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Original Song Title:

"It's Alright"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"More Rewrites"

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The Lyrics

The Hollywood machine is a tricksy mistress sometimes. Today's butt monkey: the writer!
Think I'm done now, time to go
It's been a long day
Wait, another draft (please, just spare me)?
Sting, my fingers sting
Rewrites, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, aw, yeah-eah
More rewrites

Director keeps tellin' me to change a couple lines
But I've just given up on them botherin' to specify
Which "couple lines" they're talkin' 'bout this time, because
The request has come to me at least fifty times this month
Said I'll get payrise'd, hope that comes
Do they hate me? Theory I have often
Don't have the option to say no, that's a problem
Drives me crazy, want more rewrites (more rewrites)

Rewrites to make the jokes more "punchy"
What that means escapes me (they want more rewrites)
Rewrites to excise things too "scummy"
That's fine, which ones? Tell me (they want more rewrites)
Rewrites to make romance more "lovey" (tad more "lovey-dovey")
Which couple? Want hints, please (it's a rom-com, help me, buddy)
Rewrites to maximise their money
Just makes my brain leaky (I wanna tear my hair out)

Not another draft

Sometimes a diff'rent guy e-mails me with demands
Producers, big-wigs, other writers, inbox crammed
And none of them tell me on which parts they disagree
No subtext that I can read in these e-mails, jeez, yeah-eah-eah-eah-eah
So I'm scribblin' out a bunch
Of revised scenes, parts I thought were stupid
Didn't wanna do 'em, but it seems they're included
Standard in this genre, save me from more rewrites (more rewrites)

Rewrites to make the deaths more crunchy (that's a great word, "crunchy")
Though still keep it PG (they want more rewrites)
Rewrites to make the gags less funny
Just made to confuse me (more rewrites)
Rewrites to make that scene more touchy (beggin' for hot takes)
Someone wants a thinkpiece (yikes)
Rewrites to make back all their money (ooh-ooh)
Hope some of that's for me (I wanna burn it all down)

Oh, aw yeah, more rewrites
Production feels scummy
Help me, help me, help me...this is loco (ain't right)

My sixty-seventh draft (more rewrites)
Got rejected? Shit (more rewrites)
They won't give me clues (more rewrites)
More rewrites? God
About what they want, rude (more rewrites)
I thought this was indie (rewrites, more rewrites)
Process would run smoothly (more rewrites)
More rewrites, more rewrites (rewrites)

[breakdown into madness]

Rewrites (keep rejectin')
Rewrites (keep rejectin')

Meant to come out 22nd of March, mate
Keeps gettin' pushed back for more rewrites

I would've transcribed the breakdown, but given how most of the lyrics sites I went to instead had the lyrics for Father MC's "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", I decided I didn't wanna give myself an aneurysm.

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