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Song Parodies -> "8 to 5"

Original Song Title:

"25 or 6 to 4"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"8 to 5"

Parody Written by:

Abbott Skelding

The Lyrics

In marching band terms, to march 'eight to five' means eights steps for ever five yards (and six to five is six steps etc...). I would love to see a football player pick up a saxophone, march down the field while keeping a perfect sound. As a member of the marching band for 8 years, I figured a tribute to something that many people think isn't as physical or challenging as other sports was something I needed to do. Original Song:
Waking at the break of day
Marching through the worst heat wave
Sweat drips down into my eyes
Giving up, can’t feel my thighs

Once turns into five more times
20 yards of 8 to 5

Snare drums try to keep the pace
Trumpets falling on their face
Have to sprint to get in place
Get this done by Saturday!

Don’t know how I am alive!
40 yards of 8 to 5
Oh no!

Man I wish I could just sleep
Feels like I’ve been hit by Jeep
Normal folks would run away
Do it again the next day!

60 yards of 8 to 5
Now let’s try it 6 to 5!
Oh god!

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Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 8

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 5   7

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Jonathan - July 04, 2012 - Report this comment
"applauds" here's three 5's on the 4th!
Agrimorfee - February 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I dug it, thanks for the explanation upfront. My brother was highly involved in marching band during his HS years, so I get some of the other humor. Highly appropriate to use such a horncentric band like Chicago for this topic, too.
Matthias - February 27, 2013 - Report this comment
Reminds me of the Nick Cannon movie "Drumline" I also had a few friends who were involved in marching band back in High School so I applaud the highly original topic.
Max Power - March 02, 2013 - Report this comment
When it comes to challenge, practice helps alot.
bobpiecheese - March 03, 2013 - Report this comment
(ABC) Heh, this song would sound awesome as a marching band piece. You didn't have much to work with, but you really pulled it off. 555!
Jeff Reuben - March 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Thought this would be about a long work day. The explanation helped to get into it. Nice job.
brightCAP - March 04, 2013 - Report this comment
I'm certain that this parody could keep a marching band motivated through an entire movie montage. Nice match to the original song! Favorite line: “Snare drums try to keep the pace”
Blaydeman - March 05, 2013 - Report this comment
(ABC) I thought this topic was hilarious, and you packed in a lot of humor for such a lyrically light OS. Great work!

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