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Song Parodies -> "Text Messaging Ain't Right"

Original Song Title:

"Semi-Charmed (Kinda) Life"

Original Performer:

Third Eye Blind

Parody Song Title:

"Text Messaging Ain't Right"

Parody Written by:

Below Average Dave

The Lyrics

Text Speak is hard! So was this OS, check me out at . .TTYL!

Compact what I'm saying
when typing
Abbreviate what I see
Say B.R.B.
What does that mean, Frustration
from conversation
F.Y.I., it makes me cry you see
Words are out of style
Never spell out U
Can you spell out a word or two
Looking like a stooge
He said T.Y. , it meant thank you?
W.T.F. is with that dude?
And they speak it too, from their mouths cutting out verbs
Stutter half the time and I do not know the words
I still spell out hello, shows my age
They all think that I'm J.K.

What's with that word MILF?
What does that word mean?
Text Messaging ain't right, what's that, what's that
Still wondering bought MILF?
I'm not joking when I say
What's That?


That text was bold, feeling old
I can't keep up as this stuff unfolds
And I don't have a damn prayer
Stressing out here
Smileys are emotions with a face
I understand that
It's 2.M.O.Z. I can't take
It wont stop, It spreads around, I go flop
Need to drop this system
put full speak back on top
Put it back up
I'm still typing out my sentence
Spelled it out again
And spelled it out again I said

What's wrong with spelling out 'too'
I don't know, I'll never have a damn clue
What does it mean when they say F.U.
It's spinning my head

This new language hell, cuts English like swiss
Text Messaging ain't right, what's that, what's that
Making my brain melt
I Can't read what you've displayed

What does S.O.B. mean I don't know
I.M. is unappealing, it's not like speaking
In fact it really kinda blows
I can't comprehend it, though I try
When I try to dissect it my mind is fried
And it's such a damn fright, a fright

When you said N.M.
My head, I was scratching
What's so hard about typing out the whole script
Full text I hope to revive
but I'm willing to compromise
I catch myself using some I confess
Making progress or so I guess
Hey you just spelled out 'for', now I'm impressed
Can't spell out Prob'ly
but I think I'll digress
Then, that's O.M.G.?
I know that one!
Still that's all I can take, Please type just a few things out
Find myself, typing that crap now
I feared, may stop using vowels
I guess I can no longer gripe
I guess spell checker has gone out of style
'Cause everyone speed types, speed types

Shorten things to hell
It still don't feel quite right, oh well
When you text by cell
I think you meant Ash Tray?






(LOL, LMAO continues in the background)
Short text get's old, sucks at most
T.T.Y.L until your vocab grows
Someday think we could speak I swear full text
I hear I'm perplexed we used to ty-y-y-y-y-y-y-pe


Please let text speak go. . .
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Pacing: 4.8
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Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 17

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Matthias - June 09, 2008 - Report this comment
LOL! This wz 1 of yur best pair-o-d's this yr! Made me LOL, LMAO, and even RAOTFL. My sister texts people non-stop (I wish you added a few lines in here about people addicted to their cell phones, and using them everywhere such as funerals, amusment parks, and yes MOVIE THEATERS!!!) But this was still hilarious, and had very Red Ant styled satire.
Peter Andersson - June 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Continuing Matthias take on cell phones I hear that the ultra conservative right is seeking to ban them, because fumbling with buttons in private is not something they want young people to get trained at too early (unless of course they are in a polygamist sect, then it's OK from age twelve).
L-C-C - June 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir Dave, vowels are definitely 'passee' as they say, and may even be politically incorrect ! . . . ~OMG~ - June 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Nice job, BAD. I've often thought of parodying this song (I even have a title for it: "Lucky Charms Life") but I've decided that life's too short. So bonus points for tackling it.
Jack Wilson - June 10, 2008 - Report this comment
LOVE the OS LOVE the parody 555!!!
Andrew D. Lacroix - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Approval rating of this song 100 percent, that's AT LEAST 3 times higher than President Bush's. I never got the texting thing... BTW, 555.
Silver Power - October 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I love the original song, and the 'LOL, LMAO' was a great way to start out the song. I have to admit, I usually text like that. Us teenagers are a real nuisance, huh? We do the darndest things. 555 fr u cuz i rly liked dis parody n it made meh lol!!1!
Agrimorfee - October 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Prty damn good tune, BAD. No BS, U got the 411 on the TxT-speak.
Fiddlegirl - October 19, 2009 - Report this comment
The English teachers of the world thank you! :)
Guy - October 20, 2009 - Report this comment

If u cn rd ths u cn gt a gd jb. But you don't need to read this to know that this is a fine parody. Fine write Dave.
Stuart McArthur - October 28, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) wht Gy sd - a vry fn prdy indd

great topic, a monster of an OS, and some very entertaining writing - top stuff Dave - 55
Melanie Lee - October 29, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Nd bd, gd, not bad, good laughs. A little hard to follow, but worth it. 555.
Andria - October 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I don't do text messages, except when people try to text me and I can't understand what they are trying to say. I always hack my way through a halfhearted attempt at a text message to get people to either call me or e-mail me. 555 for a Grade-AAA parody.
Leo Keough - October 30, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC5(T) Nice job on a tough OS!!!...555!!!
DJ Blaze - October 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I try to keep up with text lingo, but it's just too much. Great job on a tough OS! 555
bobpiecheese - October 30, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC5) Interesting topic, well executed. 555, OMGWTFBBQ!
Below Average Dave - October 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Did you say BBQ? LOL--someone was hungry when they read this
Red Ant - November 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Could have sworn I commented on this... I like this a lot, Dave. Great job making it easy to follow, and getting in all sorts of txt spk. As far as "too", it takes 7 keystokes on my cell phone to type that, so I use "2". 555.

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