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Original Song Title:

"Come Together"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Undercover"

Parody Written by:

Adagio

The Lyrics

(Shoot!)

How come told that cop?
He do movin' too slowly
He no hush-hush at all.
He ain't wholly scholar
He not see there 'yon those trees.
Got to get you secret cop he knows what he sees.

(Shoot!)

He dare to di-vine
He got know damn recall.
He got turnkey fingers
He shoot for the moola.
He say I know you, don't know me
One thing I can tell you and it ain't 'zactly free.

(Shoot!)

Undercover
Fight now
For a fee.

(Shoot!)

He lack instruction
He not wear that dumb suit
He got one big reward
He one final tracker
He break legs down below your knees
Hold you underwater you can feel your unease.

Undercover
Right now
For a fee.

(Shoot!)

See ogre-poster
Get no early warning
They get cruddy water
He is more off kilter
He say none, say none, say none is free
Take you a good look, your change is so hard to see.

Undercover
Fight now
For a fee.

(Shoot!)

Undercover
Undercover

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 27

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 3
 1
 
 2   0
 0
 2
 
 3   1
 0
 0
 
 4   3
 1
 2
 
 5   23
 23
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Johnny D - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Adagio, you have the right to remain silent --- but I hope you won't! 5's!
Wussy Pseudonym - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Johnny D, please explain your score of 5's. How is this funny, for example?
Johnny D - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Hilariously funny rhyming of parody syllables to corresponding syllables of the original song.
Adagio - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Johnny! :D
Red Ant - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Have only heard Aerosmith's version of this song, but 555 as this is funny in a strange way, like TOS.
Wussy Pseudonym - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Rhyming of parody syllables to corresponding syllables of the original song is hilariously funny? How so?
Adagio - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Red Ant. The OS is strange, huh? But, I like it.
Johnny D - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Rhyming of parody syllables to corresponding syllables of the original song is hilariously funny because the poetic precision of the resulting auditory overlay delights my musical senses and gives me pleasure to the point of laughter.
Adagio - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks again, Johnny. That's what I was striving for.
Johnny D - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Adagio, you're welcome!

Wussy Pseudonym --- as you can see, I have gladly given you the honest explanations you requested, and I was happy to do so! I am delighted to help someone understand how I approach parody writing and parody evaluation, so I'm glad that I could be of assistance.

Now.... perhaps you will return the favor by answering a question that I have for you ... why don't you simply use your real name? My real name is on my Parody Authors' page, I don't hide it, anybody can go there and read my life story. Why don't you tell us who you really are? It's not as if we are discussing something controversial here. We're just sharing thoughts on how we evaluate song parodies, that's all --- a rather straightforward and academic topic. You need not worry about offending me here --- in fact, I've enjoyed replying to your very friendly and courteous inquiries.

