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Song Parodies -> "Leave That Well, It Lies"

Original Song Title:

"Me Myself and I"

Original Performer:

De La Soul

Parody Song Title:

"Leave That Well, It Lies"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

We all know that genies are capable of screwing over their masters ("I wish to be known forever!" Boom, now you're a statue!), so why not throw suspicion at wishing wells?
This is gonna sound so wrong but that is an evil hole
Send a coin deep down below, your one reward's to watch it fall
That sign may appear to read "Ten cents for a wish or five
For answers to a question" but no, I say leave that well, it lies

I say leave that well, it lies
I say leave that well, it lies
I say leave that well, it lies

Now you're askin' how can I know what this well says is bull?
It should be obvious: it tricked me, had a rug that it then pulled
Asked to help me find my father's village and what did I find?
Led me somewhere else that sucked, so I say leave that well, it lies

I say leave that well, it lies
I say leave that well, it lies
I say leave that well, it lies

Those directions were a scam, triple-checked I had them right
No-one there had heard the name of the village I meant to find
And I spent two months there, doin' research to deny some twist
No big ol' conspiracy hidin' the fact they replaced it
So this hole was an asshole, I came back to spend that five
Before you waste your own money on it, leave that well, it lies

I say leave that well, it lies
I say leave that well, it lies
I say leave that well, it lies

Drop those five cents down into the deceiver, what I'll do
Ask this shithead why it lied, sent me on a goose chase, wild
"Why'd you send me to some village? Not the one for which I asked
And I checked for all of that bullshit like "new village, same land"
You're a magic friggin' hole, better not just say "my bad"
Like you are a fallible human, can't screw up like the man
Who stands above you with his face red and a need for learnin' why"
What do I hear? "I don't like your tone"? See? Leave that well, it lies

I say leave that well, it lies
I say leave that well, it lies
I say leave that well, it lies

I find it amusing that De La Soul are a trio and I only know three songs they've done: this, Feel Good Inc (they did the rap verse) and Oodles of O's (which I only know because of THPS4).

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 14

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 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   13

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Peter Andersson - July 08, 2022 - Report this comment
Funny enough I can also name just three songs from these MTV pioneers, but there's only one (this one) overlap with your trio - my other two are "Say no go" and "Oooh (feat. Redman) that were both semi-hits over here - and the most prominent local DJ had a base remix version of the latter that literally shook the floor for months.
Dear Peter Andersson… - July 10, 2022 - Report this comment
Isn’t it strange the_conqueror_of_parodies didn’t say thanks to you for your nice comment? 🤔
bobpiecheese - July 10, 2022 - Report this comment
I consider it strange that you consider it your life's mission to harangue me for only responding to comments when I have something meaningful to say instead of an empty, hollow "Hmm, that's interesting, thank you!" copy-pasted, but that's just me, I guess.
Peter Andersson - July 11, 2022 - Report this comment
That doesn't bother me none. I do find it strange though that the vote tally on my own parody from Friday has gone from 3x555 and 0x111 to now 1x555 and 13x111.

The later batch was expected, but positive weekend votes being ripped away come Monday (when the trolls are back in their cubicles?) is something new and frankly disturbing - someone has a backdoor to the site and uses it to actively kill positive feedback! Luckily I've long learned to ignore the votes (I notice them, but I haven't cared over the last coupla years), but this is something new and probably worthy of the admins attention methinks.
bobpiecheese - July 11, 2022 - Report this comment
Maybe it's that one weirdo's idea of revenge? "What, you're not on my side in this completely one-sided and pointless feud? Well, I'll take your votes away! How do ya like that? Huh? HUH?!" But yeah, totes agree, might be worth a whistle-blow.

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