There's a tribble on the front of my CD. There's a tribble on the front of my CD. Since the cover art was drawn They changed their mind about the song That put the tribble on the front of my CD.
Almost all of my parodies, and anyone else's song that I would call a parody,
twist the lyrics of exactly one original song
the one whose tune and lyrical structure is used. (Occasionally they'll allude briefly to some other song;
e.g. Jane Mailanders alludes to
in its own list of bloodless murder techniques.)
is a unique exception. It consists almost entirely of allusions,
mostly to other filk songs. It's also one of the Lost Songs from the
CD. If you think you're familiar with classic filk songs, see how many you can find worked into these lyrics,
(If you're not, I'd be interested in knowing whether the song seems boring or awkwardly worded without
that added dimension.)
An interactive version is also available.