Fandom – Lady Gaga Parody of Paparazzi

5 May

by Savannah J. Foley

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Firstly, it’s been a weird week. Bin Laden was killed, Prince William and Kate Middleton got married, and north Alabama was ravaged by tornadoes. It’s weird to think that the area I live in is now considered a ‘Disaster Zone.’ My family and I are fine, but we were without power for 5 days (except for the three where I skipped town and went to Disney World, lol). At one point during the storm I was huddled in the bathtub with my cat and my laptop, which really shows you my priorities. But I was NOT going to let my stories get destroyed; if they went I was going too.

Anyway, the power outage was not only sad and stinky, but agonizing because I’m in the middle of revisions on Nameless. I was also in the middle of working on a special side project, which I am pleased to be able to share with you today. It’s a parody of the Lady Gaga song Paparazzi called Fandom. The parody is about a writer’s fandom and their dedication to the writer’s work. I wrote the lyrics and -eep!- sung the song. Hopefully it’s not too terrible.

For a long time I have thought about writing and singing songs for writers – songs about inspiration, editing, writer’s block, etc. However, I lack the vocal talent and I don’t play any instruments, so that project has pretty much been postponed indefinitely. Parodying is my way of reaching out, of bonding both with the original creator and my intended audience (in my imagination). Let’s just say that a lot of my car rides are dedicated to singing and coming up with parody lyrics about writing 🙂

I hope you enjoy this, and also that I don’t make your ears bleed.

…I’m only half-joking.

-Savannah

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We are the fans
We’re making a stand
Got my blog on, it’s true
We’re all supporting you

It’s so magical
Your words are fantastical

At your release day
You’ll be amazed at our sway
A million sold overnight
You’ll cry at the sight

We’re your devotees
As long as you make books to read
Cause you know that baby we

[Chorus] We’re your biggest fans
And we all support your work in tandem
Fa-an, Fa-a-andom
You’ll be a best seller
Your success will not be random
Fa-an,-Fa-a-andom
Promise I’ll be true
Go to your signings until I meet you
Don’t know if you know
So I’m sending out this memorandum
Fa-an, Fa-a-andom

I’ll be that fan
Converting woman and man
Make them buy all your books
Cause you’re words have me hooked

In between release dates
You know that I can hardly wait

We’d kill for your ARCs
We drew you tons of fan art
From your work can’t be apart
You know in all of our hearts

We’re your devotees
And we love all your trilogies
Cause you know that baby we

[Chorus]

Waiting
In line at the bookstore
Flip through
Your latest hardcover
Can’t stop
Until we’re done
Your books are all
So! Much! Fun!

[Chorus]

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Savannah J. Foley is the author of the Nameless (originally known as Woman’s World) series on Fictionpress and is signed with the Bradford Literary Agency. Her website is www.savannahjfoley.com, but she updates more frequently on her livejournal. She is currently working on editing Nameless to go out on submissions. You can read an excerpt from Nameless here.

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14 Responses to “Fandom – Lady Gaga Parody of Paparazzi”

  1. Ellen May 5, 2011 at 12:16 AM #

    YES. This just made me LOL forever. I will definitely be forcing my fandom-y friends to listen to this once finals are done.

    Have I mentioned you’re awesome? Oh, and that your song-writing skills totally kick mine in the butt? 🙂

    • savannahjfoley May 5, 2011 at 8:27 AM #

      Haha, thanks! Glad you liked it! ❤

  2. Icyfire4w5 May 5, 2011 at 5:52 AM #

    I appreciate parodies, especially this. 😀

    • savannahjfoley May 5, 2011 at 8:27 AM #

      I loooooove parodies; I’m glad a fellow parody-lover likes mine 🙂

  3. nlmars May 5, 2011 at 6:34 AM #

    Oh, this is the most amazing and perfect thing on earth. This describes me perfectly. Love it! 😀

  4. Chantal May 5, 2011 at 7:19 AM #

    Wow that was really impressive, I love your parody lyrics!!! The song was catchy and fun and made me laugh! Great Job!!!

    • savannahjfoley May 5, 2011 at 8:29 AM #

      Sooo glad I made you laugh (hopefully in a good way!).

  5. Aurora Blackguard May 5, 2011 at 1:15 PM #

    This was AMAZING. I don’t know what you’re talking about! Your voice is BEAUTIFUL! LOL! This is EXACTLY what a fandom is. GO SAVANNAH and FTW fangirls!

    • savannahjfoley May 5, 2011 at 1:44 PM #

      Thank you very much! I’m a fangirl at heart 😀

  6. Julie Eshbaugh May 6, 2011 at 5:47 AM #

    This is so awesome, Savannah! You are SO creative!!!

  7. LoChase May 7, 2011 at 10:52 AM #

    I love parodies and loved this! It definitely got my morning going;)

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