Few people know that Billy Joel's hit Uptown Girl is actually about E2. Yes, it was written eons ago. What can I say? The man was just ahead of his time and buckled under record label pressure to make it about Christie Brinkley instead so it could appeal to a wider audience.

Or not.

Or maybe the fine art of the Everything2 Song Parody has fallen by the wayside. A shame, after the brilliance of I Am the Very Model of a Modern E2 Editor and Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeverything2. Enter Piracy Quest 2007. There used to be a metanode as well, but I can't find it. It appears to no longer exist. Nonetheless:

Upvote Girl
Written mostly by Billy Joel, with lyrical adjustments by me.

(Sung loudly and with reckless abandon, possibly while drunk. A chorus of male singers provides backup, singing a catchy refrain.)

Upvote girl
She's been living in her upvote world
I bet she never writes GTKY
I bet her mentor never told her why

I'm gonna try for an upvote girl
She's been living in her white-schemed world
As long as anyone who can write can
And now she's looking for a downvote man
That's what I am

And when she nodes what
She wants for some more XP
And when she wakes up
She makes it to level 3
She'll see I'm not so tough
Just because I'm Klaproth

Oh, an upvote girl
You know I've seen her in her upvote world
She's getting tired of her high-rep nodes
And all her trinkets from her upvote gods
She's got to code

Upvote girl
You know I don't know how to code her perl
But maybe someday when my C!s come in
She'll understand what kind of nodes they've been
And then I'll win

And when she's writing
She's smiting so fine
And then she feels glad
Her scratch pad's like mine
She'll say I'm not so mean
Because I'm Webster 1913
With an upvote girl
(Fade out)

You're never going to hear that song the same way again, are you? Sorry. It had to be done.

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