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Song Parodies -> "Sting At The Moment"

Original Song Title:

"Sing For The Moment"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Sting At The Moment"

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The Lyrics

My first Eminem parody. This took 3 days to write. Hope you enjoy it.
This here song is a nightmare, like a fish hook to herrings
So excuse one quick second while I get my bearings
I’ll just ignore your aghast face staring
As I chant about a guy whom I’m way beyond caring
I’m not talkin’ ‘bout a rapper who goes on ranting
No, this poem’s in its own zone, so listen up here
His name is Gordon, child, and Sumner’s his last name out
And his music’s so bad, even my dog’s flippin’ out!
I used to think he was rad, jumped the shark no doubt
So if I ever hear him again, I’ll throw my stereo out
His songs are wack; his jazz is so limp and slack
Yes sir Jack, he’s walked far from rock to crap
His baggy pants and rags that he bought from The Gap
I’m so bothered with him; send him to Iraq!
His purple prose, his style of lit is all foam
Police was so cool, but he let his artistry go

(Come on!) Sting’s goofy now (Sting!)
Sting’s pretty weird (Stinkin’!)
Sting makes me laugh then cry in my beer
Sting, holy cow! What’s up today?
Maybe tomorrow some good songs will come your way

New wave reggae was the thing; The Police, they were the masters
In the world of pop music, they were plaster casters
Funny, but one day, Sting just went lowly
He had no fun—mopey—consulted Jung, yeah, homie!
He had to quit the band before it was too late
Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland accepted fate
Still made the grade, ‘though adverse to their mate
Now the press would hang onto every statement Sting’d make
He did perplex us, said a solo band was happenin’
Now how the heck did he say he got his group comin’ in?
From dreaming ‘bout turtles who were blue and dancin’?!
Now to our misfortune, his new tunes suckin’ ass!

So many critics vilify him, journalists can’t discern him
Fans turn on him, but marketers still want a bit of him
He got some cash with “Desert Rose” he had
He went and sold his soul for the Jaguar ad!
Hey, maybe next, Sting, you can sponsor your next tour with Dannon
‘Cause it’s true tunes of yours are yogurt, yah Mon!
When songs of yours comes on the air all staticky
That’s when I turn my radio off so quickly
But soccer moms still listen to you religiously!
They all want his CDs, not Police—that nauseates me!
Be Still My Beating Heart, but your Tantricks disgust me
Why don’t you play a game of tennis and use that extra energy?
Lyrics so poetical, and the music all so dismal, and it’s so pitiful
How the heck can I protect my little boy?
Destroy it, bomb it, in toto
Save us, me and you, and do the Russians love their children, too?

(C’mon!) Sting’s on the prowl (Sting!) Sting’s pretty weird
Sting is a nut job, Sting gives me fear
Sting’s like a cow, not more to say
Starting tomorrow, melting all his CDs away!

So say hey, Gordon, can I talk to you?
Do you have your own pet gnu, or a cockatoo?
Do you eat Spam; do run around the house in the nude?
Do you perhaps load gobs of peanut butter on your food?
Now here’s something new, play your lute against old missals?
Next why don’t you play old drinking songs on tin whistles?
Just kiddin’! Yes I know that these petty gunwales
Are entertainments that will not be affecting your sales
But please, will you explain this, why’s your act so full of yourself?
You keep complainin’ so you’ll get your check in the mail
It’s funny ain’t it, how you had come from public school teachin’
And come up to a place where you are basically all grumpin’?
That’s why I sing out now, “O Death, here is thy Sting!
He’s posing in his jeans for GQ Magazine!”
Yes, and All This Time the river still flows
And the priests and the old men walk among the Fields Of Gold
And even After The Rain has fallen I still cry
We Work The Black Seam Together, fixin’ to die
Just gimme an old record like Outlandos D’Amour
I’m sorry, dear Sting; I don’t like your songs no more
That’s you Sting, at the moment; in the eyes of this beholder
Love it or lump it, as all the yuppies all get older
Just maybe they’ll admit that what they bought
Was limp jazz/lite rock with the lyrics so overwrought!

