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Song Parodies -> "Philomaths"

Original Song Title:

"Youth Gone Wild"

Original Performer:

Skid Row

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd

The Lyrics

The original song here has one of the best sing-along choruses ever, I could write parody lines for it all day, and the whole thing would probably be an Amiright standard if the rest of it wasn't such an incongruent paced beatch to work with. This is the second time I take it on for a parody and the second time I've been frustrated over having to choose between fully good pacing and fully meaningful lines on the so called verses that balance up that great chorus, so the whole parody is sort of a compromise, what could be done with the verses dictated the angle (it ended up being an antithesis of the original) that was then milked as easy as a paralyzed, tipped over and udderly chuck-full cow in the choruses. As for a philomath the word is defined as a lover of learning, not to be confused with a polymath, one who already knows a helluva lot. (I had to look them both up so I guess I'm more of the former than the latter).

A YouTube version of the original song can currently be found here:
Since we were born jocks came to flush us down
A bunch of prodigies and crew of water-combed clowns
Never played in no sports and we're never getting laid
But nerdy reputation gives us all grade A:s

No looks, but Gee! What's that to grief?
A worthy four eyes thinks IRL's bland
And we're the smart, we raise our hands

We have some nerdy looks
We keep our snouts in books
We're causing folks to laugh
We are the philomaths

We're ruling spelling bees
We know that carpe's seize
We're calculating graphs
We are the philomaths

Jocks' screaming in our ears and they always start to fuss
Get some three feet off them and then they would look just like us
We think: Hey dork, there's something you oughta know
I tell you po-ta-to is spelled with two o's

We flee each day, and everyone sees
We're getting wedged, for now it's a drought
But we're the smart, we're getting out!

We're on a course to Yale
Where we will get some tail
We're on a Harvard path
We are the philomaths

We are the teacher's pets
For now the gal we get
Maybe we need a bath
We are the philomaths

-Let me hear you recite Pi!

We're speaking fluent greek
And the odd wrist is week
From holding atom halves
We are the philomaths

We sure don't get the drips
We're getting scholarships
We never learn enough
We are the philomaths

(Repeat last line x 4)
© Peter Andersson.

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Invisible Boy - December 15, 2007 - Report this comment
The news is better than 3.14... Well, you've been treated as a "philomath" here as well. Peter, what do you think of " but nerdy reputations still will get us A'd" ( and I don't know the OS...I'm just guessing) "seize"...use quotes I get your idea and it's funny. I can relate...really/ week-weak enough-philomath
Peter Andersson - December 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks Invisible Boy, this morning I started to think I'd get no comments at all on this one. I'll shamelessly borrow your line suggestion for the upcoming homepage version, it's dead on, and though I'm a bit ashamed of the week/weak mishap I thank you for pointing that out too, don't hesitate to do it again in your comments on my stuff if needed, every now and then I slip up on that kind of stuff and M$ proofreading technology just looks the other way. :-)

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