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Song Parodies -> "Mocking Sprees"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Mocking Sprees"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Be aware after you’re dressed
and sun’s started to shine
what the day is and what month you’re in.
You may find there’s much ruthlessness
that is about to unwind;
you’ll hear and see things that make your head spin.

Mocking sprees occur on April 1st;
much you see and hear ain’t true.
Mocking sprees are what with you’ll be cursed,
so watch out for what might ensue.

There will always be someone
who’ll pull across your eyes
the wool metaphorically.
If you fall for it, you’re disgraced
and win the booby prize—
the joker will laugh hysterically.

Mocking sprees occur on April 1st;
people will play tricks on you.
Mocking sprees come at you in a burst,
so watch out for what might ensue.

Perhaps you’ll discover
too late that a friend
engaged in mendacity
and it’s at your expense.
“Damn, he made a chump of me!”
you’ll exclaim, feel dense.
“Oh, no!” you’ll woe.

All this is inspiring me
to go have a turn
and perpetrate a cruelest-month con.
With straight face and opacity
I am going to make ’em squirm
as I pull pranks all day from start of dawn.

Mocking sprees occur on April 1st;
table’s turn, now my purview’s
mocking sprees; when I’m done, you’ll have cursed
and burst out, “Your tricks don’t amuse!”

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Agrimorfee - March 30, 2018 - Report this comment
Amazing work Jab. You managed to create a funny, philosophical riposte on the topic without even describing a prank that could have been pulled. I don't think anyone else could pull that off. :)
Matthias - March 30, 2018 - Report this comment
Fantastic job getting inside of the minds of the pranksters of this holiday. I like how your character was against it at first but changed his mind towards the end of the song.
JAB - March 30, 2018 - Report this comment
Thanks, guys.
Peregrin - March 30, 2018 - Report this comment
I thought the same as Agri - not a joke actually mentioned - good job and hard to do. Top marks, JAB, for your inclusion and timing of metaphorically, and for slipping mendacity in there as well.
Claude Prez - March 30, 2018 - Report this comment
Agreed - clever and impressive as always, John
Stuart McArthur - March 30, 2018 - Report this comment
I just hate it when so-called friends engage in mendacity, JAB, almost as much as metaphorical wool. I was looking at Honesty as well but couldn't think of a title sub - you nailed it - 555
Peter Andersson - March 31, 2018 - Report this comment
The most philosophical one I've read so far.
Phil Alexander - April 01, 2018 - Report this comment
April 1st, where the mendacious run a-mock? :-)

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