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Original Song Title:

"Lady in Red"

Original Performer:

Chris DeBurgh

Parody Song Title:

"Maybe He's Dead"

Parody Written by:

Elena M.

The Lyrics

We may need to borrow that hearse after all...
I never seen Grandfather look as pale as he did last night,
Never seen his face so white.
I did notice a look of fright when he loosened his pants,
When he gave me that glance,
Altering his stance.

Well he hasn't moved an inch this morning,
And he's been sitting in this same chair for a while,
With that same smile,
Maybe he's dead,
There's a chance he could be.
(Not just asleep)
Come over here,
Nudge him and see,
Glad it's him, not me.
I thought you should now,
That Grandpa might have died,
He may still wake up yet,
But he just ain't looking right.

We should have listened when Grandfather said he wasn't feeling alright,
He said his chest was tight,
Blood pressure raising.
But everyone just kissed him good-night and patted him on the head,
Mom said, "Take your meds,
And get yourself to bed."

Now his cheeks look a little sunken,
And I see some cobwebs forming in his eyes,
Its no surprise...

Maybe he's dead,
It's sure looking bleak.
(He's not asleep)
Look over dear,
Just take a peak,
Before he starts to reek,
We've got to know,
If grandfather has died,
How much you wanna bet?
He passed away last night.

Maybe he's dead,
Maybe he's dead,
Maybe he's dead.

(Pop, we love you)

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Know 1 can hear you dream - November 25, 2003 - Report this comment
This a dead parrot! Ehhh... I mean... maybe hes just resting for 3x5.
Rick D - November 25, 2003 - Report this comment
Have you checked his pulse?
Steven Cavanagh - November 25, 2003 - Report this comment
Excellent. Great concept, well executed AND very closely tied to the original lyrics. 5 by 5.
Melhi - November 25, 2003 - Report this comment
Did you try poking him with a stick? Howzabout moving his chair outside to see if he attracts buzzards? Well, surely you tossed an angry badger into his lap.
Peregrin - November 25, 2003 - Report this comment
Leah, anyone who takes this awful song any changes it into anything else gets my votes!
Leah Lockhart - November 25, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks you guys!! I'm glad everyone has a sense of humor. I figured, the world cracks up when Grandma gets run over by a reindeer, certainly there should be no problem with Grandpa dying peacefully in his chair. This song started out as one about Amish friendship bread. But this is where my mind took me. Go figure.
Mari D - November 26, 2003 - Report this comment
I had to hold my nose to read this parody -- because I don't like the original song -- but was glad that I did. Sick, but very funny!
Leah Lockhart - November 26, 2003 - Report this comment
Thank you Mari! And thank you Steven for your comments, I'm one of the resident "newbies." ;-)
Rick D - November 26, 2003 - Report this comment
What is the grace period for a newbie anyway? Is it time? Age?Number of submissions? Votes? Hazing rituals? I had a bunch of these sitting around with no place to put them. David Chrenko writes seven good ones on his first day. I'd say Leah is a seasoned vet by now.
Leah Lockhart - November 27, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks, Rick! I think it must be when you hit your first writer's block... I was on a roll but haven't posted in a couple of days now. I'm also more self-critical now that I've had some practice. ;-)

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