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Song Parodies -> "404 Offends"

Original Song Title:

"Why Can't We Be Friends?"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"404 Offends"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

This is my 10TH 404 parody.


404 Offends,
404 impends,
404 it sends,
404 contends,

I'm just a surfin' here while I'm online,
It makes my temper brew how my link goes blind.

404's I hate,
404's makes wait,
404's wipes slate,
404's deflate,

You come a stalkin' round and signed her down,
I fall through, there you stood and took to ground.

404's so suck,
404's can't duck,
404's amuck,
404 I'm stuck,

I paid some money to this software line,
But I'm still standing with request declined.

404's unfair,
404's steals share,
404 despair,
404 did err,

The site you're in doesn't matter you see,
It isn't much on "charmony".

404's a pain,
They'll drive you insane,
When you can't attain,
The site you maintain,

I need a way for me to go and vent,
The World Wide Web can just go on get bent.

404's are hell,
They will stop your Dell™,
Out to DOS you shell,
But it's still no sell.

Sometimes it don't tweak just right,
I'm at a loss what it's balking about.

404's cause flame,
404's are lame,
404's end games,
They'll make you insane,

Your site has gone the way of MIA,
You couldn't find it if you had all day.

404 Offends,
404 impends,
404 it sends,
404 contends,

404's I hate,
404's makes wait,
404's wipes slate,
404's deflate,

404's so suck,
404's can't duck,
404's amuck,
404 I'm stuck,

404's cause flame,
404's are lame,
404's end games,
They'll make you insane,

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 10

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Robert J. Pagliaro - June 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Guy - how the hell are ya buddy? bob
DJ Blaze - June 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Where've you been, Guy? This is the first I've heard from you in a while. Great job on another 404, and I hope all is well with you. 555
littleCougarCakes - June 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Sirguy, still prefer those "501's ", sir ! ! you know, tight . . . so right . . . .
Fiddlegirl - June 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Giggle at "charmony"... ;) No "error" messages here!
Guy - June 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Robert - had a rough road to hoe for awhile. I nearly lost my wife just before Christmas. ICU for both primary and intermediate for about 18 days. Follow up with rehab for about 10 days and a whole lot of rapid fire doctor appointments. Things are settled down now but we need to keep her well. I finally posted my first parody in eight months to the day yesterday. I figured that I need my hobby to keep me from flippin' out. . Needless to say we had no Christmas or New Years here last winter. But I got the best present. The good Lord let me keep my soul mate for a while longer. Thanks for commenting and I'm glad to be back out here. You are still my favorite libertarian.

DJ - See my comment to Robert above to explain my absence. You'd think I'd tire of the 404s but I got the IT bug in my blood. Good to hear from you DJ and thanks.

Lady of the tiny cakes - I see you have your cat suit on today. Your comment is purr-fect. I love it every time you comment even though I know you have tired of the 404 but you salute me anyway. You are way more appreciated than you could know - thanks!

FG - The word was inspired. It just hit me out of the blue. So happy to have brought a giggle to you today. Be back tomorrow with another fresh write. Thanks for the feedback.
AFW - June 23, 2010 - Report this comment
404 is worth l51 more...making it 555.. so how's that jive?
Christie Marie M - June 23, 2010 - Report this comment
No errors whatsoever in this satire! 555's beat 404's anytime!
Guy - June 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Farce - Must be some kind of metric math or something. Thanks for, oh for, the 555 and especially your comment.

Christie - Thanks for reading through yet another one of my 404 spoofs. Somehow I just can't get away from writing these. I'm glad that this is a 404 friendly site.
Jonathan S. - July 08, 2010 - Report this comment
555 - I didn't completely understand the verse with with the "signed her down/took to ground" couplet (sorry), but still a fine read - which reminds me: there's this limerick I've been meaning to unleash on fellow Amirighters for a while:

There's a train at 4:04," said Miss Jenny
"Four tickets I'll take. Have you any?"
Said the man at the door,
"Not four for 4:04, For four for 4:04 is too many!"
Guy - July 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Jonathan - The "signed her down" is referencing the glitch or bug that causes any error on a silicon based machine that kills an application or causes a loss of communication.

"took to ground" means that the machine "went to ground" or whatever was running is down. Hope this helps to explain.

Love your limerick and I am pleased that you chose my write to post it on since you have been waiting for a while to unleash it. Is this an original Jonathan S. piece of intellectual property? Any matter I like it and thanks!
Jonathan S. - July 11, 2010 - Report this comment
OK. Thanks for the explanation.

As for the limerick, I would LIKE to have written it, but no, it's not mine. I picked it up from a book of trivia, jokes, and stuff. (One of the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader books, to be exact.)
Guy - July 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Jonathan S. - You are most welcome, friend. And I know how important good reading material is in that private place in the home.

BTW this 404 parody is now in the redirect pool and may show up on your screen at anytime the SW on this site detects an attempt to navigate to a broken link. My thanks to ChuckyG for getting it added in spite of his very busy schedule. I'm up to ten 404's now. I may retire from writing them but I never seem to tire from writing them.

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