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Song Parodies -> "Still the Entertainer"

Original Song Title:

"The Entertainer"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Still the Entertainer"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

A belated 60th birthday present to my man Billy. How could I have missed it (on May 9)? Well, as the man himself knows, nobody's perfect. Come to think of it, that's kind of what the song is about. Sometimes, young performers like Alicia, Beyonce, Pink and Taylor give me hope for the future of music. And sometimes, Kanye opens his yap, and...well, sometimes a 60-year-old bald guy is preferable.
(instrumental opening)

I'm still the entertainer
and I play this Madison Square.
The Rangers in the Playoffs
they didn't stay long there.
Ah, the Knicks didn't even make it.
James Dolan is a louse.
So they said, "Billy Joel, come on, we need some soul
and Sir Paul's abroad and Kanye's a fraud
and we gotta fill the house!"

I'm still the entertainer.
I'm 60 and I'm sore.
I think this stage I took at first
in nineteen seventy-four.
Aw, and still this place will haunt me.
Still, I get my pay.
And the King of Pop, this year he did stop
and the Grateful Dead, now they are, instead
so promoters come my way.

I'm still the entertainer
and I've been all around the world.
You've heard the latest jazz CD
recorded by my girl.
I can't remember faces
but that's because I'm old.
But when Alexa plays I become amazed.
She don't sound like me, that's okay, you see
and the legacy won't grow cold.

I'm still the entertainer.
I keep on keeping on.
You heard me play this joint last year
paired up with Elton John.
Aw, we both can meet expenses.
We no longer need the dime.
But we get those fans out into the stands
and we'd love to stay with these songs we play
and we will while we still have time!

I'm still the entertainer.
I know you think that's news.
I know I don't have new songs.
For that, you go see Bruce.
Aw, I've had to go to rehab
and I've now lost my third wife.
But I still can play here on my Steinway
and my voice no worse, so go call off the hearse
'cause for now, I'm still alive!

I'm still the entertainer
into another age.
I look at these young singers
and they inspire rage.
Aw, Alicia, Pink and Taylor
I like those singing queens.
But for some of thse guys, I don't get a rise.
On them I haven't spent more than 50 Cent
and they're not worth a hill of beans!

I'm still the entertainer
and I know just where I stand:
Another serenader
and a somewhat different band.
Today, I'm still a champion.
I still can catch your hearts.
'Cause I know the game, you still know my name
and this player's here after all these years
so the critics can suck the charts!

(instrumental close)

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Total Votes: 10

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Patrick - September 15, 2009 - Report this comment
As Dr Martin Luther King said "Longevity is a good thing". This was the night before he was murdered. It's good to see at least one pop singer from the generation I recognize who's still breathing. "The Entertainer" is a great melody, and challenging with its fast pace. The 45 rpm clocks in at 3:05, which is the time Billy Joel mentions in the song as the length to which the record company truncated his lyrics.
Adrian´╗┐ Wojnarowski - September 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I'll slander you like I did to Michael Jordan!
AFW - September 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Top tribute to a fine performer...
Old Man Ribber - September 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Fives for the good song and for the Pride of Hicksville, Long Island ;D
Adrian´╗┐ Wojnarowski - September 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm not kidding, I will do it.
Christie Marie M - September 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Excellent tribute to Billy Joel and Happy Belated 60th Birthday to him! I still love to listen to Billy Joel's music. I also remembered that I heard the song "She's Got A Way" when I went to my friend's wedding 5 years ago. My other friend from college also likes Billy Joel. As far as we know, he always has and always will be THE Entertainer! 555!

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