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Song Parodies -> "Sleuth"

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Santana ft. Rob Thomas

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The Lyrics

Not every detective is Sherlock Holmes, as this guy knows all too well...
This trail's a cold one
Seems all the witnesses are keepin' mum
But the bigger issue is that the detective's dumb
An absolute fool
He's such a loser
May think he's Sherlock crossed with Luther
Ev'ry one of his deductio-ions
Are ones he can't prove, yeah

Cause he'll mistake nose-hairs for scalp-grown ones
Track down ev'ry Saab just on a hunch
Always says "I'm right, I know just what to do-o-o
Cause I'm a great sleuth"

Ignores dirt in the footprints, no reason to
Despite how much I point out it's aligned with the sole's groo-oove
He's totally convinced that he's an awesome sleuth, yeah
Never stops quotin' to me "It's elemen'try, Watson"

It won't stick in his brain
"Don't add your fingerprints to that pipe, mate"
That's the murder weapon, you jerk
You're gonna rub evidence out, huh
Actin' like Mario
The way he jumps to conclusions like so
That guy coughed once? "He's the killer!" Watch that prat go
Tackles him down, I frown

Just because you're a crime TV show buff
Don't mean you know anythin', you schmuck
Connected nine crimes though they were sep'rate, du-u-ude
You're not a great sleuth

You won't get a promotion with what you do
I don't know how you get the notion to dismiss some clue-ues
Just cause you think they're pointless, you fail as a sleuth, yeah
I'll punch you if you repeat "It's elemen'try, Watson"

Lost count of how oft your dumb ass has been sued
You keep breaking and entering in order to find clue-ues
You need a warrant, prick, no free passes for sleuths, yeah
Why'd I get stuck with this freak? "It's elemen'try" Stop it, man

Not element'ry, moron
Oh, ain't Element'ry, moron
Oh, I'm not your bloody Watson
No Basil of Baker Street (ow)
Ev'ry damn hypothesis, hey
Is ninety percent bollocks, no oh no oh
And no, you don't get credit, no no no oh
For that measly ten percent, hey no-o oh
Because you soon dismiss it, hey hey hey

To be honest, I know next to nothing about Luther aside from the titular character is played by Idris Elba. I only know of it's existence because Nightbeat's holomatter avatar in the More Than Meets The Eye comic is based off Luther despite Nightbeat being written similarly to Eggs Benedict Cucumberpatch's portrayal of Holmes just to screw with people. Which is a sentiment I can get behind, I guess.

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Agrimorfee - March 29, 2016 - Report this comment
When you get into specific details is where the parody really shines-- how the detective breaks and enters, the shoeprints with their "groove" (haha) and how he's like Mario by jumping to conclusions. Fun.
Max Power - April 02, 2016 - Report this comment
Good tribute to the gum the term still around?
Matthias - April 04, 2016 - Report this comment
It doesn't take a detective to see why this was a laugh riot. Really fun stuff here T-Cop!
Blaydeman - April 12, 2016 - Report this comment
(Artistry) This was really fun. I liked all the specifics you gave, it helped make this very unique. Sometimes the bigger words you used made things hard to pace, syllabically it's correct, but the emphasis is off in places. It made it a little hard to sing along with sometimes, but this was really funny and I loved the Mario line. Very clever. Great job man!

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