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Song Parodies -> "I Am A Very Angsty Teen, A Poet And A Diarist"

Original Song Title:

"I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major General"

Original Performer:

Gilbert and Sullivan

Parody Song Title:

"I Am A Very Angsty Teen, A Poet And A Diarist"

Parody Written by:

Sweet Indigo

The Lyrics

When I started out at AmIRight, I picked complex topics like Biochemistry and used not entirely over-done songs, like 'Still Rock 'n' Roll to me' by Billy Joel. I think it all went downhill when I did 'Fifty ways', still, here is a G&S offering - hope y'all enjoy it.
I am a very angsty teen, a poet and a diarist
My pessimistic outlook could be classified as nihilist
I quote the songs of Avril, and I yearn to be a skater punk
I listen to her songs in all the school lessons I do not bunk
My clothes are 'inappropriate': the teachers are rebuking me
They just don't get that fashion means I must look like a refugee
That all of this peer pressure means I live under lot of stress
I soothe it in the toilets every breaktime smoking cigarettes
My head is filled with anguish, for I seek to solve the world's great wrongs
My music is all cool although my fav'rites don't write their own songs
My room may be a mess, I'm an environmental activist
I am a very angsty teen, a poet and a diarist

I'm in the midst of puberty, this onslaught is unfightable
How come it seems that every kind of crush is unrequitable?
I've given up on boys except the ones on my own TV screen
If hairy legg'd, hormonal beasts can tempt me is still to be seen
They're snogging all my friends but still I think I'd rather be forgot
Still I would really like to know what they may have that I do not
These boys feel up the girls behind the bikesheds when they've finished school
Are they too shy to state that they find me at least a little cool?
But I know I am ugly, fat, with pores that look like oil wells
But they can't talk, they're rowdy, rude, and each one of them really smells
I'll be a nun for so long that I might become the prioress
I am a very angsty teen, a poet and a diarist

They can't see I'm a genius, my poetry is under-read
They can't see what originality is going through my head
They'll never understand, for only I have felt like this before
And that must be why Mum and Dad, my feelings, constantly ignore
I'm the only one who cares and so the only one who's felt this bad
The state the world is in has torn me up and made me very sad
They treat me like a child when I am dying to stay up all night
And think that I'm an adult when I just want to be hugged real tight
They never like my tastes, I am so sick of all their prudery
It's been a million years since that one time they went through puberty
And so in all philosophies, I call myself a nihilist
I am a very angsty teen, a poet and a diarist.

Incidentally, I'm not trying to say that all teens are like this. When I was a teenager, I never smoked. I also never made a fuss, never went gooey over a smelly hairy-legged boy, never wrote bad poetry, was the very model of a modern major general, and took the pigs out flying every afternoon. Now I am an adult, I can at least confirm that those boring 9-5ers just don't know how to have fun.

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Total Votes: 19

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Johnny D - August 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Indigo, this is Sweet! :-)
Sweet Indigo - August 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Hehe, thanks!
Claude Prez - August 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent stuff here; some great rhymes.
neminem - August 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Very nice. Hehe, I just joined lj myself - I make sure to stay away from those people, though. People on there aren't not *all* like that, just the vast majority of them ;-).
M-Dawg - August 10, 2004 - Report this comment
I don't know the real song, but you used big unusual words. It was pretty clever. So I gots to give you three 5's
martha - August 10, 2004 - Report this comment
very good one .. I will show this to my teenage daughter .. I'll bet she will really appreciate it!
Meriadoc - August 10, 2004 - Report this comment
I really got a chuckle out of 'snogging' as it reminded me of the episode of "As Time Goes By" where Jean and Lionel are discussing what it is called today...
Rick D - August 11, 2004 - Report this comment
I'd like to see you (or anyone tackle "Iolanthe". I think the plot would lend itself to teen angst. There is so much more G&S out there that no one has done.
Sweet Indigo - August 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Claude, neminem, M-Dawg, martha, Meriadoc and Rick! The word 'snogging' was ingrained onto my brain by a terribly well-spoken French teacher I once had - he found the word amusing and amongst all his posh pronouncements, he'd go around telling us to translate such phrases as 'they snogged, they were snogging, they are snogging, they will be snogging, he snogs her, she snogs him, I snog her, she snogs me' ad infinitum. Rick - you have a point and I love Iolanthe. I started something on the nightmare song a while back - will have to dig it out. Unfortunately I saw the operetta a while ago now so will have to find some handy midis. But thanks for the challenge, I'm sure I'll enjoy taking it up :)
Rick D - August 11, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm the resident musician here, (since seeing Agris' parody today I'm trying to work "resident" into everything) so feel free to ask me about music files and recordings, especially if you can sing and want to do some. I also did the nightmare song, and I have the music.
Sweet Indigo - August 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Hehe, thanks a lot.
Aussie Witticist - August 12, 2004 - Report this comment
I know this song. Great lyrics. 5s.
Nick - January 16, 2005 - Report this comment
Wow. This really blew me away. You deserve a medal or something.

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