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Song Parodies -> "I Believed I Could Fly"

Original Song Title:

"I Believe I Can Fly"

Original Performer:

R. Kelly

Parody Song Title:

"I Believed I Could Fly"

Parody Written by:

Abbott Skelding

The Lyrics

What do you get when you mix a very inspirational song from the 90s and a listener who takes the song a bit too literally? You get a very flat listener. Original Song
I used to think that my life was all wrong
My girlfriend left, stormed out and said “So long”
She said that I would not amount to much
“Your dreams are dumb and you should just give up”

But when I listen, (to) R. Kelly’s big hit
I know I can do it, put my mind to it!

I believe I can fly
I’ll show my ex that I know I’m right
That song, I listen to it every day
Have no wings, I’ll find a way...
I’ll take flight and I’ll soar
She’ll see me, then I won’t be a fool no more
“Sorry Steve, you can’t fly”
“You should not even try…”
I believe I can fly

These plywood wings, they just would weigh me down
The-e-ese cardboard ones won’t get me off the ground
Ju-ust add more duct tape, climb to the balcony
Then yell, “Everybody, come look at me!”

They will be clappin’, my arms are flappin’
I think I am crashin’, everyone’s laughin’!

I believed I could fly
Look like one of those Jackass guys
I heard that song each and every day
Gave me hope, I’d find a way
Now my body’s all sore
I won’t go jumping off the roof no more
I believed I could fly
R. Kelly, why’d you lie?!
Maybe next time, I’ll fly...

Hey, cause I believe in me, oh

If I go higher, spread my arms wider (I can do it)
Flap my arms wilder, I’ll be a flyer!

I believe I can fly
Found a buildng nineteen stories high
I climb to the roof, I can’t help but say:
“R.’s the day!”
Off the edge I will soar
Just like a falcon, I’ll go shore to shore
I believe I can fly
R. Kelly...I can fly!
I believe I can fly

So I take my cardboard wings
I jump high
If I try
I can fly, hey
I start to flap my “wings”
Why can’t I fly-yy-yy-yy!?!

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 11

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Matthias - January 14, 2016 - Report this comment
Not a bad tune. The ending made me cringe though. Ouch. Poor bastard.
ann - January 14, 2016 - Report this comment
nope, cardboard ain't power
Rob Arndt - January 14, 2016 - Report this comment
Otto Lilienthal he was not, but 555!
Blaydeman - January 25, 2016 - Report this comment
(Artistry) what's funny was this character's resolve had me convinced he would fly at the end. One of those epic build up/anti-climax situations here. Classic, but still works like a charm. Fun. However, the main line was used pretty close to the OS, but not a big deal for me. Great work! We got a regular Eddie the Eagle here.
Max Power - January 25, 2016 - Report this comment
And so the reality ensues, lol!
bobpiecheese - January 26, 2016 - Report this comment
(Artistry) It's amazing that I can both feel sympathy for the poor schmuck who only wanted to soar through the skies and laugh at his bottomless stupidity. Great parody, although some of the wording was a little too close to the OS at points, even though that was half the point. 555 broken wings!

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