I Will Comply

by Al Yankovic


At first I was aghast, I was mortified
When Entertainment Weekly made me swallow my pride
They made it clear that unless I
Wrote them some lame parody
There wouldn't be
A piece on my new DVD

I tried to make... them understand
I am an artist, you can't make me crank this stuff out on demand!
I am not your monkey boy
And you are not the boss of me
But if I have to stroke your egos
For some cheap publicity

I'll write this song... under duress
Just goes to show ya... extortion really works, I guess
You think I'd blow them off and kiss that plug goodbye?
Did you think I'd say no... 'cause I'm such a principled guy?

Oh no, not I
I will comply
Although frankly, I would rather jam a needle in my eye
Can't believe I'd sink this low
To promote my lousy show
Yeah, I'll comply
I will comply
Oy vey

I Will Comply is, as of yet, officially unreleased. It was written for Entertainment Weekly and used to promote the upcoming release of "The Weird Al Show" on DVD and was never recorded. It is a parody of I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor with original lyrics by "Weird Al" Yankovic.

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