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Song Parodies -> "This Is Some Write"

Original Song Title:

"You May Be Right"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"This Is Some Write"

Parody Written by:

Mark Scotti

The Lyrics

After seeing Billy on the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame concert, I remembered that he just recently got a 3 million advance to write his memoirs....

Yesterday I got some money
Write some words it should be funny
Stories soon will trash me up again
I thought crashes were all done
I had several, not so fun
So I had a drink and relaxed for a change

I like driving as in a combat zone
I flew through Hamptons’ quiet zone
Slipping with my vintage car in the rain
And the bend came fast around
Into a house my car would pound
So I think I'll call that chapter "Housing Pains"

This is some write
My memoir's crazy
But it just takes a mere three mil I'm writing wild
Divorce and fights
Rehab had saved me
I list my wrongs but all will know
That I end up right

Elizabeth, she took a share
Her brother stole and left me bare
I wrote some new hit songs and people smiled
Just a lonely singer man
Then Christie took my hand
'And we both enjoyed success for quite a while

Now as some of the years brought on sighs
We had a child but said goodbye
I fight in the most creative ways
As a singer songs tell truths
On this page I bled for you
It's for my fans and the book relieves some pain

This is some write
My life was crazy
But three mil starts my brand new memoir churning out
Played Moscow's red lights
My sellouts still please me
I list my wrongs but all will know
That I end up right

My hair is white
Past times are hazy
But this three mil front will bring out stories fans pay for
Avoid headlights
Memoirs have changed me
I write of wrongs I may have sown
But I made them right

I did some wrongs but I did more rights
I did some wrongs but I did more rights

Copyright 2009

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 11

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Andria - December 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Good one! I wish I could get paid in the millions to write my memoirs, but anyone dumb enough to buy my memoirs would get nearly 30 years of heavy drinking, stupidity and auto accidents. 5s. BTW, I assume the Christie you're referring to is Christie Brinkley, not Christie Marie M or Christie's Auction House?
Timmy1000 - December 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Wouldn't these kind of deals say that if you were a new rock star, that you should screw up your life, just so your future book will make millions?
Mark Scotti - December 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Andria and yes, it is referring to Brinkley. Thanks to Timmy as well. Isn't incredible to get paid millions to tell of your screw ups.(Billy did build himself back, though...)
Red Ant - December 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Nice turning of a BJ song on him. 3 mil in advance, wow, must be nice. Here's 5s for ya.
Mark Scotti - December 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Red Ant!!!
Fiddlegirl - December 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm afraid the best I can do on a teacher's salary is $5.55 for you, Mr. Scotti-- but it's all yours! Just have your people call my people. ;)
AFW - December 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Write on!
Mark Scotti - December 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, AFW!!!!
John Jenkins - December 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Clever concept well executed. George W. Bush is getting a $7 million advance for his memoirs and Bill Clinton $12 million. I suspect that BJ's memoirs will be the most candid of the 3.
Andria @ John Jenkins, Timmy1000 & blackjack21 - December 04, 2009 - Report this comment
And next thing you know, people will be literally stampeding into Borders and Barnes & Noble stores to buy the memoirs of Andria Kilgore, better known as "Andria", "Grammar Police Commissioner", "AmIRight Censorship Panel" and "that whacko with the prescription-drug, Ipecac, Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds, and booze obsessions to people on AIR and Whatfreaks.
Mark Scotti - December 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, John!!
Mark Scotti - December 28, 2009 - Report this comment
"belated" THANKS to Fiddlegirl!!!
Agrimorfee - July 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Hehe, that was a clever punch in the nose to Billy (that is how he got that squished-in schnozzolo, while boxing as a teen). I would have liked to seen more Joel trivia in the parody, but had a good time. It's just My Life, Don't Ask Me Why. :)
Max Power - July 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Right through the glass house!
Porfle Popnecker - July 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Good work.
Rex - July 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Nice retrospective. I wonder if the book will comment on Weird Al's parody "It's Still Billy Joel to Me".
bobpiecheese - July 17, 2012 - Report this comment
(Artistry) I get what you were trying to do, but your writing was a bit too clunky and vague to really get into. A couple of pacing mishaps here and there didn't help matters. A solid idea, but not really executed well, IMO.
Mark Scotti - July 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks to all! Billy actually gave up on the book and gave back the 3 mil
Matthas - July 19, 2012 - Report this comment
This is a pretty decent news parody but like a lot of news parodies it's hard to keep it fresh. Still read like a decent tribute to Billy Joel. Although sadly nothing in here was too over the top to really catch my attention. Sorry man.
Jeff Reuben - July 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Fun song, I don't have a problem with topical parodies...might have a shorter shelf-life but fun at the time and nostalgic later on.
Below Average Dave - July 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I kinda agree with Matty and Jeff, but I think I'm more in line with Agri. It was somewhat interesting in that it had things about Billy Joel I didn't know. Of course, none of it was really all that funny, but then again it was comical as a whole turning the song against him. . .so kudos
Glen S - July 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Very topical and topical about Billy himself, which is a plus. I thought your rhyme scheme and wordplay were very good, even if the topic has lost some charm so long after the fact. Well done.
Mark Scotti - July 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Late thanks to Matthias, Jeff, BAD & Glen. My computer is down...

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