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Song Parodies -> "Everybody Else's Song"

Original Song Title:

"Your Song"

Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"Everybody Else's Song"

Parody Written by:

Claude Prez

The Lyrics

Greetings, friend! Tired of being left out of all those pandering "tribute songs", honoring so-called "writers" who've apparently gained so-called "admiration" for their crappy, so-called "songs"? Well, today it's YOUR turn! Just fill in the blanks and prepare to be red-faced with delighted embarrassment, amigo....
It was really quite funny, that (your name here) song
I've been a huge fan of (your name here) for so long
I don't know Weird Al but, boy if I did
I'd tell him bow down to that (your name here) kid

If I were decisive....but then again, no
Or maybe some asslick out to impress some schmo
Might write a lame tribute, that don't ring true
But (your name here)'s special, and so--this song's for you

And you can tell everybody
That this is your song
I doubt that they'll give a crap but
I could be wrong
I hope you don't mind--
I hope you don't mind--
If I tell the whole world
The one I most like is
(your name here) for sure

I went to your song list and I gave lots of fives
I saw some bad comments, like some "this don't rhyme" jive
Rhyming's overrated; and cleverness is too
Your songs are the greatest, just because they're by you

So I hope you'll forgive me, if I seem insincere
But you're the greatest writer since William Shakespeare
The reason that I say all these things so selflessly
Is you should be famous, now you say it to me

And you can tell everybody
That this is your song
I doubt they'll believe you, unless
You're Elton John
I hope you go blind!
I hope you go blind!
Then get pooped on by birds
I wonder if I'll get
Away with this verse

I hope you don't mind--
I HOPE you don't mind--
That I put down in words....
I want (your name here) to
Get what they deserve....

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 12

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Jack Wilson - May 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job! 555!
Johnny D - May 22, 2004 - Report this comment
My recent "MAD Mari" parody about The Duncans notwithstanding (what does "notwithstanding" mean anyway? Ah, who cares, I just like its impressively pompous sound), this satirical swipe at the whole "tribute parody" concept is brilliant! 555 . . . okay, somebody out there, please, write and post a gushing and embarassing tribute to Claude Prez - now THAT would be sweet justice! ;-D
no one in particular - May 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job! 5/5/5. However, I think this should be 70s because Elton didn't have any 60s stuff.
Melhi - May 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Wow, thanks for saying all those great things about (insert my name here.) (Insert my name here) would be very humbled, if it wasn't so very true. I especially like the clever way (insert your name here) managed to honor (insert my name here) without hurting (insert everyone else's names here)'s feelings. Great job, (insert your name here)! (Insert your name here) should be famous, too! ;)
2nz - May 22, 2004 - Report this comment
(your name here) enjoyed this very much. So did (my name here).
Robert J. Pagliaro - May 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Who knew that there were tribute songs on this site? Clever and funny - unforturtunately, this is not the norm and we'll have to delete this parody.
Billy Florio - May 22, 2004 - Report this comment
GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! True Genius! Excellent Claude! And Im not just saying this because this song is so obviously about me ;-)
Your Name Here - May 22, 2004 - Report this comment
I've been waiting years for this! I am so choked up - I don't know what to say! ;-)
The Great Karlando - May 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Great idea man. The name-dropping does get kinda old after a while.
Claude Prez - May 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Why thank you (you know who I mean). I was glad to see you respond to this; I just knew you'd know it was about you. Can't wait to see your next parody; I just know I'll love it. Oh, and thanks everyone else too.
(insert my name here) - May 23, 2004 - Report this comment
very clever, Claude. (P.Robinson)
alvin rhodes - May 23, 2004 - Report this comment
this is great
Phil Alexander - May 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Well, I had to give you just one for pacing, because when I put my name in, it didn't scan at all ;-) But seriously, this is seriously funny - May 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Wow, two tributes to me on the same day? I really must be as cool as I think I am. I'm not so sure I like the part where I go blind and get pooped on by birds, but lines like "If I were decisive...but then again no" will help me get over it. This is exceptional.
Kristof Robertson - May 24, 2004 - Report this comment
i just don't know what to say...I prepared a speech (here it is..). I'd like to thank the Academy, my dog Randy, all you little insignificant people who made me what I am today, but who I really don't give a f**k about...and most of all, Claude Prez!! 555
wait! wait! Don't put my name in there! - May 27, 2004 - Report this comment
You SHOULD be famous.... now you say it to me! What a great line!
Matthias - May 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks for the tribute buddy!!!! "I doubt they'll believe you, unless/ You're Elton John" was the icing on the cake. This whole thing was clever and sarcastic the best kind of Claude Prez parody.
Andria - May 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I'd have to say that I found this parody to be quite close to the OS when I sang it with my name in place of the blanks since it has three syllables that are similar in accent to the corresponding part of the OS. Other three-syllable names with accenting on the same syllables as mine (such as Alvin Rhodes, Airfarcewon, Johnny D., among others) would work just as well. 5s to you.
Guy - May 08, 2009 - Report this comment

I tried substuting "John Doe" but it didn't work out too good. Then I tried "Johnny Doe" which fit the pace better. Why "Johnny Doe" - because I couldn't think of anyone who would actually want their real name in there. This is so in your face on tributes - I love it. I'm conTRIBUTEing 3 Fives for this little beauty.
Agrimorfee - May 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I read this before and enjoyed it so much that I included it, albeit without your notification in the following mashup parody a few years ago: ...I hope you don't mind, I hope you don't mind that I'd stolen your words! This is easily my favorite of this round, so that should make you happy. :)
Red Ant - May 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I wish I knew the history of "tributes" better than I do - and I'm glad I wrote you a dedication, not a tribute, heh heh. This was funny as all, but, in an honest evaluation, I had problems singing the last verse to the OS... maybe because I'm not Elton John.
Max Power - May 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Stuart McArthur - May 13, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) wow, that is just so clever and cutting, although it did pace well with "Stuart" in the brackets - full marks for the originality and the bulls-eye, and the icing on top was the lovely delivery of the line "I doubt they'll believe you, unless You're Elton John" - brilliant sarcasm Claude- 555
bobpiecheese - May 15, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC4) Brilliant idea, Claude! Maybe someone should adapt this into a feel-good chain letter, even if them things are the unholy spawn of Satan...ahem. Kudos on the mass flattery, 555 for you!
Jeff Reuben - May 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Brilliant idea, I didn't know what was coming when I read the title. Strangely, my security code for this one..STU
Melanie Lee - May 15, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Finally, a song about me! Awwww, you shouldn't have! Some rough pacing, but who cares? Brilliant idea--a generic tribute song. 5-5-5. (Almost did 4-5-5.)
Below Average Dave - May 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Leaving "Your Name Here" normally I'd say--uh recordings? but leaving it just as Your Name Here for singing was hilarious Claude, very well done!

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