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Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

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Geeks only read manuals as a last resort - when all else fails get out the manual.

Manuals are scribblings they write to explain,
It can't be I'd read their writes, headings or names.
Oh I don't read manuals; Waiving them by,
Odd to look at manuals, it's not I'm proud, just geek guy.

It's way plain the printy, why'd they ever pen,
What manual says in the best case I'd never screen.
Oh, If I don't know, I'll bend it and stuff,
Words in this manual, oh they list them too much.

Oh no no, manual I'd druther though you're holder of key,
But I still wield the reign; I'm the star on this field.
Apply what's wise, but it seems one part shy,
Manual why you are in the face of this guy?

------ Instrumental Interlude ------

Oh oh oh manual I shudder to think opening thee,
Just not will peel one page for the parts I must deal.
Some parts got fried, it don't seem it will fly.
Manual shows the part where I placed mis-applied.

Manual's unraveling the plight I sustained,
Now I see should read high lights getting explained.
Oh, next time I'll read manual saving much time,
Odd it is that manual, just clears the clouds out my mind.
How Odd it is that manual, just clears the doubts in my mind.

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 11

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Michael Pacholek - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I tried reading the manual once. Took me five minutes to unfold it... and another five minutes to go through all the other languages before I found the English instructions! (Maybe there's your next idea.)
Agrimorfee - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
In a meta- way, your "Manual" was also hard to read.
alvin - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
you could WRITE a manual about how to construct a parody...takes an expert to make a subject as drab as a manual instructions say to give you 5s
John Barry - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Manuals are written by Martians. Another magnificent write.
Invisible Boy - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I can see a lot of manual labor went into this one.
Stan Hall - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
OTOH, "RTFM" is still my favorite advice to pesky technophobes. :-)
littleCupCakes - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
How do you do, what you do, so well, Sir ?? I can hardly keep up with this frantic pace . . .
Meriadoc - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
We started Manuals about three years ago and never finished it. Glad yours came to fruition. :-)
PMS - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Insert Tab 5 into Slot 3
John Jenkins - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I can't believe that Pippin and Meriadoc started something that they weren't able to finish, but this was very good. Manuals seem to be written for people who already know how to do something, not for those of us trying to learn how to do it.
Johnny D - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
You wrote the manual on syllable-matching!
Peregrin - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Aarrgghh! What Merry said! Good job here!

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