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Song Parodies -> "You Don't Know Me"

Original Song Title:

"You Don't Own Me"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Lesley Gore

Parody Song Title:

"You Don't Know Me"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

From the New York Daily News: Sixties teen idol Lesley Gore has quietly come out of the closet - though she claims she was never really in it. "I never really kept my life private," she tells afterellen.com. "Those who knew me, those who worked with me were well aware." So it was Judy, not Johnny, who made her cry in "It's My Party"...
You don't know me.
Johnny was one of my many ploys.
You don't know me
if you think I was chasing
all those boys.

Don't say you never knew.
Don't saw you're blown away.
And please, when I go out with girls
don't think that you can play.

'Cause
you don't know me.
Didn't know I swing in that way.
You don't know me.
From this lifestyle I will not stray.

You don't know what to say.
You don't know what to do.
You don't know what to think.
You can't believe it's true.

I've known this since I was young.
I'm free to be this kind of me.
I live my life the way that I want.
So like it, or don't if you please.

(instrumental break)

And don't say you never knew.
Don't saw you're blown away.
And please, when I go out with girls
don't think that you can play.

You don't know what to say.
You don't know what to do.
You don't know what to think.
You can't believe it's true.

I've known this since I was young.
I'm free to be this kind of me.
I live my life the way that I want.
So like it, or don't if you please.
(fade out)
I would've believed it if it was Jiggs Allbut, the lead singer of the Angels: "You been spreadin' lies that I was untrue... My boyfriend's back... he's kinda big and he's awful strong..." Maybe the boyfriend is really a butch girlfriend? I would've believed it if it was Betty Weiss of the Shangri-Las: "In school they all stop and stare..." Maybe they always did. And just what was going on in that candy store? Either of them, I would've believed it. But Lesley Gore?

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Stuart McArthur - July 08, 2005 - Report this comment
how do you find all this stuff, MP - great work turning the artist's work back on the artist - 55
alvin rhodes - July 08, 2005 - Report this comment
another illusion shattered...great job on this one...5s
Silly Willy - July 08, 2005 - Report this comment
I'm blown away too. Nice job. I guess we can now refer to her as Lesbo Gore.

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