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Song Parodies -> "Very Very Sensible"

Original Song Title:

"Simply Irresistible"

Original Performer:

Robert Palmer

Parody Song Title:

"Very Very Sensible"

Parody Written by:

Stuart McArthur

The Lyrics

We should all try to be a little more sensible

When strolling he's unmissable
His clothing is high-visible
Fast food he finds resistible
He's do-not-run-with-scissorsble

When he packs his sunscreen
it is factor fifteen
His potatoes are all scrutinised for traces of green
He only drinks Bud Light beer
and that's because he's

very very sensible

very very sensible

He treats as though it's paramount
his Christmas-Saver bank account
On payday (though he spends a bit)
he banks eighty percent of it

His screensavers rotate
at the break of each day
all his passwords are comprised of lower AND upper case
he chops old credit cards
in half
and that's because he's

very very sensible

very very sensible

(very very sensible)
When he's out - there's no telling that there's noone home
(very very sensible)
In a drought - he puts timers on the hose

His humble lifestyle would embarrass any monk
He's so health conscious that he's never eaten junk
He makes me wonder if he's ever gotten drunk
the clams he eats are self-caught - that's because he's

(very very sensible)
He drives down...
in the gear that he drove up
(very very sensible)
He pours out...
milk that
might be two days old

He buys his corduroys at sales
He's frightened of deep-voiced females
In contracts he reads all details
He lobbies hard for taller jails

He uses ear gum...
when he listens to drums
At bedtime he makes sure he brushes down from the gums
He chews each mouthful sixteen times...
and that's because he's

(very very sensible)
When he flies - he takes strolls to ward off DVT
(very very sensible)
In mid-flight - he avoids all alcohol
(very very sensible)
He checks out - all his fellow aircraft passengers
(very very sensible)
If in doubt - he decides to stay at home

very very sensible!

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 26

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McKludge - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Sheesh, what a dull guy. But a great parody! 555
Matthias - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Dude Acts Like A Brady!!! Bra-da-da!! bra-da-da!!! Dude Acts Like A Brady!!!
TJC - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
A very clever, extremely well grounded and perfectly-put-together parody.... any sensible person would vote fives!
Rex - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
I used to work with this guy. 555
Arwen - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Now this is just lovely, Stuart...lots of laughs...but...

"He's do-not-run-with-scissorsble"

...was never outdone, in my opinion. Just hilarious!
alvin - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks for makin' a sing i hate more PALATABLE
Ann Hammond - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Simply laugh resistable
John Barry - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
I think it would be sensible of me to give you 5s.
Beatlejuice - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Loved the scissors line too...very sensible! Three fives
Peter Andersson - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
From the title I figured this was gonna be about political correctness, but it was more sensible than that. Fives, if that's okey? :-)
AFW - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Fives from me
Below Average Dave - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
"In mid-flight - he avoids all alcohol", well he's likely alone on that one--when I'm not being the wheel of a car (or going to be) what's wrong with a little mid-air boozing? Only you can make someone who is very boring, very funny--great song. I also like the crack about running with scissors back towards the beginning.
Phil Alexander - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Must be Swiss... :-)
stuart mcarthur - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks McKludge, TJC, matthias, Rex, Arwen, alvin, Ann (I think), John, Beatlejuice, Peter, AFW, BADave, and Phil, and I agree BADave, airline flights are FOR drinking alcohol
Jack Wilson - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
That was AWESOME! Loved it! Ive had this OS on my to do list for a while. Love the OS too
Red Ant - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
You say he's very sensible
I'd say he's quite predictable
and perhaps even dense and dull
To sum it up he's so a-nal!

