June 14, 2006

"You're Pitiful."

New, from Weird Al. (Via Entertainment Weekly.)

14 comments:

Internet Ronin said...

I see that Weird Al has met quxxo.

Gahrie said...

I have seldom been so moved.......

JohnF said...

Hey! How many songwriters will find a rhyme for "adequacy"?

Let's give credit where it's due here.

PatCA said...

Never had a date/you couldn't inflate.

Now, that was a rhyme waiting to be born!

Simon Kenton said...

I was whining and the excessively bright son of a friend said with great false graciousness, "O Mr. Kenton, I know. It sucks to be you."

Nice to trace the allusion to its source.

sonicfrog said...

Can't wait for the video! A few years back, when I was singing vox / playing bass in Tribe Called Mike we ended up performing most of the songs from the first Police album. On a whim, I rewrote the lyrics to "Born in the 50's" and changed it to "Born in the 60's". My favorite line:

And we screamed,
When the Police sang.
But Sting went solo and broke up the band,
Oh, we should have known better...


I guess I'll have to post the whole thing on my blog.

TWM said...

Kos-kids convention theme song?

Der Hahn said...

Another movie??? Already!?!?!?

oppps, wrong Al.

Townleybomb said...

Heh, I've always been a fan of Weird Al's-- how many other artists are exactly as relevant now as they were decades ago?

Dave said...

I'll take Aguilera's version.

mcg said...

Hey! How many songwriters will find a rhyme for "adequacy"?

Well, the master of rhyming lyrics has to be Tom Lehrer. For example...

I'd offer a small quote as an example but there are too many good ones.

Palladian said...

"And maybe we'll do
In a squirrel or two,
While we're poisoning pigeons in the park."

!!!

Wade_Garrett said...

Tom Lehrer was WHACK.

Though, as a Yale graduate, "Fight Fiercely, Harvard" always brought a smile to my face.

Jacob said...

Simon–
Or it could be a reference to the Prozzak song aptly titled "Sucks To Be You" (They were a cartoon band popular for a couple months in the '90s that sung depressing lyrics to bouncy pop music).