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Song Parodies -> "Wasting Away Again In Tommyturtleville"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Jimmy Buffet

Parody Song Title:

"Wasting Away Again In Tommyturtleville"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

This site shows about 50 previous parodies of this OS, including Guy DiRito similarly naming one after himself about two years ago. This one seemed like a fresh spin -- hope so -- and it's all pretty much true. OS lyrics (minor variations according to source) here. Better-than-usual Midi here.
Here at my real work
I'm a big wheel; perk:
Chauffered Mercedes, big home and yacht
Feel like a looter:
Feed, through computer,
Arch-addiction I've secretly got

Wasting away again in Tommyturtleville
Put away one more song in the vault
Some people claim that it's because I'm so lame
But I know
It's AmIRight's fault

I write about farter
Although I'm much smarter
Than Leo da Vinci, Beethoven, John Galt
'Spite 200 IQ
I'm not writing haiku;
Alleged "adult", I'm parody dolt

Wasting away again in Tommyturtleville
Mass assault on good English, exalt
Some people claim that I seek fame and acclaim
Now, I think
Hell, it could be my fault

On sofa next to me
Eager to do me:
Hottie, hair spiked and piercing in nose
About nineteen or twenty
Got lovin' a' plenty
But night after night, she alone to bed goes

Wasting away again in Tommyturtleville
Peck at put-er instead of her vault
Some people claim that I like Guy more than dame
But I know
It's my own damn fault

Yes, and some people claim that waste of brain: flaming shame
And I know
It's my own damn fault

The only parts that aren't true are: "Big wheel", chauffeur, Mercedes, big home, yacht, Da Vinci, Beethoven, Galt, IQ, and hottie. © 2006 Tommy Turtle.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.2
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 15

Voting Breakdown

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   1
 2   1
 3   1
 4   1
 5   11

