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Song Parodies -> "If There's Violence & You Hate It(Blame the Games)"

Original Song Title:

"If You're Happy And You Know It (Clap Your Hands)"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"If There's Violence & You Hate It(Blame the Games)"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

A repost as my proof-reading omitted the song title... a song inspired by this thread on the messageboard, about the anti-video-game campaigner, Jack Thompson
If there's violence and you hate it - blame the games
For they ought to be X-rated - blame the games
When of shootings there's a spate, it
Sends you fuming in debate, it
Means you ought to be sedated - blame the games

You say:
It's far worse than a "frolic" - blame the games
How you long for life, bucolic - blame the games
For your missives, epistolic
Drip with venom, vitriolic
Now you're going hyperbolic - blame the games

Violent games and videos - it's their fault
Their effect, it is insidious - all their fault
You think that to be fastidious
We should ban all these invidious
Nasty games, because they're hideous - it's their fault

And you think to make things better - blame the games
You should write another letter, blaming games
It's become like a vendetta
So I reckon you should get a
Life (but not a Beretta), blame the games

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Rex - May 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Excellent wordplay here. Of course, we all know that the real cause of all the world's violence is fast food.
alvin - May 20, 2007 - Report this comment
good message, great rhyme schemes
John Jenkins - May 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Excellent job of spoofing people who like to blame others for their issues. Great rhyming, especially "frolic/bucolic/epistolic/vitriolic/hyperbolic."
AFW - May 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Top notch parody work...was this on before...or one like it ?
Phil Alexander - May 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Yes, it was on yesterday, AFW - but John pointed out I'd said "If your happy.." in the title. And I couldn't let that stay.
Rex - "All" the world's violence?
JJ - I kind of liked that verse, too :)
Thanks :)
GANGSTA JOE - May 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Ann Hammond - May 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Iclapped yesterday now I think I'll take a seat so I can play more violence.
LPG-Unit - May 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Jack Thompson sucks big time; if you read more about him, his accusations against Grand Theft Auto and other games were too jingoistic, as well as hyperbolic, that's why there are so many people who hate him, including me; it seems that his so-called "crusade" of his is just a gimmick for him to get rich and famous... Gangsta Joe's right, he doesn't deserve to be a lawyer!!!!
Jon S. - May 22, 2007 - Report this comment
GTA IS a problem, guys. I did enjoy the blizzard of ten-dollar words here, though. (Epistolic, vastidious, etc.)

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