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Song Parodies -> "Mute to be Mime"

Original Song Title:

"Cruel to be Kind"

Original Performer:

Nick Lowe

Parody Song Title:

"Mute to be Mime"

Parody Written by:

Warren Baker

The Lyrics

Well, Teddy sought to learn a
New trade
Found a class to attend
Just on his weekends
He found his calling
But friends were
With the art he pursued
His teachers gave him
This advice
They said

You gotta be
Mute to be mime
Gives the crowd pleasure
Mute to be mime
Keep your little tongue tied
Mute to be mime
Pantomine rules you
You’ve gotta be mute to be mime

Well, he quit his job to start his
New gig
In the malls he performed
The aud-ee-ence lukewarm
He built his act up
Made rebound
To fans he rocked the house down
A win for my friend
The teachers taught him
To pretend
They said

You’ve gotta be
Mute to be mime
Make your moves measured
Mute to be mime
And the crowd’ll be kind
Mute to mime
Key to your world view
You’ve gotta be mute
To be mime

Well he did his best till July
Last year
When he gasped and he died
And voice wouldn’t outcry
He died in makeup
Awed the crowd
And when docs probed and checked ‘round
Physician then said
“A diagnosis
To explain
Poor Ted…

“It’s plain to see
Death for our mime
Is the blood pressure.
Death for our mime
Was a quiet decline.
Now I define
Mute was his undo.
His ailment was mute
(ailment was mute)
Like a mime.”
A mime who was seven foot three
Pretended to be silent tree
A gard'ner with blade
Cut both legs away
And shrub is now all mime can be

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 3

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Michael Pacholek - July 06, 2011 - Report this comment
"A mime is a terrible thing to waste." -- Billy Crystal
John Barry - July 06, 2011 - Report this comment
Make "Mime" fives.
WarrenB - July 06, 2011 - Report this comment
Michael- Personally, I have no problem with mimes. Mimes should be seen, not heard.
JohnB- I will. Silently.

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