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Song Parodies -> "Getting Slain"

Original Song Title:

"Penny Lane"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Getting Slain"

Parody Written by:

Stuart McArthur

The Lyrics

Any doofus can get themselves killed (eg. see Red Ant's research) - but getting slain requires swords, blood, decapitations - all that cool stuff................PS - this is my entry into tomario's comp challenge
Well getting slain is not the smartest of career moves
not a lot of corporate upside for the dead
they'll promote someone - else instead
if you're off your head

'n getting slain is also awkward for the neighbourhood
coz on the pavement there will be a bloody stain
...and it's funny how that stain remains
in the pouring rain
very strange

Getting slain
can take you clear -
ly by surprise
There beneath the blue suburban skies
you stood, then thwack! - you're whacked

'n getting slain can be a problem if you want a loan
the bankers need to know the loan'll be repaid
which isn't likely if you've just been slayed
and you're in a grave

(pan pipes)

Getting slain
has very few
advantag-es more TUNA sandwich-es
or snacks, if you've been hacked

Behind the dorm where Buffy lives is such a pretty place
It would seem a lovely place to take a walk
but it's a place that all the undead stalk
your outline's in chalk

'n getting slain is really quite an inconvenience
the poor old cops are left to clean up all the mess
and where to put you, they - must address
in a cell I guess
(very "Hess")

Getting slain
could happen near
Kentucky Fried
Share-ing one or two "sub-herb"n thighs
then whack, you've been attacked

Getting slain
can be unfair
do realise!
There you were, behaving awf'ly nice

...then you're slain

PS tomario - thanks for drawing me an OS I knew!

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Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 18

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 5   18

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Arwen - July 11, 2006 - Report this comment
A couple of favorite lines were "you stood, then thwack! - you're whacked" AND "Share-ing one or two "sub-herb"n thighs." LOL! GOOD stuff.

Excellent a favorite OS. Very nice, Stuart.
alvin rhodes - July 11, 2006 - Report this comment
slayed me
J-Web - July 11, 2006 - Report this comment
Good advice, indeed. The next time I'm tempted to be slain, I'll remember this song and hopefully will avoid the whole bloody thing.
Paul Robinson - July 11, 2006 - Report this comment
Well, I KNEW alvin would steal my comment...rats! Hmmm...rats don't count in the 'slaying' categories, do they? No, you wouldn't be slain by rats...OK - 5's.
AFW - July 11, 2006 - Report this comment
Readin' this was a real slay ride...far out and funny, Stuart
Stuart McArthur - July 11, 2006 - Report this comment
thanks Arwen - yes it IS a good OS to do isn't it, because its phrases are so well-known - I notice you've done it twice. I think I lucked in with tomario's comp draw - and why aren't you competing? I would have thought it would be right up your alley

thanks alvin *rolls eyes*

J-Web thanks, and if this parody just makes ONE person look twice to avoid being slain, then it will al have been worthwhile :-)

thanks Paul *still rolling eyes at slay-pun related gags*

thanks AFW *rolling eyes starting to develop fatigue*
Arwen - July 11, 2006 - Report this comment
I was really tempted...I think it's an EXCELLENT contest idea. Then, in a wild streak of realism that is totally unlike me...I decided that, given my lack of productivity using songs that I choose myself, it would most likely just end up as a car wreck for me. : ( I'm keeping my eye on the contest, though...good luck!
Kristof Robertson - July 12, 2006 - Report this comment
Boy, this is going to take some beating! Top notch lunacy, Mr McArthur. 555
Stuart McArthur - July 12, 2006 - Report this comment
thanks Kristof - being called a top-notch lunatic by you (!) is about as good as it gets ;-) - 555
Lionel Mertens - July 12, 2006 - Report this comment
I want to enter contest. 5's
AFW - July 12, 2006 - Report this comment
Yeah, do we go about entering this contest?
Sir Bertram the Sword-Dropper - July 12, 2006 - Report this comment
I thought getting killed and getting slain were the same. Just like getting annihilated, assassinated, butchered, creamed, eradicated, executed, exterminated, extirpated, finished off, iced, liquidated, massacred, murdered, obliterated, offed, slaughtered, snuffed, or wasted. Funny you should mention Buffy, which is I was waiting for. Funny you should mention that a vampire slays its victim. Which it does but ususally it's said of the vampire slayer that they slay. Which is correct but, still, funny. And your parody was also a little weird in a good way. Are there no tuna sandwiches in heaven? Because if there aren't there is no heaven.
Stuart McArthur - July 12, 2006 - Report this comment
Lionel and AFW (and esp. AFW because you've asked before) - firstly thanks for the 5s - secondly, all you have to do is go to the upper left of your screen where all the links are listed - scroll down to "Other Stuff" and the line immediately below has the "Messageboard" link. Click on that and it takes you to the main page - on the right, scroll down to the amiright section and there are four choices - click on "Song Parody Contests" and all will be revealed - this particular contest is closed to new entrants, but there are a stack of other contests available, as you will see - just post the URL of your parody into a contest entry thread, read the (watertight) rules, and you're off and running :-)

thanks Sir Bertram the Sword-Dropper (wondering where you were) - yes they do have the same meaning (in the dictionary) - but I'm glad that you said it was weird in a "good" way - that IS the Holy Grail :-)
Michael Pacholek - July 12, 2006 - Report this comment
It worked for Obi-Wan Kenobi, but I still wouldn't recommend it.
Stephen Harrington - July 18, 2006 - Report this comment
555, well wrote. I was wondering what you would do with the OS I threw in the drawing.
Agrimorfee - July 19, 2006 - Report this comment
(Parody challenge) This is a killer parody!
Matthias - July 19, 2006 - Report this comment
Deadly Funny!
tomario - July 20, 2006 - Report this comment
very nice parody and very funny well done it's a killer
Kristof Robertson - July 21, 2006 - Report this comment
(parody challenge) Not much more needs to be said about this classic rewrite of a classic
Cat - July 22, 2006 - Report this comment
(Great Parody Challenge) Brilliant! I loved the dry wit you used throughout this, gave it a bit of a Monty Python quality to me.
bobpiecheese - July 23, 2006 - Report this comment
(Great Parody Challenge) I love it when this sort of song - cheerful, optimistic, I think - is parodied into something about death and destruction! Well done, Stu!
Johnny D - July 23, 2006 - Report this comment
(Parody Challenge) I especially like your little tribute to Sarah Me Shell-Sweller!
Red Ant - July 23, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks for the plug in your opening comment, Stu; I'm splattered, er, flattered (btw, if you want decapitations try - they have stuff the DA doesn't accept). Great pacing and rhyming, and I also love the quirky attitude toward "Getting Slain" (i.e. lines like "is really quite an inconvenience" LOL!). 555.
Stuart McArthur - July 23, 2006 - Report this comment
thanks MP - yeah, it would be tempting fate to try to copy Obi-Wan

thanks Stephen, and for contributing the OS - I quite enjoyed the OS to work to

thanks Agri, Matthias, tomario and Kristof (again)

thanks Cat - a lot of Monty Pythonness seems to creep in to my stuff for some reason - must have been my formative years

thanks bobpie :-)

thanks JD - extra special swelling when she's nude on icestakes, as Kristof has previously suggested

thanks Red - I also liked the tone of that line)
Jeff Reuben - July 24, 2006 - Report this comment
Wow...didn't realize getting slain was such a pain for everyone else! I'll try not to do it out of respect for the police, my friends, etc. Quirky take, I liked it.

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