Hello everyone, like virtually every one else I know, I was both shocked and saddened by the news of David Bowie’s passing yesterday. He was an iconic singer/songwriter and also a huge roll model for people over the decades who didn’t quite fit societies norms.
Something I love reading in blog posts are song parodies, rewritng the lyrics of popular songs with lyrics about totally different subjects. One blogger that does a fantastic job of this is Tim who writes Slouching Towards Thatcham. His parenting parodies include A Thatcham Rhapsody ( to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody) and Fairytale Of Thatcham (to the tune of Fairytale Of New York).
I have always wanted to have a go at doing this, but very much doubted my ability to re-write the lyrics of a song without making a huge balls up of it. Today I decided today to give it a go in honour of this awesome man (David Bowie, not Tim) I’m not sure everyone will think rewriting the lyrics to such an iconic song is a proper tribute to the man, but it is done with the greatest respect to him.
However hours after finishing the rough draft of the sing, and getting ready to write it up on the laptop, I saw that Tim had also chosen to do a parody of a Bowie song. Thankfully he didn’t chose the same one as me, so I will continue to write up my effort. I will include a link to it here because as always Tim has done a brilliant job. Kids In Cars (to the tune of Life On Mars
What I achieved is a coffee shop parody called Starbucks. I hope you like it…………
Starbucks ( to the tune of Starman)
Didn’t have a good night, so my patience is low
The day is going past far to slow
I need some caffeine and I, need it quick
Lotta sugar too
Then the tiredness just seems to fade
came back like a human on a wave of phase
That was no latte, that was a brewed coffee grande
There’s a Starbucks waiting down the street
They never pay their taxes but their cakes are hard to beat
There’s a Starbucks barista at the till
He’ll ask you how your names spelt
but he’ll get it all wrong still
They tell us
Let the coffee wake you
Let the cheesecake fill you
In all the Starbucks cafe’s
I had to drink something so I picked on you
But tax dodging’s not what you should do
Pay up your taxes
It’s the right thing now for you to do
If not I’m switching to Neros tonight
They pay their taxes to the man alright
They do fab muffins and their pastries are a delight
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So there is my first attempt at a song parody. It wasn’t too bad was it ( please don’t tell me it was terrible). If you would like to hear some more parodies (I have a taste for it now) please let me know in the comments. If you hated it, you had better tell me that too…….
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