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Song Parodies -> "Mr. Parody Man"

Original Song Title:

"Mr. Tambourine Man"

Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"Mr. Parody Man"

Parody Written by:

Paul Robinson

The Lyrics

Ever wonder what the Original Song Author and Performer think about YOUR work? Sure ya do
[acoustic guitar intro]

Hey, Mr. Parody Man, think you're "dissin" me
As I'm reading I do not like what you're trying to do
Yes, I am pissed at you, man; I am greatly peeved
If I could your neck I'd strangle till your face would turn blue

Think it blows that this creep defiles my work with heavy hand
My thoughtful songs he pans
Man, his writing I can't stand; this dummy's feeble
His damn weird word replacements pique my anger and I seethe
So mad; can barely breathe
At my patience's end; yeah, soon I will be screaming

His god-damned parodies slam songs quite dear to me
Wish he'd cease this and then just refrain; but he won't do
Rein in this ass, is my plan; put him on a leash
Send this d*ckhead a stern warning; hope he can take a clue

Tasteless drivel drips out from this assh*le; thinks he's hip
My lyrics he does "diss", I'm angered, yeah, I'm pissed
This bozo's dumb as sh*t; I'm moaning at his "poo" spiels
Got me muttering
About to stain my underwear; his antics make me crazed
I'd like to smash his face; tasteless trash he writes does grate
It's garbage; I won't utter it

Man, this guy makes me so mad with his parodies
My work cheapened; think it's a disgrace; I'm going to sue
Wish this were just a dream and I'd awake to see
That this dip-wad lame-assed moron was done writing this "poo"

Though he might get laughs with his crap; it's because his fans are drunks
Drunks who laugh at stuff that's dumb; pains me greatly what he's done
What a nut this guy; he tears apart my phrasing
Fills instrumental spaces with insipid improv lines
No, I cannot stand this guy; he's a thorn in my backside
Wish he'd lay off of my lines; get distracted and obsess
'bout Tori Amos*

What might I say to this man? "Don't do this to me
Your stuff's cheesy and in awful taste; you know it's true
Please, dude, give me a break, man, from your parodies
Think it stinks, you thoughtless moron that you mangle my tunes"

[instrumental break]
[the {bracketed} lines below are sung lightly during the break by the Parody Author]
{Man, this is really good stuff, bet that Bob would laugh}
{then give me his autograph}
{and then he would indicate}
{that he thinks that I write great}
{and my ego would inflate}
{then more great stuff I'd create}
[starts humming the rest of the instrumental section]

I said, "Bob, please understand me, I would like to ease your mind
Think your songs are quite sublime; I'd hoped my posts would please
I must write parodies; it is my writer's niche
Yeah, I am twisted, but rarely do harm, though
Yes, these rants from my demented mind are just what came to me
How they get there; it beat me – brain receptor's might be jammed
Man, that LSD was greatsay, Bob, what did I just say?
Would you like to see this piece I'll post tomorrow?"

Bob said, "No, that's OK, man; don't have time to read
Must be leaving, hope you'll be OKget better soon"
"Hey, just what did he mean, man? Nothing's wrong with me
I will post this for tomorrow; hope you will read it through"

* How did he know THAT?

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 13

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 2   1
 3   0
 4   0
 5   12

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Ravyn Rant - September 27, 2006 - Report this comment
It must be Parody Day - I drove to work listening to Weird Al's new album, then I see this. Paul, this is waaaay better than anything on Al's new album (although "White and Nerdy" is a lot of fun). I'm honestly in awe here. (*bows down saying "we're not worthy!"*) 555
Paul Robinson - September 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Thank you, Ravyn!! High praise to have my work mentioned in the same breath as Al's...especially without a derogatory reference ~ ~ ~
Rafeal De La Ghetto - September 27, 2006 - Report this comment
I only know the Byrds version of this song...but I'm sure they're pretty much the same overall. You still get a perfect score from me.
alvin rhodes - September 27, 2006 - Report this comment
my fave of the day
Paul Robinson - September 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Rafael - Dylan's version is much's more complete (well, he wrote it, after all). Thanks! Thank you, alvin ~ ~ ~
TJC - September 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Novel approach... excellent amiright centric parodying!
Jason - September 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Very good, Mr Paul Robinson. I have seen other parodies that mention parody authors. I wouldn't mind being mentioned even though I haven't written as many as others, since I hardly have any free time on my hands! Paul, since you are obviously a talented parody writer, I wouldn't mind if you took one of my parodies and did an "improved" version of it. Maybe I could learn some writing techniques if you was to do that! Anyway 555s for you.
Adagio - September 27, 2006 - Report this comment
A very funny look at what THEY think of us. Good going, Paul. : D
Paul Robinson - September 27, 2006 - Report this comment
TJC - That's alotta syllables of praise...Thanks! Jason, Thanks! Of course, I'm only kinda mentioning myself here...not actually even that...When I get a little more time I'll try and take a look and see if I know the material you work with. If I see something special that I'd do with it I'll leave it in a comment/remark. Pat - well, that's if they think of us at all...but it wouldn't have made much of a parody without at least using that assumption, would it? lol ~ ~ ~ Thanks, all...
PMS - September 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Interesting and funny take. 555.
Paul Robinson - September 27, 2006 - Report this comment
PMS - Thanks!
Meriadoc - September 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Wow! Was the OS really that long...? ;-D
Kristof Robertson - September 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Of course this doesn't apply to me, Paul...any artist that I parody should be grateful to me for improving their mediocre efforts. ;-) Great fun, mate! 555
Green Bloodied Hound Dogs - September 28, 2006 - Report this comment
I like it! TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Paul Robinson - September 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Yep, Mer - indeed it was (except for my 'additional lyrics' during the instrumental part near the end). It was 5 minutes + for sure...unlike the Byrds 2 to 3 minute AM radio release that a lot of people relate this title to. Kristof...Of course...and I'm SURE they all! They're probably jealous because there is NO way they could write lyrics like these and get them on the they are stuck writing straight and serious lyrics, the poor bastards...I pity them (uh...right...uh...). GBHD -Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it ~ ~ ~
Ferragamo - September 28, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm not familiar with Dylan's version either...but I could still follow the pacing perfectly. 5-5-5.
Joe - September 30, 2006 - Report this comment
I know Dylan's version very well. Nice work.
Paul Robinson - October 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Joe & Ferragamo - Thanks much, glad you liked it.

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