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Song Parodies -> "A Nerdy-Arsed Emo Is Something To Be"

Original Song Title:

"Working Class Hero"

Original Performer:

Green Day

Parody Song Title:

"A Nerdy-Arsed Emo Is Something To Be"

Parody Written by:

Stuart McArthur

The Lyrics

I love John Lennon's original version but the recent Green Day version is just, like, kinda more deep and meaningful, y'knooo..............y'all can listen to it (temporarily) right here

The day I was born
I started to bawl
those nurses did not understand me at all
the maternity ward was quite cold I recall
A nerdy-arsed emo is something to be
A nerdy-arsed emo is something to be

They hurt me at home and they hurt me at school
I once nearly drowned in the junior lap-pool
and football is hard if y'can't follow the rules
A nerdy-arsed emo is something to be
You get to wear black and be real unhappy

I was tortured emotionally, all through those years
THEN they expected I'd start a career!
but no job I tried had the right atmosphere
A nerdy-arsed emo is something to be
You get to be all deep and Dawsons Creek-y

So I just played sad music and wrote poetry
the world needs more sensitive people like me
there's too many bullies, unfortunately
A nerdy-arsed emo is something to be
I'd stay home and watch Doctor Phil on TV

(pause while I indulge in some favourite mournful chords)

They found me a job - at the town library
but it can be stressful, and really scary
on Thursday two schoolgirls teased me unfairly
A nerdy-arsed zero is something to be
I'd be one again (if I weren't so lazy)
My pasty-faced pals text me incessantly
My ringtone's a Jimmy Eat World mp3

whine, whine, whine........

If you want to be an emo, it's rather easy
just don't hurt my feelings and whine more than me

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 19

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McKludge - June 29, 2007 - Report this comment
I'd give you 5's, but what's the point, man... :-)
Jeff Reuben - June 29, 2007 - Report this comment
Story of my life here =) Well done.
Peter Andersson - June 29, 2007 - Report this comment
The biggest problem with the world today is emo apathy, but who gives a **** about that anyway. (I give 5s here though).
Jack Wilson - June 29, 2007 - Report this comment
That was awesome! 5s
alvin - June 29, 2007 - Report this comment
my fave of the day
Matthias - June 29, 2007 - Report this comment
I know what you mean when ever I get a 111, put on the black eyeshadow and start listening to Fall Out Boy, but if Rick Cormier records this one I'll have a different song to listen to while I write my awful poetry. The 555er are the only ones that really understand me.
AFW - June 29, 2007 - Report this comment
I goth to give you fives for this...right in tune with today's times
Agrimorfee - June 29, 2007 - Report this comment
Here the cover by Green Day is perfectly matched to the parody! (tho not intrinsically emo, but Lennon was ahead of his time). 555 Stu
stuart mcarthur - June 30, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks McKludge, bummer, man...

thanks Jeff - LOL - I'll check out your Jimmy Eat World parodies

yeah, Peter, why bother bothering anyway - thanks

thanks Jack, thanks alvin - I think that might be a first for me! :-)

thanks Matthias - at least someone understands you. Noone understands me, man, except my poetry

thanks AFW - yeah, in tune - but I don't really like talking about my music

thanks Ag - that's what I thought. Green Day aren't emo, but it was hearing their version on the radio that inspired the title sub - Lennon's is more bitter and angry - thanks mate
Phil Alexander - November 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Brilliant, Stu - and the perfect character assassination in lyric :-)
Guy - August 16, 2009 - Report this comment

Emo-apathy as stated in comment by Peter Anderson above - It's like knowing the difference between ignorance and apathy - I don't know and I don't care. So that's 2 parodies about nerds in this round and both from down under folk. Nerdacious write Stu, sniff, sniff... Here's 5 pieces of cheese to go with the whine.
Melanie Lee - August 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Hey, I can relate to that! "The world needs more sensitive people like me!" No, really...! 5-5-5!
bobpiecheese - August 19, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC5) Nice skewering of emo culture here Stu. Never seen on o' thems in real life, but my bet says if I ever see one, they will not fit the stereotype at all. Anyway 555, etc etc.
Leo Keough - August 19, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC5(N) Nice job on this - went really well with the OS!!!...555!!!
Red Ant - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Perfect fit to the OS, even the feminine rhymes (a subtle dig on emos?) in the last verse. Went well with my cup of hemlock-flavored coffee. The last verse was killer. I'd like to take a stab at recording this... sometime. =)
Agrimorfee - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) still mopin'
Below Average Dave - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
This was fun, a little on the simple side, but something about taking this song, which is truly emo in nature (even the original was) and making it. . .more obvious, just put a smile on my face.
Claude Prez - February 17, 2018 - Report this comment
Okay, this one has aged extreeeeemely well. Nailed it
Belle - February 18, 2018 - Report this comment
Whining out 5-5-5 for you.

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