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Song Parodies -> "Won't You Grow Up"

Original Song Title:

"When I Grow Up"

Original Performer:

The Beach Boys

Parody Song Title:

"Won't You Grow Up"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

I know this sounds like a song certain feminine Amirighters would write about certain dates that they've had, but, no, this is an MP original.
Won't you grow up and be a man?

Well, you still dig the same things
that turned you on as a kid.
Your high school actions
are things today you still did.
You're in the same fix
(you're in the same fix)
as back in eighty-six.
(as back in eighty-six)
Won't you grow up and be a man?

You could drink hot coffee
but no, you drink Slurpees instead.
(Fourteen, fourteen)
And those cartoons are
the most cultural things in your head.
(Fourteen, fourteen)
Your development's broke.
(your development's broke)
You still like bathroom jokes.
(you still like bathroom jokes)
Won't you grow up and be a man?

(instrumental break)

You still act real proud
but you know you're really a square.
(Fourteen, fourteen)
The women you date
soon wish they'd never been there.
(Fourteen, fourteen)
You won't find a wife
(you won't find a wife)
to share your dumb life.
(to share your dumb life)
Won't you grow up and be a man?

When will this be?
Won't you grow up and be a man?

(Fourteen, fourteen)
Hope this won't last forever...
(Fourteen, fourteen)
No, this isn't an anti-Bush song. Then again, if the cowboy boot fits...

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 2.8
Overall Rating: 2.8

Total Votes: 26

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 2   1
 3   1
 4   2
 5   19

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alvin - May 29, 2007 - Report this comment
funny twist on the OS
Jonathan S. - May 29, 2007 - Report this comment
Six words; Fantastic! Phenomenal! And it's good, too! While I would've liked seeing the "turned me on as a kid" and "really a square" lines changed, they, thankfully, couldn't squash an otherwise well-written parody! Until now, I've always commented BEFORE I voted, but your parody was so good, I just had to break my routine and vote first! Think you'll live to be 555?
Kristof Robertson - May 29, 2007 - Report this comment
This was great fun, but also very insightful, Mike...unfortunately, I've got to dock you a point for pacing, because I found it a scramble to get your lyrics to fit the Os. But, overall a spot-on parody. 455

p.s. you've really p*ssed someone off haven't you? Have you reported this vote fraudster to Chucky yet? Voting vendettas are just not on....
AFW - May 29, 2007 - Report this comment
Well done...well said
The Gay Voice - May 29, 2007 - Report this comment
It's happened to all my parodies too.
Ann Hammond - May 29, 2007 - Report this comment
cool dude
Mike Juergens - May 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Very nice indeed. 555. Does seem that someone here took it personal--maybe several....
Michael Pacholek - May 30, 2007 - Report this comment
There's nothing wrong with a little immaturity, so long as you know when to turn it off. For those of us in the first "Sesame Street" generation -- the ones who remember the glory days, before it became "The Elmo Show" -- we still appreciate the stuff of our youth, nor should we deny anyone the right to celebrate theirs. What bothers me are the people who are 30-going-on-13. Yes, Mike Myers, we know you like bathroom humor. Do you have to do entire movies about it? As for the guy who's been sabotaging me for a while now, I thought it was just about politics, but he's hit a few of my nonpolitical ones as well. He's a coward who won't identify himself. He's not man enough. Or, at least, not grown-up enough, so this song could apply to him. (I'm assuming it's a guy; women usually like me, although they never seem to be attracted to me.) There must be a way to get him to step forward and claim his dirty work as his own.
Peregrin - May 31, 2007 - Report this comment
Well, I like it too, MP :)
Jonathan S. - May 31, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm not trying to start anything, but I'm a little confused as to where Kristof is coming from. Maybe I'm missing something...
Critic - June 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Alas, if only you ever practiced what you preached...
Jonathan S. - June 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Critic = moron. So there. *blows a not-as-immature-as-you-might-think raspberry*

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