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Song Parodies -> "Gave Our Son A Bad Name"

Original Song Title:

"You Give Love A Bad Name"

Original Performer:

Bon Jovi

Parody Song Title:

"Gave Our Son A Bad Name"

Parody Written by:

Abbott Skelding

The Lyrics

With a name like Abbott, I've had to explain to people who I'm named after (Abbie Hoffman) and hear the same jokes over and over again (Hey Abbott, where's Costello, huh?). And for the record, I love my name, and this song isn't about me per se, but I thought it'd be fitting to right this parody. Original Song:
Wife just gave birth, happiest day…
But she gave our son a bad name

You named our child, and what the hell!?
You could have chose Kevin, not one hard to spell
Blaine or Todd, I’d also like Steve
Ben, Eric, or Andrew’s okay with me

Oh! Our kid will be shunned, yeah
Oh! At school, won’t have fun
His name has four G’s
Man, what have you done!?

I’m torn apart, and you're to blame
Gave our son a bad name (Bad name)
Said it means “heart”, but it’s still lame
Gave our son a bad name (Bad name)
You gave our son a bad name

Sam or Kyle, maybe Chris
Question mark got thrown in the mix
Apostrophes, I’m counting nine
Man, he’ll be so pissed: his nametag’s three feet wide

Whoa! Folks will think it’s dumb
Whoa! A mouthful, a ton!
Rather have Sally
Or Sue for a son!

A laughing stock our son became
Gave our son a bad name (Bad name)
While in the car, agreed on Dave
Gave our son a bad name (Bad name)
It’s just dumb, oh!

Oh! S-U-N-R-T-V-N-A
The start of a bad name
I have to pause to breathe halfway
Gave our son a bad name (Bad name)

It’s so bizarre, won’t be the same
Gave our son a bad name (Bad name)
If we compare- Abbott’s real tame
Gave our son a bad name (Bad name)

It’s so dumb
Gave our son
(Bad name)
Rule of thumb:
Don’t give son
(Bad name)

It’s so dumb
Gave our son
(Bad name)
He should run
I’m just stunned…

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.2
Overall Rating: 4.2

Total Votes: 12

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 1   2
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   10

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John Abbott Barry - May 11, 2012 - Report this comment
I think it's a great name!
Porfle Popnecker - May 11, 2012 - Report this comment
One out of ten children suffer from the heartbreak of Lame Name.
Matthias - May 11, 2012 - Report this comment
Maybe I'm old fashioned but doesn't the father have any say in what crazy off the wall name his wife wants to name is flesh and blood. I loved the parody however because parodies don't have to make sense.
Jeff Reuben - June 01, 2012 - Report this comment
Fantastic idea for this song. Really funny lines in here.
jsdf - April 19, 2014 - Report this comment
Dey see me trolliiin, dey hatin...
Charnstar - June 06, 2014 - Report this comment
As the only Charnstar, I know this all too well. Unfortunately, my parents both agreed on my name..... Ughghghgh... Anyway, 555s
Agrimorfee - June 11, 2014 - Report this comment
As Matthias pointed out, it does not make sense for the dad to be shut out of the name decision. Perhaps sung from the POV of some one else-- like the mother-in-law or the birth certificate writer --criticizing BOTH parents would make sense to me. still a funny parody overall.
Blaydeman - June 16, 2014 - Report this comment
(ABC) I like my name, I think it's cool so but my friends teased me when we were really young, but most people like it now. I couldn't care less whether this is accurate or not, it was funny. That's what matters!
bobpiecheese - June 17, 2014 - Report this comment
(ABC) There was a repeated pacing error (you kept missing one in the "and you play your game" bit) but nothing I couldn't mentally fix. Great parody, 555 syllables in that bad name!

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