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Song Parodies -> "(You Look) Like a Clown"

Original Song Title:

"Upside Down"

Original Performer:

Jack Johnson

Parody Song Title:

"(You Look) Like a Clown"

Parody Written by:

Rebekah Dub

The Lyrics

As saddening as it is to tell a three-year-old that she looks like a clown, that's exactly what she looks like when she wears pageant gear a la Toddlers and Tiaras. But it's not their fault: we've got their infamous stage moms to thank for that.
Who’s to say that little kiddos
Should compete in those pageant contests
They look so tacky
In too-tight dresses and done-up hair

Which will be damaged when they turn twelve, if
Not before that due to overheat
What mother imposes that on her kids
It provokes my curiosity

I want to say that you look like a clown
With all that makeup plastered on your face
And I also see lipstick on your teeth
Which is a travesty because you’re three
Rendering you too young to wear makeup

Who’s to try to justify this bane
Of every other parent’s existence, I begin to find
That they live vicariously

Through their kiddos who really look like clowns
With makeup plastered on their dear faces
I start to really feel sorry for them
It is a travesty because they’re three

Dearest stage mom, don’t you realize that your kid
Is much too young to wear makeup

She should run through her backyard
Or maybe taking swimming lessons at the Y
She is too young to compete in pageants

Don’t be a stage mom
Don’t be a stage mom
Don’t be a stage mom

‘Cause they live vicariously
Through their kids, and it makes me sick
Since I achieved my goal of 26 (unique) parodies before my birthday weekend, I'm imposing another challenge upon myself (in December): one Christmas parody a day until Christmas Day. =) Speaking of which, I could probably start drafting my A.I.R. bio.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 3.7
How Funny: 3.7
Overall Rating: 3.7

Total Votes: 3

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 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   2

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Rob Arndt - November 07, 2011 - Report this comment
What I abhor is the parents that turn their little girls into prostitots- you know, like little whores. THAT industry needs to go. Good song-555!!!
Save the Children Now - November 08, 2011 - Report this comment
The TV news people keep bringingup the issue of who murdered Jon Ramsey. It shouldn't take a rocket scientist to figure this one out. By exploiting their daughter into a cash cow her parents killed her off. Girls used like that may be alive physically but deep inside they are dying. This ScheiBe must be stopped. It's wrong and your song is very good. 555
Rebekah Dub - November 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Thank you for the positive votes. If someone wants to do pageants when they get older, hey! To each their own. But parents should wait until the girl can think for herself. Give these girls childhoods for crying out loud!

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