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Song Parodies -> "Slack or tight (2)"

Original Song Title:

"Black or White"

Original Performer:

Michael Jackson

Parody Song Title:

"Slack or tight (2)"

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The Lyrics

a resubmission .....forgot to allow comments
"Black or White" Based on the performance by Michael Jackson
"Slack or Tight" Parody by MarthaDTox

You're pushin' fifty and it's startin' to show
You're not so nifty
You've just let yourself go
You need to get up off your ass now
start workin' out ''.
you know that I'm right
an' if you're thinking of buying Levis
well you'd better wear them slack not tight

Your personal trainer costs an arm and a leg
He's such a sadist he just loves you to beg
But I guess you can't complain
I bet you fantasise about him all night
And if you're thinking about a diet
Now don't be tempted by those Malborough Lights

I'm tired of all these treadmills
I'm tired of all this stuff
I'm tired of all this fitness
I've really had enough
I don't care if I'm chubby
I don't care if I'm hot
I don't care if you think I'm cool
I'm happy with what I've got

Who needs perfection .?..all that bending and stretchin
Twisting round in all directions
It sure hurts like hell lifting those dumbbells
I think my gym days are through.. oh well
Don't wanna be no winner.. get no thinnerr
I'll be a sinner I'll settle for that
The gym's a rat race not a human place
An I don't wanna spend my life bein' a rat

And if you don't agree with
Feel free to kick some sand in my eye
I'm fixin to buy those Levis
An' it don't matter if they're slack or tight

Ooh, Ooh
Yea, Yea, Yea Now
Ooh, Ooh
Yea, Yea, Yea Now

Too slack too tight
Who's to tell me what's right etc etc


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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 17

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Scathe - January 08, 2005 - Report this comment
(sotm) Nicely done.
Rick D - January 09, 2005 - Report this comment
This is a writing direction I like to see from you, Helen.
Agrimorfee - January 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) what was supposed to be here---> "start workin' out ��."? A cool shout-out against the "low-carb" world.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - January 12, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Funnyfunnyfunny and I actually KTOS so enjoyed it even more.
Know 1 can hear you dream - January 16, 2005 - Report this comment
I see, another drop-out from the Gym world's push-ups and sit-up and God knows what-ups. - January 16, 2005 - Report this comment
"Slack or Tight" is a great sub for "Black or White." Fave lines: "He's such a sadist he just loves you to beg" and "The gym's a rat race not a human place." But thanks to my new year's resolutions, I'll be seeing you at the gym. Fun stuff, Martha My Dear.
martha - January 17, 2005 - Report this comment
I will look forward to that Spaff!
Claude Prez - January 17, 2005 - Report this comment
First of all, I wouldn't be too excited about Spaff: apparently his resolutions usually involve G-strings, mouseketeer-whacking, that sort of thing. Anyway, I can totally get behind this concept; loose clothing is my friend. Very good job.
Paul Robinson - January 24, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Can't remember exactly how it went, but the late Hoyt Axton had a song long ago that used the line "built for comfort not for speed" was a lot of fun and very, very much in the vein of his best writing....yes, old Hoyt was no "economy model", that's for sure...Nice work, Martha...5's...
Chris Bodily TM - January 25, 2005 - Report this comment
I had to give you 3's 'cause jeans aren't too funny to parody and I DKTOS all that well anymore. Nice try though.
Peregrin - January 26, 2005 - Report this comment
Well done Martha, very enjoyable.
Phil Alexander - January 26, 2005 - Report this comment
"I'm tired of all these treadmills...I'm happy with what I've got" - I can relate to that... boy, can I relate to that :-) Another super parody.
Johnny D - January 26, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Ah, yes, the quest for physical fatness, er, I mean, fitness ...
Arwen - January 26, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM--Exercise?'s overrated. Nice job!
Stuart McArthur - January 28, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) well Jacko's pushing fifty and he still seems nifty - or is that shifty? - nice one Martha
John Jenkins - January 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Very good title, very good parody. Having seen your photo on the photo thread, the line about your age starting to show definitely does not apply to you.
2nz - January 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Wear 'em if you got 'em. Nice one, Martha.
Tim Mayfield - January 31, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Nice imagery use here.
Jeff Reuben - January 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent! Leads to a follow-up, Boxers or briefs =)
Meriadoc - January 31, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Good work out, Martha!
Kristof Robertson - February 01, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) LOL funny and so true! 555

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