Playin’ With That (Parody of Baby Got Back by Sir-Mix-a-Lot)
Early Preview VersionLyrics by fivesinatras
All tracks performed by fivesinatras
Original music by Sir Mix-a-Lot
I have spent entirely too much time over the last week writing and recording “Playin’ With That,” a puzzle-themed parody of “Baby Got Back” by Sir-Mix-a-Lot (full lyrics bellow).
This is a pretty rough version of the song and I hope to find some puzzlers who want to help me improve it; I am especially in need of someone to lay down some record-scratching and maybe help with the mix (and the music itself would certainly benefit from some further work). If you are interested, comment below and send me a DM.
I plan on re-recording the vocals as this was recorded late at night and I didn’t want to wake my son up and incur his adolescent wrath (just kidding: he’s cool).
Music Video Help!
I think it would be fun to make a music video featuring members of the puzzling community: you-tubers, bloggers, collectors and designers could submit video clips lip-syncing / dancing to the song, which I would then edit into a music video. This would, of course, require puzzlers to want to participate as I’m not going to make a video of me dancing for 4 minutes (you’re welcome).
Copyright Disclaimer: This is a parody of a well-known song and is protected under Fair Use law; I have performed all tracks myself (instrumental and vocal) and am contrasting the sexual and cultural meaning of the original song with the mores of the mechanical puzzle community 😛
If you would like to learn more about the legal protections afforded to musical parodies, I would be pretty surprised; nonetheless, you can check out this 1994 Supreme Court decision denying Roy Orbison’s case against 2 Live Crew (this is comedy gold, people: Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., 510 U.S. 569 (1994)).
If you want to help with improving this song or to participate in making a music video, please comment and send me a DM.
My SoundCloud profile also has songs that a friend and I made in the mid-1990’s, so if you want to hear some lo-fi indie-folk-punk, check out “A Man Dies Slow” and “My Life is Lived.”
Playin’ With That
Parody of "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot Lyrics by fivesinatras © 2021
Oh my god, PT, look at that burr Its level’s so big, it’s gonna take those puzzle guys a whole weekend. But ya know who can even solve those puzzles? They only try to solve ‘em because they look like they're impossible, k'? I mean, that burr, its just so big. I can’t believe it’s not even around, it’s sold out there. Those dudes are obsessed. It’s just so, sad. I like big burrs and I cannot lie You other puzzlers can’t deny When a burr shows up on CD’s page With pretty woods to my taste I press done, having paid enough Cause I know that burr is tough Gonna get sucked into payin’ I’m hooked and I can’t stop playin’ Oh maybe get the one on WoodWonders And take some pictures Discord friends tried to warn me That burr you got’s from (Osanori) Oh, come get puzzlin’ You say ya gonna need more hands? It’s co-movement, I’m usin’ BT but the file’s confusin’ Won’t ask cubic dissection to hell with the solution I’ll get it Got me goin’ straight into debt Puzzle will be played Level 90 is what it said 30.8.9. dot what That aha’s coming up So puzzlers (yeah) puzzlers (yeah) Your collection got some burrs? (hell yeah) Tell em’ don’t shake it (shake it) Don’t shake it (shake it) Don’t shake that wooden burr
Playin’ with that (made of 6 exotic woods, son) Playin with that (made of 6 exotic woods, son) The solution ain’t been found, it's too big, And then I’m throwin’ a fit I just can’t help myself, wanna buy every puzzle When Haubrich’s live, I’ll Make ‘em all my own I’m stuck (trouble what) stuck stuck Ain’t talkin’ bout my fails, boy, Cause wooden puzzles ain’t ya toys Don’t want em’ scratched or loose, see Cause Reassembly’s trouble Yeah it’s a struggle I’m watching Mr. Puzzle He’s solving YT videos I’m on Baxter now, bidding on those Prices still kinda low M..l’s got bids tho’ A word to the six-piece Cutlers I want to get all ya I might cuss or hate ya But I gotta be fake sayin’ I ain’t gonna Come and get hints from Someone who’s got it done I want a DM, spoil tags on Some puzzlers solve it and list it But I’d rather it stay to replay List is long, I want on Cyberstalking ya now it’s on So puzzlers (yeah) puzzlers (yeah) Wanna go with disassemblies? (yeah) Then go log on, have no doubt, New puzzles are comin’ out Playin’ with that Playin’ with that
Yeah baby, Pelikan’s in the mail So many puzzles by Alfons It’s hard to make my selection Level 36, 24, 36 Gonna be a hard disassembly NPSO wanna surprise ya With a puzzle but just can’t find one Ask on the Discord group cause we don’t mind ya I have a box, I don’t want none Unless you got burrs, son You can do SD and boxes But please don’t lose that burr Packin’ puzzles are gettin’ sold Boucher’s designs are gold When they list it, I don’t leave it Gotta order quick to retrieve it No wallets gonna stay fat When you order all of that Gotta package, it’s full and the burrs are kickin’ And I’m thinking about stickin’ To all the ones in the blogs I read Ya can’t get everything Wanna try, I can’t resist a Juno design, like this burr SD Pluredro don’t you dis slammed car is on my list At 2 pm he’s gonna post ‘em Refreshin’ to get most of ‘em Cause puzzlers, the burr you found Ain’t always gonna be around All them unicorns cost a lot So which ones have you bought Playin’ with that Playin’ with that It’s wigglin a little but I built it right back It’s wigglin a little but I built it right back