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Song Parodies -> "Play You Some Rainbow"

Original Song Title:

"Cry You A Rainbow"

Original Performer:

Dee Snider

Parody Song Title:

"Play You Some Rainbow"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

This is a parody to one of my all-time favourite rock ballads, and it seems somehow fitting to turn it into a polemic against the current plethora of cloned insipid boy bands... And to anyone who likes the aforementioned pap, listen to "Cry you a rainbow" and see if you can go back to your uninspired and uninspiring rubbish masquerading under the misnomer of "music".
Ooh, your music's wet
Is it wetter than Bucks Fizz or Brandies?
Songs I hoped they'd never play
Ten thousand worn-out old chichés

So, would you like to bet
How much better than little boy bandies
Kiddies trying to look mean
Dancing to a drum machine

When you sit there on your own, playing Blue, 5ive or Boyzone
Bet your tastes will change when you have grown
I hear that little plink, plink, plink, I know you're listening to N'Sync
Well, this is what I think:

I'm gonna play you some Rainbow
Gonna hear what rock riffs really are
Gonna play you some Rainbow
Gonna hear some rock guitar

Ooh, we know it's wrong
Is it wronger to listen and do nothing?
Hearing manufactured pap
That is total utter crap

You're playing vapid stuff again, from MTV or the top ten
Can they really be called "Boyz 2 Men"?
Though you tell me that they're great, Westlife are a band I hate
And before it gets too late

I'm gonna play you some Rainbow
Gonna hear that Richie Blackmore star
Deep Purple and Dio
Gonna hear some rock guitar
Gotta hear that loud guitar


Will there ever come a day when it all gets swept away
Will there ever be good songs to play
If they've got "Boys" in their name, you know they'll all sound just the same
And look like they're on the game

I'm gonna play you some Rainbow
Twisted Sister, Maiden and Queen
Gonna play you some Rainbow
The best there's ever...

Play you some Rainbow
Ed Van Halen, superstar
Whitesnake and UFO
Gonna hear some rock guitar
Gotta hear that loud guitar

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Wild Man - November 04, 2003 - Report this comment
I don't know the original. I do agree what with what you have to say. More rock guitar for all.
Phil Alexander - November 05, 2003 - Report this comment
Wild Man, do your ears a favour and get hold of a copy of the original :-)

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