I can only conclude that you don't want Adagio to know your real name.
Wussy Pseudonym - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Wussy Pseudonym is my real name. Do you find that hilariously funny too?
Johnny D - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Not at all. Please forgive my honest interpretation of the word "Pseudonym", which means "false name", as indicating that you desired to be known by a false name. Now that you have told me that Wussy Pseudonym is your real name, I accept that as being so.
Wussy Pseudonym - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
I'm surprised that you don't find it hilariously funny.
mik - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Ha, this is my favorite parody yet. I must say the imagery is a lot darker than what you normally do, but that's neither here nor there. Good parody, keep 'em coming...
Johnny D - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
I apologize for not finding your name to be hilariously funny.
Adagio - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Mik!
Guy - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
"He got know damn recall." ha ha, I love it. I'm not coppin' out with these three fives I'm puttin' on this. Well done, Pat.
Adagio - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Guy!
Guy - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Why would anyone be surprised that JD, or anyone else for that matter find "Wussy Pseudonym" funny? Some of us really like Adagio's style and how she mimics the OS into something on the edge of hysterical. There is humor in this parody but it may not necessarily be for everyone. Would you give us an example of one of your parodies Wussy so we could determine what you think is funny or would that give you away too much?
Adagio - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Is that a backhanded compliment, Guy? j/k ;)
Wussy Pseudonym - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
My name isn't funny. That is my point. Guy, please choose any other parody and tell me why it is less funny than this one.
alvin rhodes - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
unlike the OS this makes sense...5s
Guy - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Wussy - I asked first and I insist that you preceed me. Now may we see that sample or not?
Wussy Pseudonym - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
There are none. Your turn.
Charlie Decker - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
It fits well with the OS, somehow. Great job, as always!
John Barry - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
This is superb, in the syllable-match genre. I see three basic approaches to song parodies--this one, in which you try to match OS syllables as closely as possible; one in which you merely use the OS as a melodic vehicle for your parody; and one in which you mainly rhyme on the last word of each verse. Of those three, the second one doesn't interest me, but that's just me. The first is hard to do well, as Adagio has done here. But what counts in all cases is the end product.
Wussy Pseudonym - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
I agree with John Barry but I still don't understand how matching syllables rates your highest marks for How Funny. What are you comparing it to, a blank screen?
Adagio - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks alvin, Charlie, and John B!
Guy - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Well Wussy if you don't write parodies what makes you such an expert critic then? I wouldn't expect you to understand what JD is speaking about here. Just try to remember that a vote of three 5's does not always mean perfect. You see it's like a joke. If you have to explain the punch line then it will never be funny so trying to explain a selected parody and why it is less funny is an exercise in futility. It's just not worth the effort.
Wussy Pseudonym - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Well Guy I don't make movies or write books either but I know when they're funny and when they're obtuse. You actually can explain a joke to someone who doesn't get it and it will still be funny. That's what I'm asking you to do here--explain why this is the least bit funny, let alone so hysterical (your word) that it rates your highest marks.
Rick Cormier - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Adagio, GREAT JOB!!!! Perfectly paced and funny!!! 5's
John Barry - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Wussy, you've made the point yourself--you talk about obtuse, but the OS is completely obtuse. What Adagio has done is not only mimic the sounds, the pace, and the grammar of the original but also retained its Zen-like sense. Pretty impressive, if you ask me.
Wussy Pseudonym - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
What Adagio has done is replace the original words with similar-sounding words with no regard for coherence. I would still like someone to tell me why that is funny.
Observer - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Wussy, do you go to the Special Olympics and criticize the speed of the athletes? Back off.
Stuart McArthur - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
It's adagio's style. She owns this style. At first I wasn't sure about them, but now I really like them - why should she miss out on 555s from her fans?

anyway, at Aust football matches, the fans of the winning side have a reply "Scoreboard" that tends to be a one-word argument settler

