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Original Song Title:

"Everybody´s Free (to wear sunscreen)"

Original Performer:

Baz Luhrmann

Parody Song Title:

"Write Parodies"

Parody Written by:

Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd

The Lyrics

This is my 693 words long contribution to the third round of the current AmIRight Survivor contest. More margin than I bargained for. It´s an attempt to capture the essence of this hobby we all share. Enjoy. :-)
Vogons and Wannabees on this site called AmIRight:
Write Parodies!

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, spoofing would be it. The long term fantasy in irony are yet to be falsified, and even short term mockery has a solid base and potential and a well documented humorous effect.

I will now expand this advice.

Enjoy the coolness and beauty of originals. Oh nevermind. There has not been any kind of coolness or beauty or originality since Baz Luhrmann. And trust me, in 20 years you´ll look back at photos of Wacko Jacko and shudder in a way you can´t grasp now over how much better he looked back then and how normal his kids looked in burqua. There´s not enough makeup in prison.

Don´t worry about your average. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to convert Al-Qaida from terrorism by showing them Pauly Shore movies. The real trouble with this hobby is to be funny without crossing the line to rude, to find those double entendres that cracks up even the hardest nuts.

Make one rhyme everyday, in public.


Don´t be demeaning to other peoples efforts, don´t put up with those who are demeaning to yours.

The Boss.

Don´t waste your time on quantity, sometimes you´re in flow, sometimes you´re just low. Don´t chase Will Tong, ´cos in the end, isn´t writing about the process?

Remember nice comments you receive, forget the insults. If you identify the 1 guy, tell us how!

Keep your old sketch books, reminisce your old vinyl albums.


Don´t feel lame if you don´t make the top 10 lists with your songs. The most interesting parodies are sometimes written to songs that has never been played live, some of the best to tracks as stillborn as Britney´s cover of "I love Rock & Roll".

Read plenty of magazines.

Be kind to the Stones, you´ll miss them when they´re gone.

Maybe you´ll have hits, maybe you won´t, maybe you´ll use rhymezone, maybe you won´t, maybe you´ll give up at 40, maybe you´ll do a Lambada version on your 75 parodies jubilee. Whatever you do, don´t underestimate yourself too much, or abate yourself ever. True humour is half crazy, so are every good writer.

Don´t store away your best ideas for a rainy day. If you continuously use your best ideas, new quality ideas will come in and fill the gap afterwards.

Sketch, even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own kitchen sink.

Read the veterans, even if you don´t follow them.

Do NOT write "Sk8er Boy" parodies, they will only make us fall asleep!

Get to know the oldies, you never know when they´ll be back as covers.

Be nice to the newbies, they are a reminder of your early days and the people most likely to appreciate a friendly comment.

Understand that bands come and go, just a few household names have managed to hold on. Work hard to learn to grasp the cultural and music style news, ´cos the older you get, the harder it will be for you to relate to teeny taste.

Chat with Michael Pacholek once, but quit before it makes you hard. Chat with Malcolm Higgins once, but quit before it makes HIM hard.

Ravel. (No, wait...)

Accept certain inevitable facts: Tong hates Bush, you´re up against Phil Alexander, Dubya-d-h, and even IebeiW15 has been around since you were still a dot in your fathers pencil, Lewinskygate made headlines, and Star Trek somewhat respected continuity.

Respect Al Yankovic!

Don´t expect anyone at all to support you. Maybe you are a reborn Shakespear, maybe you have a genious muse, but you never know whether anyone will really care.

Do mess sooo much with rhyming, one day someone will reach fame for a rhyme to orange!

Be careful what singles you buy, but, be patient with those who supply them. Stores are a form of nostalgia, capitalism is a way of clinging the past onto the future, brushing it up, selling it over with new makeup and recycling tax value into your trust fund parody.

And trust me: That´s irony!
© Peter Andersson

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Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 5

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 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   5

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wdh - August 24, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice one!
Wild Man - August 24, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice read.
Adagio - August 24, 2003 - Report this comment
Totally delightful!
Sweet Indigo - August 25, 2003 - Report this comment
Heh. I usually hate all those parodies about parodies, but this was wonderful, and full of good advice :) (and i *hate* sk8er boi parodies...) Brilliant, very perceptive, gave you all 5s :)
Know 1 can hear you dream - August 26, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanx all. And wdh, did you realise that "Dubya-d-h" was a reference to you? I needed a four syllable name (preferably a writer in the contest) so first I had "Jared Lerner" but before submitting it I happened to come across one of those gazillion Tongsongs about Dubya and suddenly an extra pun was right there before my eyes :-) - September 05, 2003 - Report this comment
Like Sweet Indigo, I'm not big on parodies about parodies, but this one's quite lovely, actually. I can't believe no one's commented on the line about Malcolm and Michaelopedia. The only advice I would add is: Carry a notepad and pen with you at all times so you won't forget your flashes of brilliance. It's only the bad ideas that you're unable to forget.
Know 1 can hear you dream - September 05, 2003 - Report this comment
So true! But I´d add "and those ideas that someone beat you to." :-)
Jared - November 16, 2003 - Report this comment
Holy Crap, K1chyd! Just stumbled on this parody when scoping out your parodies lizst and all I can say is..WOW! I would've tohught this song was unparodiable...but I'm sure I'll beat this when I finally manage to parody "Genius in France" ;)
Claude Prez - November 16, 2003 - Report this comment
Wow! Sorry I missed this one. Great idea, very well done. This is what a site-specific parody should be. And I agree with Spaff about the Malcolm/ Michael part. Great job!
Know 1 can hear you dream - November 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Jared, Claude: Thanx for your comments. I´m having IRL deadlines to fight this week so I almost missed them.
Red Ant - June 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Wow, Peter, this is great. I didn't even follow it at all until I got through about half way. Question though: Will voting this wipe votes?
Peter Andersson - June 22, 2005 - Report this comment
Probably, so don't.
Clean Slate - July 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Pre-Vote Tally: 1 x 333, 2 x 444 and 8 x 555. Very good for one of my early ones, and it has stood the test of time (or so I like to think).
Red Ant - July 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Now that the slate has been cleaned I can add the 5s here. This would be hard to beat in the ABC (W) round I think.......
Writerchic16 - October 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Great parody, and advice! Ironically, "Wear Sunscreen" came on my iTunes while I was reading this, lol.
Jonathan S. - December 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Nice work, good stuff. 555.

on the
Agrimorfee - December 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Well my goodness, Peter, I thought *I* was the first one to get this done. Little did I know...very good job! So much of it is still true...
MIKE - July 04, 2012 - Report this comment

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