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May 11
ONE WEEK NOTICE - "Myxomatosis" Due May 18

On Friday May 18th 2018 there will be a parody from me on the front page of Amiright, and I'm now inviting you (Yes, that means YOU!) to write one too. (Comments & Parodies)

May 4
ONE WEEK NOTICE "Gimme Sympathy" (Due May 11)

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May 1
ONE WEEK NOTICE - "Short Skirt, Long Jacket"

The core of One Week Notice is this: We all write parodies of the same original song - and then we post them on the same day! DUE MAY 3RD, 2018 (Comments & Parodies)

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Songs That Mention a Boasting -> Latest Entries

Bruce Springsteen's, "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)"
The Boasting Lyrics:
Running down the beach at night with my boss's daughter
Well he ain't my boss no more, Sandy
He's bragging about another girl to Sandy. Just what Sandy wants to hear!
Submitted by: I've Seen Bruce Springsteen Live 4X!

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Songs That Mention a Celebrity -> Latest Entries

Confederate Railroad's, "Trashy Women"
The Lyrics:
They said, "Well, pardon us, son, she ain't no kid!
That's a cocktail waitress in a Dolly Parton wig!"
I said, "I know it, Dad. Ain't she cool?! That's the kind I dig!"
Who They Mention:
Dolly Parton
Submitted by: Bob

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Songs That Mention a Product -> Latest Entries

Debbie Gibson's, "Cougar"
The Lyrics:
I'm a cougar, I'm on the prowl
Like a Krispy Kreme, I am hot now
Product Brand Name:
Krispy Kreme donuts
Submitted by: Tarzan

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Songs That Mention Other Songs -> Latest Entries

Warren Zevon's, "Play It All Night Long"
The Song Lyrics:
"Sweet Home Alabama",
Play that dead band's song...
Song They Mention:
"Sweet Home Alabama", by Lynyrd Skynyrd - who are the "dead band" Warren refers to (in a way, Lynyrd Skynyrd died with the plane crash that killed Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, and four other people in their entourage three years before Warren recorded "Play It All Night Long").
Submitted by: Chowder

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Dated Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Merle Haggard's, "Okie From Muskogee"
The dated Lyrics:
We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee
We don't take our trips on LSD
We don't burn our draft cards down on Main Street
We like livin' right and bein' free
Why They're dated:
The draft was replaced with the all-volunteer approach to military service in 1973...
Submitted by: Tarzan

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Dirty Song You Didn't Know Is Dirty -> Latest Entries

Berlin's, "Sex (I'm A...)"
The dirty Lyrics:
Almost all of them, especially Terri Nunn's lines starting with "I'm a..."
Why They're dirty:
Title defines them all. These are what got the song banned from some radio stations when it first came out.
Submitted by: Joey F.

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Funny Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Dusty Springfield's, "Wishin' And Hopin'"
The Funny Lyrics:
Wear your hair just for him.
Why They're funny:
So if it weren't for "him", would hair be a nuisance one would be better off without? Maybe that explains why, decades later, Britney Spears once cut off all her hair. Maybe at the time she had no "him" to wear it just for!
Submitted by: Karen Smith

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Repetitive Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Radiohead's, "Sit Down. Stand Up"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
And the rain drops [x47]
Why They're Repetitive:
I get repetitive lyrics, but 47 repeats is just fucking overkill.
Submitted by: duncandoolittle

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Nonsensical Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Mr. Mister's, "Broken Wings"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Take these broken wings
and learn to fly again,
learn to live so free
Why They're Nonsensical:
How can you learn to fly again if you have broken wings?
Submitted by: Celeste

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Insincere Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Eagles', "Victim of Love"
The Insincere Lyrics:
You know I may be wrong, but I'm not. No, I'm not.
Why They're Insincere:
Which is it now? Sounds kind of smug to me.
Submitted by: Demolition Man

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Misrhymed Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Duran Duran 's, "Hold Back the Rain"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
So what if the words ain't rhyming
Did you think that it's just a game
I probably didn't even say that right
And I really don't give a damn
Why They're Misrhymed:
Actually, the verses don't have any rhymes anywhere, but the above example shows that Simon Le Bon KNOWS that his lyrics ain't rhyming (let alone making sense at all) , but damnit - he don't give a DAMN. Just listen to the song and dance to it if you'd like to because it's so GOOD!
Submitted by: Rio Is My Girlfriend

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Insulting Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Weird Al Yankovic's, "Taco Grande"
The Insulting Lyrics:
(spoken) Entiendes lo que digo, gringo estupido tonto?
Why They're Insulting:
This part, which is actually spoken by comedian Cheech Marin, is Spanish for "Do you understand what I'm saying, you really stupid gringo?" This is insulting in two ways. First of all, 'gringo' is often a disparaging term for an English-speaking Hispanic person. The second way is going a step further by calling the addressee stupid. So it's a double-insult.
Submitted by: Quyjibo

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Inappropriate Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Billy Murray's, "In My Merry Oldsmobile (1900s)"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
You can go as far as you like with me
In My Merry Oldsmobile.
Why They're Inappropriate:
Wasn't this song written when it was more likely that the guy's footprints would be found upside down on the dashboard of a horse-drawn buggy? Maybe I should get my mind out of the gutter. :D
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery

