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Song Parodies -> "The Time of Finals"

Original Song Title:

"The Sound of Silence"

Original Performer:

Simon & Garfunkel

Parody Song Title:

"The Time of Finals"

Parody Written by:

Melissa Rudd & Alia Braley

The Lyrics

The Time of Finals

Hello Facebook, my old friend
I've come to stalk with you again
Because a deadline softly creeping
Has prevented me from sleeping
And that deadline that was planted in my brain still remains
Within the time of finals.

In restless nights I write alone
All my reading is postponed
'Neath a flickering fluorescent lamp
Sitting so long that my legs have cramped
When my eyes are stabbed by the flash of the dawning light
There went the night
I take a nap in defiance

And sleeping in Lamont I saw
Ten thousand students, maybe more
Students writing while weeping
Drinking coffee without sleeping
Students wearing sweatpants and not washing their hair
But no one cared
Within the time of finals

Fools, said I, you do not know
Problematizing only grows
Heed my warning, I beseech you
Don't let finals time defeat you
Just save your Word doc and exit your Excel
You will do well
You will survive your finals

And then I woke up and I prayed
That the prof would curve the grade
As the clock struck out its warning
To my thesis only forming
And the clock said, the words of the paper aren't written on Facebook walls
Thou shalt not stall
Within the time of finals

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 9

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 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   8

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CML - November 19, 2021 - Report this comment
I've done this song, so I can see at a glance that you tracked the OS (our word for the song that was parodied) really well. And I have a degree or two, so I recognize the Frantic Finals Follies ..... This is really well done; are you first timers?
Jonathan - November 19, 2021 - Report this comment
5s and that's my final(s) score.
Phil Ossifer - November 19, 2021 - Report this comment
We don't seem to get a lot of well-written parodies anymore, so it was nice to read one like this. I'm hoping we'll get to see more of your endeavors in the near future.
Michael Pacholek - November 19, 2021 - Report this comment
I thought it might be about sports finals, but this is fine.
Melissa Rudd - November 22, 2021 - Report this comment
Thank you guys for the comments! We are first-timers - new to this website and this was our first parody song (a few years ago in a masters program). I’ve shared one more parody on this website, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Corona (based on The Sound of Music How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria) as well. (Unfortunately some people seem to be trolling it with votes and comments. The “Melissa Rudd” commenting on there is not me). I’m currently trying to parody Alexander Hamilton, but only part way through. (That one is hard!) Alia and I are trying to figure out what song to collaborate on next as well!

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