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Song Parodies -> "Trite Words"

Original Song Title:

"White Bird"

Original Performer:

It’s A Beautiful Day

Parody Song Title:

"Trite Words"

Parody Written by:

Paul Robinson

The Lyrics

I see no one had used any songs from this fine late 60's San Francisco based group. The OS is a real wonderful song. If you've never heard it you should try and check it out.
Trite words
just sit on the page
trying to be sage
it’s a strain

Sight words
that just set the stage
the tone…

We read, though
and discuss this tome
then remark and sigh
as we gauge
all those trite words
that sit on that page
just drone…

Trite words disguised
they all lie…

[instrumental break]

Bright words
seems like a task to read
no denying these
earn their gold…
But they might, sir
just drift and then fade
and grow mold…

I heard hushed sighs
as my eyes spy…
Trite words, oh, my
No thrill to eye…

No substance; none
and the absence shows
Read aloud the style
very clear; it blows
Like a glum dirge rite
or a squalling crow…

Nonplussed; I whine…
Now I find…
Teeth; I grind…

[instrumental break – builds into jam]

Trite words…
They are on display…
Much to my dismay…
So I say…
“Why, sir?”
I inquire in rage
then moan…

[brief instrumental]

Trite words; not sly
I decry…
“Absurd”, I cry
it sure applies…
Sight blurred; my eyes
I say, “Yikes…”
Trite words; oh, why???

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 8

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adagio - December 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Very, very good pacing!! (Whose trite words?) lol j/k fun one to listen to. 5's
Paul Robinson - December 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, Pat! Yeah, it was fun to sing, too. Whose "trite words"? Well, could be anybody, right? ~ ~ ~
alvin - December 20, 2007 - Report this comment
worth reading !
2Eagle - December 20, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm not sure of what you are referring to, but that describes old cliches - especially the ones you hear this time of year.
Paul Robinson - December 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, alvin - 2Eagle, yeah - cliches and the like are pretty much the story. Things that say "template" to you as you are muddling through them. Thanks!
PMS - December 22, 2007 - Report this comment
I would be contrite if I did not give this fives
Paul Robinson - February 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Belated thanks to PMS.
littleCupCakes - February 20, 2008 - Report this comment
555 Sir RobinSon, ~ Winged Knight o'Parody ~ It brings back many memories. Yes, words do fade, luckily . . . the trite ones not as quickly as they should!

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