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Song Parodies -> "Mr Can'twrite"

Original Song Title:

"Mr Brightside"

Original Performer:

The Killers

Parody Song Title:

"Mr Can'twrite"

Parody Written by:

Dumb Ass Kid

The Lyrics

Explains why I haven't been submitting many more parodies lately. If i've missed parts off, I only had the lyrics to work with so i'm sorry if it's cock-eyed in places
I've been writing for days
And I was doing just fine
Until I went to write down
What was in my mind

It started out really well
But now it's ended up sh*t
Think i'll give it a miss
I'll write better than this

I was falling asleep
With the song in my head
Thought i'd done it this time
Explained it all in my thread

Then I woke the next day
And my mind was just blank
It was all in my head
But my thoughts have all sank now

It seems like they stank now
I let go cause
I can't think it's bugging me
I'm losing control

Parodies try to keep my sanity
Skimming through in vanity
Lost all sense of gravity
Guess that it's the price I pay
AmIRight is calling me
Clutch my pen with eager heights
I'm Mr Can'twrite

Next day's almost the same
Can't think what I tried to write
Try to think of the time
But it's too hard to recite

Now i'm going insane
Coz my brain has just froze
Had that idea kept
But it went while I slept

I was doing so well
My song's the best of the best
Thought 'man, i'll get loads of 5s'
But now that memorie's dead

Kind of p*sses me off
When you think up a treat
Stored inside of my brain
But now life isn't too sweet now

Can't seem to repeat now
I think back but
It's gone from inside of me
It's emptied my soul

Now you see why i've got no parodies
Feeling's something new to me
Can't think what I used to see
Can't remember what I say
Parodies from Yesterday
Now i'm writing complete sh*te
I'm Mr Can'twrite

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.2
How Funny: 4.1
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 10

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   0
 3   2
 4   4
 5   4

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Rick C - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Well put, DAK. What I find frustrating is, sometimes I'll have a parody half done and, then I find someone else has already done it. I've lost some ideas to sleep too though. 5s
Ethan Mawyer - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Congrats on 50 parodies. As for the song, it was quite off in places but i only know that from parodying the song myself (and hearing it incessantly) so i gave it a 344.
Dumb Ass Kid - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Rick C - I've been trying to post some new stuff for days, and found it impossible to come up with any ideas, so I got my inspiration from not having any inspiration! Thanx Ethan - Thanx for the congrats, i honestly hadn't noticed! I thought this was like my 48th or something? Oh well. And i'm sorry about the pacing, damn lyric sites. I tried to find the original to hear it through, but alas to no avail, so your 3 is understandable. Thank you
Ethan - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
What lyrics site did you use? tophitsonline is usually pretty reliable as far as pacing goes - that's what I used for my parody of this song. And the mp3 is really easy to get if you have limewire
Dumb Ass Kid - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
I can't remember. I usually use, but in this case half the lyrics were missing, so I clicked on the next site down after typing in 'the Killers - Mr brightside official lyrics'. I don't have limewire and this isn't my computer so I can't download stuff onto it, but thanx for the suggestions anyway : )
Michael Pacholek - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
If this is the result, then it's worth the wait. I've noticed there's an Elton John tribute site with lyrics, but when a verse is repeated, they don't repeat it. Very confusing if you've been in a cave for the last 35 years, or were born after then, and aren't familiar with Reg and Bernie's work.
Dumb Ass Kid - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Red Ant - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but I'll go 444 on this. Not hilarious but well written. I have approx. 20 COMPLETED parodies that will never see the light of day here as they are not even funny to me ( some may be on whatfreaks though ).

Even official websites are horrible at times like Michael said for skipping choruses, repeats, and especially background/secondary vocals. CD covers can even be wrong- the lyrics for "Paradise City" and "Sin" by Stone Temple Pilots are beyond awful, they aren't even in the correct order. If I have never heard TOS then I do not write the parody ( another reason to get writers block ). Also as Rick pointed out, several ideas never make it past a parody title as someone ( or SEVERAL someones ) have beat me to it. Gratz on 50.

The best site I have found so far is
Dumb Ass Kid - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanx Red Ant, but I was wondering what Michael meant by the comment 'If this is the result, then it's worth the wait'
DJ Music13 - July 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Was ok, pacing was off in some parts 344. Hint on pacing, try matching up the syllabols of the real song lyrics. ( line by line, and if you can word by word, a bonus is having the same ryhming sounds but thats a little more tricky)
Dumb Ass Kid - July 25, 2005 - Report this comment
thank you for your advice, djmusic13 : )

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