Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Song Running Through My Head

Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov once observed "Satire is a lesson, parody is a game." I don't know about you, but I love that game.

I'd never heard of the band that opened for Snow Patrol at Tuesday's concert, but perhaps you have. Plain White T's is a group of young guys who got the crowd going with their fun songs. Professor X and I didn't recognize any of their music until the last selection, Hey There Delilah. I knew it from a parody entitled Hey Sarah Palin by MC Howie and Julie K I'd discovered last year on youtube. The lyrics cracked me up.

As the band on stage crooned

Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
What you do to me

All I could hear was

Oh, if you become VP,
oh, it's Canada for me.

Oh, if you become VP,
oh, it's Canada for me
It's Canada for me

Check it out. But don't play it where delicate ears can hear it. There are a few f-bombs. My favorite part is the expressions on MC Howie's face. This guy has the world's most wonderful eyebrows. They should get their own Actors' Equity card. Or maybe two cards - one for each eyebrow.

If only I could get his catchy little ditty out of my brain.

Enjoy the giggle. And good luck getting it out of your head.


Simple Mama said...

crap, crap, crap. Why did I listen to that just before bed. Thanks.

Barry said...

Gee, if Sarah Palin had become VP, we would have ended up with a whole bunch of intelligent and discriminating new immigrants!

On second thought, if Sarah Palin was your VP, it wouldn't be worth it.

Lisa said...

This is highlarious! And if you only knew the background of what that song does to me.

findingmywingsinlife said...

I happen to like alot of Cyanide&Happiness comics! Not all of them, but alot of them. Cracks me up everytime. Unfortunately for me, not very many other people I know appreciate their sense of humor.

And sorry, not even going to attempt listening to that one..I get a ton of songs stuck in my head, I've already got the hey there delilah stuck in my head just reading your post and it is not a favorite song of mine.

Thanks for the humor though!