A Lady Gaga parenting parody: A Bedtime Story

One of the biggest joys of being a parent for me is reading bedtime stories.

In part it’s because our kids are such enthusiastic readers. But in truth it’s also because it’s an opportunity to re-read stories from my childhood – Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton, Dr Seuss – as well as enjoying modern-day classics such as the books of Julia Donaldson, David Walliams and, of course, J K Rowling, whose first Harry Potter book celebrated its 20th birthday last week.

So what better way to celebrate the simple pleasure of reading with our kids than another musical parody? And it’s about time I tackled a Lady Gaga song too. So here goes with my version of her 2011 hit The Edge of Glory.

A Bedtime Story (to the tune of The Edge of Glory)

We’re going to read some Blyton and some Donaldson
Tonight yeah baby, tonight yeah baby
Enchanted Wood, Room on the Broom and Gruffalo tonight

Harry Potter’s adventures in a magic world
Tonight yeah baby, tonight yeah baby
From Privet Drive to Hogwarts let the fantasy unfold

It’s time to turn the page, hope, love, humour and rage
From Billionaire Boy to stories of joy
Where we’ll get lost in fiction worlds

Let’s choose a bedtime story and we’ll read another chapter or two
Let’s have a bedtime story and enter the world of Winnie the Pooh
We’re going to read, we’ll read, we’ll read
We’ll read, we’ll read, we’ll read, we’ll read
Let’s choose a bedtime story and we’ll read another chapter or two
I’m going to read with you

Some Roald Dahl before we must turn out the lights
Tonight yeah baby, tonight yeah baby
Willy Wonka, Green Eggs and Ham and Dr Seuss tonight alright, alright

Beatrix Potter, J R R Tolkien, Jeff Kinney
Tonight yeah baby, tonight yeah baby
Peter Rabbit, Bilbo and Frodo, Wimpy Kid tonight alright, alright

It’s time to turn the page, hope, love, humour and rage
From Billionaire Boy to stories of joy
Where we’ll get lost in fiction worlds

Let’s choose a bedtime story and we’ll read another chapter or two
Let’s have a bedtime story and enter the world of Winnie the Pooh
We’re going to read, we’ll read, we’ll read
We’ll read, we’ll read, we’ll read, we’ll read
Let’s choose a bedtime story and we’ll read another chapter or two
I’m going to read with you

I’m going to read with you
I’m going to read with you

Let’s choose a bedtime story and we’ll read another chapter or two
Let’s have a bedtime story and enter the world of Winnie the Pooh
We’re going to read, we’ll read, we’ll read
We’ll read, we’ll read, we’ll read, we’ll read
Let’s choose a bedtime story and we’ll read another chapter or two
I’m going to read with you, with you, with you, with you, with you

I’m going to read with you, with you, with you, with you, with you
I’m going to read with you, with you, with you, with you, with you
I’m going to read with you, with you, with you, with you, with you

And here is the Lady Gaga original.

Parenting parodies

Thatcham Rhapsody (to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody)

Toilet Trained (to the tune of Wonderwall)

Fairytale of Thatcham (to the tune of Fairytale of New York)

Kids in Cars (to the tune of Life on Mars)

Won’t You (Buy Something For Me) (to the tune of Don’t You (Forget About Me))

Pretty in Pink (to the tune of Pretty in Pink)

Vote For Me (to the tune of Let It Be)

iPhone (to the tune of Payphone)

When Stars Die (to the tune of When Doves Cry)

Parent Bloggers (to the tune of Single Ladies)

BML (to the tune of Let It Go)

Mummy Mummy Mummy (to the tune of Money Money Money)

Dinner at Maccy D’s (to the tune of Breakfast At Tiffany’s)

Halloween (to the tune of Beautiful)

Smells Like Boys’ Bedrooms (to the tune of Smells Like Teen Spirit)

Stay in Bed till Eight (to the tune of Stay Another Day)

On My Blog (to the tune of It’s a Sin)

Another Brick on the Floor (to the tune of Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2)

Make It Stop (to the tune of Shake It Off)

Support (to the tune of Stitches)

One More Hour of Sleep (to the tune of Rolling in the Deep)

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