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The "Make Your Favourite Song Better" Game

Discussion in 'Personal' started by LiveToWin, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. LiveToWin

    LiveToWin Established commenter

    Something else to keep us occupied on a Sunday.

    Simple game:
    1. Choose a verse or snippet from a favourite choon.
    2. Post the real, original lyrics.
    3. Change the lyrics to match the theme. You can add a link to the song for people to sing along.
    4. When you get bored/run out of ideas, change the theme.

    As it's my idea, I get to choose the first theme and I'll go with gardening, as it's popular with Tessers.

    My song is "Ace of Spades" by the mighty Motorhead.

    "If you like to gamble, I'm your man
    You win some, lose some, it's all the same to me
    The pleasure is to play, it makes no difference what you say
    I don't share your greed, the only card I need is...
    The Ace of Spades
    The Ace of Spades"



    My version:

    "If you like to garden, I'm you man,
    Marrows, courgettes, they're all the same to me
    They grow well in the clay, though it's wet and heavy every day
    No real need to feed, the only tool you need....
    A good strong spade
    A good strong spade


    Away you go. In keeping with today's Covid restrictions, you can get help from up to 5 other people.
    :)
     
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  2. LiveToWin

    LiveToWin Established commenter

    Struggling, are you?

    Here's another couple for inspiration.

    Little Red Corvette by Prince, to a gardening theme:

    Original -

    "Little red Corvette
    Baby, you're much too fast, oh
    Little red Corvette
    You need a love that's gonna last"

    New, improved -

    "Little green courgettes
    Keeping you warm under glass, oh
    Little green courgettes
    The heat makes you grow real fast"

    Or how about Feelings by Albert Morris -

    "Feelings, nothing more than feelings
    Trying to forget my feelings of love
    Teardrops rolling down on my face
    Trying to forget my feelings of love
    Feelings, oh oh oh feelings.."

    Improved to

    "Weeding, I hate bl00dy weeding,
    All the time spent digging up the flaming weeds,
    Back aches, and my s0dding knees ache,
    Just so that in two weeks I'll have to start again.
    Weeding, oh oh oh weeding..."
     
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  3. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    This idea appeals to me, but I am indeed struggling! However, off the top of my head, I shall change this lyric from Do it Again by Steely Dan:
    In the morning you go gunning
    For the man who stole your water
    And you fire till he is done in
    But they catch you at the border.

    In the morning you go gardening
    For the flowers to be watered
    And you hose till they are moistened
    But you forgot to do the border.
     
  4. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    Ok, gardening...

    Original:

    Hey, did you happen to see the most beautiful girl in the world?
    And if you did, was she crying, crying?
    Hey, if you happen to see the most beautiful girl that walked out on me
    Tell her I'm sorry
    Tell her I need my baby
    Oh, won't you tell her that I love her

    Tortured into...

    Hey, did you happen to see the most patch ridden lawn in the world?
    I am so sad, I think it’s dying, dying.
    Hey, if you happen to see
    the cat from next door keep having a pee
    Tell him I hate him
    Tell him I’ve bought some grass seed
    Oh, won’t you tell him to pee on his own lawn.
     
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  5. Newidentity

    Newidentity Occasional commenter

    OK then:

    Hello darkness, my old friend
    I've come to talk with you again
    Because a vision softly creeping
    Left its seeds while I was sleeping
    And the vision that was planted in my brain
    Still remains
    Within the sound of silence

    Hello garden, neglected friend,
    I've come to work in you again
    Because some weeds softly creeping
    Left their seeds whilst I was sleeping
    And the weeds that were planted in my garden
    Are growing
    Within my flower borders
     
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  6. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    Theme: Covid

    Original:

    Yesterday

    All my troubles seemed so far away

    Now it looks as though they're here to stay

    Oh, I believe in yesterday

    Suddenly

    I'm not half the man I used to be

    There's a shadow hangin' over me

    Oh, yesterday came suddenly

    Why she had to go, I don't know, she wouldn't say

    I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday

    Yesterday

    Love was such an easy game to play

    Now I need a place to hide away

    Oh, I believe in yesterday



    Tortured into...


    Yesterday

    COVID seemed so very far away

    Now it looks as though it’s here to stay

    Oh I wish it were yesterday

    Suddenly

    Classrooms are not like they used to be

    There’s depressing news on the TV

    The rule of 6 came suddenly

    Why they didn’t plan, I don’t know, they will not say

    They did so much wrong now we long for yesterday

    Yesterday

    Football was such an easy game to play

    Now the crowds all have to hide away

    Oh I believe in yesterday
     
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  7. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Well we got no choice
    All the girls and boys
    Makin' all that noise
    'Cause they found new toys
    Well we can't salute ya can't find a flag
    If that don't suit ya that's a drag
    School's out for summer
    School's out forever
    School's been blown to pieces
    No more pencils no more books
    No more teacher's dirty looks yeah
    Well we got no class
    And we got no principals
    And we got no innocence
    We can't even think of a word that rhymes
    School's out for summer
    School's out forever
    My school's been blown to pieces
    No more pencils no more books
    No more teacher's dirty looks
    Out for summer
    Out till fall
    We might not come back at all
    School's out forever
    School's out for summer
    School's out with fever
    School's out completely

    (Parents) Well we got no choice
    All the girls and boys
    Makin' all that noise
    Our work they destroy
    Well we can't hometeach ya cos we're too thick
    If that don't suit ya, you're a d1ck
    School's out for summer
    School's out forever
    Home's been blown to pieces
    No more lessons, just Joe Wicks
    IPads, TikTok and Netflix
    (HT) Well we got no class
    And we got no principals
    And we got no swab tests
    We can't even think of a word that rhymes
    School's out for summer
    School's out forever
    School's been blown to pieces
    (Kids) No more pencils no more books
    No more teacher's dirty looks
    Out for summer
    Out till fall
    We might not come back at all
    School's out forever
    School's out for winter
    School's out with covid
    School's out completely.

