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Song Parodies -> "I've Got Nothing"

Original Song Title:

"I Feel Pretty"

Original Performer:

West Side Story (Natalie Wood as Maria)

Parody Song Title:

"I've Got Nothing"

Parody Written by:

Old Man Ribber

The Lyrics

Wow! How do all of you do it? Song after song - day after day - week after week! I can't keep up, as I'll explain in this parody. Note: This truly has been "the summer of love." I've enjoyed the matchless company, the creative stimulaton, and the pure devilment of being with amiright.
I've got nothing - I've got nothing
I've got nothing to put up today
And I hate that
I have not a witty thing to sayI
I am wrote out - but I won't pout
I'm not Michael, Won, Alvin - it's true
I wish I could
Do a hundred takes on "Spell On You" *

I am just a newbie here on the site
Can't produce high volumes of shtick
I have fried my brains doing these refrains
Now I'm locked in chains and I'm feeling sick

I need down time so I can rhyme
I can't keep up with this frantic pace
So I'll now - take a breather and hide my face

(Instrumental break to the bridge)

Time to rest a bit and reload my guns
I am not just conservative
'Though I'd love to lurk and write like a jerk
I have got to work so that I can live

I'll keep writing and igniting
Lots of laughter and thought on this site
And I'm proud
To be posted on amiright!
* = A reference and salute to John A. Barry ;D Thanks to all of you and keep writing ;D

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 10

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Mark Scotti - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
VERY clever, coming up with SOMETHING from NOTHING!!!
Fiddlegirl - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Amen and Amen! I was just thinking yesterday that you guys are amazing-- and I put you in that category, too! I share your sentiments about discovering Amiright. I now have little notebooks EVERYWHERE to jot ideas down. Sometimes they lead to something, often they don't, but I find a lot of fun and inspiration here! :D
blackjack21 - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
A parody a day keeps the doctor away. I've got nothing for you either...'cept some 5s.
TJC - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Lexcellente, Mi h'General!
Christie Marie M - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
You may be a newbie, but you already wrote a lot of awesome parodies on this site! You're definitely as talented as Michael, Won, Alvin, and Barry! As for me, I don't always write post a bunch of parodies on this site. I only posted 12 parodies on AmIRight. I'm just a part-time parodist. It always takes me a long time to work on a parody! If anything, I can learn from you in parody writing. You get 555's for this one, OMR!
Old Man Ribber - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
You are all too kind. Thanks - I really mean it. ;D
alvin - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
i love a good parody about not writing a zen...thanks for the nod too !
Surgeon General of the United States - July 25, 2009 - Report this comment
WARNING: Parodying is addictive, and may be hazardous to your health. Take, for example, Tommy Turtle, formerly healthy and sane, who, upon discovering AIR, posted 100 songs in his first 64 weekdays here. How? Keep those notebooks handy, fill up scratch pads, don't work, don't eat, don't bathe, don't sleep. Now a mere shadow of his former self -- *don't* let this happen to you!

Very clever, and I'm sorry that my own burnout finds me here only intermittently, and thus have missed most of your stuff. Much of the OS wasn't covered, and a minor pacing glitch or two, but delightful enough to cut some n00b slack and give the High Five.
If you wanna' see the entire Broadway production of TOS parodied, aforesaid author did it his ninth day here:

Hope you rest, recuperate, and return, while avoiding addiction but adhering to alliteration -- Tommy T.
AFW - July 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Constellationly clever and psychedelically sarcastic bit of wittery, Mr. Ribber
DJ Blaze - July 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I feel the same way too, sometimes, when it comes to ideas for parodies. 555
Barry J. Mitchel - September 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Your frustration was certainly premature as you wrote this, your 35th parody on amIright. Today that count is 374! I look forward to many more.

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