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Song Parodies -> "Did Not Get The Instructions"

Original Song Title:

"Eve Of Destruction"

Original Performer:

Barry McGuire

Parody Song Title:

"Did Not Get The Instructions"

Parody Written by:

Mikey Squirrel

The Lyrics

Sort of based on a true story about a drafting desk I tried to put together once...
This desk I bought, it’s so frustratin’,
Pieces missing, patience fading,
I got the floor model, it’s me I’m blamin’,
Some assembly required, boy, what an understatement
I’m sure you can all understand all about my lament,
Can you help me put this thing together, I’m at wit’s end, my friend,
Ah, I’m quite upset, I did not get the instructions

Can't you understand, what I'm trying to do?
And can't you tell me what this thing attaches to?
Do I have the right tools, do I need some more screws?
And I feel so blue, there’s no warranty, too
It can happen to you, boy, not much you can do, boy,
Can you help me put this thing together, I’m at wit’s end, my friend,
Ah, well you can bet, I did not get the instructions

Yeah, I’m so damned mad, at this whole situation,
I'm sittin' here, in desperation,
The pieces don’t fit, it’s such an aggravation,
And it doesn’t quite match, the box illustration,
Been at it for hours, there’s no explanation
Checked out their web site, got no information
There’s just too many parts, what an irritation
Can you help me put this thing together, I’m at wit’s end, my friend,
Ah, it’s not done yet, I did not get the instructions

Look at all these stuff lying here on the floor
I see seven wheels, but there’s supposed to be four
Ah, I can’t take it, it’s such a damn waste,
of time and money, I feel so disgraced,
It’s still not together, I’m a basket case,
There’s small metal pieces, all over the place,
I’m throwing this crap out, and I’m going to get wasted
Can you help me put this thing together, I’m at wit’s end, my friend,
Ah, well you can bet, I did not get the instructions.
I’m quite upset I did not get the instructions.
Written by Mikey Squirrel © 2007 Squirrelbait Productions
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John Barry - October 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Been there. Nice job.
Meriadoc - October 03, 2007 - Report this comment
I especially loved the following:

There’s small metal pieces, all over the place,
I’m throwing this crap out, and I’m going to get wasted
Agrimorfee - October 05, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4) At least you got yourself a nice cupboard of pine! :)
Matthias - October 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Don't worry, I got the instructions and they were in Chinese.
bobpiecheese - October 15, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4) Very entertaining read, especially the third paragraph. Very well done, Mikey!

"Gah! English side ruined! Must use French! 'Le grille'?! What the heck is that?!?"
stuart mcarthur - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4) great title sub, and great rhymes, Mikey - although not getting the instructions and getting the instructions are exactly the same things for me - I don't read them either way, which is why that wardrobe to my left looks like it's about to
Kristof Robertson - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4D) Sponsored by IKEA perhaps? ;-) Top-"shelf" writing, Mikey: we've all been to that dark place. 555+
Jeff Reuben - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
Instructions? What are instructions? Nice job =)
Below Average Dave (badave.com) - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) Who needs Instructions anyway!
Cat - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) Thanks for writing about something we can ALL sympathize with! (for me it was a wooden CD tower)...excellent job.

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