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Song Parodies -> "My Back Aches, Man"

Original Song Title:

"My Back Pages"

Original Performer:

The Byrds

Parody Song Title:

"My Back Aches, Man"

Parody Written by:

Paul Robinson

The Lyrics

I'm using the Byrds version of Bob Dylan's great song here - the pace and length fit my piece perfectly. The lyrics in {brackets} are sung during the instrumental break in the middle of the OS and then blend right into the very first line after the break to tell the story correctly.
[instrumental intro]

Gruesome pains shoot 'bove my rear
down my spine and lower back
don't feel right; I'm getting old
think I might just take a nap
use heat or maybe use some ice
sure need relief - Ow!
ought to try some on my shoulder, man
It sure feels bad right now

This bites, I hate this - pain sucks
my pain in back; extreme
lie on side and tell my wife
"Please bring me some codeine"
I told her "thanks, I need these dear
perhaps I'll sleep some now"
I said, "Thanks so much",and then told her
"I'm hungry for some chow"

Hurting so; I rant
pain's; really bad
"Could you bring some Motrin, please?
And dear, then could you bring some books to me?
I would like something to read
stuck in bed; so I need remote
Could you please bring it now?
And then could you rub my shoulder, then?"
She punched me, I said, "Ow"

[instrumental section]

{What was that for, honey bun?}
{Did I not just say, "please"}
{She said, "You just have sore back}
{Not someTerminal Disease}
{Tired of your constant calls}
{I'm tired of all of your needs}
If this sh*t continues for too long
Your calls I will not heed

"it's hard", I snarled
"to lay in bed
my old ass is a wreck
this situation's stinky
and more pain I can expect"
heating pad; it was set too high
I'm seared; then "Ouch", I howled
Then my wife came and said, "What now, man?
Just what do you want now?"

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 13

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Adagio - January 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Better watch that 'just laying around' . : D Good parody, Paul. 5's
Ravyn Rant - January 09, 2007 - Report this comment
My shoulder is twinging in sympathetic pain. Or maybe I messed it up falling all over the ice last night, I don't know. Either way, I can relate...oh, yeah, the parody's darned good too. 555
alvin rhodes - January 09, 2007 - Report this comment
ol' ancient bob coulda sang this himself...5s
Paul Robinson - January 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Adagio, Ravyn & alvin, Thanks!
Yoidy - January 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Now this makes a helluva lot more sense than the original. And it's funny, to boot. 555
Paul Robinson - January 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, Yoidy!
Tommy Turtle - January 09, 2007 - Report this comment
This is sacral-ege! C5 T5 L5
Kristof Robertson - January 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Clever work using an OS that features the line "I was so much older then" to describe your own age-related issues. Great stuff. 555
Meriadoc - January 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Been there, done that. On the distaff side that is... ;-D
Red Ant - January 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Flexeril, Percodan, Motrin and Icy-Hot pads are what I use when I eff up my back. It's painfully obvious this is a good parody. Take 5s and ... (you know the rest!)
Paul Robinsonq - January 09, 2007 - Report this comment
TT - Thanks! Kristof, why thank you, sir...HEY, WAIT! Whaddaya mean "your own age-related issues"? This is strictly a FICTIONAL character Mer - distaff, know...Red - back has been pretty solid the last few USED to give me grief...uh...what was I supposed to do with those 5's...and, uh...where? lol...
Susanna Viljanen - January 10, 2007 - Report this comment
Nice. 555
Paul Robinson - January 10, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, Susanna ~ ~ ~
Michael Pacholek - January 11, 2007 - Report this comment
I got one word for you, Paul: Vicodin! It's such a lovely drug. Take one, and ONLY one, every FIVE hours until the pain goes away. Then you can feel better, and not just about this terrific rewrite of Ole Doc Zimmerman (as some of us call Bob). Merry: Well, that answers THAT question!
Paul Robinson - January 15, 2007 - Report this comment
MP - Thanks! Have to pass on the Vicodin, though...a few years ago my Dad gave me a couple (Extra Strength) 'cause I had a bad toothache...I took one that night and it did help. But I took 1/2 the other another time and I could barely keep my eyes open - which was a bummer, because I still had to drive home that night. Actually, I am mostly "pill-free" at this point. I have meds for gout, but I only take one if I feel the sensation of it coming on...I would guess I've taken maybe a dozen or so in the last year - changing some stuff in my diet was a better way to deal with it. I took more than my share of pills and stuff in my younger days, though, but a whole lotta things were different then, 'cluding me.
Johnny D - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
ARRRGGH MATEY, it be sore work indeed raisin' th'mainsail after 555 jiggers o'grog!
Paul Robinson - March 02, 2007 - Report this comment
a belated "Thanks!" here, JD...been real busy in the Tax biz...

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