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Song Parodies -> "My Knack Ages"

Original Song Title:

"My Back Pages"

Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"My Knack Ages"

Parody Written by:

Patrick McWilliams

The Lyrics

The somewhat irregular pacing of Dylan's words gives the parodist a bit of flexibility. But it is difficult not to come up with lyrics that are more coherent and meaningful than the original. Dylan wrote six verses, the Byrds recorded four. I compromised at five.
Diesel locomotives pulling
Coal cars down the track
Hypnotic flashing crossing lights
And a warning sign "Keep Back!"
As I await my chance to pass
My life inverts somehow
Ah, but I was just a young man then
I am a fetus now

In the summer heat I sought relief
In a store that sold ice cream
A steady line of customers
Through the door began to stream
Please mix a bar, "Three Musketeers"
With some frozen liquid cow
Ah, but I was just a young man then
I am a fetus now

In a lunar stance I dropped my pants
And some mongrel dogs did shriek
Fearing I had just exposed myself
Past the limits of their leash
Rabies shots are painful, man
Doc sticks the needle, YOW!!!
Ah, but I was just a young man then
I am a fetus now

(Instrumental break with lots of electric guitars)

Ah, but I was just a young man then
I am a fetus now

Part time half-assed parodist
Dreaming songs up as I nap
Using other people's melodies
As the framework for this crap
Thesaurus open on my desk
I'll find a rhyme, somehow
Ah, but I was just a young man then
I am a fetus now

Mister Dylan wrote some lines
Using words that made no sense
When I questioned his intentions
He just offered this defense
Mystery, obscurity
I sold my songs, and how!
But I was just a poor boy then
I am a rich man now

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Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 2

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 5   2

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alvin - February 26, 2008 - Report this comment
very surreal...i dug it
LittleCupCakes - February 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I liked this very much and you are a !st Class Parodist, by my humble standards, Sir. I do enjoy reading your work.

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