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Song Parodies -> "Thing"

Original Song Title:

"Sing"

Original Performer:

Annie Lennox

Parody Song Title:

"Thing"

Parody Written by:

the_conqueror_of_parodies

The Lyrics

Why is it any object we don't understand always called a thing?
Thing, always a thing
Got no other words
Creativity has been lost
Thing, always a thing

Making up a definition's hard, I guess
But at least show some effort here
The colours it's made of, closest shape and whatnot
Kinda need more than what you blurt out, dope

Thing, always a thing (thing, thing, thing, thing)
No technical words (thing, thing, thing, thing)
Wouldn't kill you to think a lot (thing, thing, thing, thing)
Thing, always a thing (thing, thing, thing, yeah-eah-eah-eah)

And here comes the expected pissed-off protest
"I don't just say "thing"!" That's true, but (ooh-ooh)
When you don't, it's "whatsit" and "thingamadoo", hence (ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
All my frustration is still strong, dope

Thing, always a thing (thing, always "thing")
Need descriptive words (thing, always "thing")
Need to know if we're screwed or not (thing, always "thing")
Thing, always a thing (thing, always "thing")
Thing, always a thing (thing, always a thing)
Use your proper words (use your proper words)
Does it look calm or real pissed off (does it look calm or real pissed off?)?
Thing, always a thing (thing, always a thing)

That word should be thrown out
"Thing"'s out, tossed out, thrown right out
Whoo!

You are our first warning about the bad things that come
But it's awful, this description (yeah-eah-eah-eah)
You're calling it a "thing" without anything else, bud?
Can you see not you are a twit (buddy, buddy, buddy, wow)?

Thing, always a thing (this is stupid, so damn stupid)
That's your go-to word, lame, hey-ee-ey-ee-oh (really stupid, so damn stupid)
Is death on our verge (this is stupid, so damn stupid)?
Can't believe this (really stupid (whoo-ooh), so damn stupid (please stop))
Thing, always a thing (or "whatsamathingy" (c'mon) or a "thingamabobber" (jeez))
Total bollocks (stupid, c'mon), so damn stupid (oh-oh-oh-oh)
Keep course now or swerve (should we keep on going (hey) or turn around and head home?)?
I really can't believe you got this job, pa-lease, it's so stupid (this is nonsense, so damn stupid)
Thing, always a thing (this is stupid, so damn stupid (use your words, geez))
Really stupid (face, meet palm), so damn stupid (you heard me, stupid)
Is it gonna hurt? (this is stupid, so damn stupid)
Really stupid, so damn stupid (or "thingamawhatsit" or a "who-gives-a-real-shit")
This is stupid, so damn stupid (want to sack you, you're so stupid)
Really stupid, so damn stupid
It's always a "whatsit" (this is stupid) or a "whatsamajigger" (so damn stupid)
Cut the bullcrap (really stupid), it's so stupid (so damn stupid)
It's always a "something" (this is stupid) or a "dear-god-it's-coming" (so damn stupid)
Cut the nonsense (really stupid), it's so stupid (so damn stupid)

So, a song that was meant to help raise for funds to help the HIV/AIDS crisis in South Africa...and none of the lyrics websites could be bothered to transcribe the non-English parts of said song. That's gotta be emblematic of something...

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alexander's ragtag band - May 10, 2019 - Report this comment
It's a gizmo.
Darius Whitehead - May 10, 2019 - Report this comment
the question is, what is that thing?

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