Sting’s off the bough (Sting!) Sting is so weird (Freaking it!)
Sting the songwriter whose Cliffs Notes are dear (Oh man!)
Sting whips it out, his ego, today
Nothing Like The Sun, oh good Lord, please take it away!
Sting, buh-bye now, Sting hurts my ear
Sting’s in the crapper; Sting, grow a beard!
Sting’s working now, I just heard today
Who would a thought that The Police would come back our way?
Copyright 2007, Agrimorfee. By the way, I don't hate Sting.

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Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 29

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 5   24

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Agrimorfee - June 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Seems I may have struck a nerve already. well-- GOOD! :P
Below Average Dave - June 15, 2007 - Report this comment
"Police was so cool, but he let his artistry go" I can see you are ready for this round, now I'm a little scared of my own contest--I'm creating an Agrimonster, top nods here, one of your better works to date, I love the OS too BTW--it's why I choose to read it.
Jack Wilson - June 15, 2007 - Report this comment
That was awesome.
Matthias - June 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Great job on your first Eminem song, and tearing apart Sting limb from limb, which is kinda like what Eminem did to Steven Tyler in this song.
Old fashioned - June 15, 2007 - Report this comment
I like the way your earning your 5's the old fashioned way, by adding two or three scores together. Somebody quick, do a tribute to this masterpiece.
Red Ant - June 16, 2007 - Report this comment
Congrats for the first submission of this mind-blowingly difficult OS to parody, perhaps Eminem's hardest. The rhymes are off in a few places (moreso than Em's very slanted ones), and I couldn't quite pace the chorus, but the third verse flows better than anyone short of Luke Brattoni could pull off. A successful Sting diss set to this song gets my respect, and my 5s. Best lines were "Just maybe they’ll admit that what they bought/ Was limp jazz/lite rock with the lyrics so overwrought!"
bobpiecheese - July 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Ouch! I have got to start working on my Eminem Artistry entry...even if it may end up being played in a few years, it never hurts to get a head-start! Holy hell! You've got a little masterpiece right here! And who cares if you're ripping into Sting? Not me anyway!
Below Average Dave - July 10, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Well, as a huge fan of this original, to my surprise, I was able to make it fit perfectly. . .I mean to the point I was able to fit it, and it got me really laughing. . .I already told you I loved it, I don't know who bombed this score wise, but I mean, in my opinion, it's among your best, right up there with SLC. . .absolutely amazing. . .I mean--AMAZING
Matthias - July 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Never actually had a problem with Sting, but you seem to and that's fine with me because this parody was good nonetheless.
Max Power - July 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Guess the Sting fans got stung.
Peter Andersson - July 22, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Impressive parody and a diss is of course in tune (no pun intended) with some rap music so a good choice for that too.
Phil Alexander - July 26, 2007 - Report this comment
Marvellous - you had me from the "herrings/bearings" rhyme :-)
bobpiecheese - July 27, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above. Still gives me a heart attack.
Jason - July 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Puts the sting in Eminem songs
McKludge - July 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) fave line was "Next why don’t you play old drinking songs on tin whistles?" 555
Cat - July 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) My god, Agri. This was FANTASTIC. I don't care much for Sting myself, and I was laughing out loud all the way through. TMGLTM but "run around the house in the nude?" particularly stood out, what an image.
stuart mcarthur - July 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I agree, Ag - if only Sting would play a little more tennis, maybe the world would be a better place - some very hard subs to make in this OS, and you nailed most of them with very clever lyrics - it's ironic that you had to spend so much time on Sting and his old songs, in order to skewer him - 555
Jeff Reuben - July 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm a Sting fan too, but very nice job with a very tough OS
The Charnstar - July 31, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Totally agree with the song, 5-5-5. And also, may I just say HOLY CRAP! That song must've been hard. 3 days well spent
wannabemustangjockey - July 31, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Incredible.
Kristof Robertson - July 31, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) What everybody else said, times 5. You've really hit a purple patch, Agri...this is bloody fantastic. 555++
Jack Wilson - July 31, 2007 - Report this comment
See above!
Matthias - March 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm still impressed by this one Aggy. Not only did you pull off this Eminem song perfectly, but you did a popular Eminem song that hasn't been done before, and it includes Aerosmith which is just an amazing couplet.
Mikey Squirrel - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
SOTY- A very sting-ing parody. I'm not a big Sting fan either. Very good, Agri!
Max Power - May 26, 2008 - Report this comment
See above
Red Ant - May 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Eminem himself would have had a hard time writing this. I do wonder if a fourth day's work on this would have gotten the rhymes a bit tighter, particularly in part that goes "Like they worship us, plus all the stores ship us platinum/...metamorphosis happen/...and porches just rappin'/ more kissin' ass But then ". Eh, even MM rarely goes into slanted sextuple rhymes. It doesn't detract from the read, just would have been awesome to see it done. =)

