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Song Parodies -> "Sleep"

Original Song Title:

"Creep"

Original Performer:

Radiohead

Parody Song Title:

"Sleep"

Parody Written by:

Warren Baker

The Lyrics

I did a morning show on an easy listening station years ago where I had to be reasonably intelligent at 5:30. If that sounds like a compatibility issue, you're right.
When feet’ll hit the floor
And the goop is in my eye
I walk at an angle
The hour makes me cry
So what is the weather?
In a pitiful state.
Today’s nothing special
I want horizontal.

Yeah, I want sleep
I want eyes closed
“Tell me where’s the cereal, dear?
Where is the milk, dear?”

I am conscious in spurts
I know I’ve lost control
My narcoleptic body
Its narcoleptic goal
I hate to go through this
I think with a frown
Want a diff’rent schedule
So can I reschedule?

So I can sleep
Slumber repo
Where did I put my comfy chair?
I wanna sleep there

Beans running out again
Beans running out
Beans
Gone gone gone

I wanna have a nappy
Whenever I want
Sleep is something special
I wanna say farewell

But I can’t sleep
Mind went turbo
Coffee’s finally kickin’ here
Something that I fear
I start to see clear.
Oddly, Thom Yorke often sounds like he's half asleep when he sings...

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Mark Scotti - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Great OS pick for this!!!
Christie Marie M - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I echo Mark's comment. Great job on the parody! Singing you 555 lullabies for this one!
Warren Baker - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks Mark and Christie. Glad that you both liked it and didn't 'nap' through it!
blackjack21 - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but I liked the parody, esp. the "I want horizontal" line.
Phil Nelson - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
DKTOS but I can relate
Tommy Turtle - January 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm perfectly lucid at 5:30 am! ...Then I hit the sack and sleep until the next afternoon ....

A member of the family was a drive-time news anchor for PBS, 5-9am. Had to get up at 3:30am to commute, prepare, etc. You get sympathy from both ends of the candle -- and Fives from all three ends.

(psst -- coupla' solutions:
http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/theelectricprunes2.shtml
http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/theswinginmedallions1.shtml
.... don't tell anyone, OK?)
Warren Baker - January 22, 2010 - Report this comment
BlackJack and Phil- thanks for relating. The song may be worth a listen on YouTube. It's kind of postapocalyptic grunge. Warning: contains profanity.TT, always good to have a comment from you. Will definitely check out your 'solutions' pages!
Jonathan S. - January 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Nice. I know what "narcoleptic" means, but I never thought I'd actually see it used in a parody. 555, plus an extra point for your vocabulary :-)
Warren Baker - January 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, Jonathan. I was pretty surprised the word fit! And a special shout out to Merriam-Webster...

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