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Song Parodies -> "Scandal In the Wind"

Original Song Title:

"Candle In the Wind"

Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"Scandal In the Wind"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

No, this one has nothing to do with politics. Phil Alexander's reworking of "The Ballad of John and Yoko" reminded me of one I wrote when Geri/Ginger left the group in '98. I should point out that this piece borrows from both the Marilyn and the Diana versions.
Goodbye, Girls of Spice, you were ever five little pop tarts.
I'm not exactly broken up now that dissension pulls you apart.
You crawled out of the woodwork and you shouted into our brain.
You took off more than half your clothes
and drove 13-year-olds insane.

And it seems to me you lived your lives like gorillas in the mist
knowing no man could face all your charms and resist.
And your footsteps will always fall
across England's concert stage.
But in fans of real rock and roll
you only inspired rage.

Horniness was tough, a role from which you never strayed.
You created yourselves as superstars
but pain was the price we paid.
Even when your movie died, the press still slobbered over you.
All the papers had to say was that these girls were nearly nude.

And it seems to me you lived your lives like another brick in the wall
never playing your own instruments while you caterwauled.
And your footsteps will always fall
upon England's TV screens.
But in the history of rock and roll
you don't amount to a hill of beans.

Goodbye, Girls of Spice, you were ever five little pop tarts.
You were never worth the hype
always less than the sum of your parts.
Goodbye, Girls of Spice
from the young man who's not sad to see you go
who sees you as less than talented, less than you will ever know.

And it seems to me you lived your lives like a scandal in the wind
and we waited oh so patiently for the rain to set in.
And your footsteps will always fall
upon where-are-they-now shows.
Your candles all have burned out and that's the way fame goes.
13-year-olds, both boys AND girls, albeit in different ways.

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Steve - March 29, 2003 - Report this comment
Funny but a poignant reminder of all the other talentless people who were hyped into stardom and left to flounder on their own in the mistaken belief that they were great. Where are Adam Ant, Bros and all the manufactured bands ??
I wish I was Bob Geldof - May 20, 2003 - Report this comment
It sounds like everybody's had enough of the Spice Girls and Manufactured bands in general, especially you the Elton John fan here!!! A bloody terrific song!!!!!!!!!
Little Lion - May 27, 2003 - Report this comment
The Spice girls were- well, annoying. If you listen to their songs now, they suck. Excellent parody1 You speak the truth!
Peter Andersson - July 31, 2005 - Report this comment
I couldn't agree more. The thought of them reuniting equals the thought of a second term for Bush. Oh wait, that did happen. Hmm, I guess it's true then.
Yet Another Dutchman - August 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Heh heh... Yeah, the Spice Girls were a product! With a double self-destruct mechanism known as "being a fad" plus old age!
MarthaDTox - August 31, 2007 - Report this comment
very funny ... some really great lines here..!!.

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