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Song Parodies -> "Blindside On This Write"

Original Song Title:

"Blinded By The Light"

Original Performer:

Manfred Mann

Parody Song Title:

"Blindside On This Write"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Nudges go out to everyone who has tried their own version of this, another one of the fabled Big 7.
Blinded by the light
Song written by Bruce
But Manfred Mann, he got it right

Song list has some blight
So I call out a truce
My little flag hangs out, all white

Binded to this plight
You may well deduce
That I’m really not too bright

Well Amirighters
Comedic songwriters
In your teens or way past that
Take your dumps on “My Humps”, your “Jump"s, or your “Lump"s
And other songs to go ‘kersplat!’
Write the songs bolder when you’re older
About the X-Files’ Mulder
Or trips to your old camping ground

You can garner some merit
With “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
Lots of complicated songs around

Too many “Complicated” parodies found!
But then there’s
“Blinded By the Light”
Song written by Bruce
To sing it well you must be tight

“Blinded By the Light”
The song turns me puce
And causes some to run in fright

“Blinded By the Light”
Rhythm is so loose
And the rhyming isn’t slight

Blindside on this write
Lace up that there noose
And I’ll stick my neck in there tonight

So silly, brain blisters on the second verse, mister
So how much more can I take?
I say I wish I could get money for this here song, make it wrong with no mistake
To not start this art with easy jokes about my farts
Unless it’s done subtly, aside
And try not to be too jerky, or make the meaning murky
Or make jokes about suicide

Such humor is not justified!
But still it’s
“Blinded By the Light”
Let’s ride the caboose
Train kept a-rollin’ with the freight

Blindside on this write
Write it down even though I’m so tired
I gotta make it pace all right
I gotta make it fun, not trite

(guitar solo)
Pajamas…that’s where the cat is!
Pajamas…that’s where the cat is!

Ha-ha, please forgive if the tune devolves into confusion
But, ha-ha, that’s where my mind is

Fred Flintstone’s dulcet tones on my cell phone
Bitch and moan teacher, call your priest
Minestrone on Vic Damone; buddy can I get a loan?
Brayin’ like a wildebeest
Here’s a hand-sewn napkin owned by Stan Laurel, the corker, making collectors blanch
While some high-flown hambone was slurping at an ice cream cone
Singing at the Melody Ranch!

Look at all the rhymes that we found!
But now we’re
Brainless on this write
I’m getting obtuse
Like David’s “Strangers In the Night”!

Thirsty, serve me Sprite
Or cranberry juice
The sugar buzz sure does excite

Did I hear that right?
Misheard word as ‘douche’
Another mondegreen, respite!

Afternoon delight!
What was that big whoosh?
Another tree ate Charlie’s kite!

I’m a Mennonite
Cook up my couscous
With my shish kabob, ignite!

TV Land tonight
Bullwinkle the moose
Catching Rocky Squirrel mid-flight

Wish I may or might
Let’s call Dr. Seuss
To draw for me a troglodyte

Sideswiped in the fight
Hyped up like Tom Cruise
On top of Oprah’s couch, “all right!”

I’m Manhattanite
My suit is chartreuse
And I’m as tall as Dick Van Dyke

Pac-Man pummels Hummels; idiots give me troubles in a three-stage coup d’etat
Pass the bumps with you chumps as the narcoleptic slumps, I say, “Now how ‘bout that!?”
Like I told her, getting’ colder, Fargo North Decoder, I sipped her Cherry Coke down
With the rhyme but no reason, ducks are in season, the myopic flea took it to town
No jot of a rim shot could be around the yacht, his nose recovered for the band
Then the big snotty Hottentot said, “Laddy’s blowing green snot and feeling hot”; “Word up, my MAN!”
These syllables pissed me off more than the histrionic rhymes that they should make
I thought I’d make it real funny, but something’s wrong

Feel knocked down, and oh God, I’m so tired
But man, I faked it-- well, good night!
Copyright 2008, Agrimorfee. "Minestrone" line stolen from "The Hostility Rag" on the album "Scream On Someone You Love Today". "Brainless On This Write" stolen from Below Average Dave.

