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Song Parodies -> "The Wood Life"

Original Song Title:

"The Good Life"

Original Performer:

Frank Sinatra

Parody Song Title:

"The Wood Life"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

I wrote this with our old parodist friend, Alvin Rhodes, in mind. We don't see his byline much, anymore..but he used to write quite a few Pinocchio themed parodies. so, this one's for you Alvin..
It's the wood life when you're carved
From an old piece of pine
Just a wood life, hard to smile,
Needing varnish to shine..
Facing dangers, from the birds
The kind with pecking jaws
Wood ticks and termites, lumberjacks
Wielding axe and saws..

It's the wood life, facing splinters,
and ants, bite inclined
I keep craving epidermis,
As humans are designed..
Tho' I love my Pa, Gepetto,
Like some Frankenstein I feel
Need a good life,
Not this wood life, unreal

It's a wood life, where the world's
Painted narrow and slim
Hate the wood life, 'cause my nose
Always grows like a limb
Maybe someday I'll be human
If the God of Good is found..
(and) grants me good life,
Turns my wood life..around

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 11

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Andria - November 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Good one... Pinocchio is always funny, I always called him "Pistachio" as a kid. 5s.
AFW - November 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, Andria. Hope to see some of your submits soon, too.
Old Man Ribber - November 09, 2010 - Report this comment
As the old dirty joke goes, "Lie, Pinocchio, lie!!". AFW, you have always been a REAL parodist! ;D
Mark Scotti - November 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Here's 555 with 'no strings attached"!!
Andria @ AFW - November 09, 2010 - Report this comment
You're welcome... I have been getting writer's block really bad, and have been busy with real life, otherwise you'd see more parodies from me.
AFW - November 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, OMR..never heard that joke, but could probably write it...and thanks, Mark, and Andria, again..hmm, my belief is that there is no such thing as writer's's all just a figment of the author's imagination, which is also where his/or her talent lies..there's always words and lyrics hanging in the air..just pluck 'em, being busy with other duties, hobbies, or pastimes is another story. Writing does take time and thought
DivaLIFE - November 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Lord L'Air de Farce, how about a "Wood Life" sung to the tune of ~STREET LIFE ~ ? ? That is how I'd like to read this one, Sir !
AFW - November 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, LCC...I don't know the song, "Street Life"...but checked on the by Randy Crawford...or someone like that the one you mean?...
DiscoDiva - November 12, 2010 - Report this comment
sir L'Air de Farce, Mighty ~Duke 0Edge und Dredge ~ Sir, I believe it's a female Disco tune . . ." Street Life it's the only I've known . . . Streeet Life . . . good tune to parody !
AFW - November 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, for the info, LC...I may try to research it more..but I have this old slow, Dell pc. can't do much with music or videos...lucky to get lyrics from sites. Keeps freezing up a lot.
paree dee - November 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I've been absent this site for way too long, but smiled as I recognized your name... and wasn't disappointed with your always-fresh and clever work.
AFW - November 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Hey, thanks, pd..I remember you from a few years back. Hope you do a few submits, we need some good alumni returning.

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