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Song Parodies -> "Yes We May (Marry Same Gender)"

Original Song Title:

"Yesterday"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Yes We May (Marry Same Gender)"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

Last week's US Supreme Court rulings on the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 prompted this.
Yesterday,
All gay couples seemed so far astray.
Now it looks as though they're queer to stay.
Oh, why believe in yesterday?

Suddenly,
I'm not halfway man; I used to be.
There's no clad-robed [1] hanging over me.
Oh, "Yes, we may" came Supreme-ly.

Why were they so slow to bestow
Spousehood on gays?
"Bi-wed's something wrong"
Row belongs to yesterday's taze-gays phase. [2]

Yesterday,
Love caused such uneasy games two play.
Now I need no place to hide away.
Oh, I believe in "Yes, we may!"

Dry, we have to crow and to show
We're good and gay.
I could strum string song
'Bout my thong, worn less to stay, yay, yea, hey. [2]

Bless today!
Love is dutch [3] and teasy, tame to play.
Doused my need to race and slide away.
Oh, I believe in "Yes, we may."
Mm mm mm mm mm mm mm............

[1] i.e., judges or police
[2] TOS had 3 transitional syllables echoing "-ay" there.
[3] i.e., equally shared in marriage

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John Jenkins - July 03, 2013 - Report this comment
Very clever substitutions, particularly "Love caused such uneasy games two play." In the 3rd verse, should "row" be "now"?
Barry J. Mitchel - July 03, 2013 - Report this comment
Thanks, JJ; coming from you, that's especially appreciated. By "row" I meant dispute or argument over the preceding assertion in quotes. "Now" also would fit but I used it twice.
John Jenkins - July 03, 2013 - Report this comment
OK, that makes sense. I probably should have realized that first time around.
Lifeliver - July 03, 2013 - Report this comment
Yes, I endorse JJ - you really breathed new life into this done-to-death evergreen. Your footnotes were commendably helpful.

But I don't think the ruling quite lays the issue to rest. I have some mixed feelings on it, not so much concerning gays but how we see the institution of marriage in general. Do couples really need it to show commitment, be it emotional or financial or whatever? Its main advantage seems to be to make the raising of children less complicated and to achieve social acceptance in conservative communities. Even some heteros don't feel the need for that. Two of my siblings have/had successful and long-term partnerships without it, and I'm talking several decades.

Then of course there's the religious aspect, but that doesn't factor in, for me.

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