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Ringo Starr

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The Lyrics

Everytime I separate
With the Enter key, the spaces refuse to show
Oh, all I want is some paragraphs
But I see my write's full of grammar gaffes when I post

I couldn't take it, my comments looked okay
I tried to fake it, still what I wrote was prone to change

Now what I type's not what you get
And the lines un-broke upset the eyes and brain
I sure could use a helpful hint
'Cause the words I write, they make you squint with pain

[Instrumental break]

Now you're expecting me to heed the site rules
And there's a warning that H-T-M-L's not cool

I try a 'less than' then "b-r"
Then a 'greater than', I'm jarred, I'm sad to say
It doesn't work as I was told
So I put the Caps Lock key on hold and pray

Every line's now uppercase
And it all must be erased and retyped once more
It all runs on in one paragraph
And I feel uptight, and you're gonna laugh on the floor

Everytime I need some space
I don't want to be disgraced, and so I just vote
If all I need is one paragraph
Then I key in praise for the cunning draft that you wrote

Everytime I separate
With the Enter key, the spaces refuse to show
Oh, all I want is some paragraphs
But I see my write's full of grammar gaffes when I post

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Pacing: 4.3
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Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 12

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Phil Alexander - July 17, 2014 - Report this comment
I had "Photograph" by Def Leppard running round my head when I clicked on this.

I think I prefer that one to Ringo's :-) But I feel your pain re getting paragraphs into html.
Timmy1000 - July 17, 2014 - Report this comment
This hits a funny nerve - I've had many a time yelling at my computer "No, quit changing it; it's what I meant to do" when using Word. it wants to do what it wants to do.
John Barry - July 17, 2014 - Report this comment
Horrible Terrible Markup Language. Wish I'd thought of this title.
Leough - July 17, 2014 - Report this comment
Thanks Phil, Timmy and John!

Phil, I'll have to check out the Def Leppard one.
Patrick - July 17, 2014 - Report this comment
A friend has been trying to send me a photograph by email. All I have to do, she says, is click on "images". Unfortunately, that block never appears in the screen. Right now I am struggling with a computer that doesn't want to print the letter "y".
Guy - July 17, 2014 - Report this comment
Leough! Way too long time see not site on. Yoda Circa 1982? The trouble with computers is that they do exactly what you tell them to do and not precisely what you want them to do. As Spaff said. "Everything I need to know I learned from The Beatles". Every thing I know about computers is mostly self taught with a lot of pain, unlike this brilliant write bestowed upon me this day.

Love the "BR" part. The only thing you may have missed is my favorite and that is the "alt keypad" feature. That can get to be tricky to the novice.

Reminds me of an old friend that I revisited a few years back when he returned from overseas. He was having quite a time using Word on his laptop. I saw the problem right off. I plugged a USB keyboard onto his laptop and the problem ceased. He was miffed by this until I explained that he was running his fingers over the mouse pad on the laptop and that is why his cursor or "curser" as it were, ran about his screen like it was possessed by a few escapees from the room full of monkeys. =;-)

Great write. Good stuff here. Loved the read. Takes me back... Right about now I am so MAD at Time Warner that I missed putting something out here today. This is like the twilight zone - DE DE DE DE.

Nuttin' but F I V E S! Me thinks the only numeric that I type today will be "5". All my other numeric keys are "sticky" as in MAC sticky.
Andy Primus - July 17, 2014 - Report this comment
I know what you mean. I can barely find my way around a keyboard so I agree with Timmy about shouting at the PC. Great pacing btw.
Meridaoc - July 17, 2014 - Report this comment
Maybe you need to get a para-normal keyboard. At least this para-graph-ody wasn't graphic. Fun read.
alvin - July 17, 2014 - Report this comment
the word nerd in me was decidedly excited
Leough - July 18, 2014 - Report this comment
Thanks, Patrick. My "z" key has the letter worn off the key, probably from overuse of "Ctrl-z."
Thanks, Guy. At least you're not having to call Comcast to cancel your account. My landline went out a couple weeks ago, but amazingly the DSL still worked.

Thanks, Andy. I think we all shout at our PCs a lot.
Thanks, Meridoac [sic? Or was that intentional?]. Great neologism (para-graph-ody)!
Thanks, Alvin. Glad you happened to stop by and notice it! Hope to see more of you!
Peregrin - July 18, 2014 - Report this comment
I am going to start off by nullifying (equalising?) Phil's comment, I much prefer the Starkey version of this title, but then again, it always reminds me of a good time of my life, so that probably helps. And much like Guy, I particularly liked the way the BR part was handled.. HTML now stands for "Hey, there's marvellous Leough" :) Very enjoyable.
Leough - July 19, 2014 - Report this comment
Thanks, Peregrin!
TJC - July 22, 2014 - Report this comment
I love it, Leough! So relatable for discounted mark-uppers like me!

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