‘Weird Al’ Yankovic to release a new single; song ‘Busy Being Fabio’ parody of The Eagles’ ‘Busy Being Fabulous’


By C.F. Twob
Ponderings from Pluto staff writer

Musical parody artist “Weird Al” Yankovic has announced that he will soon be making available for download a new song.

His new song, “Busy Being Fabio”, is a parody of The Eagles’ recent hit “Busy Being Fabulous”.

Yankovic, notorious for taking popular songs and turning them into funny ballads about food, romances that end in bloodshed and television, said that though his next album’s not going to be out until 2009 at the earliest, he wanted to release this new song as a single for fear that it and its contents would quickly become dated.

“As I heard the news reports of Fabio almost kicking George Clooney’s butt at that restaurant, the song just came to me,” Yankovic said in an exclusive interview with Ponderings from Pluto. “Some songs take work while some practically write themselves.”

Yankovic also revealed that he had tried twice in the past to do parodies of songs by The Eagles. He had intended to turn the 1972 hit “Take It Easy” into “Cut the Cheesy” and the iconic 1976 hit “Hotel California” into “Satan Eats Cheese Whiz at the Hotel California”. Both times he was turned down.

In a statement, The Eagles explained why they finally gave their blessing to Yankovic: “We’re older and more mellow now, so we figured, why not? Besides, we’re all big fans of Fabio and eat as much I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! as we can.”

Yankovic explained that the song is about Fabio’s wife or girlfriend and her frustrations with Fabio constantly being gone to work as a model, pose for trashy romance novel covers, promote butter or beat up snobby actors.

The parody artist, whose most recent album the 2006 Straight Outta Lynwood has been certified gold, has agreed to allow the lyrics to be posted here on PFP.

Busy Being Fabio

Parody of Busy Being Fabulous
By The Eagles

So tired of living in an empty house
Because you’re busy with your career
“Don’t wait up for me tonight”
Is all I ever seem to hear

Always so busy as a professional model
Posing for covers of romance books
All you ever seem to really care about
Are your long hair, thick Italian accent and good looks

’Cause you’re just too busy being Fabio
Too busy to think about us
Striking a pose, eating butter, roughing up George
Somehow you forgot about love
And you’re just too busy being Fabio, uh-huh

You’re never at home anymore
I learned of your amusement park accident from a Globe reporter
I swear the only time I ever see you is on TV
Your commercials always make me shudder
As you say you can’t believe it’s not butter

How I wish we could have some time to spend with you
To have a cappuccino and share a sunrise
But instead of getting to kiss you
I have to compete with all your adoring female fans

’Cause you’re just too busy being Fabio
Too busy to think about us
Striking a pose, eating butter, roughing up George
Somehow you forgot about love
And you’re just too busy being Fabio, uh-huh

I used to think the macho act was just so phony
A silly scam to make lots of money
But then I heard about your encounter with George Clooney
He was being rude to one of your young female friends,
I think her name was Oliva
You roughed him up and said you thought he was a nice guy,
And to stop being a diva.

’Cause you’re just too busy being Fabio
Too busy to think about us
Striking a pose, eating butter, roughing up George
Somehow you forgot about love
And you’re just too busy being Fabio, uh-huh

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One Response to ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic to release a new single; song ‘Busy Being Fabio’ parody of The Eagles’ ‘Busy Being Fabulous’

  1. Sabster says:

    That was good Richard! Now you need to learn how to write music and sing…then you could put Weird Al out of business!

    Sabster

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