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Original Song Title:

"All I Really Want To Do"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"What I Really Want To Do"

Parody Written by:

Patrick McWilliams

The Lyrics

Everyone has his or her own idea of freedom. The hardest part about freedom is respecting that of others. There is also a difference between "being" free and "getting" something for free. A distinction lost on a lot of advocacy groups.
I ain't lookin' to ignite a flag
Dress in drag or bash a fag
Educate you, denigrate* you
Or fret about the things you ate, too
What I really want to do
Buy me an Uzi or two

No, and I ain't lookin' to take offense
Jump a fence, for recompense
Grow a clone or launch a drone
Talk on free Obama phone
What I'd really like to do
Shoot me an Uzi or two

I ain't itchin' to smoke a joint
Go to court to prove a point
Birth enforce you or needle source you
Nor alternate life style endorse you
All I really want to do
Find me a bullet or two

I don't want to wed a dude
Or sext you nude, wear tee shirt lewd
Or corrupt you, or disrupt you
Or insure you, or secure you
What I really want to do
Shoot off a bullet or two

I don't want an ape for kin
Let you redefine what's sin
Occupy you, email spy you
Classify you, prayer deny you
What I'm hankerin' to do
Blast me a target or two

I don't want to start a war
That isn't what my gun is for
And I don't need you to agree with me
Just need you to let me be
All I really want to do
Bring back a freedom or two
* I could see some of today's public school graduates misinterpreting this word.

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Marty Wolfson - September 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Enjoyed your parody, but found your shooting ambition to be niggardly.* How about saving a species or two? Or adopting an abused dog or two? Or sponsoring a Guatemalan orphan or two?

*I could see some of today's public school graduates misinterpreting this word.
Bill Arm - September 12, 2013 - Report this comment
If you don't understand that the bedrock of American freedom is the First Amendment, not the Second, you may have a living ape for kin.
Dave W. - September 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Good tune for the times, Patrick....Using 'niggardly' has gotten plenty of people unjustifiably fired, Patrick....Even college grads
Rob Arndt - September 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Great work, Patrick... loved the Uzi refs. Been around 2 decades since I handled one. Best SMGs in chronological order: MP-18 (Ger), MP-28(Ger), Thompson (USA), M-35 (It), Suomi (Fin), MP-40 (Ger), PPSh-41 (Rus), Sten and Sterling (Brit), Uzi (Is), MP-K/L (Ger), M10/11 (USA), MP-5 (Ger- King of SMGs), and now the MP-7 (Ger- which is technically a PDW)!!! 555!!!
Patrick - September 12, 2013 - Report this comment
What would low-info lefties think if you called them "malefactors"? I don't like dogs, would never adopt one. If I ever get a concealed carry permit, it will be primarily for protection against four-legged "pets" that threaten me any time I try to walk 50 feet past my front door. "Guatemalan" has too many syllables. Got to shoot an Uzi once. Fun, easy to handle. Ever see a Rhodesian Kommando? Plastic lower receiver, Sten tube upper. Uzi magazines. Semi-auto only. Not particularly reliable. Got to fire one about 10 years ago. Several of the insurgents in the movie "The Gods Must Be Crazy" carry them. The ACLU, which supports so called "gay rights" also goes to bat for Fred Phelps and the Westboro "Church".
Marty Wolfson - September 12, 2013 - Report this comment
It comes as no surprise that the ill-will between you and dogs is mutual. Dogs are very discerning.

The ACLU also defended the right of neo-Nazis to march through the largely Jewish town of Skokie, Ill. They would defend any group that was collectively condemned as "malefactors." So you have nothing to worry about. There is an organization that fights for civil liberties and against censorship, active prejudice, and many other harmful, narrow views and stereotypes, whether they come from the Left or Right.

Sorry to have taxed you with a four-syllable word while you're still recovering from being hit on the head by a Coke bottle.
Patrick - September 12, 2013 - Report this comment
The ACLU is not particularly interested in the Second Amendment. But, there are numerous organizations that handle those matters. I used to say the ACLU's motto should be "Defending the Rights of Those Who Don't Respect the Rights of Others". The Public Library is celebrating "Banned Book Week" by displaying books that have been pulled or threatened in public school libraries or classrooms, mostly due to sexual content or occasionally satanism or drug references. Next time I get advance warning, I will pick up a copy of "The Turner Diaries" and drop it into their display. That ought to challenge their degree of "tolerance". I do think the ACLU and NRA are joining in a suit against the NSA.
John Jenkins - September 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Outstanding 2nd amendment defense. It seems that the comments are primarily focused on praising the content of the parody - and understandably so - but the ofantastic rhyming also has to be saluted.
Patrick - September 16, 2013 - Report this comment
I tried to match the rhyme pattern as best I could. Dylan is sometimes inconsistent with his pacing and rhymes from one stanza to the next. There is one more Dylan I would like to do, that has not been covered on AIR. Maybe some day I will get the inspiration. As for other Dylan masterpieces, check out Leo Keough's "Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts" parody. Wow!

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