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Song Parodies -> "Anything Is Modern Art"

Original Song Title:

"Owner of a Lonely Heart"

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Parody Song Title:

"Anything Is Modern Art"

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The Lyrics

An aspiring artist gives into the madness of true art being incomprehensible. Enjoy!
On my shelf
Art I've made through my life
Though they look like mutant boogers
Gave me wealth
No matter what I make
The art critics think it's super
Always felt
That the pieces I've made
Were not good, to be frank, they were lame
Hate, hate that shelf
Cause no effort was made
But folks lo-ove it so-o

Anything is modern art
All my crap is modern art
You see that chainsaw in the giant strawb'rry tart?
I've been told it's modern art

It used to be I planned it
Symbolism galo-ore
That's done now
Meaning, critics apply
Whichever one takes their fancy-y
Thought "what the hell"
Decided to embrace
Interpretations of my craft, see
Might as well
If piles of half-cooked lamb
Is some biting comment'ry

Anything is modern art
Coloured string? That's modern art
A pile of licorice? That's war-critiquing art
Ev'rything is modern art

Anything is modern art

Farewell to artistic vision
Cause reviewers know (anything is modern art)
That you can jam needles in a rubber ball
And the critic's praise will glow
Spread jam onto leaves (anything is modern art)
Guess I no longer ca-are at a-all, no no


Anything is modern art
Make a smiley face with darts
Then with a butter knife, wedge a small watch apart
And you've got some modern a-art
Anything is modern art
Make a portrait of Descartes
Not with paint, but with random mechanical parts
That's totally modern art

Anything is modern art

"Death of the author"'s no illusion
My intentions played no part (3D sculpture of a fart?)
Threw my hands high and just drew eyes
That's just life in modern art (yep, you guessed it: modern art)

Doesn't matter what crap I scrawl
I'll just let all the critics brawl (roll in cash with modern art)
On what meaning's there, if at all
While I profit

I once went to an art exhibition in Melbourne where one of the pieces was two pieces of pink string in the corner of the room, one connecting the two walls and the other going from the corner to where the wall-string was. Also there: a pile of licorice bullets, a midget mannequin on a coathanger, a big table of teeth and two differently-lit corridors. Art!

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Matthias - March 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Well you really refined your art with this parody! Well done!
N.E.A. - March 09, 2015 - Report this comment
He's got it, guys: he's finally figured out what makes our racket tick! Quick, send him a billion taxpayer dollars!
Jonathan - March 09, 2015 - Report this comment
this is art! 5's
Patrick - March 09, 2015 - Report this comment
CBS 60 Minutes once interviewed a couple who spent a lot of money on Modern "Art". One piece was a six inch length of rope nailed to a board and spray painted. I could do that. The other was a vacuum sweeper, purchased from a department store, placed in a museum, then sold to some fool for a couple hundred thousand dollars. A vacuum sweeper may represent a fine piece of industrial design, the same way an art deco radio or a sports car are legitimately art, but if they are mass produced, why pay more than retail? I just wish I could find a place to exhibit, and more important, a wealthy collector looking to "invest". I once saw a gallery where most of the works were welded together hunks of old car parts, adding machines, tractor seats, and the like. I wish I could have had the display made from the old .44 Bulldog revolver. I might have been able to make a working gun of it again. My kind of art. (I would like to see your 3-D sculpture of a fart. But I don't want to smell it.).
Patrick - March 09, 2015 - Report this comment
As for the art form known as "parody", why won't anyone today allow comments. There are two good anti-daylight savings time songs, and a celebration of Israeli nuclear submarines. I have something to say and no one, at least not the authors, wants to hear it. I write for comments, not numbers. Isn't that the purpose of this site?
Agrimorfee - March 10, 2015 - Report this comment
Patrick, many people are getting sick of the trolling. But my parodies will never be comment-disabled. I may not know but I know what I like tcop, I like this.555

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