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Song Parodies -> "IP Me"

Original Song Title:

"Release Me"

Original Performer:

Engelbert Humperdinck

Parody Song Title:

"IP Me"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

For a Youtube listen to the OS of Release Me by Engelbert Humperdinck click HERE

Go to command prompt and enter this command:


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Conroller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-32-9A-9D-9E

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-14-9c-39-AC
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, January 03, 2008 7:07:30 PM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, January 04, 2008 7:07:30 PM

Please IP me, static no,
For I can't login anymore.
Re Lease me and let me surf again.

I can't ping the new hub here,
I don't think my MAC it hears.
A network storm, someone heard told,
IP me, ARP me, lease and go.

Why IP release renew?
It seems a fool this thing to do.
Re Lease it seems would be quite plain,
Why re lease me then renew once again?

Why use two when one will do,
Always release and then renew.
If it's re leasing you want done,
Then release should be two com-mands in one.

If you use DHCP,
Get IP auto-matic-ly.
Dynamically assignments done,
Except when its server does not run.

If your IP's static route,
DHCP you'll do without.
And if that server's down for count,
You'll get logged in quite nicely your account.

An IP address octet four,
Three digits dot and then three more.
The subnet mask must be set right,
It won't log in although you have all night.

If log-in prob-lems plague you,
I've told you now what you can do.
Do IPCONFIG /ALL and see,
Cur-rent stat-us of DHCP.

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alvin - January 04, 2008 - Report this comment
lol....yeah,'re having quite the day so far....i am a computer idiot and have no idea even what you're talking about here, but i still found it clever
Guy - January 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Alvin - Thanks - It is my "yob main". I'm waiting for the geeks to weigh in. I road tested this on John Penry another geek who is putting this parody on his site It flies. And the erroneous comments should be removed. I have request that they be pulled as I posted Ann's comment on my own parody. So no one is going to know what this means in the future when nothing is there. =;-)
AFW - January 04, 2008 - Report this comment
What alvin said, but sounds like a real techy goody...
adagio - January 04, 2008 - Report this comment
: ) I kinda understand that stuff now...not all of course. Good one! 5's
Guy - January 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks Pat - We'll make a geek out of you yet.
John Jenkins - January 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Excellent concept, Guy. The love/hate relationship between a user and his IP has the same feeling as the relationship in TOS.
Guy - January 06, 2008 - Report this comment
JJ - IP can mean two different things - one it is the assigned ip like which is private IP space or IP can mean your internet provider such as Roadrunner.

MAC can mean a MAC PC but that is not what the ref means here. It is the physical address of the NIC card expressed in Hex notation. MAC stands for Media Access Control. It is used as a layer 2 network identifier that switches deal with to find an end host like a PC on a network. It is a unique number that identifies the manufacturer and a whole host of other things.

ARP stands for Address Resolution Protocol and is is the standard method for finding a host's hardware address when only its network layer address is known. It usually has a dedicated server that is able to take an IP address and convert that address to the MAC or physical address of the end host PC. Reverse or inverse ARP is able to take a MAC address and resolve it to an IP address. It bridges values between layer 2 and layer 3 protocols in network topology.

DHCP is Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol and automatically assigns an IP to an end host PC if none is configured on the host PC. It relieves manual configurations of IP space on host PCs thus allieving the need to track and assign IP space. So yes in a sense it is a love/hate relationship between user and IP in two different ways.