with 13 5s out of 15 votes so far, I can hear adagio saying it now
Michael Pacholek - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
I figured from the title I was gonna like this. As usual, I was right. Calling all cars, we got a 555 in progress.
PM - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
As John Barry noted, the OS is incoherent. Adagio is not simply matching syllables. What would be the point of trying to make sense of intentionally Jabberwockian gibberish? Don't understand why you can't see that, WP.
Adagio - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Rick, Stu :), Michael and everybody!!
Adagio - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
I thank all but one 'person'.
Guy - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Yeah, Wussy these conditions you describe about your close relative usually occurs due to close inbreeding. If your parents divorced would they still be brother and sister?
Guy - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
If I looked up "ugly" in the dictionary I am sure there would be a picture of you for that word. If all you want to do is attack writers then I would hope that CG gets your IP and tosses your ass off this site.
Wussy Pseudonym - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Do you want me to apologize again? That's a sincere question.
Guy - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Good night Wussy, you are not worth the trouble.
Michael Pacholek - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Would they still be brother and sister? I'm not sure. Check again after the new Pope is proclaimed and has had a chance to speak on the subject.
Catch 23 - April 12, 2005 - Report this comment
This is hilarious undercover work. Being a 70-year old grandma, I could use some good undercover work...(blushing...did I really say that?) Perfect 555 from me
Wussy Pseudonym - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
That is correct. I thought Observer's comment was someone's way of telling me that Adagio is "special" so I felt terrible and apologized. I have a niece who is a Special Olympian and I would never criticize people like that. I even said that in another apology comment but that got deleted--even though Guy's ridiculous response about inbreeding is still there.
Was He Pseudonym? - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Yeah and if anyone is gullible enough to believe this then I know someone who can sell some prime Arizona beach front property to them.
Wussy Pseudonym - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
I swear I'm telling the truth, Guy. You don't have to believe it.
Adagio - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Please, WP and Co., please take your hatred off the site. You are insulting to me to say the least. Don't take your bad days out on me or other authors here.
Josh 999 - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
I thought this was a clever parody. By the way, you could use the "report inappropriate comment" links on the spam comments; I'm sure Chuckie would be glad to remove them. Oh, before I forget, 5/5/5.
Adagio - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Josh999! :) I did click "inapproriate comment" and reported all this spam. etc., but I guess it takes time.
Josh 999 - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
The comments will probably go away by tomorrow. Sometimes they get deleted in a matter of hours (I know, since I've reported a few myself); sometimes, like I said, they'll be gone when you wake up tomorrow morning. We shall see. . .
Bobby! - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Hi! My name is Bobby! I live in a bubble! I am briliant! Thats what everyone says! But some people dont say I am briliant so I REPORT THEM TO THE ATHORITIES! Please come visit me in my bubble! But only if you say Im briliant! K! Bye!
Michael Pacholek - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
If you're so briliant, how come you don't know "brilliant" has two Ls? Not that I'm an athority on speling, mind you. After all, I fight athority, athority allways wins.
Paul Robinson - April 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Well, I like it...my brother and I used to make up lines for the OS and there was no requirement that they make any sense...did the OS make much sense? Maybe...maybe not...it really involves how the listener/reader perceives it...I have a pretty good imagination and I choose to use it whenever possible, so this kind of thing is fun to me, too....5's...
Adagio - April 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Paul, for winding your way down through this..this..........
stuart mcarthur - December 18, 2005 - Report this comment
(U) ah yes, I remember the kerfuffle (love that word) this one caused - I love the nonsensical OS, so naturally I love this too adagio, and some of the lines, eg "He one final tracker" could even sit in for the originals

(PS: your MB U-comp-entry link to this doesn't work)
Adagio - December 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Stu. Hehe, even I had almost forgotten about this "kerfuffle", but I must have been so distracted at the time I forgot to enter it anywhere. Thanks for telling me about the link.
Red Ant - December 19, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABCU05) Well, I have heard The Beatles' version of this several time since April. It still makes no sense. If WP ever revisits this thread all I can say is that perfect pacing and rhyming (as done here) make a parody fun to sing as there is not a single awkward spot, haphazard syllable or wrong emphasis anywhere here.
Adagio - December 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you, Jack. I love what you said. : )
tomario - December 30, 2005 - Report this comment
i know it doesn't make much sense but the original didn't either i like it "the computer says yes "
Adagio - December 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Thsnks Tomario.
Matthias - January 02, 2006 - Report this comment
I'll give you fives this time... but don't tell anybody.... This is our little secret got it... If you let this out you'll be doing some hard time in the Amright Prision...
Adagio - January 02, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Tomario!
Kristof Robertson - January 03, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC) Whatever happened to Wussy Pseudonym? To call this Adagioesque in it's constuction would be stating the bleedin' obvious....another tour de force of Zen parodying. 555
Adagio - January 05, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Kristof.
Rick C - January 05, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC05) Some of the subs for the OS are a riot! Still love it.
Adagio - January 05, 2006 - Report this comment
: D Thanks Rick!!
Johnny D - January 05, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC) Still love those subs, Pat!
Adagio - January 06, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks very much, Johnny! : )

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