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Song Parodies -> "Let Me Phrase This Right; You’re Fired"

Original Song Title:

"Light My Fire"

Original Performer:

The Doors

Parody Song Title:

"Let Me Phrase This Right; You’re Fired"

Parody Written by:

Paul Robinson

The Lyrics

I was surprised when I checked the Archives that no one had used this OS for this particular topic before.
Hey bro, it’s time to get a clue
We told you this when you were hired
We are all dismayed with you
Keep this up, you will be fired
Your effort; less than desired
Think that maybe you’ll be fired
More effort will be re…quired

You whine and say, “The pay here’s screwed”
Stay up all night; all day, you’re tired
And at ten o’clock you snooze
Then you take a break, next thing; you’re wired
Moments later, you’re on-line there
Naked ladies catch your eye there
Wanna bet you pick up Spyware?
[long instrumental break]
[during long break scene of office activity – everybody is working and getting stuff done…except our subject. Him? He’s leaning back in his chair with feet propped up on his desktop shooting wadded paper balls at his trash can.]

It’s time for you to take a clue
You gripe about what you’re assigned
Right now your breath smells of booze
On your duff; real comf’table and fine, yeah
Every day when I walk by there
Come in late and then just lie there
Argumentative – a liar

You moan and disappear at two
You’re known here as a lazy liar
Now it’s time to say to you
“Straighten up, or you’ll get fired”
You’ve done less than we desired
Always late; a constant crier
Act like someone who’s retired
Patience with you has expired
Lazy and you are a liar
Let me phrase this right; YOU’RE FIRED…

[brief instrumentals out to end]

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 9

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Gy - November 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Him: You can't fire me, I quit.
Boss: You can't quit, you're already fired
Him: Could you please quit firing me already?

Enters the state employment commission. Takes number for better service. Number on ticket is 5.
Paul Robinson - November 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, Gy ~ ~ ~
Jonathan S. - November 13, 2007 - Report this comment
My Mom LOOOOVES the OS, but for me, not so much. Thank you for making that song more tolerable. You're getting paid $5.45 an hour, right?
alvin - November 13, 2007 - Report this comment
he was fired and then shown the DOOR...funny concept
Paul Robinson - November 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Johnathan S - Glad it helped, thanks - alvin, thanks! ~ ~ ~
Carmine (2-LOUD) Boccotesta - November 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Hey-e ovah 'eah, huh? Wees doan beets roun da bush wenz wees fires some wons. Wenz wees fires em dey stays fired if`n yas ketches da drif ovah 'eah.

O ya an' I tinks dat Gy wut rote dat comet abuv iz jus Funny-Guy Tunz wutz typin 2 fas. 2-LOUD outta 'eah.
PMS - November 13, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm a givin' you three fivers
Red Ant - November 13, 2007 - Report this comment
This parody reminded of when I worked at the wasterwater plant and we had just gotten internet (supposedly for weather forecasts...). This one guy, Bob, he surfs the net over the weekend for his favorite thing: porn. He didn't know about temporary internet files, cookies or my history, which were all checked Monday morning. Rumor has it management wasted an entire ream of paper printing out all the adult sites he visited. Anyway, he wasn't fired for looking at porn, rather the timestamps showed he wasn't doing his job, so he got fired for that. Oh, anyway, good work here, Paul, and it's good to see ya again. 5s.
stuart mcarthur - November 13, 2007 - Report this comment
loved the "spyware" rhyme and the use of Argumentative, Paul - and I'm surprised too that this context hasn't been used before - good job - 555
John Jenkins - November 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Very good substitutions, Paul. As noted by Stuart, the "eye there/spyware couplet" stood out.
MrMacphisto - November 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Excellent... :)
Kristof Robertson - November 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Paul Robinson - November 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Fun story,, stuart & JJ - I like to throw some wrinkles in when I can make them work within the story. Thanks, MacP & Kristof ~ ~ ~
adagio - November 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Good one, Paul. 5's
Paul Robinson - November 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, pat ~ ~ ~

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