Day 26: Hey Dude

Today’s prompt is to write a parody. I have re-written Hey Jude by The Beatles as an anti-mansplaining anthem. Luckily I have only met a few of these Dudes, but they are definitely out there.

Plan A was to research and write a biography of Billie Jean King to the tune of Billie Jean by Michael Jackson, which I am really glad I did not attempt. Cool project for someone else. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hey Dude, don’t make it bad.
Pause your hot take and make it better.
Remember, before you opine on that book,
You’d better look: Is she the author?

Hey Dude,ย it’s a new day.
Next staff meeting, don’t you upset her.
Your concept did look impressively smart
On the flip chart. But it’s what she said, duh.

And any time you feel the pain, hey Dude, refrain.
Don’t carry that big head on your shoulders.
For well you know that it’s a fool who plays it cool
By treating smart women as mere beer-holders.

Na na na na na na na na na na….

Hey Dude, don’t let me down.
You have found her, now comprehend her.
Remember to let her finish her thought
Before you impart the same thought better.

So listen up and let it in, hey Dude, begin.
Don’t stay devil’s advocate in waiting.
And don’t you know it’s not just you, hey Dude, we’re screwed:
Have you seen the public office-holders?

Na na na na na na na na na yeah…. 

Hey Dude, don’t make it bad.
Take your psyche and get unfettered.
Remember this gender sh*t isn’t built in.
Then you’ll begin to make it

Better better better better better better, oh
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Naa na na na na na na, na na na na, hey Dude [repeat a gazillion times]
Dude Dude Dude Dude Dude Dude
Go listen to ya ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma….*

Naa na na na na na na, na na na na, hey Dude….

*Part of the original song, to my surprise

15 comments

  1. Manja Mexi Mexcessive · April 26, 2021

    Bahhha!! I laughed so much at the first line that I barely made it to the end. ๐Ÿ˜€ A strike of genius!

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  2. Ron. · April 26, 2021

    Wowza; Did this all on your own, didja? I’ll bet Paul & Ringo are diggin it and John & George are tappin their heavenly toes. Way to go, girl!.

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    • Alana · April 26, 2021

      Thank you! Yes, the above was a solo non-Dude endeavour ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Smitha V · April 26, 2021

    Lol…I wish I knew this song/poem in my early days in the bank.

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    • Alana · April 26, 2021

      Oh no! I wish your Dude colleagues knew it! Thanks for the read.

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  4. Elizabeth Boquet · April 26, 2021

    LOL! “Hey Dude, donโ€™t let me down.
    You have found her, now comprehend her.
    Remember to let her just finish her thought
    Before you impart the same thought better.”

    Liked by 2 people

  5. hlp43 · April 26, 2021

    Love, love, LOVE IT! It’s maybe my favorite…but then, I think that for each one.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Ken / rivrvlogr · April 26, 2021

    Brilliant!

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  7. Andrea R Huelsenbeck · April 26, 2021

    This is the best!

    Liked by 1 person

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  9. M · May 24, 2021

    I’m really glad I made it back here ~

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