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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

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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 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

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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

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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

Being Australian

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Happy Australia Day everybody! Here’s a reworking of Australia’s unofficial anthem, from the point of view from a non-Aussie who’s lived in Australia for the past 10 years:


Being Australian (to the tune of Banjo Patterson’s “Waltzing Matilda”)

Only in Au-stray-lia will you find a way of life

And culture defined as “being Aussie”

Mateship and having a go as the underdog

And lots of beaut blokes and sheilas to see!


Being Australian, Living in Australia

Driving in a ute or Volkswagon kombi

Make yourself a sanger, smeared with lots of vegemite

Culture we know that’s uniquely Aussie


Au-stray-lia is home to lots of unique expressions

Lingo and strange slang such as “No worries!”

From “G’day mate”, “Fair Dinkum”, and someone having a “Fair Go”

Come, “throw a shrimp on the barbie” with me!


Being Australia, Slang in Australia

“Strewth”, “Bloody Oath”; terms used by girls and boys

And the chant that identifies the Aussies standing in a crowd

“Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!”


Music and arts and sport are all significant

To the Australian way of living

Akka Dakka, The Wiggles, Dame Edna and Steve Irwin,

Let’s all go watch the footy at the ‘G!


Being Australian, Culture in Australia

Bradman, Rod Laver, Phar Lap: sporting greats

Farnham, Cold Chisel and Kylie on the radio

Your turn to buy a pot of beer for your mates!


Only in Australia will you find exclusive wildlife

Fauna that’s indigenous to this land

Koalas and kangaroos and the oddly shaped platypus

Also snakes and spiders dangerous to man!


Being Australian, Living in Australia

Customs and laws that you have to obey

To protect the flora and fauna of this native land

Adhere to these rules if you want to stay!

Written by ianinozzie

26/01/2012 at 11:25

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag

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Lyrics of a popular song updated with modern day sensibility:

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag

And just ignore

Even when you’re often called a “ho” or “slag”

Correct them; you’re a whore

It’s the oldest profession

So stand up and be proud, so

Charge them naysayers for extra cash

Then scream out loud!

Written by ianinozzie

21/01/2012 at 16:24