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Song Parodies -> "Dress Like Zorro"

Original Song Title:

"Less Than Zero"

Original Performer:

Elvis Costello

Parody Song Title:

"Dress Like Zorro"

Parody Written by:

metaphorsbwithu

The Lyrics

Some kids are just plain weird. I used to tie a bath towel around my neck and immediately became just about any super-hero or dashing character I could imagine. Here's a kid who took his imagination and fantasies to the extreme:
DRESS LIKE ZORRO

Calling back his mother say your boy’s back in the stew
Displays a lunacy baiting all the girls he’s spoiled a few
Carving “Z” for “Zorro” in a little boy’s cheek
Now we’ve had enough of that, he’s suspended for a week
To teach the kid a lesson ‘fore he has someone lie dead

Send up his records, the authorities must know
Though his mother won’t admit it, and his father lays low
They’ve got to accept the fact that
Their boy likes to dress like Zorro
Hey, Oh hey-ey
Hey, Oh hey-ey

Mama and her mister are ignoring him again
They have the finest reputations that you have ever seen
They’re taking off for a vacation, adding distance every mile
They say they need some Sun and sand and they’ll be back after a while
Well, I fear that masked marauders are now coming back in style

Send up his records, the authorities must know
Though his mother won’t admit it, and his father lays low
They’ve got to accept the fact that
Their son likes to dress like Zorro
Hey, oo hey-ey
Hey, oo hey-ey

A rapier dripping chocolate little children screamed in fear
I confronted "Little Fox" was quite unsettled by his sneer
I asked him if he knew the proper use of that sharp blade, he said
The pointy end goes in the other man, and then he’s dead!
The “Z” that scars my backside still survives until this day


Send up his records, the authorities must know
Though his mother won’t admit it, and his father lays low
They’ve got to accept the fact that
Their son likes to dress like Zorro
Hey, oo hey-ey
Hey, oo hey-ey

(REPEAT AND FADE)
Touché!

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 6

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Michael Pacholek - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I tried to dress like Zorro once. Catherine Zeta-Jones still wouldn't kiss me!
LadyNorCAL - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
^ Great comment, Lord Pacholek ! She truly was delightful in that flick!
Ra-zor-oh,-Sharp, Your Wit - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Out of the night
When the full moon is bright
metaphorsbwithu: score, oh!
Fine-told serenade
Whacky, witty, well-made
What will he post tomorrow?

No Four-Oh!

For rhyme writ so cleverly
El Toro:
No bull, carve Five, set of three
Fiddlegirl - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
ROFL!

@ MP: Now *that's* funny!

@ TT: :D
Mark Scotti - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Five sets of Z's....LOL!!!
metaphorsbwithu - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
@ MP - *LOL* Too bad! Did you maybe forget to put on the mask? @ Señor Tomas - That is too funny! You are very kind. Cinco, cinco, cinco! ;-) @ Fiddle GG - Glad you like my sense of humor. @ MarkS - Ha ha! Very good!
Old Man Ribber - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Tres cincos from Don Diego Vega! ;)
metaphorsbwithu - September 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Gracias, Don Diego and OMR! The spirit of Zorro will never die! ;-)
LSUFreek - September 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I gave 5 stars all around, but how do I know those aren't the original lyrics? I mean, has anyone ever really understood an Elvis Costello's lyric the first time they heard one of his songs? (Brilliant pacing, btw, meta4bwu.)
metaphorsbwithu - September 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Freek-man. Oh, but I love those kind of lyrics, don't you? In fact, it's quite a compliment to write a parody where the reader is entertained and amused and yet isn't quite sure if it's a parody or the real thing. I love tell stories more than anything, especially stories different people can relate to in different ways.

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