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Song Parodies -> "I'm Bored (The Not-So-Great Outdoors)"

Original Song Title:

"I'm Yours"

Original Performer:

Jason Mraz

Parody Song Title:

"I'm Bored (The Not-So-Great Outdoors)"

Parody Written by:

Abbott Skelding

The Lyrics

Original Song:
Well my dads gone crazy, I just know he's lost it
I tried to get sleep, but I'm just so darn exhausted
He told us all to pack
He said we're going to relax
So then our family went out
I guess we're gonna be tested
And "Nothing's going to stop us from enjoying this vaction"
But I guess my only concern is when we all return

But I can't take my dad's loud snores, no more
The not-so-great outdoors

We're sitting round the fire and dad can't see
That every one of us, we all agree
None of us are having any fun, fun, fun, fun
I miss all my fun stuff, all the fun stuff that I did not bring
Man I hate my family
And it's my God-forsaken right to have fun, fun, fun, fun, fun

So I can't take this anymore, no more
I cannot wait, I'm bored
I can't sleep in sleeping bags
I need support
The not-so-great outdoors

Outside my tent I see a deer
And he's nibbling my ear

I just really want to leave, that day getting any nearer?
I'm on my hands and knees just trying to make it clearer
"I will eat some broken glass"
But my dad just stood there and he laughed
My dad stood there with a smile and said "Ok, guess we're leavin'
I thought that I'd give up, but my ears could hardly believe it
From our backyard now into
Our awesome living room

So we moved twenty feet indoors, no more
The not-so-great outdoors

Well I go back to my room and I see
My computer games and PS3
I'm glad to be inside and not in the lame outdoors
So please don't, please don't, please don't
Don't make me very irate
Thats my last resort
I would really much rather stay indoors

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 17

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 5   15

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Mark Scotti - July 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Have you been listening to my kids? LOL, and oh so true..
Leo Keough - July 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Ah, the tribulations of youth (enjoy it while you can)...Nice work here!!!...555!!!
Fiddlegirl - July 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Ah, that brought back memories... And beautiful twist at the end! 555
Jonathan S. - July 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Another title switch someone else beat me to the punch on. (LOL) 555
DJ Blaze - August 10, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM: I echo all comment above, especially Mark's. Great job on a oh-so-true subject, and good OS choice. 555
Mark Scotti - August 12, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM - I reitierate my comment above, and it even got better on my second read...
Guy - August 15, 2009 - Report this comment

Abbott - This parody lends a whole new meaning to the word "Campaign". Decent write about a favorite activity of mine.
Peter Andersson - August 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I'd figure that someone who likes Indie would like the outdoors too, but maybe it's a beard thingy? :-)=
Medemia - August 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Good job. As the snoring dad, I think I need to take my family out on a camping trip. There were a couple of places that I couldn't quite get the pacing to work but that may just be my first-time hearing the song. Not enough to knock it.
Matthias - August 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I've been camping a million times, and I agree that the dad snoring bit really sucks... Been there done that got the T-Shirt.
Leo Keough - August 29, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Voted and commented above and my opinion remains the same!!!
bobpiecheese - August 31, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I've never been camping, and I sure as hell don't plan to, my computer chair's too comfy. 555 for you!
Below Average Dave - August 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Fun little parody Abbott:) Jason Mraz is one of those rare artists of the 2000s decade that I really do like, namely because he actually has talent. Bordem is a topic I'm VERY familiar with, good job
Phil Alexander - August 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I wish Mraz had been singing these words instead.. "bored" was a very good description of how the OS made me feel. But I can relate to this (from a dad's perspective), in that I have two sons, one of which loves this kind of camping trip, the other has always chosen not to go.. and I'm not the kind of dad to force this kind of boredom on my children :-)
Agrimorfee - May 06, 2012 - Report this comment
The length and form of the song didnt lend much opportunity for really explaining why the singer was bored or why he hated camping . Otherwise, expertly paced and rhymed.
Porfle Popnecker - May 07, 2012 - Report this comment
If I had kids, I'd force them to go camping while I stayed home and watched TV.
Mark Scotti - May 07, 2012 - Report this comment
(ABC) I pitched my tent earlier with 555 tent stakes. Kids don't know how to have fun anymore...
bobpiecheese - May 17, 2012 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above!
Blaydeman - May 17, 2012 - Report this comment
(ABC) I wasn't bored while reading this funny parody! Good stuff here Abbott!
D-Mon - May 18, 2012 - Report this comment
(ABC) I hate camping, so I liked this a lot!

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