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Song Parodies -> "Fallen On Hard Rhymes"

Original Song Title:

"Fallen On Hard Times"

Original Performer:

Jethro Tull

Parody Song Title:

"Fallen On Hard Rhymes"

Parody Written by:

Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd

The Lyrics

A while ago I came across some 20 songs by this band. At first I only liked one of them but because of that one I forgot to delete the rest. Recently I stumbled upon the whole bunch again, this time taking a liking to a few more, with this one as a new favourite. And of course it didn't hurt that it had some metaparody potential.
Fallen on hard rhymes, and I feel really slow
There's filks and funnies that I'm still to pen
Writing on bad lines, for better puns as I go
Tear up, tear up the final draft again

Oh, they rhyme sinister, it's all such a mess
Go right ahead and muck my rotten ruth
Sure, I must circumvent, I've been put to a test
Bum green, four stanzas left stress, where's a sleuth?

Booking some puntime, oh, but I slack I am told
Cos I think that filks and funnies comes round the bend
Given me a hard to transcend
Writing on the same line again

Failing on hard rhymes, and here's where I subside
Where I recognize direrhymeitis and the stench
Yearning for good lines, and this goes in the bin
Soon it will be raised, I, foolish mensch

Lovely muse help me, it's been seeping too long
Oh, I can't make do when your outta town
I must stop this parody, shove it where it belongs
Don't ask me for it arty, won't come around

Trying for "orange", oh, but you know what they say
Yeah, they say forever more that'll be a "when?"
Giving me a hard time, my friends
Writing down the same line again

Fallen on hard rhymes
I've fallen on hard rhymes
Fallen on hard rhymes
Cannot step between the mines
I've fallen on hard rhymes
© Peter Andersson.

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Kristof Robertson - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment

*Takes a moment to re-read......


:-) 555
Paul Robinson - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
K-1, a Tull song I DON'T know!! But from your parody piece I think I would probably like it...I think I'm gonna buy it when I get home later...I'll come back and vote on it after that...which might be tomorrow since I have some other plans after work...
Rick C - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
I'm a Tull fan. Love this OS and your parody to it.
AFW - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
You've fallen on hard fives, here..good write
Red Ant - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Sorry Peter, DKTOS and can't play the recording at the moment.
Paul Robinson - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Just got through d/l and listening to this OS while reading your parody. Wonderful job here, Peter! Really nicely done and well paced. And I really like the OS a lot, too...I think I have heard it before but hadn't been able to make out the lyrics too well (I saw Tull at the Greek Theatre here in L.A. in 2002 or 2003 and they were superb, even though Ian Anderson had a lot of trouble with his throat early on in the show (the temperature in the Greek Theatre drops rather drastically even the Summer after the sun has gone down and I had heard Anderson had throat surgery a few months before). He came out and on the first song he sounded like Donald Duck on helium...they huddled briefly and next thing you know we were treated to an inspired 30 minutes or so of mostly instrumental works...Superb! I noticed every couple minutes he was drinking what I took to be hot or warm tea...not sure if there was anything else in it to warm the vocal chords...but after the instrumentals he came out singing again and did a good job through the rest of the show...OH...I didn't have a hard time at all giving you fives across here...FYI -- I went to my MusicMatch and was going to buy this single, but they don't have I will have to find it elsewhere...will be deleting the d/l I got from you in a few minutes...want to listen to it one more time first, though...Thanks! pr
Peter Andersson - June 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Paul: I received the files sorted in alphabetical order with no clue attached to what albums they are from. This one might as well be an obscure B-side for all I know. In comparison to most of the bunch the sound and the production seems ”fuller” though, which might be a hint that it is of a later date and/or comparatively new.
Paul Robinson - June 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks for the info on this, Peter. I'm going to go over to the site in a little while and see if they have this song in the Discography over's a pretty complete site for locating album tracks to their associate album release.

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