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Spelling Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Eric B. & Rakim, "Microphone Fiend"
The Words:
E-F-F-E-C-T, a smooth operator operating correctly
Submitted By: Tommy
One Direction, "Rock Me"
The Words:
R-O-C-K me again / R-O-C-K me again / R-O-C-K me again, yeah
Submitted By: Ariana Grande Mocha Swirl

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Made Up Words Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Electric Light Orchestra, "Don't Bring Me Down"
The Made Up Words:
According to the liner notes of the ELO compilation Flashback and elsewhere, Lynne has explained that he was singing that made-up word "Grooss", which some have suggested sounds like the German expression "Gruß" (Gruss). After the song's release, so many people had misinterpreted the word as "Bruce" that Lynne actually began to sing the word as "Bruce" for fun at live shows.
Submitted By: Joey F.
Corky and the Juice Pigs, "I'm the Only Gay Eskimo"
The Made Up Words:
Well, me and Nukflukchukbuk, we both like blubber
Submitted By: Leopard Seal

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Songs That Open With It's Title Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Boston, "To Be A Man"
Lyrics it Opens With:
What does it take to be a man?
Submitted By: Brian Kelly
Prince, "Alphabet St."
Lyrics it Opens With:
No! I'm going down 2 Alphabet Street.
The "St" in the title stands for "street".
Submitted By: Brian Kelly

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Scary Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Dan Hartman's, "Shy Hearts"
The Lyrics:
There are hearts that wait forever
no owner of such a heart could literally be alive...
Submitted by: mads?.

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Bad Grammar in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Seether's, "Misunderstood"
The Lyrics:
Observing all your weakness Puddles have more deepness Empty vessels clamouring across the sea
Gramatically, this is a mess. It should be "puddles are deeper", but, as that would mess up the rhythm of the song, Shaun had to resort to this unfortunate phrase.
Submitted by: Angela

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Real Places Mentioned in Songs -> Latest Entries

Gene Loves Jezebel's, "Jealous"
The Lyrics:
I spot two lovers on the Old Brompton Road
Old Brompton Road is a major street in the South Kensington district of London.
Submitted by: Brit Boxx

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Lyrics Pronunciation -> Latest Entries

Berlin's, "Sex (I'm A...)"
The Lyrics:
I'm a geisha
Terri Nunn pronounced "geisha" as "gee-sha," not "gay-sha." She was unfamiliar with that word back then.
Submitted by: Joey F.

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Foreign Language in English Songs -> Latest Entries

Cat Stevens', "Rubylove"
The Lyrics:
Original Greek Ρούμπι γλυκιά
Έλα ξανά, έλα ξανά κοντά μου
Έλα πρωί, με την αυγή
εσύ ήσουν σαν ήλιου ακτίδα
Ρούμπι μου μικρή
Transliteration Ruby glykia
Ela xana, ela xana konta mou
ela pro-ee, me tin av-ghee
esy isoun san illy-ou aktida
Ruby mou mikri
Sweet Ruby
Come back, come back to me
Come in the morning, with the dawn
you are like the sun shine
My little Ruby
Rubylove has a greek verse, and is in 7/8 time (which is typical of many traditional greek dances). Cat Stevens has Greek heritage.
Submitted by: Kokkinomalli

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Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Paramore's, "Rose-Colored Boy (2010s)"
The Lyrics:
Just let me cry a little bit longer
I ain't gon' smile if I don't want to
Hey man, we all can't be like you
I wish we were all rose-colored too
My rose-colored boy
The song is about lead singer Hayley Williams' pessimism towards life. The hook illustrates that after faking happiness for such a long time, she can't hold it in anymore and gives into her emotions. A lot of the songs on After Laughter have this concept and could go with this theme of "upbeat yet depressing" as well.
Submitted by: Jacob Bowen

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Onomatopoeia in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Nicki Minaj's, "Super Bass"
The Lyrics:
Yeah, that's that super bass
That's the sound of a bass, or as Nicki compares it, a heartbeat
Submitted by: Ariana Grande Mocha Swirl

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Lyrics Spoonerisms -> Latest Entries

Climax's, "Precious And Few"
The Lyrics:
And if I can't find my way back home,
And if I can't bind my way, hack foam.
Submitted by: Nicole Velocin

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Lyrics Alliteration -> Latest Entries

Crowded House's, "Weather With You"
The Lyrics:
Do I lie like a loungeroom lizard?
Four l's in rapid succession.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

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TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Frank Zappa's, "You Are What You Is"
The Lyrics:
A foolish young man
From a middle class family
Started singin' the blues
'Cause he thought it was manly
Now he talks like the Kingfish
From Amos 'n' Andy
Amos 'n' Andy
Submitted by: Tarzan

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Bad Ringtone Choices -> Latest Entries

The Sweet's, "Ballroom Blitz"
The Lyrics:
And the girl in the corner
Is everybody's woman
She could kill you with a wink of her eye.
Wow, not the kind of ringtone you want going off when you're filling out a police report.
Submitted by: Celeste

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Real Lyrics Quiz

Who sang:
"I’m tired of listening to you talking in rhymes"

Yesterday's Results

The lyrics to identify were:
"Tomorrow some new building will scrape the sky"

The correct answer was:
Passion Pit, "Take A Walk"

How people responded:
Passion Pit: 50.0%
Walk The Moon: 25.0%
Crowded House : 8.3%
Total Responses: 12

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  Lyrics Quiz #75 - Average score 44% with 91 participants.

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