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Song Parodies -> "Common Comedian"

Original Song Title:

"Kharma Chameleon"

Original Performer:

Boy George & Culture Club

Parody Song Title:

"Common Comedian"

Parody Written by:

David Chrenko

The Lyrics

There's a silence in the room, no applause.
If I listen I can't hear any guffaws.
I'm a clown . . . without ambition.
I'm a clown . . . without a joke.
I can't stand - the crowd's derision.
I'm just a bloke . . . I'm going broke.

Common, common, common, common, Common Comedian.
I come and go . . . Don't stop no show.
Famous would be easy, they don't ask you to sweep the floor,
Run to the store, or guard the door.

You don't think I hear your vile jibes onstage.
Those who heckle from the floor, and those backstage,
Say my talent's nonexistent.
I can see the morning news.
Sticks and stones - can never hurt me,
Like bad reviews . . . Such bad reviews.

Common, common, common, common, Common Comedian.
I'm not on Jay . . . I'm not on Dave.
If I had a lover, maybe I'd make the tabloid news.
I've paid my dues . . . I sing the blues.

Then, tonight the taunts grew louder.
My agent sent me - to the shower.
He said, "Kid, you're just not funny.
Be a waiter - you'll make more money."

I'm a man - with two convictions,
One more strike - I'm back in jail.
Captive crowds - are mine in prison.
It never fails . . . Lock up my tail.

Common, common, common, common, Common Comedian.
Six-Five-Oh-Three . . That number's me.
Friday nights you're gonna find me onstage in Cellblock Nine.
This crowd is mine . . . And I've got time.

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Voting Results

Pacing: 3.7
How Funny: 3.7
Overall Rating: 3.7

Total Votes: 3

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Rick D - November 02, 2003 - Report this comment
I know where you got this idea. It's okay. I've borrowed from you.
Know 1 can hear you dream - November 02, 2003 - Report this comment
3 strikes and you´re out, oh no, I´m saying 5-strikes and you´re in. :-)
Billy Florio - November 02, 2003 - Report this comment
Im confused about the going to jail part at the end. As a standup comedian (who never performs...) I dont work with many convicts lol. But I have seen many people bomb (Including myself lol).....good job....
Jay W - November 02, 2003 - Report this comment
Three strikes and you're out, but what happens if the catcher drops the ball?
Smurf - November 03, 2003 - Report this comment
This was fantastic David..5's Very well written!
Johnny D - November 03, 2003 - Report this comment
Work of art - very well-crafted !
Diva - November 03, 2003 - Report this comment
Very good!
David Chrenko - November 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Hi Billy, I wasn't completely happy with the flow from stage to prison, myself. I really needed one more verse. I wrote these parodies one after the other on Saturday as a surprise for Rick D. , so it was sort of stream of consciousness, without any proofing. Glad you like it tho'!
Stephen Harrington - February 19, 2008 - Report this comment
5s, dude.

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