Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Pop Romance 2.0

Stop, collaborate and listen, Chris is back with a brand new poem

Hi! My name is.. (what?) My name is.. (who?) My name is.. [scratches] Chris
Hello, I love you won’t you tell me your name?

The real me is a Southern girl With her Levi's on and an open heart

Breaking my back just to know your name

I am a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world I’m made of plastic. It’s fantastic

So 1, 2, 3, take my hand and come with mebecause you look so fine and i really wanna make you mine.

Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me

Well she's got a hotty body, but her attitude is potty

I bet you want the goodies.Bet you thought about it.

I like big butts, and I cannot lie You other brothers can’t deny When a girl walks in with a little bitty waist And a round thing in your face . . .

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, and they're like, its better than yours,

What you gon’ do with all that junk? All that junk inside your trunk?

I’ma get, get, get, get, you drunk, Get you love drunk off my hump.

If you want my body and you think I'm sexy come on sugar let me know.

That don't impress me much So you got the looks but have you got the touch

I'm too sexy for my shirt too sexy for my shirt So sexy it hurts And I'm too sexy for my hat Too sexy for my hat what do you think about that

All I want to do is have some fun
I have a feeling that I’m not the only one

Girls. All I really want is girls.
In the morning it’s girls
Cause in the evening it’s girls.

Girls don’t like boys,
Girls like cars and money.

I believe in a thing called loveJust listen to the rhythm of my heart

If you wanna be with meBaby there's a price to payI'm a genie in a bottle

Just the two of us we can make it if we try

Im talkin' boutL,O,L,O,L,O,L.O.V.EL,O,L,O,L,O

I need your arms around me, I need to feel your touchI need your understanding, I need your love so much

Can you feel the love tonight?

Look into my eyes, you will see
What you mean to me.

Near, far, wherever you are, I believe that the heart does go on

I'll keep you my dirty little secret
Don't tell anyone or you'll be just another regret

A few times I've been around that trackSo it's not just gonna happen like thatBecause I ain't no hollaback girl

Heeeyyy... Yaaaaaaa.. (Don't want to meet your daddy, OHH OH)Heeyy Yaaaaaaaa.. (Just want you in my Caddy OHH OH)

I saw the sign, and it opened up my eyes,
I saw the sign,

This love has taken its toll on meShe said Goodbye too many times before

get out (leave) right now it’s the end of you and me

If you want to destroy my sweaterHold this thread as I walk away

My loneliness is killing me I must confess I still believe When I'm not with you I lose my mind Give me a sign Hit me baby one more time

I wanna push you around, I will, I will I wanna push you down

I get knocked down, but I get up again Ya ain’t never gonna keep me down

Quit playin' games with my heart Before you tear us apart

Chill out
What you yellin for?
Lay back
It's all been done before

Don't tell my heart, my achy breaky heartI just don't think it'd understand

Oops!...I did it again I played with your heart, got lost in the game Oh baby, baby

Girl, you're my angel, you're my darling angel Closer than my peeps you are to me

Don't speak I know just what you're saying So please stop explaining Don't tell me cause it hurts

Do you really want to hurt me?
Do you really want to make me cry?

It's been one week since you looked at meCocked your head to the side and said "I'm angry"

Do you believe in life after love?

If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends
Make it last forever, friendship never ends.

Lovin is what I got,
I say remember that.

I would have given you all of my heart but there's someone who's torn it apart

Don't tell me it's not worth tryin' for You can't tell me it's not worth dyin' for

I've been a bad bad girl I've been careless with a delicate man

Dreams last so long, even after you’re gone I know, that you love me and soon you will see You were meant for me and I was meant for you

Kiss me out of the bearded barley Nightly, beside the green, green grass Swing, swing, swing the spinning step You wear those shoes and I will wear that dress.

This kiss, this kiss

Did you ever know that you’re my hero?


You’re all I ever wantedYou’re all I ever needed

And I E, I, Will Always Love You (in unison)


Anonymous said...

I'm sure this must be some form of plagerism and is definitely a form of lyric poaching. It's also much too long to read the entire way through.

Lindsay said...

Dear Anonymous,

I don't think it's plagerism as 1. Chris is clearly not trying to pass off the components of the work as his own; to the contrary he is revelling in the fact they come from pop culture and 2. he's not trying to publish or sell this work in any way. I agree, however, that seems long. As I am not up on all of the references, I never bother to read it all the way through.

Ranteumptom said...

I believe Lindsay has effectively defended my lack of plagerism. Indeed if they didn't realize that I didn't write the words, and that the majority are from fairly trashy pop music, they're not going to understand the joke.

The length is indeed an issue. My only defence here is that the piece is meant to be performed, not read. The audience was laughing up until the very end, so I think the length worked at least adequately.