I was talking to a good friend this morning & we got on the subject of social media and how it seems like at any given time of the day or night, you can log onto Facebook or Twitter and find folks just living in their feelings. It’s so pitiful! So then I started singing “The Pitiful Ones” to the tune of Prince’s “The Beautiful Ones.” We kiki’ed. When I got to work this morning, I threw this together. I hope you enjoy it! I’m also including a link to the original song so that you can listen along whilst reading. (The fact that I was even able to find this online is a miracle. You know Prince does NOT play when it comes to his stuff being online. Shit, he snatched some bootlegs I had from his tour last year right out of my iTunes like nothing.)
The Pitiful Ones –by Steen
Baby, baby, baby. Who’s it gonna be?
Baby, baby, baby. Is it her or is it me?
Don’t make me text 9 times.
Don’t make me get online, baby.
Baby, baby, baby. Can’t you Skype with me tonight?
Oh, baby, baby, baby. Don’t my thirst traps please you right?
Can’t get you off my mind.
The pitiful ones, search mentions every time.
Take the perfect picture.
Instagram an image filtered in Rise.
The beautiful ones always tweet a better picture.
Always. Every time.
I’m in my feelings, baby. I want to be with you.
Oh baby, baby, baby. If I flew out there….would that be cool?
You make me so confused.
The pitiful ones
We always seem to looooose! Baby…baby…baby.
Hey. What’s it gonna be baby?
Do you want her?
Or do you want HER?
You probably want her. :(
But I want you. Said, I want YOU.
Tell me babe.
Do you want me?
I gotta know. I gotta know.
Do you want me?
Baby, baby, baby listen to me
I may not know where you live, baby.
Yeah, said I may not know where you live.
One thing, one thing’s for certain, baby
I know what I want, yeah
And if I tweet you baby, subtweet you baby
I’m begging in your DM’s
I want you, yeaaaaah I WANT YOU!
Baby, baby, baby, baby
I want YOU.
Yes I do.