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Song Parodies -> "I Used To Read All Minds"

Original Song Title:

"If You Could Read My Mind"

Original Performer:

Gordon Lightfoot

Parody Song Title:

"I Used To Read All Minds"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

an aging man that was a mind-reader in his younger days discusses what he did when he had "the power" with his young son.
Verse 1: I used to read all minds, son
I could tell what’s in their brains
Just like a Vegas lounge act
Oh the info that I could gain
Was a special man
But now I am old
And now my gift is gone
Don’t know what I did wrong
Don’t know how, it’s just been so long
But I was the greatest with my mind strong

Verse 2: When I could read all minds, son
I worked for the government
I would interrogate bad guys
And I’d hear what’s in their heads
Shouldn’t tell you this, cuz it’s top secret
But I don’t give a damn!
This is a woeful tale
Don’t have the power anymore
And that fact is too hard for me to take

Bridge: I’d mystify, like a magician
Except the fact that I’m cooler
Magic isn’t real
Did I say that? That is my bad
I didn’t know you believed in that crap
It’s out now son, just grow up
And yes I know, that you are but three
But how can this be?
I worked when I was three!
I don’t know what I can say
This wouldn’t have came
If I could just still read minds!

Verse 3: When I could read all minds, son
Like the time I met your mum
We met for drinks and dancing
Heard her think I’ve got a nice bum
In a restaurant I could hear her thoughts
She wants me to propose
But all good things have to end
The power left, and then your mom
Without mind-reading, girls I don’t understand
Those women don’t make sense
I never thought I would see this day
And I’ve got to say that I just don’t get it
There is something that I’ve caught
And I had this thought
Read minds or girls think you’re dense!
June 13, 2011 Please rate and COMMENT :)!

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 9

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Old Man Ribber - June 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Blayde - Nice concept, fine parody. I realized the Amazing Kreskin was losing it when I recently heard him say "Wow! I didn't see that one coming!" ;D
Matthias - June 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Very goofy and fun parody! I really loved this one! Probably the best of the competition (hilarious especially the part with you making fun of the three year old!)
Agrimorfee - June 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I was thinking this parody would have a whizbang punchline kicker ending, but my powers of mindreading were off.
Peter Andersson - June 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I don't know what to think about this one... and apparently you can't help me (anymore)...
Rex - June 25, 2011 - Report this comment
"Without mind-reading, girls I don’t understand" -- truer words were never spoken. Fun idea.
Below Average Dave - June 27, 2011 - Report this comment
Why isn't this the big Gordon Lightfoot song of AmIRight, I'd much rather have sat through three parodies of this than three parodies of Wreck. . .especially if they were all as good as this one!
bobpiecheese - July 03, 2011 - Report this comment
(Artistry) I concur with Matthias. Charmingly goofy, very funny, 555 for you!
Syncronos - July 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I agree with Rex. Kinda feel bad for this guy, but it was funny!...555

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