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"Mother (Norman's Lament)"

Parody Written by:

Chris Bodily TM

The Lyrics

A song sung by the two sides of Norman Bates: Norman Bates himself, and his "mother". I've toyed around with the idea before, and I thought "Mother" needed a better parody than the one about the mother who protested on Bush's ranch. DKTOS?
Keep your children 'way from Norman Bates
Keep your children 'way from my motel
It's supposed
To be hell

Can you keep them from the shower knife
Can you hide them from the Bates Motel
Oh mother

Saw you checkin' out that girl tonight
Gonna shower... myyyyy word!
Ohhhhh Normaaaaaaaan!

Not about to lose my mind
But if you wanna kill Janet Leigh
I can show you what its like
Till she's screaming

Not about to grab my knife
And if you wanna dress like a she
I can show you Norman...

Tell 'em you and I go hand in hand
Tell your children not to understand
Oh mother

Do you wanna share heads with me
Do you wanna act mentally
Oh Norman

Not about to lose my mind
And if you wanna meet Janet Leigh
I can tell you what its like
Till you're screaming

Not about to use my knife
And if asylums are meant for me
I can show you what its...

(Guitar solo -- the infamous shower scene)

Going nuts in black and white
But if a remake is meant for me
It's a film you cannot like
Till you're grieving

Tony Perkins got it right
And if you wanna kill Janet Leigh
He can show you what its like

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 12

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Jonathan S. - May 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I played this on Guitar Hero II, so, yes, I do know it. Besides being head and shoulders above the two existing parodies of this tune, it makes for a nice tribute. You know what else I think? I think Hitchcock himself would be proud: Here's 545 ounces of Hershey's Syrup so you can re-create the shower scene.
Allyson Chaynes - June 01, 2007 - Report this comment
This kid did so why is it none of the doofuses on this site are commenting except you, JS?
p 3 0 p / 3 I^ $ + I^ /\ I\I 9 3 - June 03, 2007 - Report this comment
(That's "People r Strange") I agree with Jonathan S. and Allyson (Cute name, Ms. Chaynes) This kid's way-awesome Psycho-tribute is a highly-underrated gem that deserves more comments! Like I said, people (on this site, anyway) are strange.
Agrimorfee - June 12, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM)Congrats for doing the first Danzig song on Amiright! :) This was OK, fit the song nicely, neat comment about the remake toward the end.
McKludge - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I liked how you switched back and forth between Mother and Norman in the lyrics. It's a great concept, and I can't put my finger on it, but the execution of it just didn't zing. 545.
Peter Andersson - June 17, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - A parody set to one of the most bombastic Heavy Metal tunes ever (FYI, this tune is somewhat to HM what Queen\\'s \\'rhapsody\\' is to Rock) how can I not approve? :-)
stuart mcarthur - June 26, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I like the "share heads" sub for "bang heads" and the OS was just begging to be used in a parody about Psycho - kudos for thinking of it Chris - great work - reads very well to the OS playing - 555
bobpiecheese - June 27, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) You need to know the movie a fair bit to get this parody. I didn't, but the pacing was great!
Matthias - June 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Great choice of OS expecially for this topic. It was so good you must be Psycho not to enjoy this one!
wannabemustangjockey - June 29, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Interesting idea and good use the OS's end rhymes. If you want a challenge, try a parallel to this parody using "Mama Said" by Metallica as an OS.
The Charnstar - June 29, 2007 - Report this comment
Ditto Bobpiecheese.
Phil Alexander - June 29, 2007 - Report this comment
Interesting, and well-written, but I'm afraid it really didn't do anything for me. But then (rather like my Spidey comment), I never liked the film, either.
Below Average Dave - June 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Oh my goodness. . .so much horror. . .you clearly are a fan of the genre. . .I have to be honest--not familiar with the film (sorry) but I AM familiar with the song, and your pacing was fantastic.
Jason - June 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Ditto Bobpiecheese's comment.
Kristof Robertson - June 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) A solid piece of writing here, Chris...but like some previous commenters mentioned, it didn't quite take flight for me. Nevertheless, nicely done. 545
Jack Wilson - June 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Pacing was awesome,as was the parody,5s
Chris Frederick - July 01, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Pretty good, and nice pacing. I think this one would work better as a POTM entry though, if you added some creepiness (is that a word?) to the vocals.

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