Song Parody

Long Division

A song parody of Double Vision by Foreigner

Mark Starlin
Mar 15 · 2 min read

If you are older, like me, you will remember learning math in the pre-calculator days. This may bring back some memories. If you are young, you have my sympathy for Common Core (it’s far worse.)

Play the video at the end of the story and sing along!

Dividing 8 by 30
Is harder than it seems
Carry the 1, till it makes my mind scream

It’s getting close to lunchtime
Ain’t got time to waste
My brain is melting down and I can’t see straight

Still despise, doing long division
No disguise, for my strong derision
You, never get through to me
It’s all Hebrew to me
My long division gets the best of me

[cool, rockin’ music]

Never use 4, when it, it should be 3
The decimal I’m placing isn’t where it should be
Something’s not right, pushed my eraser to the limit
I waste all of my time on a single digit

Still despise, doing long division
No surprise, at my indecision
Oooo, a problem that’s new to me
My malaise is true, you see
That long division always seems to gets the best of me

Recess save me. Yeah!

Ooo-oo-oo-oo, long division
I need, more precision
Can’t get it out of my head
Making me out of my head
I hate my long division
Ooh-ooh,

I’m in trouble, trouble (long division)

Ooh-ooh,
Not more long division

(Ooooooo, long division)

Yeah-ah-e-ah!
I get long division

How long? How long?

[fade out]

Song Done Wrong

Celebrating music through fiction and song parody.

Mark Starlin

Written by

Old bones. Young heart. Writes lots of different stuff.

Song Done Wrong

Celebrating music through fiction and song parody. With an emphasis on hilarity.

Mark Starlin

Written by

Old bones. Young heart. Writes lots of different stuff.

Song Done Wrong

Celebrating music through fiction and song parody. With an emphasis on hilarity.

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