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Song Parodies -> "Raising The Bar"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Parody Song Title:

"Raising The Bar"

Parody Written by:

Ethan Mawyer

The Lyrics

Come to believe that the things I’ve achieved
Were too easy I must try harder
Throw out common sense
Go for accomplishments
That have never been approached before
Like winning lots without seeing a card
In a hold ‘em game run by Shawn Carter
Or I’ll organize
For an enormous prize
Hydra fighting manticore

Wanna view those dueling monsters
I’ll find Osama, and take his bacon omelette

Walk on my nose and then talk with my toes
And sell nudist clothes are my ambitions
I’ll climb Kilimanjaro with both my hands
Very busy juggling fish
Rubbing a tree will get me a genie
And she will grant me a fourth wish
Then in Kazakhstan I'll say I’m Borat and
They’ll give me a scrumptious dish

Paid gold, just for playing Halo
Then maybe Plato will tell me that my brain’s slow

With orange beads and lima beans
I’m gonna build a time machine
Plato, whoa

Winter’s when it’s fun to wear swim trunks up in the tundra
Where I’ll sow wild oats
Fire eating pirates will write haikus on papyrus
On my own wooly boat
With a bit of trouble I’ll turn stubble into bubbles
Where I’ll bathe my pet goats
Rummaging through sand I will unearth a baby grand
And I’ll play the right notes

Might step outside late at night and collide with my shadow which will leave the ground
I’ll hit it to the wall when Glavine threw the ball three feet wide and two feet down
Strep in my throat or the pink in my eyes will cure themselves no need for treatment
I’ll sound eloquent reciting elements
When the Devils take the ice

I’ll go leap over a silo
I’ll play with play-doh, and remain on the payroll

My play-doh chart will earn such praise
My boss will recommend a raise

Play-doh, whoa

Sting and Deepak Chopra will sing opera lots on Oprah just because I said so
Pfizer will surprise the world by merging with Godiva they’ll have great placebos
The reason I say that is I’ll make that deal created in the late double ohs
Rhyming way down south a baby rattle in my mouth they will all love my flow

(unintelligible noises)

Simon’s gonna smile when Sanjaya uses Idol to book ten sold-out tours
Higher-minded science will help curb religious violence which will end lots of wars
Oh, I’ll earn promotions when I row across the ocean using toothpicks as oars
Maybe I will walk to a cute girl and start to talk and I won’t be ignored

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 17

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Red Ant - April 27, 2007 - Report this comment
The RCHP meet Blinded By The Light = Snow. Bastard of an OS to do Ethan, and this was wonderfully wacky, with some great rhymes to boot. "Fire eating pirates will write haikus on papyrus"; far out, man! 555
Below Average Dave - April 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Well, a definitive challenge of a parody there. . .Red Ant really caught what I would have to say in words only he could do correctly. . .good job!
TJC - April 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Very interesting and well crafted, Ethan. A lot of creativity on display here.
Agrimorfee - May 10, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Your lyrics are 10x better than Anthony Kiedis', wacky like Steven Wright. Makes me actually want to hear that crappy song so I can sing along with the parody.
McKludge - May 10, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) "Higher-minded science will help curb religious violence which will end lots of wars." We can only hope! This parody makes no sense, but in the best possible way.
Max Power - May 11, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Great
Peter Andersson - May 14, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM = Superman of the Millenium?
Matthias - May 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Blinded By The Snow?!?!?!?!?! FIVES!!!
bobpiecheese - May 24, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Random nonsense + cool song = 555 from me, mate!
Michael McVey - May 24, 2007 - Report this comment
I think I got lost in the tundra about halfway through this one.
stuart mcarthur - May 25, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) wacky and random Ethan, with some truly brilliant bon mots, like the idea of getting a fourth wish out of a genie! LOL! - there should be a whole parody in that idea alone - 555 (...and Sting singing with Deepak on Oprah)
Jason - May 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) A riveting read. Made me chuckle.
Johnny D - May 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Densely-packed with depth of thought ... "Higher-minded science will help curb religious violence which will end lots of wars" -- let's hope so!
Below Average Dave - May 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) It's the fact that so many great parodies are in each month that make it hard to rate a top 5, this one is no exception. Great word choices throughout.
Raphaella So - May 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) - lol
Mikey Squirrel - May 30, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM- God, I love a nonsensical parody, very much like my version of Blinded by The Light ( and this was defintely a hard one to do but the results were downright silly and well done.
Cat - May 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Couldn't access the OS, but this was brilliant! TMGLTM but the nudist clothing line was a favorite.
wannabemustangjockey - May 30, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Insanity is a beautiful thing. : )
Red Ant - May 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above, and this was even better on a second read - loved "And sell nudist clothes...", the fourth wish, "With orange beads and lima beans/ I’m gonna build a time machine" (LOL!) and what JD picked out. Crikey, this is turning out to be a killer SOTM...
Red Ant - May 30, 2007 - Report this comment
PS - Your video link has been yanked from YouTube, but here's another identical video of "Snow" not yet gone:
Kristof Robertson - May 31, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Zany doesn't even begin to describe this parody, Ethan. Even John Lennon at the height of his narcotics-fuelled lyrical absurdity would be hard pressed to match this. 555 of course
Jack Wilson - May 31, 2007 - Report this comment
That ruled, loved the Sanjaya refrence too, anytime he;s refernced in a parody is awesome to me
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