Nobody's Watching Me
"Nobody's Watching Me" is a furry song recorded by Drama Armada in 2007. It is a parody of Rockwell's 1984 Top 10 hit "Somebody's Watching Me", with tongue-in-cheek lyrics chronicling the paranoid frustrations of a furry artist who is not receiving the amount of attention that they desire. It contains several in-jokes pertaining to the furry fandom, including references to CSI and the 'Krystal can't enjoy her sandwich' meme.
The song was premiered in front of a live audience during the Masquerade event at FurFright 2007. Although it did not place in the Top 3 acts as chosen by the Masquerade's judges, it earned the Con Bear's Honorable Mention award.
On their FurAffinity journal, Drama Armada commented on the intended tone of the song, saying that it "isn’t meant to offend anyone; all of us in the furry fandom, ourselves included, have been guilty of spreading a little drama around at one time or another. But if you are offended by this song, then you might be doing it a little too often... and may be taking this song, the fandom, or yourself too seriously."
The parody lyrics to the song are carefully structured so that key in-jokes occur at moments which are appropriate to Rockwell's original version of the song. For instance, the reference to CSI comes in the same place at which Rockwell mentions "the IRS" in the original. Also, the unedited version of Rockwell's song contains the line, "I can't enjoy my tea!" during the repeated chorus fade, which gave Drama Armada the opportunity to reference the 'Krystal can't enjoy her sandwich' meme that was popular on Fur Affinity during the summer of 2007. In a reply to a comment on Drama Armada's FurAffinity page, Kiffa Kitmouse revealed that the entire song came about out of the realization that this joke would work so well:
|When Sedge and I were trying to come up with an idea for a song (at this point, we still weren't sure if we were going to do a parody or an original), we started out by making a list of references that we'd like to work into a song, if possible. This was in August, and the whole "Krystal can't enjoy her sandwich" thing had just happened on FA, so that went on the list. I pointed out to Sedge that "Somebody's Watching Me" had the line "I can't enjoy my tea!" in it, and he was like, "Really?... We could turn it into 'Nobody's Watching Me'...", and I think we both instantly knew that that was it.|
I'm just an average fur, with not much of a life I weigh 395, I'll never have a wife People say that I'm just a bore, a total drama whore But that's 'cause I always feel like you've got me on ignore, and...
I always feel like nobody’s watching me And I've got no dignity (oh-oh-oh) I always feel like nobody's watching me I need popularity
When I go on FA... I post my art all day People never comment and I feel so forlorn But would everyone like me better if I just drew more porn? When I’m on LiveJournal, I’m afraid of what I’ll see 'Cause I might check my profile and find someone defriended me People say I'm crazy... just like all the rest 'Cause furries have more issues than Reader’s Digest, and that’s why...
I always feel like nobody’s watching me On FurAffinity (oh-oh-oh) I always feel like nobody's watching me My friends list is down to three
And I don’t know anymore Are the people on deviantART watching me? Are the people on Furry Art Pile watching me? And I don’t feel loved anymore... I think I’m gonna cry If nobody’s watching me, what are they watching, “CSI”?
I always feel like nobody’s watching me And it’s such a tragedy (oh-oh-oh) I always feel like nobody’s watching me Tell me am I just a dweeb?
I always feel like nobody’s watching me And I’ve got no dignity (oh-oh-oh-oh) I always feel like nobody’s watching me I need popularity
I always feel like nobody’s watching me On FurAffinity (oh-oh-oh) I always feel like nobody’s watching me I can’t enjoy my sandwich!!!