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Paul Robinson - April 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Shoot, TT - until I read your "post-parody" comment I thought maybe you were Rick D's boss (see his parody of today) parody, but don't quit your day course, now I'm in the unusual situation of NOT being able to bitch about my job...I actually REALLY like it here...smaller company, and we work our ASSES off during the Tax Season...and we get stuff done in the a VERY leisurely pace for the most part...and now we in that "Off-Season" Yes, I have some Product Testing and various other tasks to do - and a few calls to make to the Software Programmer's...but we're having a barbeque lunch today...made by the boss on the gas grill out back...everybody's bringing a little something (I'm bringing my appetite, for example). Got more bragging to do, but I think that's already too much...I can just feel the daggers being pointed at me even as I's - but, like I said...keep that day
alvin rhodes - April 21, 2006 - Report this comment
very amusing piece of work right down to the disclaimers at the end
Stephen Harrington - April 21, 2006 - Report this comment
5s, I do know this one. Very good.
Rex - April 21, 2006 - Report this comment
It's not an addiction, it's an alternative lifestyle. Glad you decided to join us here in the temple of Parodysius.
Michael Pacholek - April 21, 2006 - Report this comment
It's not an alternative lifestyle, just a weird, occasionally perverted subculture. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Write parodies for us, and do we not laugh? Cut us, and do we not bleed? Are we not men? And women? Wait, some of us aren't, some of us are hobbits, one of us is an elf, and one of us is a turtle. Oh well, take these fives anyway.
AFW - April 21, 2006 - Report this comment
I see it says "Mostly true" in the heading...does true include the chauffered Mercedes?...Very humorous version, I say to the one who taught me how to spell humorous..5's
Rick C - April 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Sounds like a fun place to go to me! 555
TT - April 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Paul Robinson, thanks; gloat all you want, there's a guy in Bangalor with who's taking your job, your company, and all your customers on Monday... alvin rhodes, thanks... glad somebody (coughafwcough) read the disclaimers.... Stephen, thanks; glad we finally had an OS in common :) ... Rex, thanks, I like that euphemism, though it sounds a little gay :) .. and loved "Parodysius"; on that topic, did you ever see reply to your comment at "Crazy Together"? - thought you'd like it.... Michael Pacholek, thanks for votes and comments, you Recherche-ant: Pun Pen Us.. and the same goes for your elf friend, the .Virgin of Menace... AFW, thanks, and glad to have been of service... for my next mission, I shall attempt to teach you how to read parody bottom comments. :) :) :)
AFW - April 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Ha ha...ya' got me, again....I did forget about those friends in low places...
Dee Range - April 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Damn those disclaimers at the bottom. Being a licensed boat capt, limo driver, piano tuner, and hottie-masseuse, I was a-fixin' to see if you needed some help in Turtleville. Oh well, foiled again. 5's anyway :-)
Wasted Turtle - April 22, 2006 - Report this comment
AFW, just revenge for Sniffy's piles in my yard :) :) lol ...Dee Range, thanks (lol)... Turtleville has been a brighter place with a home on Dee Range, and there is a little "thank you" in song tentatively scheduled for Fri 28 April... (I have no life at all, obviously.)
Larry Hensley - April 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Most of the following is true. Here in Larryhensleyville, I'm givin' you 555s. Ok, all of the preceding was true.
TT - April 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Larry Hensley, looks like I missed you by 11 seconds... Thanks much, and all of that phrase was true, too :)
Red Ant - April 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Excellent throughout, and a great bottom comment. I don't want to nit-pick here, but "she alone to bed goes"? I realise "she goes to bed alone" would have killed the perfect rhyme with "nose" (and possibly some internal rhyming - I'm not intimately familiar with TOS), but IMHO it would have been a better read that way. Of course, it is highly hypocritical of me to bring up grammar or sentence structure with anyone, let alone you, but I feel like living dangerously tonight - lol. Welcome to Tommyturtleville, population 555.
Dee Range - April 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Red Ant, if you listen to the OS, the pacing is best replicated the way Tommy has it written...."She alone to be goes"....your suggestion would ruin his pacing, which is perfect here, IMO.............Tommy, premature thanks for the thanks....just don't forget to send the royalty checks lol
Red Ant - April 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Yep, Dee is right, the way I re-wrote the line would have ruined it since the stresses would be bass ackwards on "alone". *the ant crawls back into his mound, deep underground*.....
PMS - April 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Tommyturtleville is place I'd like to visit too.
Paul Robinson - April 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Well, lunch was excellent....only quibbles: I ate WAY too much of that really excellent BBQ chicken and the guacamole (with real avocados) wasn't mixed completely, so some parts weren't hot and a couple burned my poor sensitive tongue a bit...(sob)...and we couldn't drink the excellent Thai Beer that Pan V brought in for the Pot-luck until AFTER we closed at 4:30 pm...and, hey...if the company got moved to Bangalor, well, I'd just retire since I'm just a fabulously wealthy eccentric who works here mostly to gather parody material. (Hey...where to you put the disclaimer remarks on the 'Comments'? I need to note that the last item is total BS) ~ ~ ~
Turtle Buffeted By Crosswinds Of Opinion - April 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Red Ant, thanks for votes and comments, for all feedback everywhere, and for the very gracious second comment... Dee Range, as soon as the big bucks start rolling in, I'll let you know. I'm holding my breath, but don't hold yours -- you know turtles can hold their breath many times as long as people, right??? ... How about if, instead of royalties, I change that "plug" I mentioned into a full song tribute to you during the coming week? .. Funny thing was, the inspiration hit me and the tribute was half-written before I logged in and saw Johnny Cochran going to bat for the defense there... :)
PMS, come on in, the water's fine here... I like PMSville as well. :) ... Paul Robinson, so you're really John Barefoot Tiptoe, as we used to call eccentric TV rich guy John Beresford Tipton? Where's my $million?
Johnny D - May 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Well done, shelled one.
TT - May 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Fond: thee, John D. .... or should I say, Bonnie: thee, Johnny D?

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