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Song Parodies -> "Operation: WoW"

Original Song Title:

"Desolation Row"

Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"Operation: WoW"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Okay. It's finally done. Thanks for nothing, wildcard! For those who don't know, WoW is pronounced 'Wow', and stands for World of Warcraft.
They're staying at home on their asses
They say ev'ryone's a n00b
Vocabulary is filled with 1337-speak
So fat they've got manboobs
They bought this game some years ago
Now they do nothing else
Their whole damn lives simply revolve around
Swords, axes and magic spells
This is why we've got to stop this
The time to act is NOW
So Simmons and Glen, when I say when:
Launch Operation: WoW

World of Warcraft is so addictive
Like speed or marijuana, but worse
Actually it is not quite that bad
But it sure gets close!
At first when you log in, you're thinking
"Don't think I will play this for long"
But ev'ry day, you go back on for some quest
Then all goes wrong
You end up in a small flat
Sleeping at your computer - ow!
Your neck's so stiff, that's why I paid
For Operation: WoW

Now if that don't stop you playing
And spend all day playing outside
I've one more ace up my sleeve
World of Warcraft will make your wallet cry
20 bucks to buy the game, first
And there's lots of expansion packs
Then there is a fee you pay
For each month on your ass
And there's also a bonus thing called a
'Paid Character Transfer fee' so
If you keep on playing, that's when I'll
Launch Operation: WoW

Now Christopher is one who plays it
He smells like some homeless bum
Though he's forty-two and counting
He is still living with his mum
For him, money can't be wasted
On rent, food or phone bills
He saves his dough, and spends it all
On upping his magic skills
And though his eyes are going bad
We'll leave him for now
We need more saps 'till we
Can launch Operation: WoW

Farthgul, who wields a mighty mace
Which is powered by many spells
Pastix, way ahead in his quest
Only needs one more red toad
Henz looks so steroid-enhanced and muscly
Surprised he can move by himself
But he does, but his huge muscles
Keep on phasing straight through themselves
Teh_Leetest_SkIllz keeps on dying
He is only fighting a cow
For these guys, and lots more, it is time to
Launch Operation: WoW

Our agents, they keep their base
In the place we call 'Nowhere'
But we've never had a call
To catch these freaks unawares
Now they have some recreation
They have cards and a big swimming pool
And they also have a huge Air-Con
In summer to keep cool
They all play Cheat, but they are still
Ready to go NOW
It's good they are, cause now it's time to
Launch Operation: WoW

Across the road I run to my place
Our agents have got to be found
The bathroom's where the switch is
To get to my office underground
Through many 'Get Smart!' style doorways
And down some classic 'Batman' poles
And send the word to the agents 'We've
Got to free nerds from their hell-holes'
And the agents put down their playing cards
They've realised the time is NOW
To stop messing around and get on with the launching
Of Operation: WoW

At 'GO' time, all the agents
And me and whoever can drive
Come out and round up all those nerds
Who have wasted their lives
Then they bring them down to our headquarters
Where the anti-WoW machine
Is plugged into their braincells
Or lack thereof, you see
Their blinding laptop screens have
Turned their brains into mush, and how!
'Cause they speak in 1337-speak is why I've fin'lly
Launched Operation: WoW

They'll be dragged to our Ops Van
And gagged with my sweaty socks
But they are still squirming
Shove 'em in a box!
We take 'em back into our headquarters
Punish them for living WoW
They will rue the day they ever dared
To ever say LOL out loud
Brainwash them like Clockwork Orange
So they never type LMAO*
And I would hope that would be the end
Of the Operation: WoW

But I received an e-mail yesterday
From Blizzard Enterprises, wow!
They had found out 'bout my base and
Wanted me to shut down
They don't like my secret station
They think I made rude remarks
You'd think they'd have a sense of humour
Since they were involved with South Park
Sent a reply to Blizzard
It's not 'bout YOU - don't have a cow
It's for those people who
Play this game that's called WoW
*For pacing and rhyming reasons (overall a parodial reason), LMAO is pronounced 'Le-mao' , which is the way my big bro says it out loud. Now, if you need me, I'll be collapsing on my keyboard, hoping to hit 'send'...

