Random Musings of a Geek

Geeky words of wisdom and famous rhymes, sayings and lyrics – altered!

Public Holiday

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It’s Melbourne Cup Day, which is a public holiday in Melbourne, but I’m working today. Most others (except those in the service industry) are having a day off, so this is dedicated to those of us who have to work on a public holiday!

 

Public Holiday (to the tune of Cliff Richard’s “Summer Holiday”)

We’re all working on a public holiday

Everybody else is on a break

Stress and pressure on this public holiday

Enthusiasm that I can’t fake

I have a headache

 

We’re slogging through the workload slowly

Procrastinating is what we’ll do

Everybody else is relaxing

I want unwind too!

 

Not everybody has a public holiday

Doing things that they wanted to

I hate working on a public holiday

I want to have a breather too

Give me leave in lieu!

Written by ianinozzie

05/11/2013 at 12:01

Posted in Altered lyrics

Remember, remember, Cup Day in November!

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Today is Melbourne Cup Day AND Guy Fawkes Day/Night. Not very often do these dates intertwine, so in commemoration of these dates coinciding:

 
Remember, remember!
Cup Day in November
In Flemington the horses all trot
You will be a grinner
If you’ve picked a winner
Champagne you’ll drink a lot!

Written by ianinozzie

05/11/2013 at 11:13

Posted in Famous verses, Seasonal

My little red dragon

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Hello! It has been ages since I last posted. I still have lots of ideas running around in my noggin’ and the creative juices are still flowing, but just needed to take a break for a while.

Have been watching Game of Thrones and really getting into it and here’s something that popped into my head recently when listening to nursery rhymes. Enjoy!

 

Lyrics of a popular song updated with modern day sensibility:

 

Razing villages with my little red dragon

Burning up ye towns with my little red dragon

Soaring through the air goes my little red dragon

Having so much fun!

 

Bowling over knights with my little red dragon

Destroying castle walls with my little red dragon

No hero can kill my little red dragon

Try and you’ll get eaten!

 

A force of nature is my little red dragon

Wise and powerful is my little red dragon

Hoarding all the gold with my little red dragon

Dragonborn! Fus ro dah!

Written by ianinozzie

23/09/2013 at 15:17

The End of the World?

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It’s supposed to be the end of the world today, as the 5125 year-old Mayan calendar resets to 0.0.0.0. Why do I still feel so alive then?

The End of the World…inspiration for some altered lyrics methinks!

 

The End of the World? (to the tune of Skeeter Davis’ “The End of the World”)

Why does the sun go on shining?

Why do the tides ebb and flow?

Don’t they know it’s the end of the world

The Mayans predicted it so

 

Why do the birds go on singing?

To the fates we succumb

As foretold it’s the end of the world

And doomsday’s supposed to come

 

On 21st December Two Thousand Twelve

The Mayan calendar’s reset

The world’s s’posed to end

Armageddon descends

And life can’t go on as it does

 

Why do I feel so damn foolish?

Preaching a myth so untrue

It’s now past the day

Armageddon’s delayed

It feels like Y2K dejavu

Written by ianinozzie

21/12/2012 at 21:30

Posted in Altered lyrics

Waking up is hard to do

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Thank you to Amelia Hawkins for providing the inspiration of this song!

She had posted “Waking up is hard to do.” in a Facebook entry on Friday 12 October, which reminded me instantly of Neil Sedaka’s classic…and inspired some altered lyrics!

 

Waking Up Is Hard To Do (to the tune of Neil Sedaka’s “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”)

Doo doo doo down dooby doo down down
Come-a come-a down dooby doo down down
Come-a come-a down dooby doo down down
Waking up is hard to do

Don’t take my pillow away from me
Leave my bed and I’m in misery
Without sleep then I’ll be blue
Coz waking up is hard to do

Remember when I said “Good Night”
And I hugged my pillow oh so tight
Recommend eight hours of snooze
Coz waking up is hard to do

They say that waking up is hard to do
Now I know, I know that it’s true
Don’t say that this is the end
Instead of waking up I wish that I would fall asleep again

I beg of you, just leave me be
Sleeping through doesn’t come easily
Come on, baby, it’s sleep in lieu
Coz waking up is hard to do

Written by ianinozzie

15/10/2012 at 07:56

Posted in Altered lyrics

Monday’s child

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Logical continuation of a nursery rhyme in the unpolitical correctness of today:

Monday’s child does social media

Tuesday’s child surfs Wikipedia

Wednesday’s child loves Justin Bieber

Thursday’s child has Gaga fever

Friday’s child is such a Gleek

Saturday’s child speaks fluent “street”

And the child that is born on the Sabbath day

Is too young, but reading 50 Shades of Grey

Written by ianinozzie

24/09/2012 at 12:30

Frere Jacques

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Lyrics of a popular song updated with modern day sensibility:

 

Frere Jacques, frere Jacques

Pleurant-vous? Pleurant-vous?

Votre femme vous a quitte, votre femme vous a quitte

Comme un clochard, comme un clochard

 

Are you weeping, are you weeping

Brother John? Brother John?

Your wife has left you, your wife has left you

‘Coz you’re a bum, ‘coz you’re a bum

Written by ianinozzie

24/09/2012 at 10:17