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Total Votes: 24

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Matthias - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Dave's gotta love this one!!! I know I do! This parody is a biz-natch to pull off, the worse of the Top 7, but you did it with flying colors, after the Top 7 you should work on the Epic 40, because I want to see what you can do with a lot of those songs, simply because this ROCKED!!!
Guy - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
You managed to keep it as rambly as the OS. By way far not an easy write. I did one and it took me over four years to get up the nerve to try it and it was completed in three hours. I doubt I could do that again though. Well done. How many left to Big 7 status? I'm rooting for ya. I also noticed a lot of other parodies mentioned in here. Very well done, sir.
Ann Hammond - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
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alvin - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
a masterpiece done to an impossible song...hats off !
John Barry - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
What Alvin said. Bravo!
Red Ant - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
"Stolen"? I prefer "permanently borrowed without permission". =) Loved "Take your dumps on 'My Humps'" (thank you, Alanis, for killing that one for me). Great work, Aggy. I give 555.
Meriadoc - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Wow - written by Springsteen (am I the only person who actually heard his version FIRST?), redone by Manfred Mann, and now Agri has turned it into Dylan... ;-)
Below Average Dave ( - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Regardless on the original author. . .THANKS FOR THE WRITE AGRI. . .it's always good to see such a ridiculous OS hit hard.
Jack Wilson - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
This was AWESOME! 5s
Below Average Dave ( - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh. . .and double thanks for the Brainless on This Write reference that was brilliant
Peregrin - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I am speechless, wonderful, 'specially the spoken part at the end.
Invisible Boy - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I've read this about 10 times and I'm still finding imbedded cleverness. Great assault on a Big 7 obstacle that I've not yet even considered attempting.
John Jenkins - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Excellent job of varying the choruses and keeping the rhymes.
Led/Floyd - February 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Good job. I haven't been on in awhile but started parodying again and saw one of your comments. I have submitted some new stuff check it out when you can
Peter Andersson - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Parodies about writing no longer does it for me, if that's as permanent as this songs ever appearance remains to be seen, however it has to be acknowledged that you do it with style and finess here.
Peter Andersson - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
B.A.D: Speaking of "Brainless on this write" you never commented on
Matthias - March 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I have to cyber-shake your hand for getting the entire Big 7 done. Not an easy task to tackle, but you did with flying colors... This has to be one of the best of them, but like Peter... I don't really get moved by parodies about parody writing, because if you recorded them, they would only appeal to a very small audience. (Dammit Dave... You got me thinking like a recording artist now). Anyways Agrimorfee. I was kinda hoping you would be going with "Lose Your Health" parody this month, because I really, really like that one. This one I like to, but I like more the fact that you did something that I couldn't do... And that's pull off the entire Big 7, and I'm sure sneaking Dave's parody in there isn't going to hurt you getting some good pointage from him. -wink-.
Guy - March 21, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM-FEB08) See comments above.
Max Power - March 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Got blindsided by 555
Michael E Cormier - March 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Good work, and gotta agree with your first verse. Springsteens version sucks, but then again, I'm not too crazy about his version of "Fire" either.
bobpiecheese - March 29, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I've always had a soft spot for parodies about parodies. This one nailed that spot so hard I need a transplant! Absolutely ingenious! Now how in the hell am I gonna do it?!
wannabemustangjockey - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Not bad. Not bad at all. I'm one of the poor lost souls who parodied this song in the past so I know how you must feel!
Below Average Dave - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Peter--I'll check that out when I get home tonight:)

(SOTM) I have also parodied, still honored to be mentioned, still love it too.
Phil Alexander - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Another killer BBTL parody - though I'm kind of the opposite to bobpc on parodies about parodies, this has a lot of work in.
Jeff Reuben - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
One of the toughest of the Big 7 if not the toughest. This had to take a great amount of time, was funny and well-written!
Jack Wilson - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
See above! And did you shoot the cat in your pajamas and how it got there you dont know? ;-)
Invisible Boy - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
One more time for... deduce/Bruce/puce/loose/noose/caboose/obtuse/juice/couscous/moose/Seuss/Cruise/chartreuse...and still being clever enough to mention the original misheard rhyme from the Manfred Mann version...brilliant !!!...and that's not to leave out the other TMGLTM...
Mikey Squirrel - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
SOTM- I did a similar parody called 'Blind Date Friday Night'. You captured the same nonsensical wackiness of misheard lyrics. Hilarious stuff, Agri.
Matthias - February 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Well the Youtube link Dave provided sucked! And that sent me on a wild goose chase looking for another one, leading me to a techno version of it.... And well... In the end I had to read it without a song to back it up. It was very well written, and the fact that Youtube has sudden started sucking isn't your fault.
Glen S - March 15, 2009 - Report this comment
You're a bum. To win with an 'IN' parody like that. But, DAMMIT, I respect the difficulty, and the following:
"Take your dumps on “My Humps”, your “Jump"s, or your “Lump"s",
"Pac Man Pummels Hummels",
and wildebeasts.

You're still a bum.
Invisible Boy - March 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Fun to read again...see above
Blaydeman - March 07, 2011 - Report this comment
(ABC) Wow! I'm blown away. I newer hear so I don't get all the references you made to other parodies, but I didn't need to to enjoy it!
Mark Scotti - March 07, 2011 - Report this comment
(ABC) I was blinded by the brilliance coming off this big 7 effort!!!!!
Abbott Skelding - March 08, 2011 - Report this comment
(ABC) Never a huge fan of the OS, but I congratulate you for doing an excellent job of spoofing it! Great work!
Dave W. - March 08, 2011 - Report this comment
You da Mann ! A treat for tired eyes..Bravo
Below Average Dave - March 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Yeah, nothing to add here--awesome parody, of course you know that:)
bobpiecheese - March 27, 2011 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above!
Porfle Popnecker - March 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Claude Prez - July 26, 2017 - Report this comment
All right, so as you may or may not know, I've been digging into the archives quite a bit lately, and I've reached the conclusion -- as many others have, apparently -- that BBTL is the toughest song ever to parody. (IIRC, Spaff called it the Mt. Everest). I've never attempted it and probably never will. All that said....awesome job! TMGLTM
Agrimorfee - July 27, 2017 - Report this comment
Thanks, Claude!

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