Release and renew commands are used to tell DHCP to remove the DHCP assigned address using the release command and then followed by the renew command in which DHCP will give the end host a new IP address or sometimes the same one and assign a new lease value to the connection session. That is where I play with re lease and release in the lyrics. And if anyone thinks I gave away my addressing information save it. The values are made up and you will never tind me using the values in the example in the top comments of this parody. Hope this helps but I'm afraid that I cannot adequately describe all that I'm talking about in this parody using such an abbreviated description. This parody works best for network savvy people who readily know the terms - in other words a geek. Thanks for reading and commenting JJ. I may have just confused things more but I gave it a stab.
Phil Alexander - January 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Brilliant, Guy - I thought "Re lease me" was inspired.
adagio - January 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Guy, I knew IP but the other things one would say or couldn't.
Guy - January 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Phil - So glad that a fellow geek writer weighed in here. I felt that this was going over everyone's heads. It finally received its amiright road test from you and it flies. So why doesn't Microsoft write another command called ipconfig /re lease that will do both in one. You'd a thunk that the whiz kids at Windows-Czar-US would have thought of this. Thanks Philbo. And always remember that there is no place like

Pat - I wrote this one a bit deep and I expected that it would get by many. This is fine, really. =;-)
McKludge - January 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I hope you changed the numbers above, otherwise you may find yourself subject to net attacks via your MAC address. Not by me, of course, that would be wrong ;>}
Guy - January 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Not to worry McKludge - they are genuinely bogus. They were gotten from an internet site as an example of the command IPCONFIG /ALL and I'm sure they are not mine. I was not geeked yesterday. =;-)
Peregrin - January 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Hi Guy, even longer time no see. I think everything has been said above, so all I will say is I enjoyed :)
Guy - January 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks Pip - Same here, nice to hear from you. Getting ready to go back to work and do this stuff for real.
Peregrin - January 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks Guy. Merry has been extremely unwell (amongst other things), hence the absence... :( I am glad to see you submitting again! HNY!
Guy - June 03, 2009 - Report this comment

The OS "Release Me" is just too short to write a decent parody on and for what I wanted to say about IP addressing just could not be done in three verses, so nearly tripled the "versage".

I have attempted to explain what all this means in a comment I put out on Jan 06, 2008. So now I have "released" "IP Me" for the ABC-I round of competition.
Silver Power - June 04, 2009 - Report this comment
[ABC] I don't know which is better, the barody, or the original author's name. 5s.
Silver Power - June 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh no, my lower case p turned upside-down. Supposed to be parody*.
malcolm higgins - June 05, 2009 - Report this comment
wow. just wow.. awesome Guy.. you're still my milepost for talent. I'm not there .... I'm not worthy
Timmy1000 - June 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Just love the techy songs that bring in a lot of the dumb things that are all in code and story story, along with plaintive OS, relays the confusion. Well done!
Abbott Skelding - June 15, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC: Not bad, DKTOS or that much about computers, but not that bad
Agrimorfee - June 15, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Yeah, the techlingo is lost on me, but a 555 nonetheless.
Max Power - June 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Great work
Stuart McArthur - June 24, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) when you combine your syllable-matching prowess with IT gobbledygook Guy, it is one awesomely strange read - loved the intro - maybe the most bizarre intro ever - 555
bobpiecheese - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC5I) DKTOS (but I do know of Englebert Humperdink due to an Eddie Izzard bit on him), and I know sod all about this kind of heavy computer stuff, so uh...555 anyway!
Leo Keough - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) This was technically a very well paced and rhymed parody!!!...and after reading the explanations in the above comments, I think I understood the humor!...The problem I had was that the OS moves so slowly that it seems like it takes forever to get to the punchlines...Nonetheless, it surely rates 555!!!
Red Ant - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow, quite tecnical here. I don't understand it all, but found this parody quite interesting and have it saved in my favorites folder now.
Below Average Dave - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Um, hmm, I guess I get it--yeah--it just went over my head--way over it. . .but I think I got the jist of it. . .paced and rhymed beautifully, but I think perhaps this one is a little out of my understandability range, which I thought was rare for computer oriented parodies. . .
Matthias - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm not computer savvy at all so this one went way above my head... Sorry Guy!
Invisible Boy - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Dos a real nice parody dere, Guy. I loved every bit of it.
Glad to see you networking with the rest of us here in the comp...
Jeff Reuben - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Liked the computer commands at the top. Funny parody that rang with me as a computer geek.

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