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tbar
02-24-2008, 08:45 PM
This is a parody that I wrote back when Rodeo first came out that I think would be just awesome for a future Garth halftime show. This parody is resgistered with the U.S. Copyright office.

Let me know what you think!


Superbowl
(To the tune of ‘Rodeo’ by Larry B. Bastian)

Their eyes are cold and restless, their wounds have almost healed,
And they would give away the world to see the way it feels.
You know their love is football and it’s where they want to go,
They won’t rest easy until they win, it’s that damned old Superbowl!

(Chorus)
It’s the hits and blood, it’s the turf and mud,
It’s the roar of a Sunday crowd.
It’s the white in his knuckles, pulled down by his buckle,
Will he win the next go ‘round?
It’s bodies that crash and helmets that clash,
It’s “hut” and let it go,
Muscles that strain, and the joy and the pain,
And they call the thing Superbowl.

He does his best to hold him, and the ref has to make the call,
And his need for a score controls him, his back’s against the wall.
And it’s “So long, dude, I’ll see you!” when its time for him to score,
You know no on wants, the way he wants, to win this Superbowl!

(Repeat Chorus)

It’ll drive the coaches crazy, It’ll drive a player insane,
And they’d sell off everything they own, just to play in the game,
And a game at home and some broken bones is all they’ll have to show,
For all the years they spent chasin’ this dream they call the Superbowl!

(Repeat Chorus)

It’s the hits and the blood, it’s the turf and the mud,
And they call the thing Superbowl!

© 2006 by Tracy B. Barfield

karik
02-24-2008, 08:51 PM
Hey that's really great and it would be awesome because the artists always take 1 of their hits and change the words just like that! AWESOME!

tbar
02-24-2008, 08:58 PM
Thanks, Karik!
I feel if Garth were to perform it at a Superbowl halftime show that this could become a Superbowl anthem for years!
The hard part will be getting into Garth's hands. I tried writing his management company years ago when he was with Doyle-Lewis Managment and received a somewhat rude response about copyright infringement.

karik
02-24-2008, 09:21 PM
How is making something like that copyright infringement?? It's like writing a parody. How does Weird Al Yankovic make a living?? He writes parodies of songs and puts them to the tune of the songs, and he has said that he asks the original artist for permission, but he doesn't have to. He does it to be friendly, but theres no law against making them without permission. I helped my friends with her famous person report in school, so I know this for a fact. i did my report on Garth Brooks, of couse.

tbar
02-24-2008, 09:23 PM
I believe if it is for profit, then yes, you need permission from the origianal composer...because there is copyright on the music as well.

Monakayla
02-24-2008, 11:20 PM
That is awesome! Garth singing that a Superbowl would surely bring down the house! Great job!

-Monica :)

YouSoundBitter
02-25-2008, 07:42 AM
Yeah, you can do it without permission, as long as you pay the royalities to the original artist, it seems like it always goes to $$$$.

tbar
02-25-2008, 08:26 AM
Thank you, Monica!

Skywise
02-25-2008, 08:58 AM
re: parody and infringement- THere's a Christian group, named Apologetix. Their 'schtick' as it were, is to do what Weird Al does, except with Christian lyrics.. For example, "the Real Slim Shady" became "the real Sin Savior" and "Hotel California" became "Hotel can't afford ya".. there has been a supreme court decision that essentially says: If the musical parody is substantially different word wise, even if the music is the same, then it becomes its own work of art, it's own recording, and ceases to be associated w/ the original artist's recording.

now, i'm no expert, but in the bolded sections are lines which are exact or almost exact to Rodeo...

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Superbowl
(To the tune of ‘Rodeo’ by Larry B. Bastian)

Their eyes are cold and restless, their wounds have almost healed,
And they would give away the world to see the way it feels.
You know their love is football and it’s where they want to go,
They won’t rest easy until they win, it’s that damned old Superbowl!

(Chorus)
It’s the hits and blood, it’s the turf and mud,
It’s the roar of a Sunday crowd.
It’s the white in his knuckles, pulled down by his buckle,
Will he win the next go ‘round?
It’s bodies that crash and helmets that clash,
It’s “hut” and let it go,
Muscles that strain, and the joy and the pain,
And they call the thing Superbowl.

He does his best to hold him, and the ref has to make the call,
And his need for a score controls him, his back’s against the wall.
And it’s “So long, dude, I’ll see you!” when its time for him to score,
You know no on wants, the way he wants, to win this Superbowl!

(Repeat Chorus)

It’ll drive the coaches crazy, It’ll drive a player insane,
And they’d sell off everything they own, just to play in the game,
And a game at home and some broken bones is all they’ll have to show,
For all the years they spent chasin’ this dream they call the Superbowl!

(Repeat Chorus)

It’s the hits and the blood, it’s the turf and the mud,
And they call the thing Superbowl!
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It's very close to 'just replacing a word here and there, etc' and something I could see GArth's people not being in favor of (though I like the concept of the song myself!) contrast that w/ an apologetix song (incidentally, the only one I don't like ! ) that's modeled off of Friends in Low Places


Bends to Low Places
Parody of "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks
(Acts 2:21, Romans 10:13, Joel 2:32)

Blamed it all on my youth
I screwed up and goofed and ruined my life, I declared
My past was a joke and I'd gone so low
God was the last one I thought would be there
And I was sort of surprised at what appeared in the Bible
When I took a glance at that page
Cause Acts chapter 2:21 says Jesus rescues
Whosoever calls on His name

Cause my God bends down to low places
And He's with me now and I feel safe 'cause
My dues are paid and I'll be O.K
And my God's big on total grace cause
If we slip and fall He will go save us
Oh my God bends to low places!

I did stuff that's wrong
I was messed up so long, but then God bent near the floor
Ever since that night, I put faith in Christ
And I know my hope is assured
Hey, I didn't need a washing machine
To give me a shower and rinse
I will rely on His life-giving power
To forgive my sins

definitely not as close to FILP as superbowl was to Rodeo..

at least that's my thoughts this morning

tbar
02-25-2008, 09:10 AM
Thanks for your parody analysis, and even though you bolded some words that are not in the original, I am aware of the similarity and do not contest that I would need the approval of the original artists and copyright holders. The nature of parodies is such that it is common for a portion of the original song to remain to retain the original "feel" of the song.
I do not want to perform the song for profit myself anyway, but would like to see Garth Brooks do it. However, I do think it is changed up enough to be a legal parody, and it was able to be registered on its own at the US Copyright office.

Skywise
02-25-2008, 09:19 AM
hey there-

I did bold some words that weren't in the original as I'd mentioned 'exact or almost exact'...

I dont' totally disagree w/ your statement on 'remaining as to retain the original feel'.. there's a 'line' somewhere that is established.... between parody and plagiarism I suppose.

you copywrote the song? interesting..

I dont' think Garth would sing it myself- I think it'd be too much tinkering with something he's written before- but then again, that's me.

the whole parody idea is fascinating actually...

Charles
02-25-2008, 12:29 PM
i wonder if Hank Williams Jr. realizes he did the same thing with the monday night football song....

it is very similiar to "All my rowdy friends are coming over tonight"...

BLL
02-25-2008, 06:53 PM
Um, I'm sure he does, since he wrote "All my Rowdy Friends", LOL!