On a side note, anyone want to try the Major General and rhyme all 16 syllables from line to line (instead of just the last three)?
Rex - May 29, 2008 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Awesome work -- "Sting, here is thy death". 555
Matthias - May 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Still a great parody and a kick-ass original song (I love Aerosmith!!!) The last stanza was my favorite, because it was so random and I also liked the word "Cockatoo", because it worked so well with Eminem's "Cocked It Too" (Talking about the gun of course. That was a just a brilliant word usage... And I normally don't get excited about word usage, but that was fun!)
Below Average Dave - June 02, 2008 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Well, Agri, you already saw my other comments, I'll add that I LOVE how you were able to turn the original words into your song without it seeming awkward whatsoever. Still love this one as much as the first time I read it. Red Ant, I think you are just a tad too much of an Eminem fan to notice such things;)
bobpiecheese - June 04, 2008 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Wuh-oh, here comes that heart attack again...kudos for tackling this monster of an OS, even if I don''t know that much about Sting (he was/is in the Police, appeared on the Simpsons...and I'm out).
Invisible Boy - June 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I hope you aren't embarrassed by me saying this Agri, but this was very...intelligent...writing. To get "Jung, tantricks, missals, gunwales" as well as the song titles all in there was very clever. Excellent !
BTW...I do really like Sting's vocals on some of the "standards" from The Leaving Las Vegas soundtrack.
Ethan Mawyer - June 05, 2008 - Report this comment
This is a really, really tough song. Lots of internal rhyming in the original, and you missed a lot of it, but overall good job.
Guy - October 11, 2009 - Report this comment

Sing is to sung as sting is to stung, but this is rap. I can appreciate the work that went into this. Parodies get quite old on the 3rd day of a write. Nothing like a great police sting operation.
bobpiecheese - October 14, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC5) See above (triple heart-attack!)!
Leo Keough - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC5(S) Great rant with lots of funny references about the target!!!...555!!!
DJ Blaze - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Ranting about OSes and other bands is awesome in my opinion. Very well done! 555
Stuart McArthur - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) see above - you should get extra points for taking on eminem and finding enough material to satisfy the pacing Ag, which you did - yes he is a pretentious twat, just like in that novel by Nabokov (uh oh, now I'm channeling him - but how anybody could write that lyric beats me))
Abbott Skelding - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC- Pretty good job, not a huge Eminem or Sting fan, but not bad!
Red Ant - October 16, 2009 - Report this comment
See above - still a monster of a parody!
Melanie Lee - October 16, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) How can a parody be both wearisome and hilarious? Man, what a workout! And for a guy who claims not to hate Sting, you sure pour on the venom. However, your "thesis" is backed well by "supporting details". Too clever and too funny to be denied. 555 and a walk through Fields of Gold!
Below Average Dave - October 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Uh. . .see above x2. .. hasn't lost an inch, awesome, awesome, awesome, that's all I can say, Agri, you know I love this one.
Annie - October 25, 2015 - Report this comment
This is awesome! Not at ALL an easy song (or artist) to parody. 555! I love the OS. So great. I'm not a fan of Sting though. Nothing against him-I just find his stuff boring.
Agrimorfee - October 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Thanks Annie! (new positive comments for old songs are always welcome!)

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