    Topical, huh.
     
  8. modelmaker

    modelmaker Star commenter

    I tried but failed to do a gardening themed song, but came up with this.

    Original:

    I can hardly bear the sight of lipstick on the cigarettes there in the ashtray
    Lyin' cold the way you left 'em, but at least your lips caressed them while
    You packed
    Or the lip-print on a half-filled cup of coffee that you poured and didn't drink
    But at least you thought you wanted it, that's so much more than I can say
    For me

    What a good year for the roses
    Many blooms still linger there
    The lawn could stand another mowin'
    Funny I don't even care
    As you turn to walk away
    As the door behind you closes
    The only thing I have to say
    It's been a good year for the roses

    Alternative:

    I can hardly bear the sight of lipstick on the orange cream there in the ashtray
    Lyin' cold the way you left it, but at least your lips caressed it while you packed
    Or the lip-print on a half-eaten coffee cream you tried and didn't eat
    Thank goodness you only started on the Quality Street.

    But what a good year for the Roses
    Many sweets still linger there
    The tin could use another shakin'
    There'll be another nut caramel somewhere
    As you turn to walk away
    As the door behind you closes, unaware the tin existed
    The only thing I have to say
    It's been a good year for the Roses
     
  9. LiveToWin

    LiveToWin Established commenter

    Rock and roll! Some budding Bernie Taupins on the forum!

    So I believe the theme switched to Covid (despite MM going with chocolates).

    Original:

    The sirens are screaming, and the fires are howling
    Way down in the valley tonight
    There's a man in the shadows with a gun in his eye
    And a blade shining oh so bright
    There's evil in the air and there's thunder in the sky,
    And a killer's on the bloodshot streets
    And down in the tunnels where the deadly are rising
    Oh, I swear I saw a young boy down in the gutter
    He was starting to foam in the heat

    Oh, baby you're the only thing in this whole world
    That's pure and good and right
    And wherever you are and wherever you go
    There's always gonna be some light,
    But I gotta get out, I gotta break out now
    Before the final crack of dawn
    So we gotta make the most of our one night together
    When it's over, you know,
    We'll both be so alone.......

    Like a bat out of hell I'll be gone when the morning comes
    When the night is over, like a bat out of hell, I'll be gone, gone, gone
    Like a bat out of hell I'll be gone when the morning comes
    But when the day is done
    And the sun goes down
    And the moonlight's shining through
    Then like a sinner before the gates of Heaven
    I'll come crawling on back to you......



    Covidatious version:

    Politicians talk shielding, but the public ignores them
    All over the UK tonight
    There's a man, who is orange, says we got it from China
    And the truth is he's probably right
    There's virus in the air, in the cities and towns,
    It's a killer on the urban streets
    And down in the care homes it is causing big problems
    Because it's tiny and it's too small to see.

    So Britain needs a comprehensive kind of scheme
    Of test and track and trace
    But months went by and nothing was well done
    No effective health programmes in place
    But we got to work fast we got to get the children back
    To school before we all go mad
    Because for parents looking after their own kids at home and
    At the end of their tethers
    It's making them real sad.......

    So blame that bat out of hell for the awful mess we're in
    Holidays cancelled, the economy broke and we're all drunk on gin
    Blame the wildlife of Wuhan or the scientists in their lab
    'Cos when the summer's over, and we're still in lockdown
    And Christmas is cancelled, too
    If there's a glimmer, of hope, from a novel vaccine
    We'll die anyway from the 'flu.......
     
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  10. ACOYEAR8

    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    LET IT GO. ( AWAY)


    The grass grows green in my garden tonight
    Not a footprint to be seen
    A kingdom of isolation
    And I feel like I could scream

    The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside
    Couldn't keep it in, heaven knows I've tried
    Don't let them in, don't let them see
    Be the loner you always have to be
    Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know
    Well, now they know

    Let it go, let it go
    Can't hold it back anymore
    Let it go, let it go
    Go away and slam the door
    I don't care what they're going to say
    Let Corona rage on
    A cold never bothered me anyway

    Let it go, let it go
    Can't hold it back anymore
    Let it go, let it go
    Turn away and slam the door

    Let it go (go, go, go go, go go, go go, go, go, go go)

    Let it go

    Let it go

    Let it go

    It's funny how some distance
    Makes everything seem small
    And the fears that once controlled me
    Can't get to me at all!

    It's time to see what I can do
    To test my parents and break through
    No right, no wrong, no rules for me I'm free!

    Let it go, let it go
    I am one with the PHONE and SKYPE
    Let it go, let it go
    You'll never see me cry!


    Here I stand
    And here I'll stay
    Let Corona rage on!

    My shower splashes through the air onto the ground
    My bathroom time is the only peace I’ve found
    And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
    I'm never going back
    The past is in the past!


    Let it go, let it go
    And I'll rise like the break of dawn
    Let it go, let it go
    Going out is gone !

    Here I stand
    In the light of day
    Let Corona rage on
    A cold never bothered me anyway!
     
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  11. LiveToWin

    LiveToWin Established commenter

    And another...this time to the tune of The Final Countdown by big-haired rockers Europe:

    We're leaving together,
    But still it's farewell
    And maybe we'll come back
    To earth, who can tell?
    I guess there is no one to blame
    We're leaving ground (leaving ground)
    Will things ever be the same again?
    It's the final countdown
    The final countdown




    We're in this together,
    It won't go away,
    Maybe we'll survive it
    And look back someday
    We've only our own selves to blame
    For another round (another round)
    For the R-value's steep rise again
    It's another lockdown.......
     
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