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Song Parodies -> "Games Children Play"

Original Song Title:

"Games People Play"

Original Performer:

Joe South

Parody Song Title:

"Games Children Play"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Oh, the games children play now
Out a' doors, they never stray now
Never tanned, just white and gray now
Look like robot wannabes

They all while away the hours
On their Nintendo towers
Never stoppin' to take showers
Grab a snack, and rush back to their Wiis

High tech calamity,
Are some games children play..

'Nuff' to make Dads and Mommies cry
Goin' broke from the games they buy
It's an addiction, and a high
Asian imports are to blame..

Every Christmas time we give in
To this crazy world we're livin' in
Bring back toys from those old times again
'Stead of guns, and rays, and flame..

High tech monotony
Are some games children play

Monsters walkin' up to ya'
Tryin' blow a hole right through ya'
Half dressed sexy ladies do ya'
Nothing's sacred, Oh Lord..

There's games that teach ya'
How to shoot and bomb
Fight in battles like in Viet Nam
Brain washes on a CD rom..
Kill more to be high scored..

Video travesty
Are some games children play..

Watch their games and tell me what you see
Where's innocence that used to be?
No calm and no serenity
More the lion...than the lamb..
Are we losin' all our sanity,
To high tech pride and vanity?..
How can we save humanity?
Violent games should be banned..

Video violence
Are some games children play..

Video violence
Are some games children play..

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Michael Pacholek - January 08, 2008 - Report this comment
A-men, Brother Farcewon! And a great choice of original song. Five bonus lives. Speaking of which, these kids can FIND a bonus life... just by walking out the door.
alvin - January 08, 2008 - Report this comment
excellent used to be you had to have an imagination to its all spelled out for ya
John Barry - January 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I'll second that A-men.
littleCupCakes - January 08, 2008 - Report this comment
"more the lion, than the lamb" so True, but very sad indeed, about how our ' young ones' are digressing in spirit & dignity . . .
2Eagle - January 08, 2008 - Report this comment
That is just the way it is today - even worse than when they had television during the Fifties. Take the kids to a desert island and let them discover nature and learn to interact.
Peregrin - January 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Truer words, AFW... ;-)
Meriadoc - January 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I couldn't agree more....
AFW - January 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks, everyone for voting and commenting
Below Average Dave ( - January 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Very nice AFW, 2Eagle. . .we can't do that though--we might be accused of 'child neglect':)
Invisible Boy - January 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I can only chime in with all the others and agree. We disgruntled parents can and should just say NO, and exercise our virtual authority.
Guy - January 15, 2008 - Report this comment
AFW - Great parody to a very classic sixty's song that I know well. Excellent write to a refreshing OS. I prefer my 16 year old playing electronic games as opposed to being in gangs or worse - do the things I did as a kid growing up:

I don't know what is worse. What I did as a kid or what the kids are doing today. I had for my playground a real railroad and a real coal mine. At the mine we used to play "Hollywood Stuntman". Our favorite "stuntman" gig was done on the roof of a three sided galvanized steel framed shack with a pot belly stove in the center that the guys who loaded up the railroad coal cars used to keep themselves warm in during the winter. We would get the pot belly stove so hot using coke, (not the nose kind and not the kind you drink) a byproduct of coal that burns extremely hot that is used to make steel. We would then fill an aluminum bucket full of oil that was stored for recycling at the mine. The pot belly stove was so super heated that it was red and wavy as it neared its melting point. One at a time we would get to the roof of the shack from a hillside on the back side of the structure. We would then pour the entire bucket of oil down the stove pipe. The resulting fireball went to about 100 feet in the air. We would then jump through the flame to the ground behind the shed. The steel roof forced the flames to shoot outward before they shot upward thus sparing us from instant incineration and conflagration. We did this hundreds of times and no one was ever even slightly hurt. Not even a sprain jumping from the roof. The trees around that shed did not fare as well. They all got kind of really singed and burnt like. This was not the most dangerous thing we did. Some of the stuff we did involved blasting caps and dynamite. Our video games were real.
McKludge - January 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Holy crap, Guy! It sounds like you are a future Darwin Award winner. KIDS! Do not try that at home!
AFW - January 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks, Guy...just caught this late...Wow!..hope nobody was near the potbelly at the time...they'd certainly get warm..Quite a tale..none of my youthful exploits could match that...We did play in a tall grain elevator in this small farm town on Sunday's, when nobody was around. We'd ride the dumb-waiter type inside elevator up and down,..once, when we had too much weight on it, it dropped from the top mighty fast, hitting the wood floor with a loud crash..knocked us off our feet, dust everywhere, boards crashing down around us..but, nobody got hurt

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