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Song Parodies -> "Engrish"

Original Song Title:

"The Reason"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Just Plain Ruk

The Lyrics

Remember when the characters in older video games spoke in broken English? The common name is "Engrish," and it's used to describe phrases and words that are translated directly into English from another language (here, Japanese). For some, this song will be a funny reminder of days gone by. For the other 98% of you out there--well, you should probably check out something else.
I can't speak perfect English
They made me translate classics, all the same
But I will not relinquish
The script I've been preparing for this game
It's as great as the script for "Zelda 1"
And you will "have a fun!"

"Dodongo dislikes smoke"
Those are the words the old man spoke
I only speak Engrish, it's true
So "a winner is you"

The boss says I've been slacking
He with his L's and R's, to follow suit
So maybe I did write in:
"To travel far, just pray this magic frute"
And that made all the gamers scratch their heads
So Boss is seeing red

I've found a job of great success
Of all the guys on staff, they like me best
Cause otherwise, what would they do
Without "a winner is you"?

And a winner is you
And a winner is you
And a winner is you

I can't speak perfect English
My boss is really starting up a fuss
He says that he will vanquish
The fact that "all your base belong to us"
I gasp and say "it just can't be true!"
So now I'm singing to you:

I had a job of great success
In all my time, they liked me best
But now, Engrish simply won't do
And the winner is you.
(Repeat CHORUS [1])

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Jared - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
A funny parody is this. 555
Victor Cary - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Somebody wrote up us a good parody!
2nz - November 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice parody man. You ever checked out ""? There's a bunch of this stuff on that site, from the video game stuff to messed up English signs in Japan. There are signs above restrooms that say "Remember to FLASH the toilet". If you can manage to include 'all your base' in a parody, I think you'd get a kick out of it.
MC2 - May 16, 2005 - Report this comment
good one. thats not from my time but i know what your talking about cause i play old games

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