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Song Parodies -> "Cricket Game Today"

Original Song Title:

"Surfin' USA"

Original Performer:

The Beach Boys

Parody Song Title:

"Cricket Game Today"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Ah, cricket. One of Australia's (and I guess England's as well) favourite pastimes. I actually like cricket, despite my usual dislike of sports. Still don't what silly mid-on is. I think it's like offside: a weird rule that's difficult to describe so no-one even cares in casual matches.
Hey people, got a crazy notion
Because I'm bored today
I think that we should be startin'
A little cricket game
Hey, get the stumps would ya Sandy?
The bats and the balls too
I'm callin' dibs playin' batsman
In our cricket game

You'll see us playin' in the park
(We're playin' cricket today)
That stick is the safe line
(We're playin' cricket today)
Behind it, batters can't get out
(We're playin' cricket today)
At least that's what he thinks
(We're playin' cricket today)
Ball gets caught with one hand
(We're playin' cricket today)
Now batter's in a rage
(Playin' cricket)
That is something that happens
In a cricket game

We wanna bat sometime soon
But Dan's being a douche
Says he's always been safe 'cause
We are blind as poop
I'll tell you that is a bummer
He thinks he's batter to stay
He'll be hit in the head soon
It's a cricket game

We're all playin' as buddies
(We're playin' cricket today)
It's only joking hate
(We're playin' cricket today)
We'll be playin' 'till sunset
(We're playin' cricket today)
Because it's Saturday
(We're playin' cricket today)
The balls have been lost now
(We're playin' cricket today)
Think it's Dan to blame
(Playin' cricket)
Think tomorrow we're gonna
Have another game

Yeah, tomorrow we're playin'
'Nother cricket game
'Cause tomorrow there's nothin'
Else to do, must say
(Repeat to fade)
Stealth pun in the second verse referring to a friend of mine, Daniel Battersby. Just 'cause, ya know? I am ashamed to have a Grease reference in the first verse.

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 8

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Michael Pacholek - August 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I tried watching cricket once. There's a bar on West Broadway in New York's SoHo where Australian expats hang out. They had a match on TV. I think it was England vs. South Africa. I watched for about 5 minutes and was totally confused. But I'll give you a five for having the guts (or should I say "having the bottle") to write this.
Matthias - August 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I know absolutely nothing about cricket and still after reading your parody I was a bit lost but not bad for a sport I know absolutely nothing about.
Porfle Popnecker - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
DKTOG (Don't know the original game) but nice parody anyway!
Andria - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages Round 1, 2011) I could sing this one through perfectly, which indicates to me that pacing was right on the money. I'm fairly familiar with British and Commonwealth stuff like games and cuisine, so the cricket subject wasn't a problem. Altogether great and 5-worthy.
Matthias - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I still know nothing about cricket or any of your crazy sports that aren't popular in the USA... Except for of course the Running of the Bulls, lol. This was clever at least and making us Americans read about some other sport that we aren't used to is a good revenge for reading all of our American football and baseball parodies.
Christie Marie M - September 10, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages R1 '11) I haven't played cricket, but I'll try someday if I see much of it on TV. Just got to learn the game. Oh, wait, I just saw in on YT and that baseball like type of sport is entertaining and interesting. Chirping 555's for that sporting type of sport!
Blaydeman - September 11, 2011 - Report this comment
(AofA) Pacing was solid. This was just so much fun to sing along to. Awesome job TCOP
Arwen - September 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Ages...I've never even SEEN a cricket game...but I loved this. Reminded me of the summer neighborhood baseball games we'd play when I was a kid. =)
Abbott Skelding - September 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I also have never seen a cricket game, but that Dan guy does sound like a real douche...haha nice work!
D-Mon - September 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Cricket is definitly completely new to me, I've heard of it, but never really knew anything about it. Thanks for the info. Good job

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