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Song Parodies -> "Minimal Feelings"

Original Song Title:

"Sexual Healing"

Original Performer:

Marvin Gaye

Parody Song Title:

"Minimal Feelings"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Dull surprise: now in comic form! It still sucks!
Sketch up, sketch up, sketch up, sketch up
Paint up, paint up, paint up, paint up
Oh, subtley's overdone tonight

Sorry, I've got a giant problem
The art is suckin'
I'm sorry, I can't hold it much longer
Mad at the author and scrawler

There's not much that I'm seein', they've got minimal feelin's
Minimal feelin's, oh, buddy
Zero frowns or smiles
Mannequins seen for miles
Minimal feelin's, buddy, not good, you see
Minimal feelin's are really not good, you see

Rest of the art is not appallin'
And so the whole facial mobility issue irks me
Lots of parts there that can move
Eyebrows can raise, the mouth can foam and the eyes get twitchy, man
Buddy, I know you can draw that, it's easy
And then I'd have no need to squeeze thee
Around the neck, because it's seemin', oh
Like your characters, you're showin' minimal feelin's

Sketch up, sketch up, sketch up, sketch up
Drop their jaws tonight
Paint up, paint up, paint up, paint up
'Cause it don't look right

Buddy, all these awesome drawin's
Are far from borin', there's lots to see
But please, the diff'rence is blindin'
My rage is risin', I'm findin'

'Cause ev'ry face I'm seein' has got minimal feelin's
Minimal feelin's, not good, you see
Are they real scared to find they're in deep crud?
Or are their feelin' fine? I can't tell, this sucks
Minimal feelin's, buddy, not good, you see
Minimal feelin's are really not good, you see
I need you to see that they're not good, man, please
It pains me, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh

Is it your fault? Did what you're told? Could be in the script line:
"Don't want wild takes, do it plainly all the friggin' time"
Keep things limited, that's fine when shit's serious
But you need the face to react when there's a giant ape

Feelin's aren't awful
Feelin's aren't awful (let a face go mad, it will look great)

Fear or rage or beamin', don't want minimal feelin's (feelin's aren't awful)
Oh-oh, flattens ev'ry meanin' when there's minimal feelin's (feelin's aren't awful)
I hate to see minimal feelin's, there's things that I wanna know (feelin's aren't awful)
Minimal feelin's obfuscate the inner soul (feelin's aren't awful)
Let them show off their pain or I'll show you proper pain (feelin's aren't awful)

And don't try and say "oh, they're wearing a mask, you can't emote through a mask". Look up the More Than Meets the Eye comic, Alex Milne managed a wild array of expressions of characters with eye visors, mouthplates, eye visors and mouthplates and even those face was just a single friggin' eye. It is possible.

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