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Don't Play (That Darn Song)

by niteowl


Author's note:  This is a parody based on Ed Sheeran's "Don't" about the dramatic relationship you have (or at least I have) with those songs you like until they are stuck in your head all the freaking time. I did make a recording of myself singing this, but decided I like you guys too much to subject you to that kind of torture. :P). 

I heard this song, late one night
At first I was thinking that the beat is tight
But I know I don’t wanna listen to another mistake
I fall for good songs knowing that they’ll get overplayed
But then I dance around
So I turn it up loud
I reckon this one’s at least better than the other hits now
So I played it one time, then two or three more
Then I put it on pause 'til I got kinda bored

I stayed away for days until I heard it again
I said that now I really think this is a jam
Maybe it could fit into my iTunes top 10
Whether it’s for homework or just hanging with friends
Should be in between my ears 'til I go to bed
Baby, all I wanted was that song lodged in my head back then
I’m singing
Ah na na na

Chorus
Don’t play that damn song
It’s stuck in my head
All over again
I don't wanna hear it now
Oh na na na
Don’t play that damn song
It’s hurting my lobes
Plays on overload
I don't wanna hear it now
Oh na na na na

For a couple weeks I
Only wanna hear it
I’m grooving through my day with it stuck in my speakers
Before a radio was the only way to hear it
Now it’s streaming in my head, I love the way I’m moving
Singing in the shower
All over the house like a diva
My brain never wants to stop, I guess I don't want to either

But songs like this, they all end up the same way
Four stations, yet it’s all they play
And those songs they always drive you crazy now
But maybe you’ll get nostalgic after five years somehow
I'd rather put on a song I like that isn’t played out
Oh I think that was my turn
Well I’ll be missing it now

Wish my brain would cut it out
The way that lines crawl down
Into my grey matter How?
I’m so confused about
How I can get stuff done while I’m stuck here singing
Oh na na na…

[Chorus:]
Don’t play that damn song
It’s stuck in my head
All over again
I don't wanna hear it now
Oh na na na
Don’t play that damn song
It’s hurting my lobes
Plays on overload
I don't wanna hear it now
Oh na na na na


doo bee doo in my head once more
I don't even know what I liked before
Now it’s grating on my eardrums
Tried to tell my mind that
I don’t even know what you do this for

I never wanted this to be next
You just really need to try out more songs, that’s all
I Never thought a tune could be a threat
Until it interfered with every sense, of course
It’s not like I’d see him on tour
I don’t wanna hear his voice for a year or four
These earworms hooking you into musical commitment
It used to be so much fun and I thought it was different
By the thousandth play I realize I don’t like it
It's a bit cliche and it sucks if I'm honest
All this time God knows I'm singing
Oh na na na

[Chorus]
Don’t play that damn song
It’s stuck in my head
All over again
I don't wanna hear it now
Oh na na na
Don’t play that damn song
It’s hurting my lobes
Plays on overload
I don't wanna hear it now

Oh na na na na


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Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:49 pm
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Wow! I can never seem to write a song, and this just made me want to write more and more! The lyrics are spot on, and the rhymes are tight. Plus, this is one of those songs that I'm going to be singing over and over again as well! You perfectly summed up what I feel every single time I'm listening to the radio and a song comes up for the tenth time that day. Job well done!




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Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:39 pm
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Wow, this made me laugh and totally reflects my feelings on certain songs! It also fit really well with the original song, it didn't seem forced or out of place. I could sing along to it in my head with the original beat without it seeming strange. I really like the way you put this together, and I enjoy the topic you chose. I must ask, do you not like the song it came from? Also, I'd love to hear the recording of you singing it, if you feel like posting it!

I give it a 10/10. Good job!




niteowl says...


I actually like the original song (though after making this parody, it's moving into the "OMG I never want to hear it again" phase). Good rule of thumb: Never base a parody off a song you hate. If you're going to make it good, you have to listen to the song a lot and sing certain lines over and over until it fits.

And I might record it, if I can get one that doesn't devolve into me mumbling in the fast parts. :P



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Haha, this made me laugh honestly, but what good parody doesn't? I've read some parodies on here, and other sites written by people that aren't "professional", and they usually suck. This is really good! I didn't see any grammar mistakes, and everything fits well together, so my only feedback is you should try writing another parody! (If you don't already write them frequently) This one is really funny. Good job!

- Phoenix




niteowl says...


Thanks! I've written a few before. You can poke around my profile if you'd like, but they're kind of scattered around. I should probably give them their own folder. :P



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Deanie says...



Too complicated? You did an awesome job and I love it <3




niteowl says...


Thanks! Yeah this one seemed really hard because some parts were really easy, while others took FOREVER to make it work.




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