't Quite Fi, a swift-moving shadow beneath the light, that is Genius in story or song. You are so very close yourself. Never be afraid of the dark. You are the artist. You always carry the flashlight.
Arwen - March 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Archimedes, Sir Issac Newton, Martin Luther King, Jr...Leo Jay. This is LOVELY...=)
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - March 27, 2005 - Report this comment
E=MC... 5s!
Airfarcewon - March 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Very profound...and an excellently mastered mold of the original...
Adagio - March 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Please do a search on titles. It's not that difficult. http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/shockingblue5.shtml
Leo Jay - March 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks for the comments and votes!
WTF? - March 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Adagio, it's not even the same song. And even if it was, who cares? They are COMPLETELY different.
joe. - March 27, 2005 - Report this comment
That's right. The Shocking Blue song is different than the Frankie Avalon song. Has different words and a different melody.
Arwen - March 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Not to mention the fact that the "I thought of it first" bit is SO old.

Actually...if you're asking him to look up the titles...you're assuming that he didn't...and therefore...it's clear that he came up with his idea on his own...just like you did. He has every right to post it.
Ashkicksass - March 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Ok, well first of all, this really is genius, Leo. Just beautiful. Fabulous job.

And Adagio, I can't believe you posted your little comment on a song with lyrics like "In harmony we all might live" and "thoughts of how to live in love." Oops...
Jeff Reuben - March 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Two different OS's, aren't they? Shocking Blue is a remake (or the original) for the Banarama version of Venus. This one's obviously different...not familiar with the Frankie Avalon version, but totally different song than SB/Bananarama. Anyway, good song =)
Johnny D - March 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Fantastic job, Leo Jay, I like it very much!
Rod Worden - March 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Exceptional work, Leo. A delight.
joe. - March 30, 2005 - Report this comment
JR: Lots of times there will be songs that have the same title, but have completely different melodies and words. Frankie Avalon's "Venus" I don't think was ever covered, and Shocking Blue's "Venus" (totally different song) was later covered by Bananarama. While I'm on the subject, I might as well say that I can think of lots of different songs by the name of "Hold On" and "I Need You" and "I Want You"...the list goes on.
joe. - March 30, 2005 - Report this comment
By the way, IDK the Frankie Avalon song, but it's a clever concept. Since all the votes thus far are perfect 5's, I think I'll vote 5/5/5 as well.

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