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Song Parodies -> "Name Games They Play"

Original Song Title:

"Games People Play"

Original Performer:

Joe South

Parody Song Title:

"Name Games They Play"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Oh, the names actors give kids,
Makes ya' think they must've flipped lids,
Never "Johns, or Dons, or Jacks, Sids,"
Tagged like ro-bot machines..

Products of weird mental powers,
Crazy names like, "Ivory Towers"
"Petal Blossom" from the flowers,
Just imagine the torture when teens..

La da da, da da da, da da..
La da da, da da da, da da..

Talkin' ce-leb-ri-ties,
And the name games they play..

Label offspring with, "Daisy Boo"
"Willow, Rumer, Sailor, Rainbow", too
"Ocean, Scout, and Sonnet, Baby Blue"..
Who can understand their aim...

Beckham's newborn, "Harper Seven"
There's another son they call, "Brook-lyn"
Kim Basinger's child is "Ireland"
Poor kids have to feel the shame..

What's with ce-leb-re-ties,
And the name games they play..

People askin' 'em, "Who ya?"
Imagine havin' to say, "Tallulah"?
Think you're playin' em, they shoo ya'
Why not plain names, Oh Lord!

"Richies" sit around and meditate
Dream up monikers, they think are great,
Carin' not if they're what kid's'll hate
Need to have their ego soared..

Talkin' ce-leb-re-ties,
And the name games they play..

All ya' gotta' do is watch tv,
When their's soon a famous birth to be,
They'll be called "Slope" or "Serenity"
Maybe even, "Jell" or "Jam"

Have all actors lost their sanity,
Hows about "Pride" or "Vanity"
Or a nice name like, "Hugh Manity"
They just don't give a damn..(damn, damn)

Talkin' ce-leb-re-ties,
And the name games they play..

Talkin' ce-leb-re-ties,
And the name games they play..

Whoaa.. "Fade" there's another great name...

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Pacing: 4.0
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Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 3

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Guy - April 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Farce - I grew up in Appalachia and when I was a kid one of them thar back woods family had twin boys. Their Ma and Pa named them Pete and Repeat.

I like what you did with this. I also knew a guy named Sixto when I was a kid, but this is all Five-o's and I'm not talking Hawaii. 555.
AFW - April 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, Guy...good to see you back, very few of the old gang shows up much anymore
Guy - April 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Yeah good to see you again old friend. This new gang leaves few comments. That is why we write isn't it? We like to see the comments. Who cares about votes.

I've always enjoyed your style. Laters.
Andria - April 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Good work, I'm not on the site or the internet much anymore, but stop in here a few times a week. As for names? I grew up in a snobby yuppie area, there were as many or more Blairs, Blaines, Carringtons, Siobhans, etc. as Jennifers, Jessicas, Heathers, Tiffanys, Nicoles, etc. in my graduating high-school class. 4 Andrias (including me), 8 Andreas and 1 Andrianna. Nice to see you & Guy back again.
AFW - April 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, Andria...appreciate the nod...if you're a dieting parodist, this would be a good place to hang out...since feedback here, is mostly nil...

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