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Song Parodies -> "You Ground Me"

Original Song Title:

"You Found Me"

Original Performer:

The Fray

Parody Song Title:

"You Ground Me"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

As an adult, I still myself after having made a mistake, being afraid of my parents reaction. Like what are they going to do to me? Well...
Verse 1: Don’t tell Mom
That I spilled my juice on her fancy rug
Though the stain adds a nice touch
She comes home
Smells Tide and Hawaiian Punch
She knows what I did
It’s ugly anyway
“What’d you do?”
“Seems everything is falling apart”
And ev’ry day
A mess waits for me at home
That never ends
When I am leaving you at home
And I’m blamed
For the fun’ral of my mom’s fancy rug

Chorus: Stains across the floor
You ground me, you ground me!
Hide behind the door
You found me, you found me!
Friends outside my gate
None for you, none for you!
Fun will have to wait
I’m grounded, I’m grounded!

Verse 2: I have this friend
I snuck her inside of my home
Loving her
The only one who’s ever cared
What I do
What I did and what I shouldn’t do
She tries to go
We’re caught and know what’s next for me

Chorus: Busted and recused
You ground me, you ground me!
Locked inside my room
I’m bounded, I’m bounded!
But I have a date
None for you, none for you!
But I’m 28
Still grounded, still grounded!

Bridge: It’s important to understand
I’ve been growin’
For years and years and years and years
And you never accept my maturity
You never give me no credit
I’m not some kind of boy
That hasn’t grown up

Chorus: Not your little boy
Can’t ground me, can’t ground me
Not him anymore
I’m sorry, I’m sorry

Chorus: Now that I’m mature
Can’t ground me, can’t ground me!
My kids on the floor
Surrounded, surrounded!
Both of you were great
I love you, I love you!
Now, I’m running late
Unground me, unground me!

Outro: Why’d I slam the gate?
They ground me, they ground me…

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Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 7

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Matthias - September 28, 2016 - Report this comment
I've seen this twist where it turns out that the son is older than the song originally lets on I think that Abbott did it best with his tune: "Why Does Our Son Whine?" but this was still a pretty enjoyable and fun tune! I still really liked this one but it wasn't as original as your work normally is.
Max Power - October 04, 2016 - Report this comment
I think anyone can somewhat relate to this.
bobpiecheese - October 04, 2016 - Report this comment
(Artistry) This was pretty good, but I think the "is actually a grown man" twist was played a bit too early. It would've been more effective if done during the last chorus instead of at the end of the second chorus. Still quite good though, 555 overbearing parents!
Abbott Skelding - October 06, 2016 - Report this comment
Hey, thanks for the shout out Matty. I agree with Grim that the "grown man" twist was a chorus too early. Either way, it was a fun read but it could use a little tweaking.

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