... or something like that. =)
Great job here, Stu, on a fun OS to parody. (pretends he didn't read Alvin's comment). And yes, flights are for drinking, especially when you are seated over the wing and watch loose pop rivets spin around while travelling 500 MPH. 555.
John Jenkins - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Very clever word picture, Stuart, but it doesn't sound like anyone at AmIRight.
bobpiecheese - July 19, 2007 - Report this comment
DKTOS except for the main line (bloody Shields ad), but that was absolutely tip-top work, Stu!
Kristof Robertson - July 19, 2007 - Report this comment
Just freakin' wonderful, Stu! Your eye for detail is almost unsurpassed, and you always make the mundane riotously funny. Bravo! 555+++

btw...I'd LOVE to hear a recording of this....:-)
stuart mcarthur - July 19, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks Jack - I've done this twice now - it's a bit of a hoot - lots to play with

thanks Jack (ie Red Ant) - that's a little too much detail for me to think you're making it up, Jack - you weren't Top Gun once, by any chance?

thanks JJ - nope, all cool unsensible dudes here of course ;-)

ah yes, bobpie, the Shields ad! - and ah yes"tip-top" the Dermott Brereton ad!

thanks Kristof, but I'm easily surpassed in fact by your good self, as with the mundane - I reckon Mr Sensible might just spend his holidays at Villa De Mediocre ;-)
Agrimorfee - July 19, 2007 - Report this comment
to give you 555 seems quite sensible.
Red Ant - July 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I watched that rivet spin for the better part of the flight... made me wonder how many other rivets were spinning, too. No Top Gun school: Boeing 737-400 class planes cruise at 795km/hr (.78 Mach), which, if I remember my conversions correctly, is 494 MPH.
Matthias - August 11, 2007 - Report this comment
Very Gallant
Agrimorfee - August 15, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Again, quite sensible.
Max Power - August 17, 2007 - Report this comment
Red Ant - August 17, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above, and while superb, I wished it could have been done with all "-ble" (or similarly sounding) rhymes in the verses. Also, "He lobbies hard for taller jails/// He uses ear gum" ddn't make much sense to me (in the context of this parody), and using "gums" as a rhyme two lines later...maybe "...ear plugs" for "ear gum" would have been better, IMHO.

Still, excellent work on a favorite OS of mine, and "Stuart it's Recordable". =)

(IOW, get a mic and record it! That makes perfect sense... ;) )
stuart mcarthur - August 23, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks Ag (twice) Matthias and Max

thanks for the advice Jack! ;-) although seriously that topic would make a good MB thread - ie. "Why did you jump left at a creative crossroads when you could've jumped right, or vice versa?" and/or "Where do you think other people should have jumped the other way?" - here, for instance, I had the obvious "earplugs" in first as you picked up, then I thought "he uses eargum, when he listens to drums" sounded smoother so I changed it (you say tomayto I say tomarto) - as for "taller jails" it's so that fewer criminals can climb out of them! - nothing more sensible than that!! - and as for all verses consisting of rhymes ending in "-ble" it might have been possible, but the jokes would have been more laboured, and I couldn't have used my favourite ones, and all to serve what purpose? (because the OS doesn't even do that) - and humour (-ing myself;-)) always ends up taking priority with me (over pacing, syllable-matching, internal rhyming, and all other party tricks) - interesting discussion though
Kristof Robertson - August 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I have a feeling this is not autobiographical, you gay cavalier, you! Still wonderfully fresh and funny, and deserving of much plauditry.
bobpiecheese - August 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Still awesome as it was when I first read it!
wannabemustangjockey - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Not taking any chances with this one, were you? : P
Jack Wilson - August 31, 2007 - Report this comment
See above!
Below Average Dave - August 31, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) "He's frightened of deep-voiced females", well--I think that my original comment is pretty hard to top--nothing new to say here.
Matthias - March 24, 2008 - Report this comment
This parody should be boring, and normal, but it's crazy and outstanding... Only you could turn a subject like this entertaining.
Jeff Reuben - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
The anti-boy toy. This guy needs to get out more!
Mikey Squirrel - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
SOTY- Sounds more like a paranoid guy than a sensible guy. Hilarious work, Stu.
Matthias - June 26, 2008 - Report this comment
See above (Such a boring and bland comment to leave I know, but I can't help it)
Max Power - July 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Guy - July 07, 2008 - Report this comment

Irresisibly sensible and sensibly irresisible. The song has two well build moving parts and both are interchangable. I like that sort of thing in parody. Excellent write
LittleCupCakes - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I wonder what this man would be like when on a Date . . . .
Below Average Dave - July 09, 2008 - Report this comment
(ABC) What to add. . .nothing, still just as great as before!
Invisible Boy - July 09, 2008 - Report this comment
A perfect description of my philosophy of life..."Think Inside The Box"
This was just a superb write...

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