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Song Parodies -> "At Recess"

Original Song Title:

"The Reflex"

Original Performer:

Duran Duran

Parody Song Title:

"At Recess"

Parody Written by:

Jeff Hingle

The Lyrics

(Ta-na-na-na) At recess!
(Ta-na-na-na) At recess!
(Ta-na-na-na) At recess!
(Ta-na-na-na) At recess, ce-ce-ce-ce-cess!

[Verse 1]
I went too far this time
By romancing a cute gal in line!
Because a busybody snitch turned ‘round,
I had to hand in a great Valentine!

The teacher saw how I signed it.
I wrote “You’re Lei-a to my Han So-lo”!
Next time in line we’ll be divided,
Said Miss Wood in her reprimand! Oh, no!

And my--- card for Suzette,
I---’m barred from usin’ it,
But I--- spied her ‘musement.
So, I--- think this sweetie
Might--- like to meet me
F’r our--- time to be free,…

At recess, when we’d both run wild! I’d chase her ‘round the park
At recess, while our hearts are finding pleasure in the spark
Of young love over grass and clover! We could drop our guard,
Playin’ on the swings until that bell
Fin’lly beckons us from the school-yard!

[Verse 2]
I’m stuck inside, wanna scream m’ head off.
But Miss Wood, she’d frown on an indoor shout!
She has immense pow’r to make me re-gret
I’d ever be class clown, if my folks found out!

[Modified Refrain 1]
But, I--- smile at Suzette.
She--- writes on newsprint.
It’s MY note! Don’t peruse it!
Mine---! Ma-ma-mine---! (Yeah?!)
Mine---! Ma-ma-mine---! (Yeah!)
I--- might find new hints…

[Modified Chorus 1]
‘Bout recess, when I hope I’ll find her waiting in the park,
‘Bout recess, when I hope she’ll let me chase her like a shark!
I’d help her find a four-leaf clover by the monkey bars
N’ wish they’d never ring that second bell,
When the class should all have left the yard!


[Instrumental Break]

[Modified Refrain 2]
Hey, my--- note says “Meet me,
By and by, p’rhaps discreetly,
This time, just to greet me,…

[Modified Chorus 2]
At RECESS!” I look up and smile! We’ll play out in the park
At recess! And our hearts will find sweet pleasure in the spark
Of young love over grass and clover, up in the monkey bars,
N’ playin’ on the swings until that bell
Fin’lly beckons us from the school-yard!

Oh, at recess, we’ll play games! I’m happy as a lark!
At recess, we’ll embark on finding treasure in the park!
Copyright 2022 by Jeff Hingle

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Agrimorfee - December 01, 2022 - Report this comment
I LOVE, LOVE seeing new work from someone who knows exactly how to do it right from the getgo. Are you a noobie? This and your Weird Al work today (which you did not click to enable comments) are a good 1-2 punch to this site that hasn't had great stuff as of late.
Jeff Hingle - December 01, 2022 - Report this comment
Thanks, Agrimorfee! I appreciate your nice comment here and underneath "Bundchen Marries Brady: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?". I posted a third parody on this site that appeared on, I believe, yesterday (11/30/22) or the day before. It's a STAR WARS parody song called "I've Got to Protect the Boy," sung to the tune of the old John Denver hit "Thank God I'm a Country Boy." If you haven't seen it yet, take a look! A long time ago I posted my first parody song to amiright - another STAR WARS parody song. It was to the tune of a Billy Joel song from the 1970s called "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant." My parody is titled "Snitch from the Mos Eisley Spaceport." It's a clever parody but the original song isn't that well known outside more-than-casual Billy Joel fan circles. I'm not even sure if "Snitch" is still posted on this site. I'll have to check. So far these four parody songs are the only ones I've written. I appreciate the reference to Weird Al. Writing parody songs is a fun hobby but my big dream has always been to be a comic-strip cartoonist. I have a full-time career so I write and draw comic strips as my hobby. My main feature, RAMEN NOODLES, can be found on Facebook, Instagram and its own independent website. Check it out if you get a chance!
Peregrin - December 01, 2022 - Report this comment
I endorse all of Agrimorfee's comments, Jeff H. I really enjoyed reading through this one. Keep it up!
Jeff Hingle - December 01, 2022 - Report this comment
Thanks so much, Peregrin! Say…a friend of mine who’s a fan of my comic strip also happens to be an expert in falconry. You wouldn’t be him, by any chance, would you? [PEREGRIN(?) falcon]
Peregrin(e?) - December 03, 2022 - Report this comment
Ah yes, most droll. Don't give up the day job, LOL. I make these comments with a smile on my face, nonetheless ;)
CML - December 05, 2022 - Report this comment
You made a point that I've been trying to make to others In order for a parody of a given OS to really work, the OS MUST be familiar to the audience, along with the subject matter of your parody. The whole point of humor is to flip something familiar on its head, which causes the listener to flip it back inside their own cranium, which is the essence of "getting it" ... The OS that always works for me is "Bohemian Rhapsody", because everyone knows the lyrics to it, either from being old enough to hear it when it was released or from exposure in the movie Waynes World

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