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 11

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Matthias - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
All I can say is.... Wow!
Agrimorfee - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Extra points for bravely not rhyming with the original "row". 555
Jack Wilson - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
WOW! That was great! 5s
wildcard - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
You're welcome and great job.
Cat - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Hahahaha! Being that there was a guy in South Korea who actually DIED from playing WoW, I think you've got a noble cause here. Excellent job!
Phil Alexander - August 31, 2007 - Report this comment
Have recently convinced my son not to get himself into WoW, so can relate to this in a way.
Peter Andersson - August 31, 2007 - Report this comment
Who needs to play WoW when we got the One Guy Troll to fight here on Amiright... BTW - I'm fighting it with 5s here.
Agrimorfee - September 10, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) You deserve some more votes on this...maybe the 'WoW' thing was a bit too insular for general interest...
Max Power - September 16, 2007 - Report this comment
Lol n00b
Ethan Mawyer - September 28, 2007 - Report this comment
This is incredibly ambitious, and according to my limited knowledge of WOW based mostly on South Park it does seem to be well executed. The only real down side is that desolation row is much more popular in amiright than the real world which would make it hard for most people to follow even if they know about WOW.
Jason - September 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I liked it. I sort-of know the WoW thing.
Red Ant - September 29, 2007 - Report this comment
Watching that South Park episode is about my only experience with WoW, though you missed the opportunity to make a Leeroy Jenkins gag ( A lot of this parody carries over to EverQuest, with which I am familiar. Excellent worth through the first half of the song (and kudos for working in "A Clockwork Orange"), though I got a bit lost toward the end - maybe not knowing WoW is responsible for that. Does anyone really say "World of Warcraft" as "WoW"? Still, an epic take on an epic game. 555
Below Average Dave ( - September 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Well, difficult song to take on, and frankly I applaud your effort, but like all other Desolation Row parodies I lost interest because the song just drags on and on and on, I can't stand it and laughing to any parody of it is difficult, but I have to say WOW that you had the patience to write a very well paced song to it.
wannabemustangjockey - September 29, 2007 - Report this comment
I don't think I've ever read all the lyrics to the original Desolation Row, but Bob Dylan didn't really need lyrics in most of his music, as unintelligible as his singing is. Most parodies of the OS seem to make more sense, but they still drag on, so I'll have to say I agree with BADave on this.
stuart mcarthur - September 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) well, it's a definite wow for taking this OS on (I'm sure I never will) and it's a good title sub - I also liked the way the story sort of progressed, because you need a direction with this OS, and you had the ideas to make it work - in the end though, the subject is just too esoteric for me, which is a shame, as it's worthy of huge kudos, bobpie - 555
Kristof Robertson - September 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I've gotta agree with Stu, Dave and Jay on this bobpie...while this is an enormously impressive effort and deserving of much kudos: the subject matter was too narrow and specific to sustain such a bloody huge OS for it's whole length. But still deserving of 5s for sheer guts.
Cat - September 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!
Mikey Squirrel - September 30, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM- A very long and difficult song to parody, but you did pull it off nicely. Never played WoW, but after seeing that South Park episode and reading this, I'd have to say... I'm still not gonna play it. Good job though, Conqueror.
maquli - July 11, 2009 - Report this comment
its hard to learn easly because of its length. maquli Buy WoW Gold
maquli - July 11, 2009 - Report this comment
ITS REALLY TO LONG. jack harry < Buy WoW Gold
GirishLaikhra - September 04, 2009 - Report this comment
woohoo thats how I like it! The more people posting the better! ===== Girish ===== Buy WoW Gold--Buy WoW Gold

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