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Song Parodies -> "Circus Clown"

Original Song Title:

"Falling Down"

Original Performer:

Duran Duran

Parody Song Title:

"Circus Clown"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

You think that being a clown is all fun and games? Think again!
I am a man who’s splattered with whipped cream pie
Or strawberry or pumpkin
I’ll ride a cow and juggle at the same time
Well, It’s better than nothin’

Put on your big red nose
Paint up your face and hop in my clown car
I drive with my thirteen bros
With gas this insane we carpool to be smart

I’m sick of Circus Clowns
I’d swallow those swords down
Cause this job makes me frown
But a mime
Is a bad thing to waste they’re all saying

I run from lions who roar and my pants get wet
Just to get a promotion
I’ll play tug of war and I’ll fall down on my head
Laughter’s my devotion

Do our canned skits and cry
Pie in my face, so pleased to dessert me
Sprayed with a rose or tie
Flowers thrown on stage sure suck when they squirt me

I’m done with Circus Clowns
Caught in a purple gown
And into slime I’m downed
Now’s the time
To scrap this job and try Shakespeare acting

Life stinks when you’re a Clown
Bananas left around
For you to go fall down
There’s no crime
In leaving this job to become an attorney
In goofy… tights…

Face paint is… strife…
So says my… wife…

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 5

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   0
 3   0
 4   1
 5   4

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Peter Andersson - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
A song about being a tired clown can't possibly get a five for funny, so I'll 545 you, but big, big kudos for not going with "American Pie" as "I'm so tired of Pie" for the subject. :-)
Agrimorfee - July 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Peter's wrong, this is a 554...i have to dock you for the pacing of the last line in stanza 3. But there were some great laughs to be had...clever bits with rhyming matches, homophonics of desert/dessert, and carpooling clowns.
Agrimorfee - July 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Correction to above...the last line of stanza 4
Max Power - July 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Clowns are not funny except those with the Knicks
bobpiecheese - July 22, 2008 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Some clever lines in this one. I can only hope that the attorney in goofy tights is a character in The Merchant of Venice. If not...ew.
Syncronos - July 23, 2008 - Report this comment
You should join a Clowns Anonymous group...Ronald MacDonald needs all the support he can get...555, that was funny as hell
Rex - July 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Ah, the tears of a clown... I think it would have been funny for your character to say he's done with being a circus clown forever, he's moving on to serious work -- playing Goofy at Disneyworld. Excellent write.
Below Average Dave - July 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I really think this parody was well written, Matty. . .your pacing took a few liberties, but I think it could work, the word play was fun and the sad side of a clown instead of Happy or Scary was interesting.

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