This is a totally jokey novelty song. Fun to write, fun to sing, and pretty darned juvenile.
More than you need to know: I’ve never sung karaoke. But when I finally do, it will be Bob Seger’s 1973 power ballad “Turn the Page.”
Friends Don’t Let Friends
© 2010 Bryan Masters C I knew it would happen G saw it coming from miles away figured I couldn't stop you C so I just got out of your way your courage was up G you'd had a few and ha a few more I knew it was over by the look in your eye C as you stood up and walked cross the floor F Guess I shoulda done something, but I didn't C and now the blame is on me G 'cause karaoke kills C and friends don't let friends karaoke In the spotlight you stood microphone in your right hand striking a pose part Cher and part Duran Duran and those cocktails you drank emboldened you to carry on with your stunning performance of what the hell were you thinking channeling Celine Dion CH: if it hadn't a been for the whiskey you'd probably have less to regret if it hadn't a been for the YouTube you'd eventually be able to forget For the record, karaoke isn't evil all by itself like whiskey isn't evil sitting quiet in a bottle on the shelf whiskey and karaoke are well-behaved citizens but may the lord help you when those two get together for a night out with you and your friends Bryan Masters Music/ASCAP