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Song Parodies -> "Writin' the Words Plain"

Original Song Title:

"Life in the Fast Lane"

Original Performer:

The Eagles

Parody Song Title:

"Writin' the Words Plain"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

A little ditty about my first month or so on this site. Thanks to Chucky G and all who make this place possible. It's been a little heartache and a whole lot of fun. The talent here is amazing and inspiring, keep writing those parodies people.
Writin’ the Words Plain

He was a bard with a plan
He was winsomely brutal
And he was determined to ditty
He started off, but his efforts were futile
A bad start left him cold, cold…pity
He had a nasty conversation with a younger dude
They said he was foolish, they said he was rude
They had one thing in common, both stubborn as hell
They said; let’s just end it, on this we will not dwell

Writin’ the words plain
Surely state your views in rhyme
Writin’ the words plain

Am I going too far?

Old party factions, watch for the flames
They cause the reactions, but rarely call names
He knew all the Right people
He knew all from the Left
They’re both outrageous parties, we all pay for their theft
There were rhymes in the ditties, lines without pace
Might pretend he didn't notice, and the humor he’ll embrace
Late in the evening, until it’s just right
He gets too tired to fix it
He gets too tired to write about it

Writin’ the words plain
Surely state your views in rhyme
Writin’ the words plain
Writin’ the words plain
Every rhyme all the time
Writin’ the words plain, uh huh

Laughin’ and spoofin’ grinding out verse
Just couldn’t find the right line
Starts to burn and to curse
Okay, cool it baby, you can’t always find the zing
At the end of this long highway
Doesn’t mean a freakin’ thing
So he checks New Entries and reads the latest smash
Continues to amaze him, all the talent that’s amassed
He goes rushin’ to the laptop
Laughs out loud and has fun
At Am I Right they’re all just tryin’ to write puns

And they were
Writin’ the words plain
Surely state your views in rhyme
Writin’ the words plain
Writin’ the words plain
Every rhyme all the time
Writin’ the words plain, uh huh
Writin’ the words plain
Writin’ the words plain

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 10

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Andria - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Great job, and it tells your story well. 5s.
Fiddlegirl - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Good stuff, blackjack21. I can relate! :)
Mark Scotti - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Great job, blackjack! Always looking forward to a read from you!!
Andy Primus - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Great job - sums it up well
Tommy Turtle - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
"Late in the evening"? I've seen the sun rise before I decided "*NOW* it's ready". Despite posts in the hundreds, I've polished them for days, then put them in the submission box -- and spent two more hours there, tweaking things that just didn't show up in drafts, but show in the actual "This is how it will look on site".

In other words, it's rarely easy if you have high standards for your product, but you can then be proud of it -- as you should be of this one, and of the very high standard you've achieved in less than two months here. What everyone else said (and voted)
AFW - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
A good realistic read...You're very apt at putting your thoughts on paper..or should I say the monitor...
blackjack21 - July 29, 2009 - Report this comment

Many thanks to Andria, Fiddlegirl, Mark Scotti, Andy Primus, Tommy Turtle and Airfarcewon. Always appreciate comments and suggestions.

TT: One thing I'm working on is having the patience to polish and tweak. Sometimes I push it just to get it out there the next day. But I'm learning that the world won't end if I miss a day or two posting a parody...sort of. ;-) Thanks for the comments, I've learned a lot from the veterans on here about the subtle things that make a good parody.
TT The Mouth - July 30, 2009 - Report this comment
We *all* get addicted at first. Then, you either burn out, or you lower your quality, or you realize that it's become a chore or obligation instead of the joy it should be. So you take a break, and when the inspiration strikes, you go with it.

Getting it to where you want it to be: Can't speak for anyone else, of course, but in my case, the range has been from about eight minutes (lucky strike, so to speak) to about five months, although the latter was an exception -- 2nd place would be two-three weeks. Just keep it fun, however often, or rarely, that is. As telephone sales people are told to smile when they call, because the recipient gets the vibe in the voice, the parodies will have that extra zest when you're both proud and LYAO at your own work -- and the readers can perceive the difference. End of lecture :)

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