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Song Parodies -> "The Longest Time (Without Writing a Parody)"

Original Song Title:

"The Longest Time"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"The Longest Time (Without Writing a Parody)"

Parody Written by:

Arwen 2.0

The Lyrics

Most folks who visit these days probably don't know me...but when another old timer started dropping tunes on another platform, I just wanted to write again. Personal rules of thumb...when I want to write but don't know what to write...I write about writing...and I write about myself. AND...when nothing seems inspiring...Billy Joel always finds a way.
Whoa, oh, oh
For the longest time
Whoa, oh, oh
For the longest...

Got caught up in-tro-spec-ting tonight
Can this ger-i-at-ric elf still write?
‘Cause now I want to
Since Leo’s dropped a few tunes
But I’ll admit it’s been the longest time

Really seems my source material’s gone
Men, bad dates, my laurels to rest on
Don't go out dancing
Not obsessed with bad romancing
No crazy stalkers for the longest time

Whoa, oh, oh
For the longest time
Whoa, oh, oh
For the longest...

I no longer seem to care at all
To immortalize my ev’ry fall
Though I’m still klutzy
And still fall on my butt, see
I haven’t shared it for the longest time

Leo’s writing song after song
The no-stalgic pull
Was proving too strong
I wor-ry I’m trying too hard
But I've come this far
So I’ll try just a bit more

Who knows how much further I’ll go on?
This could be the first of many songs
Or ten more years might
Pass before I once again write
And I’ll be dormant for the longest time

I had second thoughts at the start
I said to myself
“Girl, why even start?
You don’t have to prove how cool you are
It’s never worked so far…”
But I’m here, so I’ll go forth

I don't know which audience will see
All the folks who would remember me
Have prob’ly moved on
Their love for me is long gone
I’ll think of them fondly for the longest time

Whoa, oh, oh
For the longest time
Whoa, oh, oh
For the longest time
Whoa, oh, oh
For the longest time
To those who read this and remember those golden days of parody writing on this site...I heart you still. I won't name you...because I'll forget someone...but know that those days are still some of my favorite memories. xoxo

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Matthias - January 27, 2023 - Report this comment
Arwen 2.0.... I remember the original. Everything is getting remade and updated these days. Fun stuff. I myself haven't written a song in forever either. It's been at least a couple years. Glad to see your return.
CML - January 28, 2023 - Report this comment
By golly, there's hope for this website yet. Arwen's back! ... Not being facetious, always was a big fan of yours
Phil Alexander - January 28, 2023 - Report this comment
Hi Arwen - good to see you back :-)

..hell, we'll be doing a SOTM before long if this keeps up
Arwen - January 29, 2023 - Report this comment
Matty…no worries, it’s still the same old me…I just couldn’t remember my password so had to pretend I’ve upgraded…hahaha. CML…I don’t know that I can provide much hope for anything…but you might see more of me from time to time… :) Thank you! Phil…ha! Count me in… :)
Lorna Pitzer - January 30, 2023 - Report this comment
this was great. I seem to remember seeing your name in years past
Leo Jay Forteen Point Oh - January 30, 2023 - Report this comment
Brilliant! Dang, girl, you still got it! Love it.
Agrimorfee - January 30, 2023 - Report this comment
Great to see you here again! I'm gonna start singing Barbara Streisand's The Way We Were soon with all these good people peeking in ..555
Peter Andersson - February 01, 2023 - Report this comment
Long time, no see. :-) Maybe I should give that idea I got stuck on two years ago another chance and make a comeback myself. BTW "dropping tunes on another platform"???

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