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Song Parodies -> "Growin' Sun and Wind (Power)"

Original Song Title:

"Blowin' In The Wind"

Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"Growin' Sun and Wind (Power)"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

A recent AP article alleged that many diseases, including cancers, can be attributed to airborne dust. Sources ranged from nearby combustion to distant deserts or exhausted cropland. Now that TOS has succeeded in bringing world peace over the last 40 years, I recrafted it to salve other man-caused disasters over the next 40. BTW, that's the licensed life of a nuclear power station, one "answer" that I omitted.
How land erodes with tree stands knocked down,
Until it all turns to sand.
Yes, ’n’ how many trees must men smite for sale
Till what they reap's contraband?
Yes, ’n’ how many times must the carbon ash fly
Before coal's not torn from the land?
Lung cancer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,
And cancer is growin’ 'cause we've sinned.

How many years can coal mountains exist
Before they're trashed to a stream?
Yes, ’n’ how many years can numb people be grist
Till more will speak loudly green dream?
Yes, ’n’ how many times can a man spurn their dread,
Pretending coal's just making steam?
Lung cancer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,
Enhanced further, owin’ Earth we've skinned.

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see clear sky?
Yes, ’n’ how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, ’n’ how many breaths will they take till we know
That powerful people have lied?
One answer, my friend, is sowin’ forests thinned,
Another is growin’ sun and wind.

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Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 6

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Mark Scotti - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
You don't have to "hold your breath" for the fives I'm giving you. Now P"air"onoia begins!!
Old Man Ribber - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Peter, Paul...and Scary! It's ok though Barry...we'll be using trillions of tax dollars to revive the economy by creating "green jobs" soon as they finally figure out what a "green job" is! ;D
Barry J. Mitchel - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, MS & OMR! A green job is any new one for an inexperienced hire.
I meant to make the first sentence exclamatory; "knocked down" includes fire, flood, wind, meteor impact, dynamite and tsunami; "coal" stands for any fossil fuel.
Dana Mathewson - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
And the icing on the cake is that with this version, one doesn't have to listen to Dylan singing it! That alone is worth "the price of admission."
Barry J. Mitchel - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
DM: BD's lyrics actually promoted social justice, decried war only incidentally. Would a better voice have achieved his aims?
Christie Marie M - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Cleverly written parody, Barry! Environmentally friendly! This gives a perfect message to staying green on Earth! 555.
Fiddlegirl - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
They say it's not easy being green... but it's easy to give you 5s for this one! :)
Phil Nelson - February 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Get out 555 dusters

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