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Song Parodies -> "Be Jay"

Original Song Title:

"Bad Day"

Original Performer:

Daniel Powter

Parody Song Title:

"Be Jay"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

The slightly expurgated version.. but face it guys, if there was anybody in the world you'd like to be, wouldn't you wanna be Jay?
I got an email with some odd videos
I fired 'em up with all the doors closed
There was a girl, she was playing a game
And it had a strange somewhat foreign name:

Then it came to me that I had to know
So round to my girlfriend's, I had to go
To give me an answer, 'cause I had to see
If she would do this odd-named thing for me:

Said I want to be Jay
So come on and see
She says Jay is a guy
That I'm not gonna be
I smile and say "Yes?"
She frown and say "No
'Cause down is one place
That I simply won't go
You wanna be Jay
You've run out of luck
I ain't gonna play
And your attitude sucks
You wanna be Jay
Won't get to be Jay"

Trying again - is the answer still "no"?
Play a piped piece on the pork piccolo
Fellas, Cilla-she-say-No!

You wanna be Jay?
Still on about that?
Now please go away
'Cause I'm telling you flat
I ain't gonna kneel
Down there on the floor
'Cause that isn't what a head should be for
You wanna be Jay
Now you're out of luck
Now please go away
'Cause I don't give a... hoot
You wanna be Jay...

(D'Oh.. No be Jay..)

Sometimes you may get blown right away
And the whole thing comes out wrong
In the lottery draw last night
My numbers came up, and I've won
A million

Hmm... with my lottery cash, I might heal this schism
Oh, time to see
Does she still believe [in] vegetarianism?

Now I wanna be Jay
Come, tickle my itch
And think before you say
"No", 'cause I'm rich
You say that you know
You saw on the news
You're telling me "no"
That you cannot refuse
I wanna be Jay
You think it sounds fun
And you're getting a taste
Of what is to come
I wanna be Jay
I wanna be Jay

Gotta be Jay (repeat to org.. er.. fade)

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Pacing: 4.3
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Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 11

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Red Ant - May 13, 2007 - Report this comment
"Play a piped piece on the pork piccolo", missed that during the recording. I'm glad you decided to rework this one a bit to get it in...err, that didn't come out right...neither did that. I guess I'll quit while I'm ahead...
Jack Wilson - May 13, 2007 - Report this comment
That was awesome! 5s
Matthias - May 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Of course I wanna be Jay, but only with Silent Bob. And you can take that how you want.
alvin - May 13, 2007 - Report this comment
nice bit of wordplay
Phil Alexander - May 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, all :-)
Red Ant - well, it's difficult to enunciate clearly, under the circumstances
Chris Pollman - May 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Hilarious. 555. And this parody definatley made me wanna be jay. (wink wink nudge nudge)
Kristof Robertson - May 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Wunderbah, Phil! Loved the twist at the end, but the whole thing was magnificent. 555+
McKludge - May 14, 2007 - Report this comment
This one is begging to be recorded.
Chris Pollman - May 14, 2007 - Report this comment it just me, or would these lyrics make perfect sense as an AC/DC song? haha. I'd say this is almost Bon Scott wordplay. good job again.
McKludge - May 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Chris, you're thinking of "The Jack?"
Phil Alexander - May 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Chris - have to admit I'm thinking of re-recording this (you can find it at as the current recording isn't as subtle, more Brian Johnson (now aren't those appropriate initials?) than Bon Scott. Oh, and I forgot to mention: the storyline is rather nicked from "No! No! No!" by Ivor Biggun.
Sister Amnesia - June 01, 2007 - Report this comment
All the 5's! (sorry, BJ's is the name of our local bingo hall! Makes for a fun night out!!)

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